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Part bra, part sculpture, part social disturbance.
May 24, 2007 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Enlighted: This is a difficult piece to describe. Part bra, part sculpture, part social disturbance. As a vague description, we'll call it the 'nerve' bra, but it's really so much more.
posted by ozomatli (43 comments total)

 
She's got electric boobs, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazee-HEEN!
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:23 AM on May 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Because nothing sez sexy like multicolored blinking lights.
posted by Skygazer at 11:24 AM on May 24, 2007


Electric Sports Bra! Electric Sports Bra!
posted by notmydesk at 11:29 AM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


might wanna check those lyrics :)
posted by gigbutt at 11:30 AM on May 24, 2007


The base bra in this example is a nude seamless type, encouraging the illusion that the skin is exposed and the light is coming from within the body.

Gah!
posted by gurple at 11:39 AM on May 24, 2007


As a vague description, let's call it "look at me i'm an attention whore"
posted by Firas at 11:41 AM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the scrolling message bra better. Partial Dave Barry review here. (link to full article broken)
posted by MtDewd at 11:42 AM on May 24, 2007


bling your ballz, bling your breastz. This is the second light-up bra that i've seen on the internet today. here's one with a skirt to match. Someone somewhere thinks we're not looking at breasts enough. god knows i'm doing my part.
posted by Miles Long at 11:44 AM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


My guess, gigbutt, is that your fellow 'Butt' is well aware of the correct lyrics.
posted by NationalKato at 11:59 AM on May 24, 2007


I prefer Alice Malloy's Theremin Bra .
posted by Sailormom at 11:59 AM on May 24, 2007


might wanna check those lyrics

I like flapjax' better. In fact, that's what I always thought the actual lyrics were.
posted by psmealey at 12:12 PM on May 24, 2007


Now the euphemism "headlights" will make sense.
posted by amyms at 12:12 PM on May 24, 2007


I am reminded of the way flowers light up their sexual organs for bees to find.
posted by DU at 12:15 PM on May 24, 2007


In fact, that's what I always thought the actual lyrics were.

I always thought they were, "She has electric boobs; her mom has, too."
posted by Prospero at 12:24 PM on May 24, 2007


Part bra, part sculpture, part social disturbance...

or...

Something you buy at a streetfair along with a can of silly string and a sausage and peppers.
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:33 PM on May 24, 2007


Man, $600? Did I read that right?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2007


That's like, 40 rapping microwaves.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


This has potential. Get rid of the little useless colored LEDs and replace then with some quality 3w Luxeon Stars. Heat could be an issue, but if you keep it limited to short bursts, you could have an attention getter that is visible from over five miles away.

Also, can blind a bar/ dance club with the push of a button.

Headlights indeed.
posted by quin at 1:03 PM on May 24, 2007


Of course, father's day is coming right up. You readin' this, my kids?
posted by mmahaffie at 1:07 PM on May 24, 2007


Next is the Mood Bra
posted by terrapin at 1:10 PM on May 24, 2007


This is some good news because, up to this point, no one has been looking at womens' breasts.
posted by GuyZero at 1:19 PM on May 24, 2007



This is some good news because, up to this point, no one has been looking at womens' breasts.


And with the damn blinking lights in the way, people will continue to not be looking at boobs. I DON'T WANT SHIT OBSCURING BOOBS, PEOPLE! BOOBS DO NOT NEED ACCOUTREMENT.
posted by spicynuts at 1:24 PM on May 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


With all due respect to your spicy fruit, Sir, many an article of clothing would attest otherwise.
posted by Firas at 1:28 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


"I am reminded of the way flowers light up their sexual organs for bees to find."

At first I wackyparsed that as "for BEERS to find" and wondered what "flowers" was a euphemism for.

Damn I'm old.
posted by davy at 1:43 PM on May 24, 2007


I DON'T WANT SHIT OBSCURING BOOBS, PEOPLE! BOOBS DO NOT NEED ACCOUTREMENT.

Seconded! And that goes for tattooing the d├ęcolletage as well, perhaps the most egregious example of gilding the lily I've ever seen.
posted by Scoo at 2:00 PM on May 24, 2007


OMG boobies!!1!
Breast of the web.
posted by fish tick at 2:38 PM on May 24, 2007


Bright Lights, Big Titty.
posted by ColdChef at 2:43 PM on May 24, 2007


Obligatory reference to Electric Six's Danger! High Voltage.
posted by raygirvan at 2:59 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


My girlfriend would dig one of those.

