Posts Tagged ‘Leather’

Fashion Friday: Black and Gold

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold… Ok, and Skingraft.

I love all black. I love casual attire. I love leather. So it’s self explanatory why I love this look. Skingraft has the best leather. Their designs definitely rival luxury designers like Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.

Also, because a girl can never own too many shoes, I snagged a pair of Supra kicks for cruising the city. I wore holes into my last pair of sneakers, so I needed an upgrade. I didn’t have good shoes for trekking camera gear around in the rain (this is how I’m justifying it) and have been eyeing Supra’s high tops for months.

Thanks Sarah for outfitting me in NYC and helping with photos, and thanks Freddie for helping with kicks!

Sweatshirt, leggings and clutch: Skingraft
Shoes: Supra

♥ BB

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Daniel’s Leather

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

I like leather, love fur, and loooooove American-made goods. Naturally when I walked into Daniel’s Leather I knew I would walk out with something.

I’ve eyed lamb fur jackets and vests for awhile now, so when I found my dream jacket, it took under an hour to bite the bullet and buy.

Daniel’s Leather opened their first store in 1992, and their Orchard Street store in ’95. They carry mink, fox, chinchilla, beaver, sable, coyote, raccoon, rabbit, and (my new jacket) Tibetan lamb. To ensure only the best, fur comes from Canada, Turkey, China and Scandinavia. Did I mention their jackets are made in America? Oh I did!! Good!!

Unlike typical fur retailers, Daniel’s Leather can customize or color your fur. They specialize in sizing, and can alter jackets from long to short, large to small. What about that extra fur? They’ll turn it into a hat or gloves. Like the jacket, loathe the color? Daniel’s Leather can dye fur to meet your needs. Worried about Lindsay Lohan stealing your jacket? They embroider as well.

Daniel’s sells quality products and has the clientele to prove it. Ruben Studdard, Ice-T, Neo, Cee Lo, Jagged Edge, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and numerous NBA players have all purchased goods from Daniel’s Leather. Stylists frequently pull from Daniel’s for music video and fashion shoots. Watch Law and Order? They even shot an episode here!

I am beyond thrilled with my purchase. Walking to work and back, I garner more than a few stares. I feel like a rockstar, model or (my personal favorite) business beezy. The copious compliments received (and I’ve only had him a week) certainly justify my splurge. From grocery shopping soccer moms and New York City transients, to rap video appearance offers and drunken guys petting me, it’s safe to say everybody loves Frank. Yes, I named my jacket.

If you’re looking to invest in quality leather or fur, you must check out Daniel’s Leather. Located at 130 Orchard Street, they’re in the heart of the Lower East Side. They also have stores in Minnesota and Alaska. Daniel’s website is still under construction, but give them a call at 212-674-8868 for inquiries. Nadeem, Lou, Tohid or David will be more than happy to help find your dream jacket and ship it worldwide.

As for Frank? He’s the most amazing coat I own. I know I’ll have this jacket forever. I hope someday my grandkids will stomp around New York City looking and feeling as fab as I do.

♥ BB

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Americana

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Rural America. Old barns. Open fields. Clear skies. This is Eastern Washington.

More tomorrow. You’ll see what I mean…

Americana leather jacket, purchased DTLA on mega markdown.

Thanks for snapping Teresa and thanks Brittanie for showing us this hidden photo gem!

Jacket: Leather World
Sunnies: Ray-Ban

♥ BB

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Fashion Friday: 5/27/2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s Fashion Friday: Levi’s Sample Sale Style!

That’s right, I hit up the Levi’s sample sale and what else would I wear to a Levi’s event, other than my vintage $1 self-cutoff Levi’s!? Be jealous shoppers, be jealous…

On another note, I got oodles of compliments on my wolf shirt. The guy at the bank described it as “the coolest shirt I’ve ever seen.” Thanks Teresa for sewing in lace patches to this (also) $1 vintage find. This shirt draws boys like bees to honey, further proof you don’t have to drop a load of cash to get a great top.

Actually, now that I think about it, today’s entire outfit today came from thrift stores. The wolf shirt and shorts ($2 total) I scored at Penny Pinchers in West Richland. The sunnies ($1) and jacket ($12) came from Goodwill. The boots ($25) and cuff ($5) I scored at the Melrose Trading Post. Heck, the only things not thrifted are my rings. Total outfit cost? $45 bones. Clothes > Full Tank of Gas

Do you have a style staple that is guaranteed compliments? $1 wolf shirts make me feel better about $198 Jeffrey Campbell heels :]

Top: Vintage, Teresa Does It DIY
Shorts: Vintage Levi’s
Jacket: Vintage
Boots: JOAN & DAVID
Sunnies: Vintage
Cuff: Melrose Trading Post
Rings: Gift/Vacation

♥ BB

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Fashion Friday 4/15/2011

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Something tells me Fashion Fridays will only get better from here.

I love LA. I love being able to wear what I want, without getting weird looks ala Tri-Cities. Fur, leather, lace, rings and kitsch things fly in this city. I can’t get enough. Two boys (possibly straight) complimented my hat. Funny, in Tri-Cities the boy who sold it to me asked if I bought it for my Halloween costume…

It’s the first Friday in my new apartment, and I’m already wetting my DIY’d skirt over the abundance of photo locations. These photos took place on our bridge between buildings. I popped up my mini tripod, set the auto timer and went wild.

Where should I take photos next? The emergency exits? In front of the entryway French doors? By the old brick fireplace? Near the garden in the back? Should I just live every day like it’s Fashion Friday!?

Hat: Vintage
Sunnies: Vintage
Tank: J Crew
Skirt: DIY
Necklace: Teresa Does It
Fox Ring: China
Green and Silver Ring: Gift
Foxtail: DIY
Bag: Mango
Sandals (not pictured): Urban Outfitters

♥ BB

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