Uncategorized

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

Leave a Comment

104 Comments

  1. RAYCH wrote:

    jane,
    1. i totally go ape shit for you
    2. your crazy is showing
    3. but I kinda find it attractive
    xoxo
    raych

    4.13.09 · Reply
  2. Cruz wrote:

    I completely love those boots, would love to have a similar pair. I totally agree about them being warped classic. Great easter outfit, saw the feast on your mom’s blog, looked delish. Have fun at that show, I love Crystal Castles!

    4.13.09 · Reply
  3. Luxe. wrote:

    I get the appeal of the boots, they are very you! Looking good as always.x

    4.13.09 · Reply
  4. Bambi wrote:

    Haha, there is something indeed mezmerising about those boots.
    I LOVE the colour.

    4.13.09 · Reply
  5. Meghan wrote:

    hahaha! i love your magritte interpretation.
    nice boots. and jealous you are seeing crystal castles!
    your boots will definitely stand out in the inevitable sea of converse and docmartens at the show. :)

    4.13.09 · Reply
  6. Brigadeiro wrote:

    OMgoodness! Those boots are SO SO gorgeous & unreal! Love the degrade (and I’ve always been a fan of a nice pair of cowboy boots ;))
    LOVE the outfit! ;)
    xx

    4.14.09 · Reply
  7. elsa-bille wrote:

    Oh god I’m so jealous, I’ve been in love with those since the first time I saw them, they look absolutely great on you! xoxo

    4.14.09 · Reply
  8. cindy wrote:

    Blue Velvet, bizarre crime story and a ear… silly me what do I know?
    but, I think those boots are wonderful!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  9. Jules wrote:

    Love those boots.;D
    Have a great day.;D

    4.14.09 · Reply
  10. Meg wrote:

    My grandparents live in Texas, and their backyard has that exact fence! It’s eerie. And you know… I love the boots. Not my thing, but they are so enthralling to look at.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  11. grace wrote:

    great new header! i love it
    and congrats on the new babies!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  12. shay wrote:

    Those boots are wonderful, I love how they look covered in dust, like you’ve been on a walk in the desert. Sort of romantic somehow…

    4.14.09 · Reply
  13. I’m totally into the Lynchian reference. Those shoes are surreal.
    xxx,
    Tiffany

    4.14.09 · Reply
  14. Ashley wrote:

    i have never been a fan of cowboy boots. until now. those are uhhmazzingg.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  15. Leia wrote:

    I don’t think I could wear those boots but you look fab as usual! And Carol’s cake looks sooo cute – I need to find myself a bunny mold! :)

    4.14.09 · Reply
  16. Madelene wrote:

    I love David Lynch films.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  17. how did you like ariel recently?

    4.14.09 · Reply
  18. courtney wrote:

    wow, amazing music, muchos gracias.
    your reasoning for liking cowboy boots is parallel to my reasoning for not liking them hahaha

    4.14.09 · Reply
  19. wow! The boots are amazing!!! So different to anything else out there at the moment
    x

    4.14.09 · Reply
  20. louisa wrote:

    wow, your wear dead bunnies as a jacket to match your bunny cake!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  21. what else can you dye …hmm i wonder…
    amazingg boots..not my type though…i’ve got a pair and never actually wore them im thinking about selling them or something

    4.14.09 · Reply
  22. Ina wrote:

    I don’t really like cowboy boots but these are pretty amazing. Love the fact that they are short ankle booties. :)
    http://fashionhotpot.blogspot.com/

    4.14.09 · Reply
  23. Christing wrote:

    love these! the unique faded coloring is perfect!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  24. londoner wrote:

    love this post, love your style, love this blog! you look beautiful!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  25. MANFOX wrote:

    AMAZING boots, I’m wondering… is the detail sprayed onto them too to make it look 3D? probably, hey?
    hence your surrealism references!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  26. dana wrote:
    4.14.09 · Reply
  27. Kaja wrote:

