I'm not particularly limber, so when I saw this ad for the "Selfie Shoes" I thought wow that must be nice gadget...for an Olympic gymnast with insane core strength. The selfie shoes are exactly what they sound like: shoes with a slot for your iPhone so you can kick up your foot and take a picture. See below:
In addition to incredible abs, you also better PRAY you are in pants, because if you are in a skirt or a dress and try to do a little herky-selfie snapping action, you are going to show your pikachu to all of Manhattan, and half of Jersey City depending on what side of the bridge you're on. The company Miz Mooz that released this acrobratic footwear also released a promo video. Now, you may watch the video and think halfway through that this is actually a sketch from SNL, and that the themed music is going to remind you of every tampon ad you've ever watched. But, after some investigating, I can say that this product and this video are 100% real:
In case you were worried about getting your hands on the shoes that require the level of flexibility a la Kyle Richards doing the splits at a wine party, fear not! You can already join the waitlist for these bad boys and do your part in contributing to the unraveling of modern civilization. One more bone to pick, these shoes are either extremely fashion forward or throwing it all the way back to 1994 with their square toe and low heel. I'm not fashionable enough to make that call, so, you decide.
Everybody knows what a selfie stick is, but seeing such a rare combination of a millennial must-have and questionable fashion got me thinking. What other creative, yet mildly horrifying products exist out there? Turns out, there are a lot:
The Selfie Brush
The Selfie Brush combines two things that girls in their 20's love: vanity and documenting vanity. The brush not only keeps your luscious locks groomed all day, it also allows you to snap picks of your untangled look just moments after it happens.
You can get them here! And in case you were worried, yes, you CAN answer the phone while brushing your hair. THANK GOD.
Kanye West, if you're reading this, this would be a PERFECT gift for your wife this Christmas. Enter the SELFIE Mirror, which is a motion activated mirror that uses a flash to snap your pic once you pose and smile, and then immediately posts it on Twitter. What a terrifying piece of technology.
Kanye, you can get more details on the mirror here.
Okay, Kanye. Scratch that, we just found the perfect gift for Kim: the butt selfie taker. That's right, this selfie stick is at the perfect angle to take pictures of your badunk-a-dunk. I'm 99% sure this is what Nicki Minaj took her Anaconda album cover with. I'm not too well endowed on the back side, but they have some great reviews on their website so go ahead and get your Belfie on.
Get your Belfie Stick and check out their "gallery" of photos here.
The Selfie Toaster
Okay so I'm not going to lie, I LOVE the idea of this combining two of my favorite things: flattering pictures of myself and carbs. This toaster allows you to upload a photo of yourself online, then they mail you an insert for your toaster and when you put it in your toaster, it comes out like THIS:
Although it's not conducive whatsoever to my diet, it's pretty damn sweet. The best part is they also have a special line of Jesus Toasters and Virgin Mary Toasters. I know what everybody is getting for their next birthday. Get them here.
The Selfie Hat
Evidently Lady Gaga wore this once upon a time during last year's London Fashion Week. It is Acer's Iconia A1-840, which sounds like the name of a new jumbo jet. This hat looks like something out of Toddlers and Tiaras meets Vegas showgirl:
Thanks to designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis, I just spent 10 more minutes writing about this ridiculous selfie hat than I ever desired to. In case you want to catch Lady Gaga rocking the stylish (?) design, see below:
The Selfie Ring
Thank goodness stacking rings are such a thing right now otherwise you wouldn't be able to rock your fave midi-ring AND the selfie ring. The horror! This selfie ring is basically an insurance policy for when you're drinking and try and take a selfie. Can't drop your phone if it's attached to your hand! However, it is subsequently harder to do other things you need to at a party like go to the bathroom, play flip cup or throw your hands in the air like you just don't care. Use at your own risk.
You can get the Selfie Ring here!
Want to take a selfie but your arm isn't long enough to get your closest 15 friends in it? Then you probably need the GripSnap, which is a selfie stand that uses a magnetic base to make sure you can use any street sign or trash can as a tripod. Yipee! The GripSnap is described as "SUPER" strong magnet, so hopefully nobody idly wandering by will rip it off a stoplight and earn themselves a brand new iPhone 6 in the process.
You can get it here!.
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This article was written by Dagney Pruner. Follow her on Twitter @dagneyp