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Shoe Challenge No.37

Lanvin x H&M Leopard PumpsShoes: Lanvin x H&M / シューズ:Lanvin x H&M
Worn with: Top by H&M, skirt by Max Mara, bag by Armani.
H&MのTシャツ、Max Maraのスカート、Armaniのバッグ。

Finally I got to wear my beloved pumps from the Lanvin x H&M collection. The reviews of this collection were pretty mixed on the internet, but I must say that I really adored it, being a lover of cocktail dresses and crazy shoes! When it came out, I was in Japan, where everything was like double the price from Germany, so after just looking at the shoes in Shibuya’s H&M (where my size wasn’t left anyway since I’m not a fan of getting up early and queuing up endlessly) I ordered not one, but two pairs (the other ones are the flowery turquoise ones) online from the German shop. I think they are really close to “real” Lanvin shoes and to me they feel quite comfortable despite the relatively high heel. I love the rhinestones on the heel:

到頭この大好きなLanvin x H&Mのパンプスをはけました。インターネット上、そのコレクションのレビューは色々でしたが、カクテール・ドレスと派手なシューズが大好きな私は本当に好きでした!コレクションが発売された時は日本にいました。ドイツとくらべると、日本での値段がばいぐらいでしたので、渋谷のH&Mで見て(早起きすることも、行列で並ぶことも嫌いなので、着いた時には私のサイズがすでに売りきれていました)、結局ドイツのネットショップで二足も買いました(もう一足はターコイズ色のリボンがついた花柄です)。「本物」のLanvinの靴にかなり近いだと思っています。それにヒールが高くても歩きやすい靴です。ヒールのストーンが大好きです:

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Barbie shoes by Moschino

Moschino Sandals

Aren’t these the perfect Barbie shoes? I love the big bow and the twisted leather on the heel. If it weren’t for the price tag (530€), I’d get a pair for myself! That doesn’t seem to be  too much for some though, as there are only two sizes left. If 530€ doesn’t sound bad to you and if you are a size 37 or 40, you can buy a pair at Moschino’s online store.

この靴はBarbieにぴったりの靴じゃないですか?大きいなリボンとヒールが大好きです。残念ながら、私にとって¥61,000はちょっと高過ぎです!ある人にとっては普通な値段みたいですが。。。もうサイズはふたつしか残っていません。¥61,000でも欲しくて、サイズ37か40の人はMoschinoのオンライン・ショップで買えます。

Alexander Mc Queen DIY

Today I saw my favourite shoes on Shoeperwoman: The Spring/ Summer 2011 Sarah Burton for Alexander Mc Queen  shoes. They are truly fabulous! Here they are in white:
今日はShoeperwomanのブログで私の一番好きな靴をみました:Alexander Mc Queen の新しいデザイナーSarah Burtonの春夏2011コレクションのサンダル。本当に素晴らしい靴ですよね!こちらは白いバージョンの写真:

Alexander Mc Queen Spring Summer 2011 Sandal

I was in love with these the moment I saw them on my screen some months ago…..as so often, they are unattainable – as much as I looked, I didn’t have some unneeded 3,000 USD lying around! So, what’s a girl in love to do? …crazy as I am, I decided to try a DIY, and here’s the end result:
この靴は私にとって一目惚れでした。。。よくあることですが、とても手の届かない値段でした – いくらさがしても、いらない3,000ドルを見つかりませんでした!それで、愛におちてる女はどうすればいいのか?。。。ちょっとクレイジーな私はDIYでもしようかなーと思いました。そのアイディアの結果はこちらです:

Alexander Mc Queen DIY shoe
I know they’re not the same, but considering they’re handmade, I’m pretty satisfied with them….and here’s how I made them:
まったく同じではないということは分かっているが、手作りだと思うとかなり満足しています。。。このように作りました:

As a base I took this unused pair of “stripper” style shoes (bought long ago on a holiday for fun….):
ベースとしては使わなかった”ストリッパー・スタイル”の靴(何年まえに旅行中に買ってしまった。。。)を使いました:

Stripper Platform shoe

And then I used the following items to make the leaf-like decoration and butterfly on the shoe: Cardboard, acrylic paint, and copic markers for the butterfly. Aluminium foil, acrylic paste and acrylic paint for the leaf-shapes.
リーフみたいなデコレーションと蝶々を作るためにこれらのものを使いました:蝶々はダンボール、アクリル・ペイントとコピック・マーカで作りました。リーフはアルミホイル、アクリル・ペーストとアクリル・ペイントで作りました。

