These boots were made for walking…

August 20, 2013

Haaaa the end of Summer. The temperature drop we had in the last few days got me thinking about Fall clothes and about wrapping up in warm and fluffy wool jumpers.I am enjoying the nice warm weather but that made me think about what to wear when it gets chilly. I tidied up my closet the past weekend and went through my shoe collection. Seeing that I now live in a country where the past few Winters have been quite harsh, I noticed that I don’t seem to have near enough boots to my liking. I had a look around here and there and although the boots in the shops are nice, I want something different. So I started doodling and thought – What if we could have the crazy boots we always dreamed of?

So I came up with some fun (and funny) designs and thought how amusing it would be to design footwear for some of my blogger friends. They may not like them in the end but they really were the inspiration behind some of these:

The Circus Boots

These would be made of red matte leather and the stars could maybe be silver or white patent leather. I thought they would be perfect for Desiree of Pull Yr Socks Up. I can see her rocking these with one of her tutus!


The Attitude Boots

Black leather, of course, with silver buckles and silver spikes. A bit too much for me but I thought they would be the boots I would buy Suzanne of Idee Fixe if I ever had to pick a pair for her.

The Grey Velvet Boots

Imagined these for Vix of Vintage Vixen, a very glamourous lady indeed. The yellow should be more mustardy and the green leaves should be embroidered on grey velvet. They may look uncomfortable but they would look fab if they were real.

The Divoon Orange Boots

These would go to Helga of Helga von Trollop, of course. I can see her wearing these with one of her fabulous capes and her beehive style do. I haven’t decided if I want them in patent leather or just regular leather. Either way, those bows would look amazing.

The Navy Boots

And these are for me, thank you very much. As I’ve said countless times before, this is one of my favourite colour combos.

Now all we need to find is someone to make these for us. And not too expensive, please! Which one is your favourite? 

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  • Reply Andrea Deal August 20, 2013 at 06:48

    Great designs! I love them all! Especially the star ones and the ones with the bows 🙂
    I need more boots too. I just ordered myself a fancy new pair of shoes and thought of you! ♥

  • Reply Vix August 20, 2013 at 08:28

    You need to be a shoe designer! I love these designs, you’ve got our style down to a tee.
    Don’t pack your sandals away too soon, we’ve another heatwave on the way! Flip flops at dawn! xxxx

  • Reply Lovely Sara August 20, 2013 at 18:39

    Wow, what a cool idea! Love the shoes, especially yours. I think this post is a fabulous idea and I would love to see a second/third/… edition of it. xxx

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen August 20, 2013 at 19:09

    You got me spot on! I actually have similar boots, patent, mid-calf with buckles all the way up, just missing the spikes & mine have one more buckle! I got them a bazillion years ago at Kensington Market! Actually I think you got everyone spot on and I love ALL of them! Back in the early to mid-80s I was signed up & ready to attend Cordwainer’s in London to learn how to design & make shoes & handbags from scratch. Bloody US wouldn’t recognize it as an accredited school (hello? Its where Jimmy Choo & other famous shoe designers learned their craft as well as being one of very few schools left that focus on teaching these skills as well as equestrian related accessories) and I couldn’t afford it on my own so had to give up my spot to someone else. ): I wonder if students take on private commissions as projects so they can learn? That’s where I would try to get a pair of bespoke shoes! Thank you for letting me be an inspiration! XXX PS I’m going to steal your “Beetlejuice” skirt when you aren’t looking, so you better keep it under lock & key! (J/K I’m sure it would be a maxi on me, trailing in the streets since I’m such a shortie!)

  • Reply Luna Tiger August 20, 2013 at 21:18

    I didn’t know you draw so well ! Your drawings make me think to the cartoon “the yellow submarine”, I madly love it !!!

  • Reply The Style Crone August 21, 2013 at 03:07

    Very fun and creative. Boots for bloggers made my evening!

  • Reply Señora Allnut August 21, 2013 at 08:34

    fabulous designs!, love all of them, but my favorites are that orange ones, oh yes, and you’ve saved the best for last, because that navy boots are awesome!!, and very Fluevog’s style (love it)

  • Reply pastcaring August 21, 2013 at 09:00

    Fabulous designs, Sara, you have captured everyone’s style so well. I think Helga’s might be my favourites, but it’s impossible to choose! xxxx

  • Reply Desiree August 21, 2013 at 09:59

    Ayeeeeeeeee those circus boots are killing me!!!! I’m already fantasising about these doodle boots with striped leggings, yes a tutu or spangly knicker-shorts and a rather swishy cape!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Reply jane at the flight platform August 22, 2013 at 18:04

    can i have the last 3 pleeeease! x

  • Reply Hollie August 23, 2013 at 18:36

    I’d buy that entire collection!

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