Tuesday, January 31, 2012

this is my city.

you can't help but play tourist when you're down at circular quay.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hand painted Litas

So, it's my down season again which means it's time to figure out ways to waste my time.

I've always admired the design of the Jeffery Campbell Litas but found they were never really right for me. When they came out I actually thought they were quite ugly and impractical, but respected the boldness of the design and how the fuck girls could walk in them. Then, as more chunky shoe designs came out, I fell further and further down the Lita hole. They're tall yet incredibly comfortable and easy to wear!

For a DIY project, I decided to design my own Litas. I cheaped out and bought a pair of pleather copy-cats, the Frida boot from Rubi Shoes for $60 to paint (instead of the $160USD on Solestruck). They didn't have a 35 (yes, I have very small feet), so had to opt for a 37 and MASSIVE innersoles.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to paint on them. I was inspired by the recent Picasso exhibition in Sydney and thought something bold and abstract would be the way to go - but then thought against it because there wasn't much in my closet to match. I then went through all my fashion and art books and fell in love with this 1920s fashion illustration in orange, gold and black.

Then I just got my act together and started painting. Step by step. Started with the base coat of orange circles, layer after layer to get a flat colour. 

Then I moved onto the gold detailing. To finish up I fixed all my mistakes and topped it all off with a coat of glow in the dark paint over the gold for extra umpf.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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