Last week I was invited by Rainbow Club to attend an event in London, to design a pair of shoes for my Alter Ego. Rainbow Club specializes in bridal shoes and accessories and now have available The Colour Studio, where you can have any pair of shoes from their selection dyed to the colour of your choice. That got me intrigued.
The best Christmas tree in the whole world has shoes all over it.
We were all given a Colour Studio apron so we wouldn’t get our own clothes dirty and were invited to check out the embellishments available for our shoe.
After that we had to pick a colour (or colours), which had to be mixed especially. I picked a dark red as I already had an idea of who I wanted my Alter Ego to be.
After trying the colour on a bit of satin I decided it was good and proceeded to decorate my allocated shoe.
There was a competition for the best 3 shoes. I didn’t win but nevertheless I had a lot of fun! I enjoy trying out new things and this was a really good experience.
I also got to meet Diane Hassall, who is the head of design for the brand and learned that she has 25 years experience in the industry, which is quite respectable, I would say. I will be interviewing Di about her career and experience at a later date so stay tuned!
We called these rabbit tails as that’s what they looked like. I have no idea what they are called in reality. They were used to paint the shoe, after dipping it in the dye.
Here is the end result. Have you guessed who my Alter Ego is? Her name is Gigi and she is a flapper, partying away in the New York speakeasies during Prohibition. She likes to dance, drink bootleg booze and listen to Cole Porter.
I also got to pick a pair of shoes to bring home with me and I chose what I call Barbie shoes – pink and sparkly! They are the Desario model, dyed in light pink. I can’t wait to get an opportunity to wear them!
This is what I wore for the day: Turban – Lomography shop in Lisbon, Boyfriend Cardigan – Zara Lefties (outlet in Portugal), Stripy T-shirt – Zara, Cocktail Ring – Matalan, Black Velvet Dress – Thrifted in Florida ($1!), Lips Belt – Zara (on sale), Tights – Primark, Boots – Beau Coups (via Ebay)
Bonus: the Christmas lights at Regent Street in London.
I hope you enjoyed this, I know I did. I am joining the party over at The Style Crone for another Hat Attack as well as Patti’s Visible Monday!
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Eeeeeep!!! I’ll join you on the dance floor darlink!! You’re a natural shoe designer of course, duh! Gigi is absolutely spectacular … those babies need to get splashed in champagne pronto:) xox
Let’s go dancing! I’ll skip the boozing at the moment as I’m not allowed due to my treatment 😛
Amazing doll!! I want to go to something like this!! How fantastic. Your shoes looked very glam and I liked your alter ego, mine would have been right there with you dancing away :)) Gorgeous shoes. Happy Monday xx
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It’s really cool and great fun 🙂
I can’t think of a challenge more suited to you! Love how cute you look in your turban! x
Thank you! I had a really good time – wish I could do this more often!
Wow, you know how to find the fun! I love watching those shoes get glammed up. Great outfit too; the turban is the boss. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.
I love me my turbans 🙂 My favourite kind of headgear!!!
thank you for stopping by x
I love your, I mean Gigi’s shoes! I can’t believe you didn’t win the contest!
Haha, the winners were actually really good so I can’t complain 🙂
What? You didn’t win? How could that be? Gigi always wins on the dance floor! Can’t wait to see you in your Barbie shoes. Meanwhile, you are looking very “Amelie”
I can’t wait to wear them either! They’re a towering pair of pink glitz!
Sara you are all over these days, going to events and all- That’s pretty good, you will get exposure and all –
I love your creation and those Barbie shoes you brought home you will show them to us , right?
I adore how you are dressed and your boots! I’m mad about platform, i have my eyes on a pair on Etsy –
I can’t wait to wear the shoes – I’ll have to find a suitable event (they’re too tall and glittery for the office I’m afraid!)
I’m having a lot of fun attending these events – it’s really good to be surrounded by fashion and bloggers for a change 🙂
What a cool artistic workshop ! Your shoes are beautifully customized !
I love your life !!!
It really was! A really good fun event!
Thank you hun!
Great shoes – glittery beauties for Christmas parties, mmmm!
Love that velvet frock too, and you are rocking the turban, Sara! xxx
thank you! I must do a shoe related Christmas tree at some point in my life 🙂
A shoe Christmas tree??? What could be better? I love the concept that the Rainbow Club provides and the shoes that you created are unique and beautiful.
You really know how to wear a turban! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!
I know! I will have to do the same at home!
Thank you for letting us share!
Oh I love Gigi! What a great idea shoes on Xmas trees.
Well anything that glitters.
Gigi is a sassy girl!
Did you get to keep those amazing shoes? What a fun-tastic experience!
Big hugs dear
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I did! I loved it, it was great fun 🙂
that is SO cool! I can’t believe you got to take a pair home with you!
I know! What is there not to like?
What a great treat, and thank your for sharing it with us! So much fun …and such fabulous results. Just the kind of ornament I’d like! Ideas everywhere…
Sigh. The Regent Street lights are lovely. They remind me what a hole I live in. Ours suck.
But, I can enjoy yours!!!!! So thank you for that, too!
I know! Where I live the lights are small, to say the least. It’s always nice to see places properly decorated, feels like magic!
OMG this is totally the type of event I would love to go to!! Create your own shoe and then take a pair with you? Like! Also loved the whole storyline you created for your shoe. Very novela like (and if you’re doubting this is a huge compliment because I adore novelas :D)
Hahaha, Gigi is a sassy girl and she would love your compliments!
What a shame you don’t liver here, I’d love to attend an event like this with you, can you imagine all the fun we would have?
I love the shoes you made. They are gorgeous! Did you get to keep them as well?
I only kept one shoe, as we only decorated one, not the pair 🙂
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