Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 foot 8

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ground level never seemed this far away..
orange net sweater-thailand (distressed by me)
high waist skinny jeans-American Apparel
boots- Pleaser x DIY

Dear Charles Anastase,  
For months, I have been writing you, inquiring about these dungeon boots:
and I promise I would have paid good money for your awesome design,  but since I did not hear from you, I could not wait any longer....I made them myself.  I'm sorry.  I don't usually buy knock-offs, and you can rest assured I will not profit monetarily like other companies (*ahem* JS) from your design...


Sincerely,
Christine


Ok, folks, now that I have gotten that off my chest...I will now reveal how truly insane I am.  The process of making these were so painful....Frankly, I dont even want to talk or think about it ever again!
I started with these classy bad boys from Pleaser.  I hated the shape of the heel....how it curved in and was sort of skinny.  I also didn't like how the platform wasn't seamless.  So what do you use to fix a common problem like that?  Good ole BONDO.

I filled the seams with bondo and sanded it until it was smooth.  For the heel, I kept packing on the putty to get the right thickness.
The sanding part was terrible.  I wanted to cry every minute of it.
After I achieved the shape I wanted, Eric helped me spray it with black texturized rubber spray.  I then jammed on some spikes I bought from Ebay and laced them with the dirtiest sneaker laces I could find.  There you have it...my "never do it again do it yourself" project.


I'm off to work in Hong Kong, China, Tokyo for the next 3 weeks...Sadly, China does not allow me to use blogger over there so I will not be updating... be good kids and all my love ♥

128 comments:

  1. WOW! crazy heels.
    amazing work at creating them,

    www.desordrestore.blogspot.com
    www.desordrestore.com

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  2. YOUR THE SHIT FOR MAKING THOSE YOURSELF. YOU REALLY WENT ALL OUT. OUTDID YOURSELF TOTALLY. THEY LOOK FUCKIN AMAZING. I WANT THEM AND CANT HAVE THEM CAUSE THEY DONT EXIST. ORIGINAL. LOVIN THIS OUTFIT TO PIECES. SIMPLE YET BADASS. KILLIN IT AS USUAL. LOVE YA

    ANGIE XOXO
    MINTVINTAGEJUNK.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  3. job well done!!
    i've definitely had my fair share of "the end product is great, but was it really worth it??"
    ...and it always is..!..!...
    have fun on your trip duder!!

    xoLIZ

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  4. OMG! they look amazing, can't believe it's a DIY!
    congratulations :D

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  5. AMAZING. I thought that they really were the originals but i kept reading and saw that what?! those shoes from Pleaser to the final product?! that's crazy!!!

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  6. holy shit, your amazing.
    I can't believe you did all this (your so clever) from my point of view it looks so worth it! one of a kind killer heels, whats better than that?

    Just amazing, such great work!

    -em
    from spindizzyfall

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  7. YES! A TRUE FASHION ADVOCATE. WAY TO GO FOR VENTURING TO ANY LENGTHS UNTIL ACHIEVING THIS LOOK!

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  8. this is the best shoe/fashion DIY i have EVER seen! an inspiration!!!! xx

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  9. Holy shit you're my hero. That is the most dedicated DIY I've ever seen. Have fun in China!

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  10. um holy crap dude!
    that is beyond amazing.
    wowza.

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  11. CHRIST ALL FUCKING MIGHTY! these are awesome! you made them?! WHAAAAAAA?!?! brilliant. i made a pair of all over studded Louboutins and that was painful enough, this woulda killed me! just fucking immense. OH and I just bought a pair of pleaser boots too, love a bit of fetish like HA. Franco xxx

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  12. those heels are fierce! amazing DIY :)

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  13. Damn! I can't believe you completely changed the shoe! It looks great on you. I personally would break my ankles in those, but it seems you can walk in them haha

    Btw, Are they heavy?

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  14. Haha! You did an amazing job! I never would have thought of using Bondo to build up the heels...

    I did a DIY of those super-spiked Christian Louboutin for Rodarte strappy pumps from some Bordello platforms back in Fall...plus tute...

    check it out here if you're interested!

    http://chicsteals.blogspot.com/2009/11/dont-buy-diy-christian-louboutin-for.html

    I'll def. have to try Bondo on my next shoe refashioning project!
    Thanks!
    xoxo
    Carly

    http://chicsteals.blogspot.com

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  15. DAAAYYMMM! The result looks so clean! Smarty pants you are! Have fun overseas. Btw, you look a lil different, but I can't put my finger on it...

