Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Outfit Post: Vintage Love, Biker Babe

#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.

Now Wearing:
  • 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 


Forest City Fashionista said...

And may I just say that you are looking "cool-as-fuck" in that bit of fringed leather fabulousness!!! I think biker jackets look best when paired with something soft and girly like that dress (unless you are actually riding a harley). I love wearing leather in the winter because it protects against the wind and cold, and makes me feel kind of badass ;)

Unknown said...

Oh, yeah .. the fringe totally makes that jacket. The dress without the jacket .. meh. Add the jacket - vaboom!


mispapelicos said...

You are always an inspiration, my dear Bella.
Rock indeed.

Katy Rose said...

Love this jacket. I'm all about the leather jackets and how easily they turn even a lady-like dress into a total biker chic look. The fringe is perfect. - Katy

Shybiker said...

You had me at "biker". Jackets like these can cross over and appeal to women like you when they deploy a secret weapon -- fringe. As you note, fringe is potent style.

Patti said...

ooh, the fringe! wickedly good. xox

Suzanne said...

The back of that jacket is fabulous.


Krista said...

I think you are bad ass and cuddley:) I am a huge fan of the fringe I can hear it swooshing now. I'm sure it will find a happy new home soon. You look beautiful in that black dress Bella! Hope the New Year is treating you mighty fine!

The Style Crone said...

The truth is that you can make any outfit shine, but this leather jacket looks as though it were made for you. The jacket is especially appealing with your vintage lace dress. Inspiring!

Sara Kristiina said...

Ohhh that's the kind of jacket I've been dreaming on, amazing!:) You rock!!

SeƱora Allnut said...

wouaaa, bad-ilicious and gorgeous!!!, fringes are made for dancing anyway, and you look like a Dancing Cooool Badass Queen!!
Hurrah for Fun Factor!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Fabulous coat, Bella! A great find! Have a warm and cozy day!

alexis said...

I truly believe that there is a leather (real or faux) jacket out there for everyone.... and this one looks like some serious fun :)

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Tamera's Craft Palace said...

You are totally rocking that leather jacket!1 I love the bit of bad-ass Bella it brings out!!

No Fear of Fashion said...

"the Bad-ass Biker jacket", such a good name for it.

Sheila said...

You are the Fonz in this! Wow, that's the kid jacket I dream of finding in the thrift stores. Well done - what a great score!

Val said...

That jacket is fringe-tastic, baby! I could imagine it topping so many unusual outfits. But I'm kind of warm and fuzzy like you - not sure I would wear a leather jacket like that. At least you got a chance to play in it, though, and let it take you right to the edge of the dark side!

Sasha Maria said...

Ooh! The fringe is brilliant. I adore the jacket so much!

Hollie Black-Ramsey said...

Heck yeah! Looking good!

Unknown said...

I love a fringe coat, but i can't buy them, too much for me, but they are gorgeous no doubt in my mind -
You made me think of Marlon Brando in what was the name of that movie? Rebel without a cause?

The dress is divine!


Idee Fixe said...

I think you are both bad ass and cuddly! And you look superbly divine in this outfit! I had posted on your FB page that I had the same jacket, but after seeing more pics mine is different, more utilitarian, less fashion-y. Back in the 80s when I bought all of mine they didn't do fashion styles, mainly the common biker type with the exception of coloured ones (still wish I had bought a pink and a red one!) I love my MC's and they are so great in winter -- leather in general -- for keeping out those arctic blasts we keep getting in NY! XXX <3