For Femmes Fatales


The Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten has made a group of handgun-shaped compacts as part of a series he calls “Seven Necessities.” Each faux firearm is devoted to a different cosmetic giant, Dior and Chanel among them. The guns are produced on a 3-D printer, then retrofitted with hand-tooled 18-karat gold details and loaded with all the ammunition a woman needs to survive the war between the sexes. There’s a lip gloss in the muzzle, various pills (including Viagra) in the loading chamber, 100 grams of certified silver bullion in the Dior gun clip (50 grams of 24-karat gold in the Chanel), a toothpick and, in some models, a hairpin and a small vial of perfume. The guns also conceal a 4GB thumb drive for snapshots, personal data and corporate secrets.

You’ll also want to be packing between $8000 and $17,000 per piece.

Now Targeting: Pistol Packing Mamas (New York Times magazine)