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all that glitter tits is gold

by | Jul 11, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Disco tits.

Glitter boobs.

Glitter tits.

However you may choose to say it, these sparklies are the early summer 2017 sensation.

Or so I’m told.

Because of the competitive media atmosphere we live in, stories can sometimes go viral and create sensations, rather than reporting them.

So, I’m not always 100% sure what’s really making a splash, and what’s really only in vogue with a few news outlets that are really just copying each other.

I guess sometimes it doesn’t really matter …

what are glitter boobs?

Essentially, glitter tits are a new beauty trend most likely to be encountered at festivals, beaches, concerts, and/or pride marches.

To get the glitter boob effect, women cover their breasts with nipple tassels, sparkly multi-colored gems, sparkly body paint, and glitter (held in place with makeup glue.)

Glitter buns and glitter hair are also phenomena worth mentioning.  The Gypsy Shrine even features pictures of men sporting glitter beards.

gypsy shrine – queens of glitter

The best I can tell, the real moving force behind this trend is a beauty/accessory company called The Gypsy Shrine.

Just about anyone can create glitter boobs, or any glitter body art for that matter.  A number of video tutorials for creating this effect have recently appeared on the web.

But the ladies of the Gypsy Shrine have taken this art a step beyond.  They produce and market the cosmetic glitter, face jewels, and body jewels that bedazzles the beautiful women seen sporting this adventurous look.

glitter tits are trendy

Just look at the media coverage …

Cosmopolitan – “Disco Tits” Are Music Festival Season’s Sparkly New Alternative to Wearing a Shirt
New York Post – How glitter boobs became the summer’s hottest festival trend
Maxim – 10 Reasons Why ‘Glitter Boobs’ Are Summer’s Hottest Music Festival Trend
Mirror – Glitter boobs are the hot new beauty trend taking over Glastonbury
Daily Mail – Glitter Boobs are the biggest trend at Glastonbury as campers cast aside their inhibitions (and their clothing) in favour of sparkly breasts

Yves Saint Laurent featured the look in their SS17 show.  I’m told it was all the rage at the Coachella festival, as well as Glastonbury.

I could go on, but I think you get the point.  Glitter boobs are hot.  They are sexy.  And, they are here!

glitter boobs are sexy

Trend, or not, glitter boobs got media attention because they are sexy.

Sexy sells.

The ladies doing the decorating understand that fact.  Their Instagram feed is full, not only beautiful body decoration, but also beautiful bodies.

Cosmo, the Post, Mirror, Daily Mail, and Maxim understand too.

I can only imagine the editors at Maxim when they figured out the synergies at work here …

“So, you are telling me we can post pictures of bare-chested beautiful young women, we don’t need to pay them to model, and we get to wrap the whole thing up under the banner of “news”?  You gotta be kidding!”

glitter tits and Malcolm McLaren

Glitter boobs, at least on the surface, remind me of another fashion that came out of the UK.  Back in the late 1970’s, another, much bigger story, a true media sensation, swept around the globe.

I’m thinking punk rock, Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten, etc.

Malcolm McLaren who managed the Sex Pistols, was largely the mastermind behind the punk movement.  He supplied the fashions that Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook wore as the Sex Pistols from a boutique he ran with his girlfriend.

The boutique’s name?  ‘SEX’.

Like I said, sex sells.

get them while they last!

You should probably also realize this isn’t a party that will last forever.  No party ever does.

There’s the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!”  If ever there was a thing that sounded too good to be true, it’s glitter boobs.

Yes, glitter tits are a spontaneous wonder.  A sudden cultural phenomenon.

But, wait ’till next year at Glastonbury, when a horde of middle-aged “creepers” descends on the festival to see all the young nubile wildlife on full display.

How will the ladies sporting boob glitter feel about being ogled by large numbers of men old enough to be their fathers?

About the same time as the men gather to form the horde, I’d expect the wives of those same middle-aged men to cry out that these young women are being exploited.

After all, their logic will invariably state, we shouldn’t be encouraging young ladies to bare their chests.  It’s demeaning.

Obviously, no matter how much fun the girls appear to be having, to their eyes this is sexploitation.

In places where bare breasts are not allowed, (many places in the United States,) I’d also anticipate legislation aimed at stopping displays of “boob glitter” in lieu of clothing.

It’s all too predictable, the way that adventurous new cultural trends (like glitter boobs) will likely be torn down.

Michael’s way

Some may think glitter boobs are hip and trendy.

Others are perhaps of the opinion that women demean themselves with displays of this kind.

Those aren’t the most salient arguments here at Michael’s Way.

In fact, there’s really no argument at all.

I think glitter tits are great.

Obviously, I’m not the only one that likes this new trend …







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