Red-Headed Step-Child

July 12, 2008

Funk Me Pumps

Filed under: Designer Tribute,Mix and Match,Review — Candy Lemmon @ 8:17 pm

The Footwear Expo is on, and all your favorite shoe designers are out with their best. I was lucky to have a peek some artistic new designs from a store that just isn’t blogged enough: She’s So Unusual Shoes!

Just LOOK at these shoes!!! Imaginative, comical, and perfect for a day at the beach, these Bikini Platforms put an end to all “she’s wearing my shoes!” moments – and look fab doing it. The sculpted bikini laces make for great conversation-starters and interesting tan lines, and come in 5 colors to match your suit. They even come equipped with a tiny beach umbrella-heel, complete with cooler, beach-ball, and a lawn chair! Beat that, Barbie. Thrifty fashion-lovers like me are already familiar with Rowan Carroll’s work, but even I was surprised at the seemingly endless variety available in her main store. Flats, heels, boots, clawed neko pumps, and all the shoes with stuff in the heel that I could want (I have two pairs on my list now… ahh, payday). Stop by the She’s So Unusual Shoes! booth at the Expo for a good look at the selection. With simple sandals, posh pumps, and creations like this, there really is something for everyone.

To compliment such statement-making shoes, I think it’s best to either wear a lot of color or dress very simply. In the end I decided to do both. Something about them said “Amy Winehouse” to me, so I went with a Rockabilly beach-wear look. There’s something both boyish and feminine about a white button-down cover-up, and I liked this Artilleri version for the little knotted tie detail and prim cuffs. Every ‘billy girl needs a few tattoos, and mine are frequently stars or rainbow-colored and even better when they’re both. Sh*t Happens offers another, tintable version of the tattoo as well. The swimsuit was a freebie from the Tanabata Starry Sky festival (thanks Beanie!) and happened to match the tattoo pattern perfectly in a happy accident. The gorgeous hair, one of my all-time favorites and default “hairs with attitude”, is an HCT creation; and this Wax Poetic skin was a “Lucky” past hunt find. The little hair umbrellas I created to finish the look, and because I have been coveting them ever since Amy wore them to a recent performance. Available in many colors just as soon as I open a store.

Shoes: She’s So Unusual Shoes! – Bikini Platforms in Green (link to the She’s So Unusual Footwear Expo Booth: Rezzable Design (143, 111, 22))
Skin: Love.Love.Love – Wax Poetic in Lucky (Hunt Item, No Longer Available)
Eyes: Miriel – The Iridescent Collection – Blue Opal
Hair: Here Comes Trouble – Nalirra in Exclusive Red
Shirt: Artilleri – Heidi in White
Bikini Bottoms: iTuTu – Starlit Bikini
Tattoo: Sh*t Happens – Rainbow Star Tattoo
Manicure: Candy Nail – Freebie Nail 04
Lashes: Aoharu – Geisha Lashes

Pose:
LAP – Glamour Girl 2

Available Props:
Beach-ball with Pose: Ray Skin – Beach Ball 3 (Free or $L1, Another Beanie Canning find!)

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