Friday, February 6, 2009

Golden Laces

boot9.jpg picture by stylebook18boot10.jpg picture by stylebook18boot8.jpg picture by stylebook18

Who would've thought that an uncomplicated flip-flop of shoelaces would create a rather blissful illusion of brand new shoes. 

Wearing a vintage polka dot dress, black wolford skirt under, H&M tights, and Pleaser boots

172 comments:

Eva said...

Love the setting of the photos. Those boots look like they'd put up a good fight, haha.

Ashton said...

i love those laces :o)

gilty pleasure said...

great outfit. and the gold laces is a great idea.

Caroline said...

every time i see your hair i just want to take a huge pair of scissors to mine. ayeyeee!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

the gold is phenomenal. can I marry the laces please?

Pink Julep said...

Lovely photos! And your outfit is so stylish!

brittanyalexis said...
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brittanyalexis said...

definitely approve of those wonderful gold laces. you are mighty brave to handle those heels. i honestly don't think i could hack it.

either way, beautiful as always.

Stephanie said...

Switch of the laces= amazing detail! definitely changes the heels= more versatile. <3 them. it's the perfect punch to this black palette.

GoldDustGirl said...

The gold lace really changes these shoes, now they have a Marie Antoinette gone goth vibe. Totally badass! Nice!

Sebastien Wilkie said...

As always I really like where you take your pics, and these laces are brilliant, they give a totally different look to the shoes (not as stripper like ;) )

clairegrenade said...

Those fabulous heels remind me of a Karl Lagerfeld wet dream :]


(excuse the profanity!)

l said...

Amazing... those boots look even better with the gold laces.

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F Blog said...

I love that polka dot dress.. amazing, i dig the shoes also!
X

vix said...

You look gorgeous. I swear your getting prettier everyday! And I am loving the high volume of posting lately :)

Zarna said...

fab laces!
-zarna
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Rikki Lane said...

Those laces look incredible with the pleaser boots! Love the polka dot dress too. :]

trendkat said...

Genius Idea! I love that you used skinny laces too! Is Silver next?

indigo said...

i love your hair-- it really makes me want mine to be straight.
and those are KILLER shoes. literally. could never walk on them (i'd fall and plummet to my death) but they're really great :)

Nataly said...

Your hair looks awesome in these! i had my reservations about short hair but once you take the plunge, it really is so liberating. i think everyone should cut their hair really short at least once in their life.

Lesley said...

You always get it right! Great outfit as usual! :-)

I Like Stuff said...

Those boots are hot! But let's be honest, there's no way they're comfortable...right?

Annie said...

nicee, the shoe laces are great.
love the dress!

ani

Alice X said...

karla, you are looking fiercer EVERYDAY. seriously you belong in paris and should be shot by the sart. amazing!

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ahmi-ahmi said...

WHOA NICE

I LOVE the contrast between the gold and the black.

Gold accents just seems to makes things more interesting don't you think?

:)

jayrin said...

that's some serious bed head hair .. i love it

Antonia said...

great idea changing up the shoes w/gold laces!

...love Maegan said...

I wanna see a HUGE pair of gold earring with this please :) ...love the gold laces.

Jessica said...

those laces are delightfully shiny, especially paired with the equally shiny patent! and I love the backgrounds, beautiful.

Anonymous said...

you look so effortlessly cool

Yvonne said...

WOW, THE SHOES

i think ur beautiful said...

marry me please?

Elouise said...

Karla I admire you a tonne for working those 'stripper' boots as you do. You're amazing.

x

samantha said...

mmmm, sorry, hun, hooker heels are hooker heels no matter how much you doll them up. i love the shirt and hair though! and the background is super cool!

Nike said...

they look really cool.

Mode Junkie said...

loving the "new" shoes. :)

tiny said...

Oh, Il love the jacket and the heels. I'll never be able to wear this kind of shoes, but it's look great for you!

jossi said...

Love it!!
<3

Anonymous said...

Your hair gets better everyday

joliiie said...

your aoutfit is really great!
x

Gmr said...

Wow! I love this boots!! I love it! I love it!
The pic on the stairs is great!


uhmm and nice dress too! :P

L'armadio del delitto said...