    I loved this post & I loved the Magritte collage! haha, thinking of him, perhaps actually he’d have been quite amused seeing it:)))

    4.14.09 · Reply
  28. those boots are as yummy as purple yum!
    i love it so much, jane!
    it’s a nice dress and fur jacket!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  29. Awesome boots, Jane! They look strange, but utterly romantic. I love them, are they comfortable?
    http://stylescientist.blogspot.com/

    4.14.09 · Reply
  30. Zoe wrote:

    that dress is beautiful! did you see the little piece about you in uk vogue?? in the vogue shops online section they have put you in their list of favourite fashion blogs!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  31. Geri Wu wrote:

    omg i literally gasped when i saw the boots
    they are esquisite!
    – Geri
    http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  32. i.f wrote:

    dear jane,
    i am so in love with those boots, but until now i have only seen them in plain back or white. i hope you don’t mind me asking: where did you get them?
    thank you

    4.14.09 · Reply
  33. Elsa wrote:

    Blue Velvet – best David Lynch film, imo.
    (although Mulholland Drive comes in at a close second…)
    Oh, and the boots are nice too, ha.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  34. Hannah wrote:

    What wonderful shoes!!! I agree with the whole warped classic thing.
    And your sister makes an amazing rabbit cake! :)

    4.14.09 · Reply
  35. Stephanie wrote:

    When I first saw those boots on your previous post, I had similar thoughts–that they look surreal. Indeed they’re very Lynchian, Magrittesque….the stuff of warped dreams. I thought your references were spot-on!
    And wearing the rabbit(?) fur coat on Easter….How tongue-in-cheek; love it!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  36. Those boots are magical. They are gorgeous. I need a pair. Thanks for your crazy posts!
    http://fab.typepad.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  37. lis wrote:

    LOVE Lynch’s Lost Highway….Crazy GRL Jane your blog is my home away from home….I’m homesick for TX…PLEASE do me a favor and kiss the door of The Granada Theater for me and then after the show blow $100 of sushi at Blue Fish for me!!! Homesick in Deutschland

    4.14.09 · Reply
  38. Rocío L. wrote:

    AMAZING boots!!
    xx

    4.14.09 · Reply
  39. Those are lovely cowbow boots! They have a really nastalgic feeling to them. I have been searching for a pair of cowboy boots too, but have yet to come across anything like this. they are hauntingly beautiful. j’adore.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  40. Emma wrote:

    Those boots are ridiculously cool! My mother collects cowboy boots, I’ll have to have her check these out.
    Your blog is always inspiring. I’d be so happy if you’d take a look at mine!
    http://www.youngandinstyle.blogspot.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  41. Cari wrote:

    Those boots are amazing. Cute coat also. http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  42. a la mode wrote:

    I love your garden!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  43. momazpe wrote:

    hahahahahaha you are so cute
    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  44. could you be any more fab?
    xox.
    The Voguette

    4.14.09 · Reply
  45. corrie wrote:

    I adore these boots, they’re just so damn cool. Perfect for a Texas girl. I’m gonna have to try and DIY them, it’s been on my mind since I saw them in the Barney’s shoe catalog.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  46. S.I.Q. wrote:

    the boots are very special..
    -Chloe for Opening Ceremony!
    -Johnny Depp as Duchamp
    on
    http://siqlogic.blogspot.com/

    4.14.09 · Reply
  47. corrina wrote:

    fur???????????as in dead animal?yout putfit is lame, not the pictures.
    happy easter btw.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  48. MiaLAMPE wrote:

    I like your dress, no doubt.The shoes are more questionable I think. They’re nice, but not like AMAZING.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  49. Gina wrote:
    4.14.09 · Reply
  50. Diane wrote:

    I completly love your martin margiella boots and your vintage fur, well i love your outfit of this post !

