Minna’s Masks

Minna’s Masks

This came as a bit of a shock when it landed in my inbox.  Minna Parikka, creator of cute patent shoes with a slightly retro vibe and prim and pretty knitwear has gone and used broken up shoe parts to make these fetish masks.   I was actually going to post a heads up of her collection of paint-dripped shoes and booties and trompe l'oeil knitwear but for some reason hesitated, thinking it was all a leeeetle bit too pretty pretty for my currently haphazard, slap-dash taste.  Suddenly though, a few S&M-type masks made with leftover patent shoe bits perk me up… and I'm not entirely sure why.  Perhaps it is the way my preconceptions of a brand like Minna Parikka has been somewhat overturned… they also remind me of the femme version of Jaiden rVa James' masks. 

P.S. I didn't realise Minna Parikka had opened up an e-shop selling all her classic designs and newer shoe types…
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  1. lara

    2009-09-04 at 6:12 PM

    i am scared!

  2. Ashe Mischief

    2009-09-04 at 6:25 PM

    Those are INCREDIBLE. I love how resourceful they are, and when you know that they’re recycled from her shoes, you can absolutely see the silhouettes and shapes in them…
    I absolutely love the pink one…

  3. All Women Stalker

    2009-09-04 at 6:50 PM

    OKAY. My eyes bulged when I saw the photos. They have that S&M and hannibal lecter look. 😀

  4. carrie / wishwishwish

    2009-09-04 at 7:09 PM

    I was shocked too! I was expecting something twee that I could show the readers at WishWishWish..but i’m not sure how they’d react to fetish masks.
    I must say I love the cat style one with the scalloped edges..mm!

  5. WendyB

    2009-09-04 at 8:29 PM

    I’d recommend not wearing those outside the torture chamber.

  6. Isabel

    2009-09-04 at 9:34 PM

    These are insane! Not really my style, but I love how they’re made from recycled materials.

  7. chelsea

    2009-09-04 at 11:45 PM

    I am a big fan of Minna Parikka shoes, these are totally different but amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Alexandra

    2009-09-04 at 11:51 PM

    Wow! I love masks in general, and always love fun, humourous takes on fetish style. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. WJ

    2009-09-05 at 2:16 AM

    These are completely amazing, I’ve never been a big fan of Minna Parikka shoes, not to fond of the retro vibe. But these are insane and very tongue-in-cheek. Great to see designers branching out to areas that are completely unexpected!

  10. Nadia Kamballa

    2009-09-05 at 3:59 AM

    Wow, those are great masks. My favorite’s the pink one 😛

  11. Eva Internazionale

    2009-09-05 at 2:40 PM

    I’m digging the Hannibal Lecter vibe. Have to think where I would wear them to though!

  12. plasticrabbit

    2009-09-05 at 11:40 PM

    i’m into fetish stuff as much as the next pervert but while clever these are more ridiculous than sexy.

  13. Alex

    2009-09-07 at 11:16 AM

    hmm, a couple of those masks look like really bad versions of the fleet ilya masks…

  14. Nina - Braids and Bows

    2009-09-09 at 8:37 AM

    Absolutely love this masks! Maybe it would be my next purim costume?

  15. Decio

    2009-09-09 at 2:03 PM

    but it’s possible to buy these masks?

  16. YVES

    2014-09-21 at 6:09 PM

    the first is excellent: it looks like to some drawing I made twenty years
    ago (named “ferrari erotical mask”)

    the fourth is also good

    very fine… you should have try to remain this creativity line.


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