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  16. what an amazing diy! you reallyreally wanted those shoes...

    great job!!

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  17. they look so cool!
    check out my blog
    http://neverhidealwaysrun.tumblr.com/

    i use a lot of your pictures!

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  18. I am truly impressed of the work you have done with those shoes!
    I love your sweater btw.

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  19. i could never do something like this, youre so talented! good job i love those shoes!

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  20. that's absolutely amazing.
    i've posted them several times before.
    can't believe you did a diy.
    freakin awesome!

    love ur blog <3

    xx

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  21. OH. MY. GOD.

    You are a genius!

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  22. OMG!! those shoes are insaneee! and you diyed it?! wooow..you are a genius!

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  23. I like your style. I would sometimes even say I love it.
    That said, these boots are ugly and I see no one benefiting from them. Unless they want to look like a horse.

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  24. these are dead on x rad fucking work

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  25. I just found you via tumblr. Two things: a) this look took my breath away and I love it. b) You're both insane and inspired to make the shoes yourself. Brill!

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  26. wOW that is CRAZY commitment to shoe desire!! i am superduper impressed, they look so profesional!

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  27. Fucking wow. I've been toying with the idea of buying something like the Pleaser platforms and "fix" them myself, but I might as well give up the thought, as I'll never get acheive such a brilliant end result. Great job! Are they hard to walk in?

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  28. wtf.

    um you're kinda sick dude.

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  29. you are seriously incredible. they turned out so well! xx

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  30. it is perfect.
    you are very skillful.
    I love the size of the platform.
    and your blog is great.
    can we exchange links?
    kisses from Brazil.
    xxx

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  31. First of all you ROCK!!!! I never would have guessed you made them!!! Awesome!!! Also I love how teeny tiny you are on top with those huge shoes... it's a great look!!!

    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  32. You're crazy girl! Really a feat that is to be respected. I seriously thought those were the Anastase versions when I only saw the photographs. Amazing job and yes, I feel for you during that painful process. Unreal.

    invasionista

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  33. UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE.. I just stumbled upon your blog today and girl you are truly admirable. If you don't already work in the design industry you most definately should. HATS OFF :):):)

    ispeakmojito.blogspot.com

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  34. Those shoes are truly amazing!

    Carmen.xx.

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  35. Those shoes are crazy! Love them! What an amazing DIY job - you are so talented!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  36. wooooooowwwwww
    love love love love that outfit, shoes, jumper, jeans... everything!

    x

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  37. WoW!
    Totally wicked shoes!
    =]

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  38. Ms. Stop It Right Now told me that this DIY would be some "Holy Shit."

    She was right. My god. You have my admiration and a high-five.

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  39. Oh, and please don't hate me for reposting this. I'm sort of compelled.

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  40. I saw two reposts about your shoes. This is quite amazing. I'm stunned that you can still move in those. Big props.

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  41. You were only 5'8 in these heels? My god, i think i would of been 6'9 hahah. They look amazing on you. You are the queen on DIY, you know !!
    xo

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  42. Amazing. I can't believe you made them yourself. Awesome. :D

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  43. WOW!!! You are my hero...I can't believe ur able to walk gracefully with those sky high heels!!!

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  44. I have been coveting the dungeon boots for so long ... these are fucking INCREDIBLE. Following you now!

    HALCOHOLIC.com

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  45. UM, PERFECT.
    UM, SICK.
    UM, YEAH! <3




    xx

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  46. dang girl! that's pretty impressive! I would love to see more DIY examples, if you've made other things! <3 -NB

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  47. now THAT is a diy project. WHO does that??? Creates a freaking shoe. You win.

    xx FujiFiles

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  48. Fantastic. I'm sorry the process was so terrible for you.

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  49. HOLY SHIT THIS IS RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME!!!
    don't go awayyy you're blog updates are my favoriteee

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  50. can i just say...you are a f ing genius!!! so ridiculously amazing

    http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

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  51. simply amazing. Great job, the effort payed off :).
    ♥ Sheray.

    fashionsherayde.blogspot.com

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  52. Sick shit gurl

    www.thefashionseen.com

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  53. i wanna blog about this
    i wanna cry

    i love u!
    omg!
    im crying!

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  54. damn girl! you just made me tumble over my seat with this post! every element of this outfit is badass awesome! those DIY heels are sick to the nth!!!!!!