Wow! Amazing boots!

Silje said...

You jacket is really nice, polkadots!=D

Erica said...

Oh, I love the laces& don't get me started on the boots.. where are they from? x

Christing said...

love the pic on the stairs! the gold laces are the perfect pop of colour in that outfit!! so chic!
xxx

fashionhedonism.blogspot.com

Isa said...

ah, so innovative, I love it!
to tell you once more, I love that short hair on you, it makes you look like a modern fairy. more girls should go for short hair - including me, haha.

xxx
Isa

PUG and PIPS said...

your hair looks really good here. I like it a little messy!

xlaura

ReginaH said...

hey karla
love those shoes!!!
btw: i linked you on my blog
maybe you could have a look at it :)
xx

Pixienish said...

Amazing! Everything looks so perfect. And the shoelaces were a great idea :)

Anonymous said...

I love ur haiiir! :D

Jordy said...

Karla, why don't U try to apply as Playmate of the Month in Playboy Magz?? Seriously girl, U look very2 sexy... U should be in there... I really2 wanna see U baring all (U can wear that sexy tights in those Centerfold pages too honey... ;) Pleaseeee... I'm sure Mr. Hugh Hefner will be very gladly for having U to be in his magz...
Plsss, plssss Karla... I bet U will make much2 money, so U could buy more & more cool stuff to wear... ;)

Please consider my suggestion (& also my wishes, hon... ;)

Love,

Ur admirer,
Jordy

Shini said...

BAAAAaaahahahahahahahahahaha at Jordy upstairs. Just cuz you wear hooker heels doesn't mean you want to be one! You look beautiful btw, still in love with your hair. I wish I could pull off heels like those like you!

KEREN said...

The shoes are a tad flashy, but you pull them off so well!
;)

lyn said...

Those golden laces seem to make the boots seem expensive and not stripper boots at all. I love your mussed up hair in this post. Very lovely. It seems brighter as compared to previous posts. hmm

Charm said...

oooo those boots are wiiicked.

Iole said...

Grat look as usual.
Have a nice we
Iole

Anonymous said...

Woah how could you climb that many steps with those heels???!

Mira said...

Loving your hair in these pictures! Awesome. Great outfit, loving the Pleaser boots, secretly wanting a pair of my own.

Kay said...

Really good idea, it's a lovely outfit but adding the flash of gold makes it just that little bit more personal.
Love it (:

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HoneyBunny said...

nice! and I loove the background and the photos<3 :**

Just me said...

uuuffff amazing shoes!!

Ania said...

Sweet mother of God, I die :D seriously, those shoes are sick and the background is just perfect. That second photo... genius.
I love the idea of wearing one absolutely crazy/weird piece at a time and keeping the rest simple. That's my kind of thing ;)

jem said...

i'm digging the dress your wearing, i want one soo... bad now. i'm still not uber crazy about the shoes but there growing on me. it works with this outfit. please checkout my blog at http://framestheworld.blogspot.com/
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Anonymous said...

Karla, I still dislike the boots but they look so much better with the yellow laces! It takes the stripper a bit out of it and looking a bit more like high end fashion boots. But pls, don't buy any more stripper boots. They are scary fetish looking shoes and you don't want people to think you work in stripclubs at night..If you wore other lace up boots I'd totally wear your outfit.

Anika said...

Love those shoes with the gold laces, yum!

So true, a new pair of laces makes an old pair of shoes look completely new! I love this look too....polka dots are fab :)

b.a. said...

your stripper shoes (and regular acknowledgment that they are as such) always make me smile. what a fun fetish!

Jen said...

Ooh that dress is lovely.

terra said...

the laces add a really cool touch!
& i really like that shirt/dress you 're wearing :)

tiana b. said...

Your hair looks amazing!
The shoes are something cool.

Bels said...

That looks nice! Love the drees. I changed the laces from my masculin brogues from normal ones to some wider black ribbon, still brogues but more femenin!!
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emilee said...

hmm, your hair is different. more highlights? shorter sides? it looks very nice.

love the outfit. the first picture looks like its right out of nylon or something..

keep it up!

Jordy said...

