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Emojis worth a thousand dollars

26 March 2014 By Sydney Adamson, Associate Art Director One Comment

If you ask any technology user, they’ll agree that emojis have become an important part of modern communication.

Many of us use them everyday in text messages, tweets and Instagram captions. Personally, I’ve had text message conversations that contain no words at all, just emojis.

If you don’t know what emojis are, they’re tiny icons you can add to text that are available for various smart phones like iPhone and Android. Emojis can include anything from a simple smiley face, a bride, a pizza slice to a crying cat… you name it, and there’s probably an emoji of it.

But recently, emojis and real life collided in a way that’s not so user friendly.

Moda Operandi is now hosting a trunkshow featuring the accessories collaboration of designers Edie Parker and Del Toro.

The pair created a line of handmade velvet loafers, each stitched with a different emoji, and accompanying handmade clutches with hashtag messages.

So, if you want to let people know you’re a queen bee, it’s easy enough to do so by wearing a pair of loafers with the queen emoji stitched onto one shoe and a bee emoji stitched onto the other. Then if the message is still not clear, you can carry the matching clutch that reads ‘#QueenBee.’

Unfortunately, I don’t think even Queen B herself (Beyoncé, of course) would wear a pair of these shoes or carry that clutch.

In another case, there might come a time when you need to inform the world that you’re an attractive girl. Luckily you can do this by ordering a pair of #HotChick Loafers – one stitched with the fire emoji and another with the baby chick emoji. The matching clutch of course reads ‘#HotChick.’

While I’m sure this combination seemed like a genius idea in the minds of the designers, it just did not translate well. Moda Operandi calls the mix of fashion and emojis “enduringly chic,” but I think it’s just the opposite.

Besides the fact that technology and fashion are constantly evolving and are almost never in a permanent state, there’s just nothing chic about having the poop emoji stitched onto your shoes (to let people know you’re #thesh*t, of course).

What’s more outrageous than the design of these shoes and clutches is the price tag. Each pair of loafers goes for $340, while each clutch costs $1,595 with a $798 deposit upon purchase.

For now, I think it’s best to keep your money in your wallet and emojis in your phone, not on your feet.


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