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Pink Is a Way of Life

pinup1 Yeah, I’m just a bebop baby, and I don’t take nothing from no one!leatherrebel3leatherrebel  This Is my baby, no intentions on selling this one. Sometimes you have to make yourself something special. I have been working on this leather for years now and each piece is personal! Like the Deicide button was given to my little brother at the show and he gave it to me,its rare. The Misfits Pin came off the Coffin Box set I bought at Tower records in my teens. The big Pink Kawaii heart(just like mine) came from my friend’s line Lil Miss Alphabet.Love her. Complete with my Dollcult Barbie, Iconic Nikki Lipstick Pin!9 The Dr.Frank N Furter button is everything! I want to be him! My mom wore this pin on her leather when I was little. I always tried to steal it and was never successful. Only two valentines ago she sent it to me in the mail with her pink baby shoes, and other special pieces she wanted me to have. I cried! Tears of joy. We bonded hard of Rocky Horror Picture show! I even taught my 4th grade class the time warp for show and tell. It is Still my favorite movie of all time! Loved his leather!ho leathazYou can take the girl out of the street, but you can’t take the street out of the girl! Here is me in 1999 rocking my first leather as a baby gutter punk. Getting Turnt in the Horton Plaza Mall Bathroom. My friend Leah Took it, glad she did. 991099102 Being part of the punk scene was so inspirational. Going to shows was fun. Besides the music, the message, Non conformity, no fucks given, and fuck you! There were the coolest looks around! Girls and boys fully charged with colored hair, and one of a kind styles. Decorated Vests, Hand painted leathers, Pants sewn with dental floss, patches, buttons, lighter tops, studs, animal print, plaid, band shirts, bondage belts, spiked braclets,chokers, and other cool things. I wish I was as talented then as I am now or I would have graced the steets with this jacket sooner. I am finally making all the things I wanted to make then, but better! leatha  I decided to go with pink because This is my leather, and pink is my favorite color! Also just because I am wearing pink, dose not mean I can’t kick your ass any less hard than I can if It were in all black. Not that I advocate violence, I just never got the concept of looking weak because of a certain color. I was made fun of for wearing all black growing up too, people will say anything. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. A lot of people comment, you should throw more thrash metal on there dude, or Theme it all punk, all metal…whatever! I thought about those things due to social pressure, but standing out is not about fitting in.. Be yourself! That and, this is MY Jacket! SO that is why I have; Joy Division, Siouxsie, Cramps, Night of the Living Dead, Misfits,Thin Lizzy, Lou Reed, Megadeth, Maiden, SUB HUM ANZ, Black Flag, Bettie Page, Operation IV, Sepultura, Sex Pistols, Danzig, Marilyn, Bruce Lee, lots of Fucks,  Butthead, and Love is in Mixtapes! All stuff I love, am passionate about, and listen too often. Music that shaped me, and even saved my life. So it a story, aside being a fashion piece. 6 I started by painting counless layers of baby pink paint on the chosen sections and sleeves. Then I painted on the animal print because DUH! Then my little bro came over, we watched old punk films from my library, and went to town. It takes forever to Heavy a jacket and I haven’t done one like this before. I spaced them very close, and went through bags of cone studs. If you try this at home your fingers will be sore! I still have hours to clock in on this baby. I glued crystals in between the studs as well so it really sparkles!radf beauty2 These Pink Heart Platforms by Nikki Lipstick and Y.R.U. go perfectly with this jacket, a match made in Heaven. I love mixing pink and punk, tough and girly. Black and Pink look so good together too!beauty3pinup4 “It’s not my fault that I’m fucked up. I’m just a product of a selfish world. My whole life I’ve been an outcast. Now I don’t care, I don’t want to fit in anywhere!- Naked Agression pinup6“People are so quick to judge me. I do not care I will not change for them. There’s so much pressure to conformId rather be dead then act fake and end up like them!- NakedAgression. I love this band love her words,and values!pinup2I am also rocking a Nikki Lipstick Pink Stitches collar, a vintage spiked anklet, vintage black bodysuit, tutu skirt, doll leg tights, and a bondage belt I painted pink. Hair is N Rage Bubblegum pink, diluted with conditioner. Handmade the Hello Titty, Nail Polish, and black liquid eyeliner brooches.pinup5pinup7 Later, daddy-ospinup3 Love your life,love who you are,and love other for who they are. Pressure and guilt fuck people up more than what you think is killing them. God is Love.

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Carmen Miranda Brazilian Bombshell

cm It all started with the  chiquita banana sticker, then stories of Carmen Miranda and her Tutti Frutti hat. I then fell for her campy tropical style, and infectious energy. Thus led to my Latin America obsession, and Brasil being my second home. In fact my Pauly Shore obsession was probably because of him wearing the fruit hat in the film Son and Law. mg1mg2mg3cm2   A Brazilian bombshell, Samba singer, Broadway actress, and film star from the 1930s to the 1950s.Carmen was the first Latin American star to be invited to imprint her hands and feet in the courtyard of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in1941, she paved the way for Latin artists. At one time she was even named the highest paid actress in the US, a true inspiration. My favorite thing about her was her charm, and humor, so much charisma, and natural talent. I love her exaggerated face expressions, and the way she moved. Wait I lie, my favorite thing about her was her truly original and Tropical style. The over the top looks, bright colors, and layered accessories.  When she was sixteen years old in Rio de Janeiro, she discovered she had a talent for creating hats and dresses while working in a little clothing shop. She then began to design and sew her own costumes. Then in 1930 she started singing professionally, and the rest is history.carmen-colorCNSPhoto-Movie-Mirandacarmen-butterfly-hatCarmens-shoes   She was all about the platforms too! My kind of  gal.Carmen-leopard-couch

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The last two days I have been feeling really creative and making tons of bad ass stuff. I made a bunch of hand dyed denim cut off shorts and vests, hand painted them, studded them, and added some patches. I love the Alien Babe ones! I also made another badass shoe with MOD PODGE! I used some Steve Madden Platforms and rainbow glitter for these babies. I adore them. I finished my Adventure Time Fin purse, its made from sequins, leather, and glitter. Last I made more necklaces with my favorite things. I drank mass amounts of coffee and knocked out a bunch of cute stuff. I love making clothes!meow8Meow

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Ballet Baby Doll

Jeffrey Campbell meets Wilfox. I need these shoes more than anything in the world! I am saving up because I can’t go much longer without them. Now these shoes below I can’t afford, but I will be making some asap!

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Acapulco Gold

I am addicted to making shoes right now. I am also obsessed with Glitter meets Mod Podge. All you have to do is mix glitter with Mod Podge Gloss, paint it on your surface, and repeat in layers as it dries, at least 30 minuted between layers. You can tell when its dry, and only need to layer  until your desired area is totally glittered. Fill in as needed. Feel free to put another coat of Only Mod Podge over to seal in the area more. I found these cute heels at work and felt they needed some gold glitter for a 70s look. I call them Acapulco Gold.

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Rainbow Stack

 

Getting ready for the gay pride parade! I love how my shoes turned out.

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Rainbow Bright

I’ve been wanting to make stack platform shoes for a long time, and these rainbow Nike’s came in at work, so I am attempting making some for Pride. I still have one last step, but if these come out, I am going to be making them all the time. I can’t wait to try them out tomorrow.

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