Saturday, 20 December 2014

Meadham Kirchhoff Inspired DIY Shoes

Jacket: Love Label
Sunglasses: Vintage
T-shirt: Clio Peppiatt
Jeans: ASOS
Bag & Earrings: eBay
Socks: H&M
Shoes: Irregular Choice & DIY




As you can probably tell by today's outfit post I am currently obsessing over anything and everything pink <3 It's like the older I get the more I want to dress like a toddler! There's so much I could talk about with this outfit but I'm gonna get straight to the point- THE SHOES. So I've been in love with the Meadham Kirchhoff x Nicholas Kirkwood shoe collection since they graced the catwalk a couple of years ago. But let's face it, a self employed girl running a fairly new business is never gonna be able to afford those bad boys! I do feel a bit bad about being a copycat but I just love them so damn much.

I've been really flattered that people have actually asked me to make them some shoes like these but if I'm totally honest it's a bit of a bodge job when you look up close hahaha.  So I thought I would just quickly run over how I did it incase anyone else wanted to try the DIY for themselves. I apologise that I don't have any visuals for this DIY but I literally only made them quickly for a lookbook.

I had an advantage because I already had my Irregular Choice Toffee Splatter platforms that were already rocking the MK vibes so I only had to make a few customisations. I did however originally start working on a pair of plain flatforms so I can talk you through how to rework some flatforms instead.

You need:

  • Lots of glitter in whatever colour(s) you like- also preferably quite a thick grain of glitter.
  • Craft glue (bought from Fabric Land)
  • Bowl for mixing glue and glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruffle trim (bought this one from Fabric Land)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Marabou or faux fur pom poms (bought the marabou from a cheapy £1 shop)
  • A pair of shoes you don't mind experimenting on!


So the most time consuming part of the DIY is the glitter side of it which is why I gave up on the flatforms and just customised my IC platforms instead as I didn't have much time. You need to do several layers of glitter and let them dry in between. First, cover the bottoms of the shoes and anywhere else you don't want to get glittery with masking tape. Then mix up a concoction of glitter and craft glue in a bowl and then paint the flatforms until it's all completely covered. The glue will be white whilst it's wet but will be completely clear once dry. 

Once the glitter is dry, apply another coat and keep repeating this until you're happy with the thickness of glitter. Seal the final coat with just plain craft glue to stop glitter from falling off as much.

The next step for me was to apply the ruffle trim and this was really easy. All you need is a hot glue gun and glue sticks. I started at the back of the shoe then worked my way around gradually glueing the ruffle trim all the way around the shoe then finishing it where I started at the back of the shoe.

The final touch of the shoe is the fluffy pom poms. Mine are literally just marabou trims just wrapped around the shoe with no actual fastening as I wanted to wear them with and without but you could secure yours with a hot glue gun :D VOILA! 

I hope this mini tutorial made sense without any pics, let me know if you try it :)







37 comments:

  1. Great post- you look divine! xxxxx

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  2. I had not heard of the collection before this post and then I checked it out and my I think you did a great DIY job!! Very creative #nailedit xx

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  3. Omg, fabulous job! These honestly look better than the originals which I have lusted over for soooo long. :) PS I've added you to my favorite links on my blog! xoxo

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  4. wow! absolutely love what uve done to your shoes! x

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  5. Those shoes are so much fun! I love them!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  6. I love this whole outfit plus your cute fluffy accessories
    the best thing about a DIY is you get to decide the colour combinations which I think has worked in your favour <3

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  7. gosh, utterly perfect as usual! Love all the fluff and pink :3 resisted the urge to buy a similar bag today maybe I should go back to that store haha. x3

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  8. MK is seriously my shoe kings. I've been DIYing a lot of shoes lately and these are my next project!!!!!

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  9. These shoes are crazy! Amazing outfit

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  10. Love your unique, yet gorgeous taste! So clever and I love your inspiration.

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  11. Love your style so much! And the shoes in particular - so crazy and fun!
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  12. Your shoes are amazing, whenever I try and do DIY projects like that, it always turns out to be a massive disaster haha!

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  13. Your outfits are so wacky and cool!

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  14. This post reminds me of the film clueless. My favourite film. Such a unique outfit !

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  15. I used to make and customise my clothes, but haven't done anything in the past couple years!! (Mainly because I'm lazy these days haha). I plan on giving this a go to make some snazzy shoes like yours!

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