Who among us hasn’t dreamed of wearing a leopard-print dress with Eazy-E in full Native American headdress printed on the bottom right? Hope Perkins has been painting rappers (dead and otherwise) and other pop-cultural totems (David Bowie in his Labyrinth Tina Turner drag) onto her designer clothing line Hot Pink Pistol for a minute now, but we were only tipped off to her work, like, yesterday by a friend (and disembodied Idolator comments box zing-master). The clothes aren’t particularly designed for the zaftig–and if you’re a dude you’re SOL–but if you’re in the 6-10 size range, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a “Cap’n Biggie” to wear to your next dinner party or dice game. Otherwise, you can always buy, say, an Eazy E suitcase or one of Perkins’ paintings. Some of them are a little creepy–you know, Chippendales dancer body with pink My Little Pony head, stuff like that–but it’s wearable/hangable/useable cute-creepy, so it’s okay. See, you thought the only thing that came out of Austin these days was SXSW hype.
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