|My DIY mirror-adorned flats!|
At mondo shoe trade show Couromoda in Brazil earlier this year, I met one of the designers for whimsical brand Loucos e Santos, which I only WISH were sold in the States. While interviewing her, she showed a group of us some INCREDIBLE flats adorned with a little retro mirror (below). I think you may know that I love nothing more than a '60s style mirror motif. Reflective little things in fancy frames are all over my apartment. So I was devastated to learn that Loucos e Santos (and sister brand Jorge Bischoff) aren't as of yet offered in the U.S.
|The meaning in my life and the inspiration for my little DIY project.|
I finally found the ones I scored above on eBay; they're dollhouse bedroom framed mirrors and they were shipped from Hong Kong. You can buy them here for $5 each.
Creating the retro mirror flats was super simple. I was nervous about my first glue-gun experience, but I just let it heat up, set up my mirrors on a surface to wait in the meantime. Then, I "shot" three lines of glue in the center of each mirror on the back and then attached them to the front of the shoe. I left a little room at the point for it to show, letting the bottom part of the mirror hang over my "toe cleavage" area just a bit, like the originals did.
I let them cool and tada! My very own retro mirror flats. I can't wait to pair them with some jeans. I even Windexed them for the occasion. What do you think? Is this a project you'd try?
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