|#SECONDHANDFIRST: This Biker Babe is 99.99% thrifted + 100% bad-ass.
THAT OL' BLACK MAGIC? I'm not sure what the heck happened, but everything changed the moment I put on this vintage black leather biker jacket by Drag Specialties. Personally, I'm not a black leather (or biker) chick- leather is too slick for me- I'm a warm and fuzzy type- I like velvet, suede, corduroy, you get the picture, don't you? I AM SOFT. There's not a bit of hard-core, or whiff of edge to me, so biker jackets, while I love the look on others, just don't feel like ME. And leather, well, let's just say I'm more Richie Cunningham than the Fonz.
|Front, Back and Center: Bad-ilicious Biker Black Leather with the Fun Factor of FRINGE.
BUT THIS COAT? ALL BETS ARE OFF. What wowed me wasn't the perfect/mint condition it's in- nor the gorgeous supple (yet road ready) leather- what caught my eye, and stole my heart WAS THE FRINGE. All sorts of sassy fringe travels from wrist to wrist by highway of the yoke and shoulders. I slid the jacket on, and felt its panther power.
The coat is cut for a woman (darts for the lady parts), and surprisingly hugs the curves without effort. I love how it even fit my thick waistline. The fringe made me feel every movement, like a rock-n-roll drum beat, I could feel the rhythm while I walked. It was so fun to feel, I even danced while taking this pictures!
FRINGE, WITH BENEFITS. I felt cool-as-fuck while I cavorted around in its midnight madness. I know what you're thinking, but I'm not going to keep it- as much fun it is to wear, I feel like somebody else in the coat. So, I'm hoping this biker leather treasure finds its soul mate on the road. But wow, what a day! My inner goody-two-shoes for moment felt part Easy Rider, part Marlon Brando, and all sorts of bad-to-the-bone, bad-ilicious, and babe-ilicious.
- vintage black raffia hat, listing soon
- the Bad-ass Biker jacket by Drag Specialties, available here
- vintage lace LBD but NFS
- retro oxford heels by Me Too (a size 5 version here)
A BIG thanks to all who participated in this month's SHOE SHINE! I'm happy to announce that