Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DIY Rodarte fall 2010 shoes

I still can't get over how amazing are these Nicholas Kirkwood shoes for Rodarte fall 2010 (1145€ at LuisaViaRoma). Heel looking like covered with melted candle wax is stunning and also pretty DIYable! I decided to try this candle wax thing... though my version isn't definitely that cool and I'm still craving for original version.

But let's start from very beginning. Last week I received huge trash bag full of shoe samples from Vagabond/Bronx/Blink dealer here in Estonia. They thought maybe I want to use shoes as material (leather, chains, zippers, studs and so on) to create something new or try redesigning them. Otherwise these would have been burnt, because shoe samples are actually totally useless. So now.. I have loads of shoes in my room.. and it smells like a shoe store (yuck!). Some of them are from fall 2010 collection and aren't even available for sale yet.
For my luck I got one white shoe by Bronx which was perfect for this Rodarte DIY.



Here it is: (unfortunately I have only one shoe from each pair, as I said - these are just samples)


Start with dripping candle wax. It's easy, just hold a candle and the shoe horizontally.


Actually you can leave it like that but I added some ribbons to make it look more like Rodarte's.

59 comments:

  1. how beautiful, wait just askin, but wat is wrong with shoe samples? Are the poorly made, or you just dont like the design?

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  2. No way, how cool is that!!! Tõesti vägaväga kahju, et need üksikud on.. aga ilus toakaunistus siiski!! :)Väga vinged kingad ;)

    Ning sinu tehtud on ka väga üübercoolid, keep up good work !

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  3. If you made the other shoe, you would have a perfect rodarte pair of shoes. Your hands are incredibly amazing;)

    www.enamodeuse.blogspot.com

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  4. I think she means there's only one of each style...no pairs!

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  5. OMG,so many pretty shoes <3 too bad there's only one of each pair. I love the DIY! Looks awesome.

    "As pretty as"

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  6. So beautiful, you are so talented!

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  7. it't such a shame there are only 1 of each pair....

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  8. this is hilarious and genius at the same time!

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  9. kõik kingad olid üksikud? piltidelt nagu tunduks, et paaril kingal on paariline ka. kui nii, siis lucky fucking you.

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  10. these are terrific, another fabulous DIY. i dont know what id do with myself if someone gave me a bag of shoes! keep up the great creative work

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  11. Crystal - I think she means they're useless because you only have one of each shoe!

    These so so CLEVER, I'm curious to know just how well the wax is stuck to the leather and how appropriate it could be for continued wear.

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  12. to bad that you only have one shoe, because those are some great ones XD

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  13. Hello!! I really loooved the result, it looks awesome!

    You know, you could also melt the candles in a double boiler and try to dye the wax with a crayon a little bit to make it look more like the original one, that has a slight yellowish hue.

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  14. Thanks! Now all I have to do is to find the other shoe.. then I would actually wear them.

    @Anonymous: mõned on tõesti väga sarnased, mõned väiksed erinevused detailides.. või siis materjalis, üks on nahast, teine seemisnahast. Nendest siis nad valivadki kumb läheb tootmisesse ja müüki.

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  15. Oh my gosh. Sul on nii palju ägedaid kingi . Wow
    Sinu tehtud DIY Rodarte kingad on nii hästi välja kukkunud :) !

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  16. Oh lord! Need paremal asuvad mustad lukkudega on MASSIVE! Kas need alles tulevad müügile?

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  17. @white rabbit: need ei tundu olevat kevad/suve kollektsioonist, nii et võib ju loota, et need tulevad siis alles sügisel müüki, kui üldse.;)

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  18. But what about the wax beiing not so durable? Wouldn't it just drop off after some more serious touching or something?
    Maybe you sprayed some liquid glue on it?

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  19. täiesti lõüpppp !!!! ma ei tea, ma kannaks isegi kahte erinevat kinga:D, need on nii hotid !!!!

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  20. @ag: well, it probably isn't very durable but nothing has happened so far. I haven't think about that because I can't wear them anyway;( So they're just decorating my shelf now

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  21. wauw nice pictures and a verry cool shoes!

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  22. Tõesti väga vägaa lahedad kingad.
    Ma kannaks ka kasvõi kahte erinevat :D
    Aga sinu DIY on ka superlahe.
    Gaash, ma olen sinu peale nii kade :D

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  23. oeh ma ei saa neid kahjuks üldse kanda, sest need pole isegi mitte minu suurus ;(
    aitäh;)

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  24. You're so resourceful, always finding ways to make things out of whatever that's available. I really admire you, even though you're younger than me. Heh.

    http://anothercaroline.com

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  25. it's a bit of a bummer that you only got one shoe of each pair. i want all of those shoes in your room!!!

    And your Rodarte DIY project looks stunning. A job well done. It's just unfortunate it's only 1/2 a pair.

    http://missingjames.blogspot.com

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  26. superäge!!!!!!Mis teed nenega?

