Friday, November 12, 2010

Shoe Porn: DIY STYLE



MY INSPIRATION
So everyone knows that the MUST HAVE shoes this year comes with alot of HEIGHT! And everybody's made a knockoff off of a knockoff. I decided to try and make my own. Keyword: TRY, hahaha!
 First I have to say if it wasn't for Christine of Christeric and her awesome Bondo idea I would have never known you can make your own platforms using vintage stripper shoes and shit from the hardware store! So THAAAAANK YOOOOOOU  Christine! To see the process on her blog click here.

DIY 1: I just cut out the toe of these Eddie Munster clunkers, added studs to cover up the ugly parts and attached the t-strap with studs also. Pretty easy!
DIY 2: I used an old pair of 90s stripper boots and just cut off the top, Bondo heels to make them chunky, sand them down by hand, spray paint with the kind used on plastics, sprayed over a matte finish which I FUCKED UP and had to sand down. I personally think it gives it a grunge worn in feel!! Add a faux wood cover you use in drawers. This process took FOREVER!! If you're in a rush I wouldn't recommend.
 DIY 3: I used another old pair of 90s stripper maryjanes. I've been OBSESSED with the F21 Miu Miu knockoffs sice I first laid eyes on them. Like I was pissed I didn't get the memo that these shoes exist! I found the perfect faux pony hair leopard fabric to cover them with. This takes times and dedication ladies! First I Bondo the heels for the right thickness, sand down by hand, cut off straps, used fabric glue to attach fabric to shoes and reattach straps higher up!
I wish I had before and after of them but I didn't have a camera at the moment. But I do have the B&A of the leopard maryjanes. So I'll try and share that with you at a later date. Can't wait to match my DIYs with my vintage!
Ciao,
Virgin

8 comments:

missmarc said...

wow you DIY-ed these? they look amazing, great job!!

kayaretro said...

fantastic job, awesome...

notsoChiara said...

great stuff!!
C:
http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

Woahhhhhh these are amazing! Can't believe you did these yourself.
breathingoutthepast.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

wow, that's gorgeous!

annierama said...

ahhhh I love them all!
but especially the first ones!!!!
you are so cool!

Sophia said...

these are nuts!! i love, love the platform booties

xx, sophia

www.trashbagblack.blogspot.com

Holly Rose said...

awesomeness =D

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