Zebra prints, pompoms and Jarmilki pumps
Someone once, I am sure, described fashion as the art of camouflage. But, for my latest project, I have turned camouflage into fashion.
Of course, I am not the first to use a zebra pattern and the faux fur fabric I’ve used for this full circle skirt can be bought in shops like Mandors or online. However, for added glamour, and colour, I added a trim of turquoise pompoms from Minerva Crafts.
It is worn with a top I made from a matching turquoise power mesh fabric, again from Mandors, decorated around the neckline with Preciosa crystals in various sizes and colours.
The skirt is fully lined, but to give even more volume, I slipped a red petticoat underneath.
People from Eastern Europe might recognise the canvas/cotton plimsolls as they are made by the legendary Jarmilki from Czech Republic. According to its website, they are still being manufactured using the same design as 30 years ago.
I decided to treat myself with a few pairs as they are so comfortable and the white ones were bought with the intention of painting them in a zebra pattern. Of course, once I started, the decoration process escalated quickly and I ended up having very fancy and glamorous pumps.
Indeed, after seeing the final result, I couldn't resist jazzing up my wedding shoes too. I never thought I would ever wear those white high-heels again. But now I am delighted to find another use for them.
Those and the pumps have been hand-painted with Dylon fabric paint and decorated with pompom trim sewn on to the edge of the shoes and stoned with Preciosa crystals to add some bling.
Now I have zebra shoes in two options - flats and heels. Because, why not?
They say zebras can't change their stripes. These shoes have though, so does that mean I have earned mine?