Karla, why don't U try to apply as Playmate of the Month in Playboy Magz?? Seriously girl, U look very2 sexy... U should be in there... I really2 wanna see U baring all. Pleaseeee... I'm sure Mr. Hugh Hefner will be very gladly for having U to be in his magz...
Plsss, plssss Karla... I bet U will make much2 money, so U could buy more & more cool stuff to wear... ;)

Please consider my suggestion (& also my wishes, hon... ;)

Love,

Ur admirer,
Jordy

Jordy said...

Karla, why don't U try to apply as Playmate of the Month in Playboy Magz?? Seriously girl, U look very2 sexy... U should be in there... I really2 wanna see U baring all. Pleaseeee... I'm sure Mr. Hugh Hefner will be very gladly for having U to be in his magz...
Plsss, plssss Karla... I bet U will make much2 money, so U could buy more & more cool stuff to wear... ;)

Please consider my suggestion (& also my wishes, hon... ;)

Love,

Ur admirer,
Jordy

corrie said...

No clue how you walk in those, that's a talent in itself! The laces make the boots even hotter, I love it.

elle said...

favoritest post ever ever.

thiiis is amazing.

Juliet said...

Though the shoes are clearly slutty I love them.

juliet xxx

Anonymous said...

you look perfect as usual! do you think you could post some pictures of your tattoos? i really love them...

♥ fashion chalet said...

You're welcome, glad you liked the header. Great laces! =]

xx

Tali said...

i never comment but i seriously looovee those boots. i always enjoy your posts with them...rumi has her japanese inspired wedge heeled versions of docs(the chloes), lulu the same, and yours are like the exaggerated feminine ultra sexy version of docs..i love it!

Mimi said...

I like the dresses and the shoes look hot but anyway I don't know wheter I like them or not.

Nita-Karoliina said...

YAYYY THOSE BOOTS! WOW

Anonymous said...

I disagree. They are nothing like the Chloe boots. The Chloe boot are fun. The stripper boots are just trashy stripper boots but I do like em more with the gold laces. Maybe try other colors too?!

N&O said...

MMm sorry Karla, i love the outfit but , not so much with the shoes.. !!!
but keep it up i love your style :D

meghan said...

i really like your hair that way, this whole outfit gives off a punk vibe i think and i really like it

Adri said...

Im totally diggin the whole style of this outfit. The dress is a winner and those shoes are wicked. You wear the outfit well.

Sofia said...

i don't get how you can manage to walk in those ultra-high boots... but you sure dress to max it up!!

Winnie said...

It's insane how you manage to look so cool in these boots. I know for a fact I could never get away with them and can't even begin to think how I would walk in them. Those laces are a great addition!

Anonymous said...

so how much was your nose job

elizabeth said...

Your hair looks amazing. I love the gold laces, they make the boots look like fancy boxing shoes. Was "Eye of the Tiger" in your head the whole time? Especially on the top of the staircase!

RAQUEL said...

Me encanta tu estilo.I like your look

Professor Shoelace said...

Stylish photos, and awesome shoes + shoelaces! One thing though: Your shoelace bows look like they're sitting crooked. You may be inadvertently tying a "Granny Knot", which, besides sitting crooked, tends to come undone. Check out the "Crooked Bows" page on "Ian's Shoelace Site":
Crooked Bows

Ediot said...

love your hair.
great dress too!

BTW have you seen my mail? take care

pinkengreen said...

can you reallu walk on those heels??? hehe

chekka cuomova said...

oh my God, your shoes!!!!!!!!

The Stiletto Effect said...

yes they look brand new, and make an outfit! that's a cool colour :)

belle.chantelle said...

woohooo!
totally thought they were new!

Lydia said...

Karla, HOLY SHIZZ you blow my mind. Now all I can think is how awesome gold laces would make my life.

Allison said...

best outfit yet! i love your gold laces and i love your hair

ADICTA A LAS COMPRAS said...

i love the shoes me encanta tu estilo es tan inspirador tu coleccion de zapatos es fantastico

M.J. said...

such a great idea - can't wait for winter so i can start wearing boots! I'm lusting after the cut out Rick Owens wedge booties - i just did a post about them - http://whatnotandi.blogspot.com

Megan said...

i love the entire outfit! those boots are amazing and the gold laces add a nice touch.

life . style . dissected said...

am LOVING all your polka dots lately!!!

chrs,
m

Style Magnet; Sara said...

