You might have seen these before, but I wanted to make a post just for them.  These were the shoes I bought for my senior collection (which in the end I didn't really need).  The blue glitter sandals were originally black and white and the pink ones were originally red.  I thought I would save money if I bought shoes in the wrong color and covered them in glitter.  Well, it turned out to be more expensive and time consuming than I had imagined.  If you have masochistic tendencies and want to try this out for yourself you'll need spray adhesive, glitter, acrylic topcoat (absolutely essential - a thick layer of this will seal the glitter), and maybe acrylic paint pens if you're working on a shoe with an exposed innersole like on a sandal or slingback.  Pumps are definitely the easiest option.  Lastly, add some trashy printed tights to complete your trailer park cougar look - or to cover your leg hair!

Oh, and one of the models at my final crit was wearing the clear/flower sandals and totally busted her ass in them.  The heel slipped underneath her while she was walking and she flew down onto the ground into a spread eagle and the dress of mine she was wearing rode up above her hips.  It was mortifying (about thirty people were staring) but admittedly humorous.



Everything together... more photos of individual garments HERE.

Jewelry:  Homemade Speed

Photography:  Monet Lucki
Set Assistants:  Alexandra Elizabeth and Dustin Ersek-Mull
Model:  Sandy Ambrose
Hair & Makeup:  Lorena and Magaly Cochachi



I mentioned earlier that last week Anna Schilling wore some of my clothing to the Cnnctd+ launch event at the New Museum.  I had trouble finding photos, but thankfully she was kind enough to send these two!

skirt and top by me, Homemade Speed necklace, Helmut Lang jacket, Christian Louboutin pumps



I took these monday night before running out to catch the drag race finale/reunion at a bar --- and just now realized the Macaulyness of it.  He pretty much trademarked squatting in platform sneakers with a cig.  Oops.  I must say though.. I would not squat in hot shorts in front of Terry Richardson.  Nooooo way.



Some things to cover from last week...

The senior show was Thursday.  I had one look on display on a mannequin in the "vip cocktail reception" in which people seemed more concerned with the prosecco and than the mannequins around them.  Oh well!  The look I showed at the reception was predetermined for me - the faux fur was deemed gauche, and the head to toe print look was, according to most, the only successful look I made.  As I mentioned earlier, Liz wore a dress and jacket I made at the show.  She looked reeeeally good.

Over the weekend there was a presentation of work by students cut from the show at school - mostly parents attending, but it was fun to set everything up anyway.  I will hopefully be doing a photoshoot for the collection soon, as well.  More photos of my work HERE.

& all the amazing jewelry is by Homemade Speed

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