There's something about clubbing culture that seems to bring out the worst in people. And Instagram's the perfect medium for this.
Like yeah, looking good and dressing up is amazing. If you worked for years and sacrificed to attain a beautifully sculpted body, that's awesome. But decking it out in weird clothes and paying for overpriced bottles of liquor in a funkily-lit room just so you could snap some photos in Instagram and feel like a boss is super duper lame, in my opinion.
I'm not saying don't go out and have a good time, after all, clubbing can be totally fun sometimes. I just think that there are some people who take the whole "fabulous nightlife" thing in the wrong direction and go for the appearance that they're having a good time more than they're actually enjoying life and truly having a great time.
Like this Miami designer who creates outfits using nothing but strips of tape.
WARNING: These images are NSFW (not safe for work). But if you work from home, then go ahead. Unless you're a nun, then you probably shouldn't look at these. Or do, because God is merciful.
Well, electrical tape, technically. The Black Tape Project on Facebook clarified that for us. Thanks, Black Tape Project Facebook page.
Some outlets are claiming that the "Black Tape Trend" is being adopted by everyday clubbers, which they might've surmised from Joel Alvarez's increasingly popular Instagram.
However, these photographs are all of professional models or women with amazingly toned bodies.
Hard to believe someone would show up in one of these basically-nude outfits without getting paid or trying to promote themselves or a brand.
I can't imagine how painful it would be for my hairy, male Eastern-European body to rock one of these and then peel it off at the end of the night.
I'd hardly call it a fashion trend, just a testament to man's ever-loving desire in creating skimpier, sexier, non-clothing for women.
When it comes to taping body parts, flesh tape isn't exactly new, although the function it provides is completely different from Joel's tape-designs.
This video of Joel's work in action is bafflingly broken up with shots of an owl.
Not sure if the inspiration came from the opening to Labyrinth, because if it did, then I have to give it up to Joel. Even if he is a dude who pastes strips of black tape on women's naked bodies for a living and photographs them. Which, despite not sounding like the most noble of professions, actually doesn't seem so bad at the end of the day.
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