Alexander Mc Queen shoe DIY

First, I made a white sole with rubber foam and fabric which I glued to the shoe, also attaching the back part. Then, I used velvet ribbon and glued it to the plastic upper to create the “straps”. Over that I painted the acrylic paste using layers to create depth. Mostly I made a basic shape from aluminium foil and then used acrylic paste to attach it to the shoe and cover it as well as create a structure. I did the detailed structure with acrylic paint.
最初はインソールをフォームと布で作って、のりで靴につけました。そのついでにバックの部分もつけました。次はベルベット・リボンをのりでストラップみたいに靴の透明のアッパーにつけました。そして、アクリル・ペーストでリーフ風の形をぬりました。ほとんどの部分は、最初にアルミホイルでベースの形をつくって、それをアクリル・ペーストで靴につけて、その上に同じペーストでまた形をぬりました。細かい仕上げにはアクリル・ペイントをつかいました。

Alexander Mc Queen shoe DIY

Alexander Mc Queen shoe DIY

After that I sewed on the rest of the straps: the ankle and t-bar strap. And finally I sewed on the butterfly.
その後、残りのストラップをぬいました:あしくびとTバーのストラップ。最後に蝶々を靴にぬいつけました。

Alexander Mc Queen shoe DIY

Here are some pictures of the final result:
出来上がった靴です:

Alexander Mc Queen DIY shoe

Alexander Mc Queen DIY shoe

And this is how they look like when worn:
はいた時のみため:

Alexander Mc Queen shoe DIY

All in all, they’re of course not the same thing as the original – I also changed the shape to fit my base shoe – but I like them! I have no idea how much wear they would withstand….I guess they’re definitely not made for walking on cobblestone roads, but they should be fine for an indoors party or a similar event! What do you think?
結局、この靴はもちろんオリジナルと同じ物ではありませんが – ベースの靴にあわせて、形も少し変更しました – それでも好きです!どれぐらいこわれやすいのは分かりません。。。外で歩くにはあまりよくないと思いますが、室内のパーティーなどのためには使えそうです!このDIYはどう思いますか?

Patent Wedges – D&G and Flag-J

Finally these gorgeous wedges by D&G are available on their online shop! I’ve seen them in the shop recently and wanted to show them to you since then. To me, they’re a perfect summer shoe. They’re available in purple and green:

D&G patent wedge

D&G patent wedge

Sadly, at 445 € they’re quite expensive! If you want them anyway, click here.

If you’re looking for a similar shoe with a more budget-friendly price, these wedges by Flag-J are a perfect alternative. They also have patent uppers and a very similar woven heel to the D&G shoes, but the shape is different enough not to be called a copy. Apart from pink and green, they’re also available in red, beige and black. And for the price of 7,110 Yen (approx. 62€) they’re definitely budget friendly! Click here to buy a pair at Flag-J’s online store.

Flag-J Patent Wedges

Flag-J Patent Wedges

Baldinini Patent Floral Peeptoes

Baldinini Patent Floral PeeptoesHere’s another gorgeous floral shoe for summer. This beautiful patent peeptoe is by the Italian brand Baldinini. I like that the floral pattern looks like a modern painting and that instead of a simple heel they used a red one decorated with two stones – it just makes the shoe a lot more interesting! If it weren’t for the price of  425€, I’d be very much tempted to buy them. If you are tempted despite the price tag, you can get a pair at Baldinini’s online store.

Hot shoes from Brazil

Today I “discovered” a new shoe brand, which I just have to share with you. While I was browsing shoe sites during my lunch break today, I saw these super stunning pair by the Brazilian brand Dilly – a great discovery! I need to start saving up now 🙂

Dilly Peeptoe Slingback

Dilly Peeptoe Slingback

Dilly Peeptoe Slingback

Aren’t these amazing?! I’m totally in love with the heels…and the little ribbon on the back…and the shape…If you find them equally stunning, you can get a pair for 229€ (click here for the red version, here for the black version and here for the lemon version).

Of course, after seeing these beauties, I wanted to see the rest of Dilly’s collection and headed over to their homepage, but unfortunately it’s under construction right now. Nevertheless, you can take a look at their previous collections on the old homepage in the meantime.

Dreaming of Anastasia Radevich’s Dreamfall Collection

Anastasia Radevich Dreamfall

Take a look at the most stunning shoes of 2011 (in my opinion at least): The Dreamfall Collection by Anastasia Radevich! I was already in love with her previous collections (Biofuture and Kinetik), but this one even surpasses them… the shoes seem to come straight out of a fairytale and I can’t stop staring at these amazing designs and certainly I will be dreaming (and daydreaming) of them. Will they be in your dreams as well?

Anastasia Radevich Dreamfall Collection

Anastasia Radevich Dreamfall Collection

Anastasia Radevich Dreamfall CollectionAnastasia Radevich Dreamfall Collection

Anastasia Radevich Dreamfall Collection

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