[Image via Vanessa Jackman]
When I first saw this picture of Christine Centenera in these shoes, I about died. It’s minimal and three-dimensional with lovely suede embellishments. After some Internet sleuthing, I figured out these are a gorgeous pair of Alaïa heels…a gorgeous and expensive pair of Alaïa heels…a gorgeous, expensive, and sold-out pair of Alaïa heels. Hence, another reason to DIY.
The materials needed are minimal. A strong adhesive, craft pom poms, and a pair of t-strap heels. Given that I am about to glue pom poms on a perfectly good pair of shoes, it’s best to experiment with an inexpensive pair. I couldn’t find the exact same style, the pair I found had an extra strap. I felt that pom poms covering all the straps would get too “arts and crafts”. I played with a few variations and decided to only decorate down the middle.
Use a toothpick to apply the glue. Put a small dab on the shoe and on a pom pom and attach starting with the ends and midpoints for even distribution. Wait 10-20 minutes and touch up the ends with additional glue and let it set overnight.
Here is the finished product. It’s a fun, trendy shoe that cost less than $30 to make! Be on the lookout for this Friday’s post where I wear these bad boys out for the first time.