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It was bound to happen. Trendhunter.com reported a fly fashion look that's the epitome of insect control: Flylashes made of dismembered insect parts that actually look quite disgusting on the glam shots of models wearing these creepy creations. You, of course, have no desire to wear critters on your eyes --- dead or alive --- but you're down with bug accessories, a trendy look that's not crawling away anytime soon, according to "Elle" and other reliable sources.
Remember watching "Jurassic Park" and learning that amber captured creepy crawly things in midsprint, preserving them forever in a chamber of gold? There are a huge number of encapsulated centipedes, bugs and insects embedded in real amber and not-so-real plastic on jewelry displays these days. And if you wear one, you'll be stylin'. Black clothing showcases petrified fossils beautifully, particularly if you own a huge statement piece that demands no other distractions. Chinese jewelry manufacturer Han Crafts Co. boasts 100 types of insects in amber. Your science teacher might faint if he learned you actually recall the names of a few.
Follow designers like Laetitia Crahay to rock this season's bug invasion. Crahay describes her design sensibilities as "Audrey Hepburn meets David Bowie." The Paris-based jewelry maven advises chicks to listen to their inner fashion judge rather than taking cues from runway dictates. "I love to contrast a Chanel party dress with something like a bug on the head or animal ears." Channel Crahay by putting bugs in your hair -- just as long as they're crafted of metallic wire and shaped into wispy dragonflies with enough detail to stop traffic. Hair fashion is front and center in the bug world. Snap up blue, purple, pink and green headbands topped with gorgeous metallic dragonfly pairs to get your buzz on.
Invite bugs and insects to dangle from your ears and wrists -- particularly the most beautiful ones. Ladybug, gecko, butterfly and dragonfly charms are big news these days, so round up a swarm on a charm bracelet laden with Mother Nature's smallest creations. Match 'em up with dangle earrings mimicking your favorite prehistoric critters. Silver accessories don't have to be dainty, Buganista. Huge pendants featuring silver scorpions, Lucite necklaces with super-sized crystal butterflies (going for a few thousand bucks courtesy of the house of Lanvin) and oversized bug pins featuring chunks of oversized gems in place of bug eyes are ready to crawl down your outfit on all six legs.
Can't fork over big bucks for an amber pendant embedded with a giant fly? Make your own. Pick up a rubber bug at the dollar store and a Lucite jewelry-making kit at the craft store. Follow directions for pouring liquid resin into the tray over your bug. Kids make these crafts all the time. How 'bout you?
Restrain yourself if you get the urge to walk out the door dripping with geckos or butterflies. Too much of a good thing can make you look downright scary.