    4.14.09 · Reply
  51. candice wrote:

    thanks for sharing ur thoughts on the boots.
    it’s always exciting when smthg speaks to you.
    cc

    4.14.09 · Reply
  52. Kathleen wrote:

    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.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  53. Sang Oh wrote:

    transition of colors on the shoes..!
    QUITE elegant.
    admiring your -not too flashy but artistic- look!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  54. paula wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  55. Sarah wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  56. Nikkii wrote:

    I love that you wear recycled fur :)
    http://oignonsetail.blogspot.com/

    4.14.09 · Reply
  57. x AZD wrote:

    loved these shoes in the barneys catalogue with the smashed up toy cars–so great. and they are terrific on you!
    x A
    http://www.xazddesign.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  58. Insomnia wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  59. Ashley wrote:

    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.

    4.14.09 · Reply
  60. Debbie wrote:

    Love your outfit as always…

    4.14.09 · Reply
  61. Lola wrote:

    Love your style!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  62. alice wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  63. Deltay wrote:

    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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  64. Gisela wrote:

    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!
    http://www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  65. Mary Kathryn wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  66. Kelvin wrote:

    way to insult david lynch and magritte

    4.14.09 · Reply
  67. MK wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  68. Sydnie wrote:

    Those boots are gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, and I love the overall shape of them … great pick, Jane!
    Sydnie
    http://www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

    4.14.09 · Reply
  69. MK wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  70. anna wrote:

    Hey,I love your blog,I was wondering if you could check mine out!It’s at http://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!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  71. Helen Pena wrote:

    love love love the outfit
    and crystal castles!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  72. exactly what i asked for! i like the colors you mixed them with, i think they’d look fabulous with dusty rose, too

    4.14.09 · Reply
  73. hanako66 wrote:

    Those boots are fabulous?

    4.14.09 · Reply
  74. Clementine wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  75. FUR FREE wrote:

    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!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  76. Justine wrote:

    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!

    4.14.09 · Reply
  77. adrienne wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  78. Lacey wrote:

    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.

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  80. taylor wrote:

    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. :

    4.14.09 · Reply
  81. Libby wrote:

    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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  82. Frances wrote:

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

    4.14.09 · Reply
  83. kelly wrote:
    4.14.09 · Reply
  84. sarah wrote:

    love your hair here jane!

    4.15.09 · Reply
  85. Jamie wrote:

    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!

    4.15.09 · Reply
  86. 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. ;)

    4.15.09 · Reply
  87. Jinky wrote:

    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!

    4.15.09 · Reply
  88. emma wrote:

    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. ;)

    4.15.09 · Reply
  89. S-R wrote:

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

    4.15.09 · Reply
  90. amy wrote:

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

    4.16.09 · Reply
  91. Ashley wrote:

    You have the best concert outfits :)
    http://www.fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

    4.16.09 · Reply
  92. anne wrote:

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

    4.16.09 · Reply
  93. YUKO wrote:

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

    4.17.09 · Reply
  94. Marilyn wrote:

    Incredible boots!

    4.17.09 · Reply
  95. cassiopeia wrote:

    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/

    4.17.09 · Reply
  96. Nikki wrote:

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

    4.17.09 · Reply
  97. Karen wrote:

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

    4.17.09 · Reply
  98. Mehron wrote:

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

    4.18.09 · Reply
  99. g wrote:

    HUGE PAIR.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  100. Lindsay wrote:

    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 :)

    4.21.09 · Reply
  101. Beverly wrote:

    wow i love how you do your hair… hmm can you share how did you do it? ♥

    5.29.09 · Reply
  102. mudd shoes wrote:

    These boots are excellent , i love the color and the design.
    mudd shoes

    12.22.09 · Reply
  103. Honey wrote:

    Wow super cute !!!

    3.12.10 · Reply
  104. cialis online, 2326, cialis, 5762, cialis side effects, 487, cialis online, 8863, cialis, 8725, cheap cialis, 6069, cialis online, 3445
    http://www.cialisprescriptionno.com/#topic1847 buy cheap cialis

    8.29.13 · Reply