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April 13, 2009

MARTIN MARGIELA DEGRADE COWBOY BOOTS-warped classics

 
*love the signature Margiela stitch on the back of these boots.*



As I said in my previous post, there was something about this pair of boots that was immediately compelling to me. They spoke to me in a way that NO SHOE has ever spoken to me before.
And when they spoke they said a lot of things to me.
It's a beautiful boot, no doubt-and being born and raised in Texas, I've always had a thing for cowboy boots. These boots have a dash of Texas trash to them, with a heap of surrealismo lumped in. They are the prototypical warped classic.


Yes...a warped classic...kind of like these things.

The first thing that popped into my mind were some of my favorite David Lynch movies; blue roses (Twin Peaks: Fire, Walk With Me), blue nails (Wild at Heart), blue eyeshadow (Blue Velvet),  blue curtains, , blue hair (Mullholand Drive), blue skies (most Lynch movies, but especially Wild at Heart)...and of course, Blue Velvet. These blue boots could have totally made a cameo in any of those movies. 





Some stills from Blue Velvet.

Yes, these boots have something very surreal about them...in fact they wouldn't look so out of place in a Magritte...the suit the color scheme of Fair Captive quite well.

(Okay, I'm done with desecrating Magritte for the rest of my life. I apologize..really.)

I wore them yesterday, to our Easter dinner. My sister made a bunny cake. It was a delicious feast, you should go see it on my mom's blog. Here are some really lame pictures of my outfit!



Wearing a vintage fur and thrifted dress. 

My friend Ronnie (he's in a super cool band called Vega) is playing with Crystal Castles at the Granada Theater tomorrow so I have to come up with something fun to wear! Probably with the Margiela cowboy boots.
TTYL, xox Jane

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Photo of candice

thanks for sharing ur thoughts on the boots.

it's always exciting when smthg speaks to you.

cc

Photo of Kathleen

People need to stop freaking out about the fur, it's VINTAGE.
If you don't get my point from the get-go, then just nevermind.

Photo of Sang Oh

transition of colors on the shoes..!
QUITE elegant.

admiring your -not too flashy but artistic- look!

Photo of paula

I don't usually like cowboy boots, but these are really nice! especially on you :) perhaps the color does it ..

Photo of Sarah

yay for cute new boots, and yay for Crystal Castles and Vega tonight! See ya there girl :)

Photo of x AZD

loved these shoes in the barneys catalogue with the smashed up toy cars--so great. and they are terrific on you!
x A

www.xazddesign.com

Photo of Insomnia

Great idea to put them in Margritte's painting, I think he wouldn't mind if he knew (:

Photo of Ashley

i gotta hand it to you...you know how to unexpectedly put an outfit together and rock the SHIT out of it. you look absolutely fabulous!

you just got yourself an avid blog follower.

Photo of Debbie

Love your outfit as always...

Photo of Lola

Love your style!

Photo of alice

it's ironic that you are wearing a coat of dead rabbits on easter

Photo of Deltay

Oh wow, love the boots, they look even better worn than just alone! And they go beautifully with your outfit.

xo
http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com

Photo of Gisela

You are so amazing with words! The way you express your feelings about certain items always catches my attention and therefore makes me want to buy everything you love. lol! Love the Margiela booties..wicked!
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

Photo of Mary Kathryn

boots are preshhh! the outfit is ahdorable too! esp. the fur. happy easter!

xx mkayy.

Photo of Kelvin

way to insult david lynch and magritte

Photo of MK

corrina is crazy, the outfit AND FUR is ahdorable! shoes are preshhh as well. =)

happy easter!

xx mkayy.

Photo of Sydnie

Those boots are gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, and I love the overall shape of them ... great pick, Jane!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Photo of MK

corrina is crazy, the outfit AND FUR! is ahdorable. shoes are preshh as well. happy easter!

xx mkayy.

Photo of anna

Hey,I love your blog,I was wondering if you could check mine out!It's at www.monkeyplusbanana.blogspot.com.I would love it if you told me your opinions on it!
Your outfits are all amasing!I love your hair to ..if only mine was long enough!

Photo of Helen Pena

love love love the outfit
and crystal castles!

Photo of jamie clare

exactly what i asked for! i like the colors you mixed them with, i think they'd look fabulous with dusty rose, too

Photo of hanako66

Those boots are fabulous?