I wouldn't.

As I would end up trying to pay for it.
posted by Samizdata at 3:47 PM on May 24, 2007


I think the one with the El moving blue spirals is my fave.

Shake it, but don't break it!
posted by Broadside Affront at 5:40 PM on May 24, 2007


Designer Diana Dew developed a line of Electric Clothing in the late 1960's. When I was 13 I modelled them for her as a go-go dancer at the debut of the Electric Circus club on st. Mark's Place. Always loved electric clothing and wondered why there haven't been many more styles created since the 60's. Maybe using the technology in the fun LED lights fans? Not just totally tacky monstrosities but some kind of cool, light play clothing. Quietly twinkly would be nice. Or something really radical and outragrous but well designed.

The electric nervous system looks like an interesting costume.

Hope somebody gets hold of this idea and takes it to a higher level.
posted by nickyskye at 8:35 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


When I was 13 I modelled them for her as a go-go dancer at the debut of the Electric Circus club on st. Mark's Place.

Oh, and you think that's a story, do you? Well, let me tell you, when I was thirteen, I, um, went to school, mostly. Maybe to the movies every now and then, too.

Heh - 24 Hour Party People is playing right now. Why can I only really sees these things being worn at raves?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:53 PM on May 24, 2007


see. see. i can has lolcats in hed.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:54 PM on May 24, 2007


The question is does sugartits have one?
posted by adamvasco at 1:23 AM on May 25, 2007


I was hoping the light show would modulate itself to be an indicator of the woman's state of sexual arousal. As sweaters get thicker and my eyes get older, it's harder to see the nipples.

Ok seriously folks. Blinky tits?
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:43 AM on May 25, 2007


ikkyu2, that's a kickass idea. Can something worn on the wrist loosely measure something like that? Is it just a function of pulse? I guess you need to measure breathing? Hrm. Maybe it's more of an internal chemistry thing.
posted by Firas at 4:49 AM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Man, things would be so much easier in the dating world if humans were more like baboons.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:59 AM on May 25, 2007


is that, like, that baboon's vulva? woah. Just... woah.
posted by GuyZero at 6:51 AM on May 25, 2007


UbuRoivas, when I was thirteen, I, um, went to school, mostly. Maybe to the movies every now and then, too.

The appropriate thing to to do.

Expecting lolcats to write the news now. What a tenacious and hilarious meme, like Do the Macarena or Barbie Girl but worse and more absurd.

ikkyu2 and Firas, That nipple thing as an indicator isn't reliable unless you're already/or about to be horizontal and not even then so much if you're in the tropics. They'll be making giggle-o-meters any day now though. Dang, if they make electric clothes jibing with men's arousal, all the streets on the planet will look like Times Square.

GuyZero, I think it's awesome you knew to say vulva, not vagina. Props. The non-human critters relying on estrus seem to often make a -ahem- gigantic statement when it takes place.
posted by nickyskye at 10:50 AM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


nickyskye, you're right, biological indictors of arousal don't really correlate well to the more cognitive attraction you're hoping for in a social setting. Plus just after I'd hit post on the comment I realized that—I don't remember what the reason was, something relating to half the game being a dance of subtleties—that nobody actually wants to wear something that directly betrays how interested they are.
posted by Firas at 11:18 AM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I maintain that a bracelet that adjusted according to your pulse would be neat.
posted by Firas at 11:22 AM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it's awesome you knew to say vulva

I have a big diction.
posted by GuyZero at 11:36 AM on May 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


Firas, biological indictors of arousal don't really correlate well to the more cognitive attraction you're hoping for in a social setting... half the game being a dance of subtleties

Ooh, so nicely said.

Women tend to be more emotionally promiscuous than men.

After The Flirtation, The Awkward Stage in any potentially mutual sexual attraction is the one that is most often avoided. People make the mistake of trying to whiz by The Awkward Stage either by talking too deep too quickly or racing into the sack. The Awkward Stage is where uncomfortable silences, tentativeness, lack of confidence, doubt, clumsiness in speech and action actually are part of getting close or coming to know the other person better...it's just not cool or hip looking.

GuyZero, I have a big diction.

You nasty, articulate rascal you. :) *sighs with grin*, *pulse quickens*
posted by nickyskye at 12:43 PM on May 25, 2007


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