What inspired me this week
So this week I really enjoyed two words:
Pattern because it is overwhelming, intricate, and comforting. I combed through NYLON, Glamour, and an ASOS catalog and pillows and a blue bedspread around the house to experiment with paisley, geometry, and snakeskin.
Decadence is quite synonymous to Pattern. I enjoyed and named Zico’s look from the Block B music video for Nillili Mambo as “Lion Club”. His single blue eye contact and mixed dyed pink straight and loc’ed hair gave him a feline quality. Rebellious tattooed wrists and fingers swathed in gold jewelry added to a mischievous, luxurious effect. In the same vein are GD’s bejeweled fingers and script tatto in That XX. (Side note for Kpop fans: I can finally appreciate his gloomy voice in this video because before I was just stuck on One of a Kind ‘s funkiness.)
My long lost love
So this fueled my makeover on my Dirty Laundry boots. I was working this laced-up-the-back/pirate-esque look all sophomore year.
And because I wear down shoes the fabric separated from the sole. They were recently discovered in my closet because I couldn’t throw them away. So I got some Shoe Goo repaired the hole and painted an opulent metalic print at the base.
Yeah, they need some help
After drawing a snakeskin-turned-giraffe spotted print and I varied filling in the negative space or the space between the spots.
With a design in mind I penciled my spots on the boot and traced the lines with pink halo gold paint.
I soon became obsessed with this color and covered it everywhere. That’s why the previous sketches have it.
I have one side done and I need to finish the other side tonight so that it can air-dry for 24 hours. Afterwards I will heat set the design by placing a tshirt over the boot and blasting a hairdryer on low for 10-30 seconds.
Now the other foot…
Special thanks to Block B and GD. Tune in Tuesday as I reveal whether I melted the man-made material of my boots (No really, this was an actual concern when I told the peeps at the art store about my idea.) or everything will come out perfectly. Either way I’ll match it with a decadent, contrasting-patterned outfit.