Sunday, November 29, 2009

So Chic

Real vs. DIY Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels

You might have already seen this, but it's so great that I thought it was worth sharing. As you know, I've done my share of Rodarte DIYs (working on one as I write, as a matter of fact), and I always appreciate seeing when other people give it a shot, and how their results turn out. Christina and I have had vague ambitions to DIY the Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels, but frankly it got lost in the long to-do list. Not to mention the fact that I feel slightly uncomfortable doing any shoe DIY's without a hefty amount of help from my favorite shoe-repair man, Boris. That's why I was incredibly impressed when Carly from Chic Steals told me to check out the pair of heels she DIY'd entirely on her own, even though it required plenty of time, careful work, and most importantly, creative thinking and problem solving. After all, the greatest challenge is figuring out how to replicate the design yourself, and I think Carly did a pretty incredibly job. You can follow her step by step instructions here, if you feel so inspired. In the meantime, I'm going to go back to my knitting...I'll keep you posted...

Some of the tools you'll need

Carly wearing the finished results


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carlyjcais said...

Oh, you're so sweet Tiffany to post my DIY!
I'm so flattered to be on Six Six Sick! (And I can't wait to see your Rodarte...sweater, I'm guessing? when you're done knitting!)

Mouthwash said...




Ilse said...

wow she's great!! gonna check out her blog right now. I'm curious of your own DIY Rodarte project!

Isabel said...

Oh man, she did an awesome job! I am so impressed.

Grace said...

Amazing DIY.

Love Grace.

Charles said...

those look positively legit! amazing =)

CalamityJem said...

Awesome DIY, she did a fabulous job, they look amazing!

noirohio vintage said...

wowie those are legit!!

WendyB said...

I can't believe the things people get up to. Next they'll be DIY-ing my hen in the egg locket!