5.27.2012

TR41L3R P4RK C0UG4R

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.



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