4th, February, 2013

Meow! So, I have some exciiiiting news to share! Well, firstly shall I tell you about my fancy footwear? You see the pretty little kitty cats? I made them myself! Well, not entirely – my lovely, kind, patient (x100000!) boyfriend/photographer, Barnaby did a whole bunch of the work. So I definitely can’t claim all the credit! Keep reading to find out how we made our very own shoe stencils, but first the BIG news! Last month, Barnaby and I started working for a New Zealand-based footwear company, Commando-M. We are running the social media channels, so if you could please like us on Facebook – I will honestly think you are the bees knees (♥ ♥ ♥). Commando-M has started by collaborating with fashion bloggers to DIY a pair of Originals. What fun eh? And Lost in the Haze was lucky enough to be the first! As a fashion blogger, I love cats – after all, it’s pretty much a requirement! These shoes were particularly inspired by the (dress) love of my life, the infamous Leah Goren x Anthropologie cat dress.

We made them by cutting a cat shape out of card and tracing it onto a pack of sticky labels. We layered the areas of the shoe that we didn’t want coloured – like the sole and the middle panel – with copious amounts of masking tape. Then I folded a tissue in half, covered it in paint (we used acrylic paint in rose red) and applied it to the shoe with a dabbing motion. After they had dried, we peeled the tape and labels off, and voila! That’s it! I wore my feline footwear with cat-print tights and a heart-print dress (c/o Boohoo). What can I say, Valentines Day is close enough to start breaking out the heart print. Yippee!

20 Comments on “DIY Cat Shoes!”

  1. Aw, I read this post twice, cus I can’t belive how awesome you are! Congrats with that cooperation. You do great work and I’m not surprised, tbh :).
    These cat shoes are too cute <3 my heart is melting. But this dress *_* I'm looking for it like everywhere !! too awesome <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am obsessed!! I totally couldn’t tell that those shoes were hand-painted. I love wearing my colorful keds that I’ve painted over the years… if Commando-M needs another blogger to DIY some painted kicks, you should hit me up ;)

    Mackenzie
    http://www.heybirdfriend.com

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