Photo of Clementine

I think I'm in love. (those boots! that colour! <3 <3 <3)

Photo of FUR FREE

Read this website:
http://www.hsus.org/furfree/

Do you even know what terror poor animals go through for you to wear that fur! and so what if it is vintage, you are still supporting the trade.

You wear too much fur.
bad bad bad!

Photo of Justine

I'm obsessed with any David Lynch film especially Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr. and when I saw these boots I thought of the same thing!

Photo of adrienne

sooo awesome...it makes me think that i could go out and find a pair of white boots and spray paint the top part!!

Photo of Lacey

Seriously, you have good style for your age (you are very lucky that you can afford to get new very expensive clothes a lot in this bad economy) BUT the fur, is a no no. Please take into consideration what the animals go through. I've been a follower of your blog for quite some time now, butseeing a 16-17 year old covered in very expensive clothes and lots of fur has steared me away from your blog. I'm disappointed. This comment was not meant to be hateful in anyway I just strongly believe against fur and I need to support that.

Think about who you are wearing.

Photo of Nini Nguyen

Jane- I love your vintage fur and your new MMM boots.
Have a nice day,
Nini

Photo of taylor

to be honest, i feel a mixture of sadness and lust whenever i visit (every day. i'm a regular reader). everything is so beautiful. you have an exquisite house, a gorgeous family (while also being gorgeous yourself), money that never seems to run out... the list goes on. i feel this way a lot. when someone is lucky enough to have roots in a certain thing. you've grown up around fashion. my parents never graduated college, divorced, and neither of them are very cultured. i won't have the money to go to a high-end college. i have to settle for less than i want. i want to work in the fashion industry so bad, but i feel like i'll never be able to go far because i live in a shitty midwestern town with no way out. i don't know. i just feel like i had to vent. i'll say one thing: this site definitely makes me strive to be the best, and to work extremely hard. there's good that comes from this mental beating.

anyway, i still have a love-hate relationship with the blog. i'll still be visiting every day to drool and dream.

p.s. stop the fur hate. it's vintage, and would you rather have the animal die in vain or be appreciated for it's natural beauty? not everyone who wears fur is like, "OH I LOVE KILLING ANIMALS".

sorry for the extremely long post. :\

Photo of Libby

The first time I saw your boots I was like hmmmm but now I see why you like them so much. Lovely colors, and they work perfectly in the Magritte!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Photo of Frances

These would make for an interesting d.i.y. project :) but love how you wore them with the fur jacket.

http://pinkhorrorshow.blogspot.com/

Photo of kelly

love the boots!
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Photo of sarah

love your hair here jane!

Photo of Jamie

These are definitely the kind of boots that you have to be in love with to wear. I don't think I would, but you make them look better than I thought they'd be!

Photo of franki durbin

Okay, I'm loving that coat, sister. Hand it over now. LOL. Thumbs up on the recent rash of publicity. Yay, Texas!

Keep up the great work. And Kanye, if you're out there, swing by my blog sometime. ;)

Photo of Jinky

Blue Velvet was my one of my movie studies in college. I think it was brilliantly made, and the actors in it were great. Isabella Rosellini is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated women ever in my book. Jane, I love those boots!

Photo of emma

oh no! my friend went to the crystal castles show last night and they didn't even show up! what happened?! love the fur coooat. ;)

Photo of S-R

You look very cute (sans the fur ofcourse!).

Photo of amy

so true...those images are like long lost cousins to those boots

Photo of anne

Magritte and Margiela? Same surrealistic creative mind. So belgian!

Photo of YUKO

HAHAHAH BLUE VELVET
"Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst bluuueeeee ribbonnnn!!!!!!"
that movie was demented.

Photo of Marilyn

Incredible boots!

Photo of cassiopeia

hehe. love those boots with a passion, and your artistic eye for comparison is great ;-D ah blue velvet... be still my beating heart. great film. as is mulholland drive actually. love the dress too btw.

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

Photo of Nikki

Love those shoes and realy do love blue velvet and magritte! Magritte is one of my favorite painters.

Photo of Karen

love the boots, they look awsome.. and love the collaging
congrats on the feature on the news! :) xox

Photo of Mehron

Those boots, plus Crystal Castles? Hot DAMN, girl.

Photo of Lindsay

I love cowboy boots being a texas girl myself and have yet to find the perfect ones, one day....but I love these, they are amazing!
-Lindsay :)

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