Origami Dollar Bill Dress by Polo Productions
In 1923, five years after the end of World War I, German women began burning money to keep their homes warm. Why, you ask? Simple. At the time, hyperinflation was causing fuel prices to skyrocket and dollar values to plummet, creating a market in which burning money was more cost effective than spending it.
Where am I going with this? Once again, simple. This past week, with the U.S. financial crisis turning retirement funds into mud baths the demand for Pepto Bismal going through the roof, I was thinking it might be smarter to weave those dollar bills into something slightly more fashionable than trying to save them for a rainy day. I know, I know. We're all supposed to remain calm while Wall Street gets it's head out of it's ass. Well, I'm not so sure there's any happy ending in sight, at least not anytime soon.
So, to make myself feel better, maybe I'll play dress up with my money. And I'm not talking about blowing ten grand on a shopping spree with the Olsen twins. Try a few of these on for size ;)
One Dollar Dress by 770
Money Dress worn by Katie Derham of ITV
Dollar Silk Scarf by Moschino
Money Dress by Christian Joy
Money Earrings by Original Bliss