I'm not a fan of the shoes, but I think somehow you rock them & make them your own! I admire you so much, misssyyyyyy!

sarah said...

killer shoes x

Anonymous said...

You look like a model. Some have all the luck huh? Lol.

Becca Jane said...

I love your dress! And those boots are fabulous.

Carlita said...

Wow...I am not sure about the boots but I do love your outfit! You're gorgeous.

Much Love,
Carlita

sarah said...

i have not blogged in forever so it was nice to catch up on all of your recent photos today! you look stunning as usual!

Shadjihar said...

my first time seeing boots with gold shoelaces.i like it!
very armani-esque.

sasha said...

wow! those shoes!! *wolf whistles*

Jajababy said...

Adorable! I really love your hair cut.

Sasi said...

Your dress is really cute, and I love this location!

Sasi said...

Ps: Are you interested in exchanging links??

TeeEmCee said...

Great look - changing a little part on something really brings it to life again - I'm doing a simlsr thing with buttons on a blazer - putting huge gold ones on!
S-R

anggina said...

amazing shoes and what you did with the lace totally makes it perfect!!

Tinky Minky said...

I really like the gold touch, you clearly have an elegant & amazing style! :-)

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gabriella said...

wOw love your shoes!!



Gabriela

Daiane said...

you look amazing! i couldn't wear boots that are so high, i admire you for doing that :)

TAKIMOSHI said...

amazing boots

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

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susie miller said...

LLLLOOOVVVVEEE

Kaitlin said...

I love how you wear a lot of black, at least in one part of your outfit. I am completely the same in that sense.

Anonymous said...

how high is the heel?

Anonymous said...

U like the gold laces with the black but they shoes are just too fetish for me.

purple sparrow said...

looking fabulous, as usual :) i saw that they mentioned you & your blog in this month's teen vogue! how exciting! it was so great to see your name there, because now more girls will have the chance to see how truly inspiring your blog is & how stylish you are. xo.

smashistpanties said...

Your style has always struck me as remarkable. I love your ability to wear dressy pieces but make it look so effortless and casual for you. I've tried to emulate it but it never really works out for me! Anyway, I love your Pleaser boots and was recently looking into a pair of my own. Would you be able to share some info on them? Like, how comfortable they are, ease of walking, heel height... and can you dance in them!? I would really appreciate it!

emily said...

those boots and laces are ridic!
but you pull it off marvelously!

Mira said...

I hope it is okay that I linked you on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

girl, you wear those fierce ass shoes as long as you want -just remember your feet once in a while - otherwise, they'll be fucked up when you get older. take care.

callie said...

hey karla! le fashion posted an editorial and one of the outfits is a spitting image of one for your outfits from a while back.

http://i44.tinypic.com/6fxvl1.jpg

Anonymous said...

hello karla :)
I made a question on another post ('black silk') and I assumed you have made another tattoo, darling, it looks quite cute.

Can you show us the tat soon?

p.s: I LOVE ur blog and I keep following, I come here very often.
Congrats Karla, this 'blog thing' may take you far :)

Tamia said...

Your hair looks fantastic here...did you part it differently?

geri said...

that 2nd shot is pretty epic!

Mad Hatter said...

you look great!!! love those shoes

divine bunny said...

woah boots!

Heej! said...

oh just love it! the shoes are just gorgeous!

Sunset said...

Your hair! Did you get new highlights? Either way, it looks great.

Those shoes strangely remind me of the Jordans and stuff kids wear at school... haha.

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Bubble said...

ohhhh those laces look amazing with those shoes

Anna Pope said...

You seriously rock those shoes like no other!

Isabel said...

I adore the polka dotted dress, but not so much the boots. They're just really not my style. But keep doing what you're doing Karla - you're amazing.

P.S. -How creepy was that comment from "Jordy" above?

mandi said...

how clever, i would have never thought of replacing the laces. very creative!

