Sunday, July 10, 2011

DIY: Sequin shoes


For this project you will need:

- A pair of stripper platform shoes
- Sequins and plastic gems
- A strong glue like E6000 
- 3 days of your life or no life at all (I identify with the latter)


Some sweet size 6 foot stripper donated these shoes to the thrift store where I picked them up for a $1.60. Ok, they could have not belonged to a stripper but I'd like to think these shoes lived a little and dabbled in some use, misuse, or abuse of yeyo, angel dust, black beauties, X, or some of the like. I could be totally wrong. I was inspired to decorate shoes once glitter pumps went mainstream and I couldn't afford them so I planned on glittering a pair of shoes anyways, but I was further inspired to go the sequin route by Charliet Clothier and a bag of sequins that had been sitting in my sock drawer for at least 360 days. Check her out. Love her style http://charlietclothier.blogspot.com/2011/05/glitzy-heels.html

After 3 days of manual labor and multiple attempts at styling them, I decided on my dad's levi cut offs with a thrifted granny blouse and some hot pink over the knees. I know I know, snooze fest. But for my backyard shoot, it sufficed. The concept of the shoot goes to my mother, Rosemary. Yes, that makes me Rosemary's baby. Be warned. Even though she couldn't get out the phrase "hopscotch shot." Twisted her little tongue in too many ways. Photos were taken by my baby daddy who borrowed the sidewalk chalk from his work, "Um, can you pick out the color you want cause I have to get this box back to work." After this we went and ran some laps and stairs and my makeup stayed. The magic of MAC. Then we shot hoops, drank smoothies, ate sushi, and that leaves me here. blah blah blah. 


Oh no, I spy a bald spot. 



Maybe if I break my ankle, then people will love me.


Focal point: Harajuku Lovers charm bracelet. 


Every day I'm hopscotchin, I mean shuffling, I mean hustlin.







77 comments:

  1. You are mi hero amor, I love your bad ass sequin zapatos, I used to play hopscotchin all the time,lol
    your so pinche creativa, love your ghetto shores and pink medias.
    ps.
    need to look for that darn glue.
    on my post I agree you have to be gabacho estudiado para que te pelen.

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  2. Hahah :P "A pair of stripper platform shoes"

    I don't think I own anything like that. But I'm going to try this on a shirt. Also I like shufflin better than hustlin--personal preference. Lol.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  3. These are immense! [Did you vajazzle too? You know that stripper would have ;-) ]

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  4. i love this DIY!!! great job, you just jazzed them up instantly, so cute with the hopskotch.

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  5. oh ma gosh...give those here!
    http://anairofsurprise.blogspot.com/

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  6. Every day I'm shufflin'.
    -- Love it.

    Anyway, I love these shoes. I'm sure you get lots attention because of them!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog. ♥

    Your shoes are beyond AMAZING, gosh I love them so!!!

    And you are such a cutie, I love reading the blog posts you write. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  8. OH MAH GOD! those are PERFECT!!! ahh everyone is doing all these amazing DIYs and it is making me want to do some so bad. ahhhgg. you make me so jealous. I have been meaning to make a pair of wedges into galaxy wedges.. and you have inspired me so much.. I am going to make a list of all the DIYs I want to do and then do them all this summer. ^-^

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  9. also, thanks for having the best voice when writing your blog. I love your humor and reading your posts are great!!

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  10. You are so damn creative! Love that your first instruction was "find stripper heels".....Love the pink lipstick with pink socks. You are such a hottie. I'm going to find out how many calories your burned from hopscotch. That game is NO JOKE!

    Thanks for the update on your high school boot camp workout. Now you got me thinking I need to play some basketball...

    xo,
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  11. PS - Keep music suggestions coming my way. You are one of my music go to people.....

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  12. This is fabulously wonderful! it looks like sprinkles!

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  13. This are gorgeous.
    I love glitter and sequin shoes.
    Especially on stripper platforms haha
    Great DIY

    http://lea-oh-lea.blogspot.com

    hope to see you on my page soon

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  14. EEEEEEK!!! I ADORE them!!!! So frickin' funky!
    For me,worth the effort!You look foxy as,incidentally! SEXY legs!
    Ha,Rosemary's baby!!!!
    xxx

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  15. wow those shoes are pretty fun! They look great! love the pink knee highs with them :)

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  16. you're right; I do love them! They're so Jeffrey Campbell-esque.

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  17. MY GOD. You're so creative. I love these!!! The shoes look rad. I just might try this if I get time to do it <3

    HEYNICHOLE

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  18. Oh wow....WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Great job on the shoes!!! and love em with the pinks!!!=)

    http://aphroditeslair9999.blogspot.com/

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  19. I NEED something like this. I'm so off to poundland for a bag of sequins and then straight to a charity shop for some shoes!! Ha ha if it's a rainy weekend I might just make a bag too!

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  20. Thats sooo cool. I like 'em.

    xoxo

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  21. THOSE. SHOES. ARE. AMAZING! I'm seriously in love with what you did here - especially how you styled them! I'm definitely going to have to try this diy...asap!

    xoxoo
    chloe ** flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  22. those sequin shoes are LOVELY, and can't believe you DIY them! you got some talent :D

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  23. OMG, I love your shoes so damn much! Great job!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear!

    Loves,
    Rowan

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  24. wow, you did a fantastic job, so creative! these would make the most perfect party shoes with a little black dress! xxx

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  25. Love the DIY sequin pumps! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    Sarah Jane R.
    www.sarahjanerstyle.com

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  26. Oh my God, those are insane. I want to make some so badly now!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  27. These might be the most amazing pair of shoes i have ever laid eyes on! You have inspired me to trot over to my local thrift store and scrounge around for stripper platforms!

