Top Five: Most Bizarre August Trends

This last month, the human visage figured heavily in some strange cultural phenomenon. From facial hair fanaticism to food-on-face photography (right) to face-swapping family portraits, the following are five of the most bizarre trends in popular culture, art, and design for August 2010.

5. Urban Outfitters' Mustache Mania

On the run from the law? Disguise your ride with Urban Outfitters' oversize, furry mustache. It ties easily to any grill and comes in hot pink, bright orange or black. However, according to the website, the "Carstache" is "not recommended for highway use." That's ok. When you're undercover it's best to stick to back roads anyway.

Top Five: Most Bizarre August Trends

Also available: mustache pillowcase set, snow globe, mustache band-aids, shot glasses, Fingerstache Kit, Mirror Clings, fuzzy mustache keychain, mug, and much more. Ladies, are we going to spend thousands of dollars and endure excruciating pain having every wayward hair ripped off our bodies only to go out and buy some damn band-aids with patches of hair on them?

Top Five: Most Bizarre August Trends

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4. Excuse me, Miss, You Have Something on Your Face.

Photographer Marcel Van Der Vlugt's latest collection presents the female model as a commodity by partially obscuring most-or-all of her face with everything from salmon to licorice vines. We couldn't stop hearing "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti".

Top Five: Most Bizarre August Trends

3. Mommy's Tired, Can You Carry Me?

Studio PR is taking family portraiture to places it should never, ever go with their "About Face" collection. And mom, really? The picture is freaky enough already, but that's the T-shirt you chose to wear for this picture?



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