17.9.09

nadzig - love black 90s boots!

Before I start this post, I just wanna let y'all (haha) know that I was actually meant to post something with meaning tonight (would have been a first for this blog) - something that's been really pissing me off about 'fashion' right now... anyway that didn't happen so instead you get to read about shoez!!!

I have a stupid obsession with buying ugly black 90s boots from op shops - they're cheap cheap and always available... probably because not many people seem to be very interested in them, ha! I used some gold hardware spray paint that I was using on some strap holders for my collection on a spare pair of nasty black boots - should have thought of this earlier as I've been trolling ebay for gold ankle boots for quite some time. This is an obvious DIY to try if you're into it, but careful not use that crappy art store gold spray paint - need the hardcore chrome-like shit that's used for metal and wood.

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images: via my camera

31 comments:

Melina said...

these boots are so cool! the gold looks amazing!

Grace said...

I love that you're posting more now you have more time. Cant wait to hear your rant :)

FOXYMAN said...

haha!!! grace, i'm so glad you're back! definitely been missed... hmm about that rant.. not sure if people would actually want to hear it. It will probably make me sound like a bitter fashion psycho. Might be a funny read though!!!

Rackk and Ruin said...

gold diy all the way. . . . no need to spend the hundreds for the Dior Homme version

Idee Fixe (punk.glam.queen@gmail.com) said...

Wow, those look gorgeous done up in gold -- so shiny! (I'm a magpie at heart, LOL!)
Cheers!
Suzanne
PS glad we "met" too, I do eventually intend to post more "old" pics as I unearth them, seem to be missing a whole bunch ): Check out one of my older posts for crazy '80's pics from NY and London.

He+The Muse said...

Curt Wild in Velvet Goldmine anyone? This is genius. x

Ashley said...

Oh the chunky heel...so very '90s..love the gold though.

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

Isabel said...

This is so awesome! I bet they were awful before, but the gold just gives 'em a whole new lease on life.

Silent Doe said...

I love these! I want a pair in silver <333

Kimmy said...

could it be studs? anyways lovely idea, I need a pair

Shay said...

How did you do the zippers? I'd be worried about painting them shut!

FOXYMAN said...

Shay, I just sprayed over them! It's pretty hard to paint a zipper shut unless you had a really thick layer of house paint of something, and even then I'm sure you could slowly pick the paint off with some fine tweezers or something :)

Macy said...

ugh, don't know why I didn't think of this... definitely gotta try this shit out. Your new gold boots look badass!

LuxiRare said...

hahaha
you'd be glad to be in nyc, its not fashion week its circus week. Oh god, and you having an opinion on the "fashion industry" does not make you a bitter fashion psycho, just a girl with a good head on her shoulders.

awesome shoes!

minorkeys1@gmail.com said...

they look fantastic! wouldn't have guessed they were painted; the texture is so smooth.
what's in the 1st pic?

moonstone said...

they look great! what brand of spray did you use? i have a pair of black boots that are in desperate need of a a new layer of color!

Jimmy said...

haha I'd like to think my cowboy boots inspired you... oh me.

Jimmy said...

in fact, i might have to blog about mine too!

laura. said...

amazing blog.
i actually met your boyfriend the other night and i think embarrassed myself by telling him how amazing your blog is, on a drunken rant.
i think he may have called you about it also haha.

but just thought i would drop in and tell you myself.
:)

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Jimmy said...

I think I need to learn to MIRROR hahahahaha I'm so hung over, so hung over I'ma start drinking again. Come to High Vibes sweetness. xx

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WJ said...

I vote for more ranting! But this is also pretty awesome. Have you worn them out and does the paint stay on? Because I'm just too many pairs of old crappy shoes that are just begging for a new coat of gold!

Tomorrow said...

how obscenely beautiful are these shoes. what a blog. Last time I commented I raved about susie. now I want to rave about you. you write so well. you blog like a pro (if there is such thing!) and I aspire to have a blog more like yours!
Tomorrow x
www.inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

For Love not Money said...

I say rant on - thats what blogs are for right?

Thanks for the tee love by the way. Totally agree, Suicidal Tendancies have some of my fave punk graphics along with Subhumans, The Cramps and of course, the Misfits.

Digging the DIY - I'm on a bit of a boot embellishing kick myself...

xFLNM

trigg and trig. said...

i wanna know what you haaaate!!

amazing boots.

Hayley Bash said...

they look great! I've been lusting over some silver boots, but too expensive, this would be a great DIY fix!

just saw your blog mentioned on the cleo website as well!
http://www.cleo.com.au/Fashion-fixathon.htm

Lucinda said...

The end result is so cool! I tried spraying some crappy mules black once but it all ended in tears. There's a certain pleasure in taking something ugly and making them desirable.

Jowy said...

WOWWWW DANG>>WOWWWWWWW..lovin this so much dude!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

BABYSTRANGE said...

Nadia,

The collection is beautiful! Congrats! I love the concept, its so well executed!!!!

And a big kudos for the craftsmanship-very well put together pieces.

I wanted to ask for your permission to post a few pics from your show on my blog. Let me know if it's cool?

Best,
Reb

robyn said...

i want to hear the rant! chances are i'll agree haha.

ps. awesome boots. they're so bowie!

FOXYMAN said...

hahaha robyn... chances are you WILL agree...!!! i really should have ranted while i was in ranting mode now i'm all relaxed haha