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ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES



My outfit today was pretty boring since the heat has prevented me from wearing anything out of the ordinary ... but it sure as shit couldn't prevent me from wearing these spectacular vintage David Ackerman leopard print boots.



Worn with Sham 69 t-shirt, Zara cutoffs, Jas M.B. leather clutch/belt, custom Ray Ban aviators, Chanel ivory cocktail ring & other custom sterling accessories.



Born in 1972, these boots were a crazy good eBay score I managed to snag for a very reasonable price. I don't know too much about David Ackerman or if he designed anything other than footwear, but when I saw these I fell in love. The platform-to-heel ratio makes for a very comfortable walk, too. This style of shoe would be a good choice for someone just starting to learn how to walk in heels; it doesn't look like it, but it's pretty much impossible to trip in these.



The craftsmanship on these boots is incredible. The leather is all hand-stitched and the interior of the shaft is fully-lined and printed with this weird 70s motif. The zippers and other hardware are of superior quality. The soles are stamped "David Ackerman, Paris." If anyone has additional info on this designer, I'd love to hear it!



I wonder who was the original owner of these beauties back in the early 70s ... ?



I just recently dug up this old Motorhead necklace from my jewelry junk pile. The pendant I purchased on eBay many years ago, and the steel chains I found at some thrift shop around the same time. Pros: a neat conversation-inducing statement piece. Cons: the pendant isn't double-sided, so it constantly needs to be flipped over. Oh well! I'd also like to reiterate with the same disclaimer I posted yesterday that I, my husband, his colleagues and his friends do not endorse any anti-Christian ideals; the earring was simply a gift.



JF came over yesterday to pick up my hair clippers, and he brought over a bunch of his old t-shirts for me since a lot of mine no longer fit. Thank you, Josh &hearts This Sham 69 one I think I might've given him for Christmas 5-6 years ago. Obviously then it wasn't worn thin and full of holes, but that's the way I've always liked my t-shirts, anyway.





Red lipstick totally changes the look of one's face, huh? I personally prefer without, but I felt the boots called for something similarly garish.



This Jas M.B. bag is an extremely multi-functional piece; the strap can be removed for it to be carried as a clutch, or left on and you have the option to wear it in your belt buckles. The latter utilization came very much in handy the last few days on tour, when I had to work merch and needed someplace to store the cash. Like all other Jas M.B. leather products, you get a lot of bang for your buck.



Even though they're SO not seasonally-appropriate, you'll be seeing these again very soon.



Sham 69 on Top of the Pops performing "Angels With Dirty Faces" from the 1978 That's Life LP. "Angels With Dirty Faces" reached #19 on the UK singles chart that year; an unusual feat for a punk band of that era.

I'm planning a custom jewelry giveaway for this week with potential for two different winners, so keep checking back .. and as always, thank you for all of the continued support. xo

40 comments:

Anne said...

oh my god i want those boots so badly!! you look great here, lovin the whole post.

Anonymous said...

like your boots alot but must have been realllly hot! hey that rymed.

FASHION SNAG said...

Wow, those boots were such a great find! They look to be in very good condition as well. I would have liked to see the lining on them. I see you like the animal print as much as I do. By the way, the Givenchy wedges are totally worth it because they are so easy to walk in! Very comfy. I like you in red lipstick. I wish it looked that good on me. xo

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WET GOLD said...

AMAZING BOOTS! beyond amazing, even. love love love them.

Anonymous said...

hi i really like ur boots can u say where u got them?

chauss said...

love the boots. they are FABULOUS!!!!!
great find!!!
xo chauss

chichichic said...

those boots are awesome... very scary spice... love it!

xo

justyna

Clem said...

you have a very gorg face..pregnancy looks great on you!! how on earth did you find those boots on the 'bay? like, what did you search for or was it just an accident that you happened to find them? i love the shape of the toe. theyre really special in every way & so is your blog. <3

Heather said...

the shape reminds me of the miu miu satin platforms except these are perfect for fall but im glad u showed them now.

haute.teapot said...

wow, these are awesome! you have such a great unique style--you totally manage to tie everything together. really lovely chica! xoxo.

alovebizarre said...

Lookin' fuckin' goooood lady!! You've made me waaaay less scared of maternity clothes ;)

www.alovebizarre.com

t said...

Cool boots!

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adelaide..like the city said...

boring my ass!
you look fantastic
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Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Epic boots! xo

sayablack said...

Awesome red lip and leopard boots!!
I adore your outfit.
XX

goodbyestockholm said...

I love you blog. You hav such a distinct style of your own. Def following, so keep it up, gorgeous!

Michelle Yue said...

my heart just burst from seeing your boots. you are incredible!

elizabeth said...

those boots make me soooo happy! they rule my world!
love the earrings! i just DIY'ed myself a sweet and dainty inverted cross necklace...good stuff.
xoLIZ

Diya said...

you've got an amazing collection of tshirts, I must say. ;)

anyway, just popping by to say that picture of bracelets on your blog the other day is in my current post.

http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

wow they are sooo amazing

Melanie said...

I definitely prefer you without the lipstick! You are such a pretty girl! Love your hair and those red shades. Very cool!

Melanie @Unravelled Threads
My custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway ends Saturday!

Anonymous said...

hmmm nose job i think? no one is born with a nose like that.

Caroline said...

I hate hateful anonymous commenters. ^

You look STUNNING in these photos, the red lips are LOUD, as are those fantastic vintage leopard-print boots. I love this outfit!!! You have such refreshing style - rocker, chic and feminine all mixed into one! I don't think I've come across a blog like yours yet... and I'm searching blogs all the time.

x

http://www.carolineginthecity.blogspot.com

Sara M. said...

NICE Sham 69 shirt! I'm on such an oi kick lately. Those boots are the most insane find ever.

The CultureCynic said...

Looking Good!! i am a biased Fan of the Red Lip and leopard so i wld be sold either way. the braids add a fun touch to this ensemble. I like how this look is not 'placeable' you know trendwise. it is all over the place aesthetically and that appeals to me more than anything. Rock on !!!!

stacey in philly said...

I love those boots so much harder than the ebay link you posted a few entries back!

shad0ws-light said...

I've known Hal for damn near ten years (which means I met her when she was six, obviously...) and she's always had that nose. Unless first-graders get nose jobs. Hal: you are one of those rare people who requires no makeup, but you SO rock the red red lipstick. And I am sick with jealousy over the aviators... <3 The boots...well. There are no words.

Amanda said...

DO IT. take the chinatown bus!

drollgirl said...

HELLL YESSS to those boots! outta control wild and fabulous!!!

Oh...dear me said...

Fcuk LOVE your blog/style!

deep_in_vogue said...

You are absolutely fierce!!

bravegrrl said...

you really rock those boots!

The Misunderstood said...

OMG. Great shoes .

jf said...

I like the stylez...All your outfits always look amazing.

Nita-Karoliina said...

I think i would never take those shoes off!!pure shoeporn <3
Link change?
:)

Anonymous said...

"I, my husband, his colleagues and his friends do not endorse any anti-Christian ideals; the earring was simply a gift."

Wow. So you wear upside crosses and pentagrams because they're trendy?

ThatManJustYawned said...

omg. you are who i wanna be when i grow up! just discovered your blog. thanks for existing <3

Izumihiiiflower said...

THE SHOOOOOOOOES!

i search the same in black!

Marbles said...

Is the lipstick just shiny or are you wearing gloss on top?

Marbles said...

shit! this is an old post. Sorry & what eyeshadow if you don't mind...