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  27. Sul on geniaalsed ideed ja kuldsed käed! Lust lugeda ja jälgida!

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  28. Ma tänan väga ;)

    @Getri: nende rodarte diy kingadega? panin riiuli peale seisma praegu;) nii et põhimõttelist ei tee mitte midagi.

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  29. oh.. see on pärs irooniline :D
    Et on vaid 1 king paarist ja vale suurus ka, aga sina saad ju nendest superlahedaid DIY teha. :)
    Sa oled nii loominguline. Edu sulle.

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  30. Hell yeah , need DIY kingad on ikka über fierce välimusega :D Muidu , Firma võttis ise sinuga ühendust , et sulle neid näidiseid pakkuda ? :D

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  31. Aitääääh;)
    Jah, ikka ise võtsid ühendust.

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  32. Ülimad kingad nagu .. tead ikka et oled DLSW'i tumblris ?! :P http://dirtylittlestylewhore.tumblr.com/page/11 seitsmes pilt . lambikalt leidsin, mõtlesin et teatan sulle kaa :P

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  33. OMG! You've had a great idea! Those DIY shoes are awesome! <3

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  34. These are really really cool. Love them :)

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  35. I have to ask where You got the blue sandal in the left corner from? I just love it!
    I've been looking for sandals with straps like that for some time now.

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  36. Nice work. So sad there is only one!

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  37. What an amazing idea!! I looks really great.

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  38. Thanks;)

    @Diana: the blue sandal is by Bonx but I have no idea where they're available

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  39. thanks for the quick answer!:)

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  40. they are so nice !great idea .you are so talented ..
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  41. absolutely amazing!! i loveee the way they turned out! i would have never thought to use candle wax

    http://midnighteaparty.blogspot.com/

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  42. Vau, mulle väga meeldib sinu verioon nendest Rodarte kingadest =)

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  43. That's such a good idea - the end result looks amazing too! You are one of the best DIY-ers there is Anni!

    Sonia xo

    http://dozendresses.blogspot.com

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  44. ülevalt kolmas pilt on tumblris 945 note'i kogunud,thumbs up

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  45. wow, ma ise olen näinud ainult sellist, millel 571 notes http://badgirlswearchanel.tumblr.com/post/702815719

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  46. Hay dear blogger!
    How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.
    Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
    Love, Cindy.

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  47. Tervitused Annile ja kõigile kommenteeriatele Bronxi poolt.

    Väga meeldiv näha suurepärast disaini tööd kenale mudelile.
    Saatsin selle edasi ka Bronxile Hollandisse.

    Antud mudel on Eestis poodides muidugi vaid tavapärases mustas (kõrgemas versioonis) ning madalam põikilukuga ilma perforeeringuta (NS Kinga poodides).

    White rabbit - Lukkudega saabas on Sügisartikkliks väga populaarne valik olnud just Ukrainas, Baltikumi hetkel seda ette tellitud ei ole.

    Lisakommentaarina ja selgituseks võikski omalt poolt lisada, et näidised tulevad meile suuruses 36-37 ning poolpaarina (ruumi kokkhoiuks), seega kahjuks suuremat kasutust kui klientidele ettekujutuse andmiseks neist pole.
    Samas on hea meel näha, et loodetavasti mingit kasu neist ka siiski on, kasvõi disainkingaks riiuli peale.

    Jalatsi äris nagu ka mitmes teises valdkonnas muidugi on tegelik kollektsiooni suurus kordades suurem kui reaalselt lõpuks ka poodi jõuab.


    Loodetavasti on Annilt ka tulevikus huvitavaid projekte näha. Ning vajadusel siis peaks enamasti ka sobivat algmateriali.

    Lugupidamisega,
    Bronx Baltic

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  48. That is an epic shoe collection - ooh you lucky thing!
    Nice DIY and cool photos too (:

    http://www.simplyspence.blogspot.com/
    x

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  49. o wow! this is genius.dripping wax.
    def try it out more. cant wait to see em'

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  50. you are so friggen lucky! the talent that you have at such a young age makes me feel like a failure! I am going to get started on my projects right now! thanks for the motiviation!

    lovee
    http://fashioncontagious.blogspot.com/

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  51. That's amazing!

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  52. That's amazing!

    http://bensstylecorner.blogspot.com/

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  53. that`s really sad that you just have one pair of those beauties... not far! xaxa
    but at least your rodarte diy is very clever and your pictures rocks!

    it has been such a long time since I first visit your blog... an now I just found your link again. Won't miss a post!
    ca.

    p.s.: check my shoe blog if you want.
    http://milpares.com

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  54. it is lovely indeed but probably to be more practical it would give better result to use hot glue. maybe to sandpaper a surface to make it stick better?

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  55. This looks so amazing!

    http://fashionhacks.blogspot.com

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