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  28. Those shoes are CRAZY COOL!!!!! LOVE them, so very inventive and the shorts and top with the socks works perfectly!!!!

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  29. And you're the only one with that pair. Nice outfit. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

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  30. WOW,WOW,WOW!!!I am totally crazy about your new shoes!!!Great idea,thanks for sharing honey!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  31. OMG how amazing are these shoes! So fun for summer - love the detail of the pink hopskotch too by the way! xx

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  32. Bravo!!! This is fabulous DIY job hun! I love how much "life" these shoes have now!:))
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  33. Wow, these diy shoes are fantastic and you are really creative!!! I love the hop scotch photos - reminds me of when I was a little girl. :)

    Btw, I'm hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog and I would love it if you entered! http://www.fashionaddictgirl.com

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  34. Amazing DIY! you are amazing! they look fab :)

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  35. wow you did a great job!!! I love them!!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  36. these are so cute and fun! GREAT DIY!

    thanks for the blog comment/ :)

    Inez

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  37. omg, those are incredible!! love them! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I am so happy to have discovered yours now! It is fantastic!

    I am following you now!!! :)


    moonstruck exposé

    x. juliana

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  38. i think this is such a greattttttt idea! thanks for sharing and showing us step by step. i will definitely try it!

    i just came across your blog. i think its great. i hope you will come visit mine and maybe we can follow eachother!

    www.wotsworthwhile.blogspot.com

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  39. WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
    *shyy goes to make a tweet on twitter about sophia and her sick shoes*

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  40. wow, cool diy.x



    thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  41. OMG!!!! These shoes are AMAZING!! What a great idea! Very cool....very creative!!!

    http://mizzentice.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm really going to have to look more into stripper platform shoes. They seem to have such great shapes and they're great for diy. Love this fun project!

    invasionista

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  43. Hi Sophia!! :) nice to meet you via blogger haha thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day
    i'm dying over those crazed 70s disco DIY shoes, haha, amazing! Where are you from?
    xx
    best,

    sophia
    www.trashbagblack.blogspot.com

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  44. You did an amazing job with those shoes! They're completely transformed from their former selves!
    p.s.: thanks for stopping by my blog! Kmart does indeed sell Bongo brand. I got my shoes sometime back in April.

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  45. hi sophia (: thanks alot! I don't think I've ever recieved so many compliments haha :P
    && your sequin shoes are fabulous (: xxxx

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  46. I could squeal with delight at your photos! FANTASTIC STUFF! You have done a great job with the shoes. I do love shiny shoes!

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  47. Wowser, I'd willingly give up three days of my life if I could create shoes as beautiful as those! x

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  48. Super cute!!! I'm still in awe that you can pick up cool clothes so cheap. I identify with you spending so long on projects. I spent like a week cutting out tiny pictures of purple orchids for a Givenchy post I did. I was mocked by my housemates.

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  49. Those shoes definately make a statement.. Love the fact that you made them yourself..Great pos!
    hugs,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com

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  50. Gurl, you work those shoes!!!

    All the best, Angel

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  51. Wow, I can't believe you did this yourself!!! I love, love, love how beautifully they turned out!!! ! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  52. thank you! it's perfect! just what ive been looking for and i have everything i need to this at home :)

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  53. They look gorgeous!
    XO,
    Lucija

    withlovelucija.blogspot.com

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  54. this is one of the best DIY we ahve ever seen!! the shoes look gorgeous, really well done!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  55. loving it , such a great idea xoxo

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  56. I don't even like to shop, but I do like to go to the thrift stores. & I loved reading this post. I'm now folowing. You should follow be back?! liebeselbst.blogspot.com [:

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  57. omg, theyre amazing! Good job!

    urbanchouchou.blogspot.com

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  58. stripper shoes sequin-ified! I freaking love them, it's such a good idea for the glitter shoe craze too.
    I am in love with your hot pink lipstick as well, what lipstick is it?
    Beautiful pics as always! x

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  59. Funky! You did a great job on them. They look great.

    http://shannonsometimes.blogspot.com/

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  60. Those heels are freakin' AWESOME! Why do no strippers donate to the Goodwill here?!? I would have so much fun transforming them into something super hot like these. Great DIY.

    Nicole

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  61. Whoa those shoes....I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    https://zoelove.bigcartel.com/
    http://coilymystic.blogspot.com/

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  62. OMG!!! <3 <3 <3

    you know whats weird? i planned to stick thousand of rhinestones on my shoes this way and i never managed it (because it takes lots of time!).... but your shoes are gorgeous.... btw: i like the combination with the pink socks - just lovely!!!

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  63. um EEEEEKKKKKK AMAAAAAZING. I love your sense of humor and I LOVE YOUR SHOES. Amazing DIY. It looks and sounds like oodles of work - but TOTALLY WORTH IT. They're so unique and fun and ahhhhh, I might copy you one day. Amazing.

    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  64. haha, i love the way you write but most importantly, you did such a FANTASTIC job with these shoes. now i don't really have a lot of vacant 3 days, but id give it up if i can find the right shoes to DIY these with amazing idea!

    xx
    eden

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  65. Nice blog. :))

    If you like my blog, follow me and I'll follow you back. :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  66. Great idea, the shoesw came out fab! xx

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  67. These shoes are absolutely fantastic!! :)

    www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

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  68. Nice job! Kudos!

    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

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  69. Love what you did with the shoes babe
    xoxoxo Sophia

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  70. those are HOT and love how you styled them.

    Jen xx
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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  71. wow they look awesome! well done!! <3 thanks for linking my blog xxx

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