"Robby" said...

I like the lace change..im still living through you because me with my height in those would be...monstorus lol. I can barely slide by in 5 inches...=)

Anonymous said...

oh no, not the stripper boots again. i do not like :(

and whats up with the polka dots lately? seems tacky to me...

i adore you though karla and love your blog soo much! keep it up! I always look forward to new posts.

Hippy Chic said...

great reinvention! !

Ging said...

I love ur blog,it's amazing!

Anonymous said...

those shoes are disgusting, seriously tacky as fuck and just not fashion. you look so 80s! it's been done before.

IkNoWa said...

Estas tan mona como siempre! Pero esos zapatos son un poco exagerados... no m convencen mucho... Un Beso!

Anonymous said...

you look like a clown, a porno clown.

Anonymous said...

how tall are you ? look the shoes

Pastry Handbags said...

wonderful, your so amazingly wonderful... those shoe laces are ingenious and the style perfectly fits you, no one can ever wear it like you do.. simply mesmerizing~

Jordy said...

Karla, why don't U try to apply as Playmate of the Month in Playboy Magz?? Seriously girl, U look very2 sexy... U should be in there... I really2 wanna see U baring all (U can wear that sexy tights in those Centerfold pages too honey... ;) Pleaseeee... I'm sure Mr. Hugh Hefner will be very gladly for having U to be in his magz...

U have all that needed to be the Playmate, even more I'm sure U'll be the very best Playmate ever. U have very beautiful face, firm & big breasts, slim body, intelligence, & also very good sense of fashion.

Plsss, plssss Karla... I bet U will make much2 money, so U could buy more & more cool stuff to wear... ;) And also for ur own school.

Please consider my suggestion (& also my wishes, hon... ;)

NB : And I would gladly want to receive ur reply. :)

Love,

Ur admirer,
Jordy

u know who it is ;) said...

suck on my balls anonymous. Take that and rewind it back, ursher got the beat to make your booty go "slap"...
p.s. you don't hate her because your fat, because your fat, you hate her.

adrian your bro said...

karla make me breakfeast please :)

adrian your bro said...

yeah they serve breakfeast all day :)..lets go there

adrian your bro said...

your welcome..so when we going...to get a 1,200 dollar (with tax) nose job? hahaha

adrian your bro said...

that was funny huh? lolol

adrian your bro said...

hey pick me up a cheese wit ham kind of breakfeast thing and hashbrowns...thnxs love you :)..ps. nice new conair blow dryer..soo fetch and vintage and fetish :)

Anonymous said...

ps u have the ugliest laugh

Anonymous said...

oh god why would you ever post this set of pictures? sooooo bad, seriously i think this is the worst outfit i've ever seen! they're nto even flattering pictures. i'm embarrassed for you! just stop ...

Anonymous said...

I was gaspating over this outfit! So perfect!!! the dress, the boot, the tights, the laces!!! OH PERFECTION!!!!!
thank you for posting this.
:]
-lulu

Izumihiiiflower said...

i love your shoes!

ELSON said...

i'm always wondering who is making these pictures, 'cause they're really good.

Styliiista said...

sexy! you look fantastic! i bought some 'pleaser' label spectator cut-out and lace-up heels, which I can't live without! :) amazing! xx http://styliiista.blogspot.com x ja'niya

sisi said...

Can you please tell me are your pleasers heels comfortable? Love your blog, and I only just started mine..
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C said...

hey karla

just been scrolling back through your old posts (when i'm meant to be doing my assignment/presentation thing, don't worry I won't blame you for my procrastination!)

are you gonna be wearing these pleaser boots this fall/winter? i'd like to see how you'd style them this season that's all... :D

oh and you said you were going to a closet post like..months ago..girl it's october! i think us readers have been patient enough :-]

keep up the great blogging
x

Sandra said...

Hi Karla,

these pictures look great, location, outfit, expression, fantastic.

The black outfit, those golden laces, pulling the eyes of the viewers to those boots.

These are pictures one could see and look at for hours ...........................
dreaming "will I ever have the guts to go outdoors dressed like that ?, or would it be too much .................." still dreaming ;)


Take care, Sandra

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