This is my version of, “Often imitated, never (not even close to being) duplicated.”
Valentino has swooned me this season. Take a look at their spring/summer collection. It’s mind-blowing. I want it all. Just look at these shoes! If I had lots of money, I’d take all of them. But I don’t. So I’m taking the inspiration and refashioning some of my own.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Hot glue gun
Ok, So start with some heels, preferably some with some surface area to add things to. And a really high heel. I don’t think these shoes would look great with all their add ons if the heel was low.
The next step is to cut up some squares. I used black polyester lining because it tears into pretty feathery looking pieces. But you could use silk, chiffon, etc… Cut them, roughly, about 1.5 inches squared.
Get the tip of a pen and fold one piece over, as shown.
Add a drop of hot glue to the point of the pen where the fabric is.
Push it on your shoe where you want to cover it.
Just keep adding and adding until the entire front of the shoe (or wherever you wan to cover it) is rounded and full.
I didn’t want to leave the rest of the shoes just in the plain leather. I thought it was too much of a contrast and the front looked obviously added on. So we’re going to create some fabric texture on the rest of the shoe. So get some more fabric square. Make these slightly smaller.
Start glueing them on in layers. Sort of like scales.
You want the edges to stand out a bit. Cover the rest of the shoes like this
Here’s my final product.
Like, I just wore them around the house while I changed poopy diapers, made dinner, and gave he girls bath’s, obsessed.
Can you see the subtle texture in the back?
Here it all is, shown in it’s lovely glory.
If you make it, I WANT TO SEE IT. So send pictures to the flickr pool so we can all see!
Tags: high heels, refashion, shoes, Valentino
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