When it comes to beauty, Erykah Badu’s clearly not afraid to experiment. A few months back, she donned a gold tinsel wig, and just a couple days ago she showed off custom-made rings (made from fire opal, black tourmaline, lapis lazuli, and labradorite, as Badu identified in her Instagram caption) designed to give the illusion of a crystal manicure.
Now, though, Badu is debuting her most resourceful beauty look yet: A custom wig made from bottle caps, many of which are emblazoned with her name and initials. And in case that shock of a hairpiece isn't enough, Badu accompanies it with a bold cat-eye and some opalescent, stone-encrusted grills.
Bottle caps have been making their way into some sustainable fashion pieces as of late, most recently in the cap-studded tuxedo that Gypsy Sport designer Rio Uribe made for Big Freedia’s Met Gala red carpet appearance. (Uribe says he sources his bottle tops from one of his interns who works at a restaurant.) But thanks to the R&B singer, they’re now making the transition to a resourceful raw material for some wonderfully colorful wigs. Leave it to Badu to lead the charge.
Originally Appeared on Vogue