Monday, 1 August 2011

Re-Do Your Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Styleee...

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Okay so I'm clumsy. I have even been known to 'trip' over a leaf or two in my time, so I have awful luck when it comes to shoes, nights out and having that one too many. 


So when I scuffed up my favourite (and most comfortable) wedges, there was no way I was going to throw them out, so I decided to take inspiration from these:
Jeffrey Campbell 'Tick' £130.00
and have a go at D.I.Y and see if I can rescue them. Here are the wedges before:
New Look Wedges £24.99

You can see the chunk I have managed to take out of the back ... Ooops :/
So, I set out to recreate the Jeffrey Campbell 'Tick' look using only a hammer and 600 drawing pins (sounds very Blue Peter-esque). I have only one shoe done at the moment as I have managed to run out of pins, but I couldn't wait to show you all! But, here is what I ended up with:




I know these aren't to everyone's taste, but I love them! For a grand total of £1.47 per shoe they're a lot cheaper than the real deal and they have cut-out detailing too. Admittedly I am a little scared to wear them, but I think they'll look amazing on. I'm definitely going to post some sort of outfit of the day featuring these when I've got the other one done. 


For a first attempt at fashion D.I.Y I'm very proud of myself! Here's how I did it:
I firstly made a straight(ish) line of pins down the centre of the heel as a guideline. 
I then made two rows of pins along the bottom of one half of the shoe, stopping at the centre of the toe. I then repeated this along the top. The front was pretty much filled in by this point.

I then filled the rest of the side of the shoe in in rows. I made sure to overlap each pin to make it look a little more like the 'Tick' shoe. I then repeated the whole process on the other side. 


It took approximately 3 hours to do the whole shoe and around 600 pins. I got them for 73p a box at Wilkinsons, so it's a relatively cheap fix. I'm also thinking out switching out the laces for ribbon or something, but we'll see how that looks. 


Like I said I still have the other one to do so if you'd like some sort of video how-to for it I'd gladly do it!


What do you think? What are your fashion D.I.Y tips?


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

14 comments:

  1. OMG Lauran!!! These are AMAZING!!!! Well done you!!!! :))))xxx

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  2. They look really good. Has it made them much heavier? Might give that a go with my wedges. Mine are scuffed and tatty looking after only a few nights out xo

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  3. Thank you so much Maria! Jenna they have made them slightly heavier but not so heavy that you can't walk in them anymore. I have them both in my hands now and you can feel a difference but not when you walk in them.

    You should give it a go, but be prepared for sore thumbs! haha

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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  4. Go Lauran, what a good idea! x

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  5. Wow this is an amazing idea!!! yayyy for diy revamp on shoes!!! xox
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  6. I'm so impressed! That's such a good idea and a great way to save battered shoes! xx

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  7. Oh wow! I love these shoes! That is so creative, hopefully you will post more DIY posts? xxxx Cory

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  8. Thank you so much girls! Cory I'm rummaging through my wardrobe and cupboards as we speak to see if I have anything salvageable to reinvent. It's just a waste to throw things out when with a little bit of thinking you can create something new and unique :)

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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  9. Oh, wow, those look amazing! Just inspired me to have a look around my closet to see if I can find anything to diy like that!

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  10. I'm glad i've inspired you :) Follow me on Twitter and if you D.I.Y anything post me a picture! I'd love to see what you all come up with :)

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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  11. Woweee ! Love this idea, might have to give this a bash on some of mine I think. Never would of thought of the pins idea!!!

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  12. oohh.. i love it, brilliant idea :) I think il do this to a pair of my new look wedges soon! Well done! x

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Much Love,
Lauran
xxx