The fetishization of medical conditions and diagnoses proceeds apace: now, you can be the new puff daddy of your social circle, when Crystal Icing decks out your inhaler with Swarovski crystals.
“The list of stuff that you can put crystals on is endless,” says Gina Smith, president of Crystal Icing. “We just got a request for a trumpet!”
Believe it or not, my inhaler is not their first. Another woman ordered one for her mother, who was just diagnosed with asthma…
I busted out my inhaler a few nights ago at a club, and people went crazy. “Oooh, I want asthma!” is not something I’m used to hearing. In the dark and smoky bar, with the overhead lights hitting the crystals, it really sparkled… My inhaler is a rock star.
Smith says the trick is using Swarovski crystals, and hand-placing each one so they cover the item perfectly.