Monday, March 14, 2011

Design a Day - Day 21 (White)

White peacock photo from Home Biba, Porcelain Lace bowls by Hideminy, and Plastic Spoon Brooch by Can't Stop Making Things

There is a soothing quality to white. It's versatile, comforting, and can even be warm. And, let's face it, white is a wardrobe staple. But sometimes, it's the little details that take something beyond bland wardrobe staple to exceptional. {On the topic of exceptional, be sure to check out the white flower tutorial above, made from melted plastic spoons! Wow!}

On to today's shoe, I tried to take the wearable components of white, and make it practical. These shoes are made from reclaimed cream patent leather with a bit of tan distressing. The shoes have a soft and silky over-sized bow. To keep the shoes from being too fancy, the bow has tan contrast stitching. The shoes are simple, but the scale of the bow, the durability of the leather, and the detail of the stitching make them interesting. The satin in the bow also has a lovely sheen, that makes the shoes wearable with white or cream. I prefer no strap on this design, but if we were to manufacture it, I would add one for the itty bitty sizes.

Here is another photo, so you can see the sheen to the patent leather...

I can imagine some little girl wearing them, skipping through this amazing photograph of this fanciful, fairytale forest.

Here is one more photo of the shoes worn with sparkly skirt and swiss dot tights {from Target.} I have not put the shoes into the site yet... I will leave that for tomorrow.
Happy Monday!


jewels said...

I have been so inspired by your designs each day, its given me motivation to be creative in my own dailies :) You have amazing talent, I'm so excited to give my almost 2 year old daughter her birthday present this weekend-- her first pair of Joy Folie shoes (the Hansel boots). You are so talented!!


Kelly | Glamour This! said...

I love oversized anything on small stuff, so I absolutely adore the big bows on small girls feet :) I love these! You are so talented (as always)

eleffrey said...

I'm sorry, not sure I understood...when will the shoes be posted for purchase? Will there be an announcement?

Rebecca Sehn said...

So lovely!

veronique said...

when are you going to post those shoes for sale on your website ?? been updating your site every 10 minutes for 2 days now !!!

Kelly | Glamour This! said...

Hey Jess, any plans on uploading the bow shoes to the website? I've been refreshing your site (as many others, I can imagine)

Same thing happened with the Ike (baby blue with flowers) I missed out. Those were one of my fave.

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