A glamorous celebrity lifestyle is nothing without a red carpet ready set of teeth, coyly hidden behind a plumped up and glossy pout.
Nobody knows this better than Kim Kardashian-West, who’s partial to splashing out on glitzy grillz to accessorise her Instagram perfect smile.
The latest addition to her already impressive collection is as spangly as you’d expect, consisting of diamonds on her lower teeth and a small diamond cross between her – dazzlingly pearly – front teeth.
The selfie queen shared a pic of her latest treasure on Instagram, captioned ‘new grillz’:
As reported by Billboard, dental technician-turned grillz designer Dolly Cohen, crafted the unusual piece.
The Parisian fashionista’s beyond bling creations have previously been worn by megastars such as Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Madonna, and Jay Z.
Speaking with Vogue in 2014, Cohen discussed the design process behind the luxurious items:
It’s all custom. Handmade. It’s just me making each one. I meet with every client first — it’s obligatory. I see their teeth, I give my ideas if somebody needs them, and I can do anything.
[I use] metal for the mouth. Chromium chromate. It’s not precious but it’s perfect for the mouth. I make a print, and then — you know, the plat — and then I sculpt.
The mold is made out of alginate — it’s sterile, for doctors. I fit it on their teeth. And then I use 18K gold only — yellow, or white.
Since being robbed of $10m worth of jewellery in October 2016, Kim has reportedly made the choice to wear less jewellery in photographs.
However, it appears she’s relaxed a little in recent months, daring to glitter once again.
In August 2018, a source told People:
She was toned down and out of the public eye after the robbery, but eventually she realized she needs to live her life.
She has fun with fashion and style, and yes, it’s part of her image — to be glamorous and push boundaries. So she’s going to do it.
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