Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Fashion Fix: Stylist's special. Barnacle Heels for the Sea Nymph


This week I styled a Sea Nymph. 

The Nymph needed a pair of shoes. Naturally.

Starting off as a humble pair of white stilletoes, I gathered together bits of broken jewelry that could pass for barnacles and coral reef and araldited them into place.

Once I was happy with the look of the barnacles, a light spritz of white spray paint transforms the shoes  into a ghostly barnacle encrusted piece, that wouldn't look out of place in a Lady Gaga video.


Since making these beauties, I used them to style the sea nymph on Clevedon Beach in the wind and rain. Shot by Carly Wong and Hair and Makeup by Sophie Cox, I can't wait to see what happens to the images, but I will get them up here as soon as I am able. 

Why not have a go yourself. All you need is a pair of unloved shoes in need of a revamp and piles of unwanted jewellery. I'm sure none of us will struggle to source such things.

Fix up look chic!

I'd love to see some of your crustacean creations!

It dawned on me recently that this might be an incredible wedding idea. Shoes seem to have come into their own as the little bit of quirkiness for an otherwise traditional all-ivory-and-tulle bride. A good opportunity to up cycle some old bits and pieces of jewellery to go from 'something old' into 'something new'!


  1. Oh wow, these are amazing! I'm so heading down to the local charity shop and going to revamp some shoes. Buttons might look cool.

  2. Fantastic! it's amazing what a bit of white spray paint can do to a random assortment of items! good luck, i'd love to see your results x