jewellery: c/o Pandora
customised shoes: c/o Shoes of Prey
There is something so inherently exciting about designing your own garments or accessories whether it's by hand or computer-generated, and then seeing the product in real life! This is exactly what Shoes of Prey do for you- simply select a shape (eg mid-heel, high block sandals, flat oxfords etc) and then get to work customising the shoes completely! You can control so many aspects, such as the colour, fabric (eg satin, patent, faux hair even), strap widths and heel height. Plus Shoes of Prey allows you to get into such detail to modify- like the toe strap, sole and back cap so you pretty much have complete control over the entire design.
I took advantage of Shoes of Prey's collab with Carla Zampatti, to design a special range of shoes that featured detachable large bows on the back. After making a few changes to the heel height, heel shape (stilettos not so practical for me!) and colours (I made everything silk navy except for the insole which I made bright magenta for a pop of colour) I created these beauties! In the end I was even offered the option to add a personal inscription on the soles. If you're gifting someone a pair of shoes this would be a great spot to add in a cute thoughtful message.
What do you guys think of creating customised shoes? :)