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  55. very high&punk heels,are fab!



    http://fashionuance.blogspsot.com

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  56. you are a craft cat.
    i also got a jumper very similar in indonesia.

    visit my blog to hear about my encounter with THE COBRASNAKE.

    check out aussie style blog LIKE A FOX at

    www.commeunrenard.blogspot.com
    www.commeunrenard.blogspot.com
    www.commeunrenard.blogspot.com

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  57. These are too sick! But bluergh to sanding shit down, I hate the sound/feeling of it.

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  58. wow, these are just awesome cant believe you made them yourself so cool!

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  59. WOW !!
    The shoes are so cool !
    I love your style & I often read your blog !!

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  60. SICK! i love it.
    I dont think I would have the patience for something like this. good job.

    xoxo
    skinnyintern.blogspot.com (follow me!)
    skinnyintern.blogspot.com (follow me!)
    skinnyintern.blogspot.com (follow me!)

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  61. WOOOOW! Sick, sick shoes! Well done!

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  62. this is the coolest shit i've ever seem on anyones blog... well done!

    http://uncouturier.blogspot.com/

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  63. IN LOVE...

    Seriously, this painstaking work is why I love fashion. You put all of the hours and tears into it and when it comes out....

    Oh it's better than a crisp new baby


    you are inspiriiiinggggggg (and can I say I'm a little intimidated :0 )

    www.jeunessedoree.blogspot.com

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  64. OMG!! a) how the hell is this my first time on your blog?? im in love!

    b) those shoes are epic, and crazy and i cant believe you made them that is very cool!

    Meho xx

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  65. girl, these are INSANE :O
    snaps to you, missy! :)
    xx

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  66. Chrisssssteric you are insane! I fucking LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
    VERY IMPRESSED. As soon as I saw the first pic, I was like 'what the fuck those shoes are GRRReat' and then to discover you actually DIY'ed them.
    Leave your job and come work for us thanks! hahaha
    xxx

    www.nodiscount.com.au

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  67. o.m.g

    are you kidding?! this is INSANE. posting you on my blog right now! haha amazing!

    xxxxxxxx

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  68. GIRL, these are craaazy!! Great thinking on shaping the heel and adding dirty laces. I'm getting some great inspiration!
    xo

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  69. bloody hell! unbelievable... these are insane and you look awesome -completely rocking these DIY'S and still ... cannot believe they are D.I.Y'S. just found you and now following.
    How tall are these by the way? ( think i'd be a giant im 5ft 10 to start!) xx
    fashion clocked
    katie.xx stop by sometime.x

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  70. nice style !! gorgeous!

    i wanna take your fashion if we have a chance :D

    i'm a fashion photographer.
    visit my blog to see my archive.

    http://streetfsn.blogspot.com

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  71. Those boots are the SHIZ.
    and Im following you.
    and yeah, I prefer your boots to charles anastase, yours will look even better once they've aged.


    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  72. OH ! I wanna this shoeeees ! / Great style.

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  73. WOW! those shoes are so AMAZING! love, love, love them! i also love the wohle look there!
    <3

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  74. Loving your blog :) You look great in all your posts! Really want to get hold of one of them Holy Shit t-shirts haha! Those shoes are shockingly amazing!
    - Adele
    moltocuriosa.com

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  75. i am DEEPLY in love with your blog. you are fabulous.


    princesscharlottesinheritance.blogspot.com

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  76. not my style shoes, but well done!

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  77. i love you for doing things like that.the shoe came out sickkkk.
    kisses
    eszter

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  78. although the process with painful, the result was tremendously awesome!

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  79. spectacular! ladyplay from paris

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  80. WOW you are so freaking amazing! Great work!


    http://voguishblog.blogspot.com/

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  81. Oh. My. Goodness! They are, most certainly, a labour of love. And you should be very proud, they're AMAZING.
    They've earned you a new regular reader. Hi!

    renewvintage.blogspot

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  82. I can't believe you did this yourself !
    That's incredible.

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  83. you have some extraordinary patience! i purchased some demonia's in february and did a diy on them for this exact same anastase look. but fortunately for me, mine had the exact heel that was needed and i just needed to cut the boot down to get the right length. i can't believe you went to all that work on the heel. i am so impressed!! such a talent you are!

    xxx
    t

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  84. YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING.
    YOUR STYLE IS AMAZING
    YOUR CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES ARE AMAZING
    THESE BOOTS ARE BEYOND AMAZING
    AND
    YES.
    YOU ARE FREAKING AMAZING!

