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.
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