June 02, 2011

D I Y / 15 Minute-Two Toned Platform Heels

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Back in January I did a guest post for the lovely DIY blog A pair and a spare about my two toned heels. After my previous posts I got a few emails about the heels, so here's the tutorial on how I altered them!

Stripper heels?
I found these babies at a secondhand market. Their perfect shape struck me immediately and reminded me of a pair of pointy Jil Sander platform heels. Though their silver color in combination with their heel- and platform height made me doubt about the possibility for them to be part of a tasteful ensemble. Did they used to belong to a Spice Girl or a stripper? Yes the shiny silver had to go. Or at least half of it.

Materials
These heels are made out of a synthetic satin-like material. Special fabric paint would probably work best on cotton, canvas, velvet or any other real fabric coated shoes. For Leather shoes there are special leather paints for sale at any shoe maker. But this cheap material almost feels like woven plastic, a permanent marker was perfect for the job. Permanent marker also works like a charm on faux leather.

How to
Draw a line along the exact middle of the shoe with chalk. If you have a very steady grip draw along it immediately with the permanent marker. Else you can always stick a piece of tape along the line to avoid making mistakes. Then fill in all the color, remove the tape and Voila! Two tone heels!
I don’t care to which 1995-stripper, -Spice Girl impersonator or drag queen they used to belong, with this 15 minute alteration they became a nice addition to my shoe collection!

34 comments:

Twins said...

amazing heels! so original!!

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Yasmine said...

Wauw, amazing! X

roos said...

Zo makkelijk en wat een effect!
Goede DIY!

Martie said...

Leuf effect, net even anders! Erg leuk.

xxx
martiege.blogspot.com (a lot of DIY's)

Gioia said...

heel leuk gedaan, prachtig resultaat

Miss Independent said...

love the diy two-toned! genius!

perfect hippie said...

Heel leuk en makkelijk!

The Fancy Teacup said...

You come with the most ingenious, stylish ideas. Those two-toned heels are simple and fantastic.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

amalie said...

i saw your two toned shoes, they're awesome! you have the greatest DIY's xx

annahanghoej said...

amazing, just as you !

Madara said...

is there written 'moda italiana' on the sole? i'm asking, becouse last week i bought similar ones in my local second hand shop (i'm from different european country). they are a bit darker, but the fabric seems to be the same. and their heels have a different shape - it looks even more like a stripper killer heel :D

Stine Mo said...

This is suck a cool idea, I really wanna try it out ASAP! Silver and black are always good together. Nicely done!

Stine Mo

Raspberry Jam said...

Cool!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

xoxo

FASHION ICE said...

very cool! great idea

Anonymous said...

could you please also tell us how did you make the tights with the graphic design on it? an instruction would be useful;) thank you!

yamina beyondURclothes said...

super col idea !!!

♥ yamina
http://beyondurclothes.blogspot.com/

Nomadic D. said...

Awesome! I was one of those curious ones from the other day, and I'm so glad you posted this! Quite the transformation, cause I have to say, in their pure silver state they really do look pretty hideous... But the final result is great. So impressed that you had that vision.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Cherell S. said...

amazing!

Sharlxo said...

great DIY post! really unique!

sharlxo.blogspot.com

lefashionchic said...

So simple but such a transformation! I love it!

Shilpi said...

hell effing yes.

xx

sftrend

Shulamit said...
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Shulamit said...

love these shoes! and DIY

Vivienne Kongvongsa said...

interesting!

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Kirsten said...

I always love your DIY posts, so great.

the hues said...

If you didn't post this i wouldn't have knew you d.i.y'd it with a marker! Clever :)

November Grey said...

Love it!!

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

I love this!

My blog♥mfashionfreak

Martina said...

great idea! :)

i tried it out right away,here is my version of this DIY project, hope you like it!

http://littleblacksalmiak.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-two-toned-shoes.html

Jonna said...

Such a simple and great idea! :)

Jonna xx

Elin said...

Love the idea! xxx

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Anonymous said...

They look like cheap dollar store shoes that my 2 year-old brother colored in. I'm sorry but I hate them.

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

tell me where this glorious cheap dollar store that sells pointy platform shoes is! I urgently need to go there with your little brother!