Behati Prinsloo seems to really like being a fashion designer. After designing a fancy capsule collection with Juicy Couture, she has just tried her hand at jewelry design, creating a (literally) one-of-a-kind piece, namely a wisdom tooth necklace. The 26-year-old Victoria’s Secret model, who also tied the knot with Adam Levine in 2014, decided to keep a lifelong memory of one of her wisdom teeth, dipping it into gold and using it as a charm.
It surely may sound like a kind of unconventional and unbelievable choice, but Prinsloo indeed just made a necklace out of her wisdom tooth, captioning the results on her Instagram account: “I dipped my wisdom in gold #boom.”
The process took place just a few days before her Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Show 2015 appearance, which saw the Namibian model rocking the catwalk with a radiant and fierce attitude. Probably none of her 2.6 million followers expected Prinsloo to turn what made her suffer severe pain during this summer into a piece of jewelry. Back in August, in fact, the Victoria’s Secret Angel shared a video of her post wisdom tooth removal surgery, which featured the suffering young woman singing I Can’t Feell My Face by The Weeknd (who also happened to be one of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s most acclaimed performers). As if we needed one more reason to love the blonde beauty!
Anyways, we don’t know whether Prinsloo will decide to turn her wisdom tooth piece of jewelry into a business or not, however, it appears clear that she is taking her first steps into the world of jewelry design. She is hence following in some of her predecessors’ footsteps, paving the way for an alternative future career.
Although many supermodels still walk down the catwalk in their 30s or 40s (such as Naomi Campbell), more and more models are already thinking about their next professional steps even before the phone calls and the castings become scarce. Others, whose career is definitely not even remotely about to wind down, decide to step back and focus on their family or other interests (such as Gisele Bundchen).
Turning into fashion designers or at least collaborating with fast-fashion companies is an option more and more young models are taking into consideration. Besides Behati Prinsloo’s recent partnership with Juicy Couture, we have in these past few years already admired Lily Aldridge’s efforts with Graham & Spencer, Kate Moss’ efforts with Topshop and Cara Delevingne’s collab with DKNY.
While such capsule collections seem to be the ultimate trend, there are even some models, who take a step further creating their own clothing or jewelry lines (such as Polish Magdalena Frackowiak). Is Behati Prinsloo willing to spread her unique point of view on the fashion industry any time soon? We just have to wait and see.
Photos courtesy of @behatiprinsloo , Zimbio