À la mode: re-purposed food becomes the stuff of fashion

À la mode: re-purposed food becomes the stuff of fashion

Sweet sartorialism: Fulvio Bonavia's book of delicious photos (Image: Hachette Australia) 

We’ve seen and written about plenty of food porn in our day, but this is the first time we’ve seen food as fashion porn. We’re loving this series of photos of handbags, shoes and other accessories made from food—all plucked from A Matter of Taste by Italian photographer Fulvio Bonavia. The book is available on Amazon, but the items themselves can’t be bought. We wish some were, though. We’d feel more badass riding our bike wearing a watermelon helmet (and, conversely, a lot daintier if there were purple flowers glued on it). What better way to cultivate a cat lady persona than by trotting about in a cat magnet like this shimmering sardine belt? And we think Mom would have preferred to receive an elegant silver necklace with linguine strands over the shabbily painted macaroni one we gave her in Grade 2 (though we’re less certain about the parmesan purse).

A Matter of Taste, by Fulvio Bonavia. Hachette Australia.