    X
    AjAMAIS jQUii

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  85. you're feakin amazing...;)
    i've to say i like the ones you did even more then the others!

    wwww.iamaliceandfashionismywonderland.blogspot.com

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  86. I can't really think of another 'wow' word, so- all of the above! Truly amazing!

    Lis xXx

    Off The Wardrobe

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  87. Amazing job!

    www.lynseycoke.blogspot.com

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  88. amazing! I would have never guess you made these... or at least the fashionable portion of them! seriously your hard work really paid off!!

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  89. Oh my GOSH!!!!those shoes are like out of this freaking world!!OH MY GOSH!!you did that yourself?you're so crazy!so awesome!

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  90. They are so cool, potential health and safety hazzard, ha ha i kid, they rock!!

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  91. Nice items, the fact that u produce yourself your accesories require an amazing inspiration! i like it! keep in touch
    www.intuitioncouture.blogspot.com
    www.intuitioncouture.blogspot.com
    www.intuitioncouture.blogspot.com

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  92. you are so effing amazing in so many ways!!

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  93. This is amazing! They turned out insanely well considering where they started from. Job well done! looking fabulous.

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  94. OMG, first off I'm sooooo upset that I just recently found your blog via Inny Vinny (Instant Vintage), she is so good for it!! Secondly, you rock for this "Never do it yourself again" boots, they are so insanely obnoxious and dope!! What a fantastic idea, you get 4 thumbs for this sugar plum!!
    x
    jn
    www.jeneennicole.com

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  95. wow. thats a lot of work. well done darling.

    xxx ediot

    www.ediot.org

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  96. are you freaking kidding me??? AMAZING!!! Someone needs to hire you PRONTO

    http://thisfreebird.blogspot.com/

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  97. These are fantastic! worth the blood, sweat and tears. If only I could walk in shoes like that..

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  98. Hi Pal, you are so awesome!

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  99. FUCK YEAH!!!!!

    http://ladivasosa.tumblr.com/

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  100. That is completely insane, but completely amazing

    xx


    www.tobaccoandleather.blogspot.com

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  101. That's some commitment to shoes. Love.

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  102. They are really lovely.
    Even Audrey thinks that!


    http://audrey.new.buzznet.com/user/journal/7022381/monster-shoes/

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  103. Hello love.

    I am the assistant of the wonderful team thats makes the charles anastase shoes. They are handmade in the UK. If you would still like to have some made, give me an email at georgiecb@aol.com and we can sort it out for you.

    Georgie x

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  104. I gotta ask, what brand spray paint did you use? It's so matt and pretty

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  105. Oh my god you are extremely talented.
    I am in lovee with your style so unique and tasteful. These shoes a AMAZING, it's unbelievable you recreated these, they look so great absoloutly love them, the only problem would be walking in them. Anway Love your work! x, S.

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  106. That's so bright haha! So, I hate to turn the attention away from your spectacular diy footwear, how did you distress that sweater? Tiny scissors? Enzymes? Careful application of moths? Forgive me if you see this post twice, I rly have to know haha

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  107. wow this is AMAZING. i want to try that!

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  108. Can u walk with that shoes??? amazing. they`re absolutely fantastic! I want them.

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  109. wowwww they are amazinggggggg... if i werent so lazy i would def try to make myself a pair hahaha
    http://aboutafantasy.blogspot.com/

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  110. oh my god! you are insane! I love them so so much! you are incredibly genius, I would have never thought to do this for a diy, you should do more projects and post them! :)
    http://fashioncontagious.blogspot.com

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  111. amazing shoes!

    http://eternalmatter.blogspot.com

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  112. thats awesome!

    www.californiabetty.blogspot.com

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  113. "and I promise I would have paid good money for your awesome design, but since I did not hear from you, I could not wait any longer....I made them myself. I'm sorry. I don't usually buy knock-offs, and you can rest assured I will not profit monetarily like other companies (*ahem* JS) from your design..."

    Really? Clearly that was a lie as you're profiting greatly now!

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  114. Girl you better get out of here with that "rest assured I will not profit monetarily" because Hellbounds look WAY closer to Dungeon Boots than Litas ever will! Don't play that mess. It's okay to be inspired in fashion, how else would anything new come about? Everyone copies each other. Just quit calling out others for doing the same thing you do!

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