i designed this for the solestruck x gala darling contest: what does your dream shoe look like? this is actually my first shoe design ever! i normally concentrate on clothing more, and never (surprisingly) gave much thought to shoe design. the contest didn't require you to draw anything out, you could've simply described, or hack-photoshopped something together. but if you've been following the blog for a while now, you know i love to draw stuff out. i'm also a bit of an over-achiever, and tend to bite off more than i can chew. although, i think i managed to ink and color this particular sketch out in record time.
so here it is! my dream shoe:
my dream shoe would embody everything i love about fashion. i would want it to be a unique, and simple, and at the same time have a touch of vintage and that impossible daringness.
i tried to design this shoe with that in mind. the body of the shoe resembles jeffrey campbell's night walk which immediately causes a "how the hell do you walk in that" reaction. i rounded off the edges to give it a more soft, almost classic look. i imagine the material to be made of a nice suede or a really soft leather. the scalloped edges and fleur de lis pattern would be laser cut to give the shoe a more vintage feel with the burnt edges. a light gold corset ties up the back of the shoe for a nice turn around surprise!
i can totally see wearing this shoe with a great spring dress and a chunky cardigan. le sigh.
hope ya'll have a happy holiday weekend! get fat and eat lots of presents! or vice versa ;)
just a dream - nelly