Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shoes for Fashion Fusion

We are so pumped to be participating in Debbie's School of Dance's Fashion Fusion. Think Art meets Dance meets Fashion. We have 7 girls and 2 boys that are dancing and modeling our tees, tanks and leggings. The kids are precious and very very talented!! I can't wait to see them on the actual catwalk at the Convention Center. If you guys have never been to this, it is so much fun and entertaining. The choreography is top notch. Our hats are off to Brittany Streetman, Kelsey Tanner and their mom, Debbie Bourg and the rest of the very talented staff at Debbie's.
 So, we wanted the kids to have something cool to wear and take home with them after this show was all done. They were already getting to keep their tees they modeled in, but we wanted them to have something else..... I LOVE comfy shoes like flip flops or Toms. Im really not a high heel kind of girl. Now, we couldn't afford to go buy each kid their own pair of Toms, but we could find a close second. Think Hytop Toms :) I know normally the models are either barefoot, or in their own shoes, or modeling shoes from the boutique they are representing. I started by finding out all the kids shoe sizes and then trying to see if I could find something out there that there was enough of. I ran out to Target, but there was never enough of one type of shoe. And then.... I found them... these perfect gray slip on Tom Like shoes from JC Penny. Thank You JC Penny!!
They were on sale and I got free shipping~ Whoop whoop. These would be perfect for the 7 girls we had. For the two boys, we splurged and got them both a pair of Chuck Taylors!! Classic Black and then we added orange shoe laces (Thanks again for that idea Jordan!!) since it is Mr P's signature color.
  Now, back to the girls shoes.... we wanted to make them special. I was visiting with my mom and Rhonda Neal at The Paper Market one day and they suggested about making a stencil and having the logo on some fabric that was rough around the edges. Loved this idea. Saw something similar to this on Pinterest.
We are a little rough around the edges!! heheehe
  So, I got out the shoes and Brent decided the logo needed to go on the outside of the shoe for everyone to see. I used one of Phoebe's bottle caps to trace around to get the right side circle.
This one done on some orange fabric That was actually a flat bed sheet I had purchased awhile back at Walmart.  Next, the circles were cut out using an exacto knife (remember, think raw edge!!) and a stencil was made from shrinking our logo down. I carefully cut out the lettering with the same exacto knife.
We decided to leave off the "tees" bc it was just wayyyyy to small to try and cut.
Now, some white paint was used on the stencil.
After they dried, I sprayed them with some Sealer and they were carefully hot glue gunned on the shoes. So pleased with how they turned out.
Good conversation piece and the kids seemed to be excited about them. Here is a group shoe shot..
  Cant wait to post pics of their entire outfits and from the actual event. It is this coming Saturday at the West Monroe Convention Center at 7pm. Contact The Children's Coalition at 318-323-8775 if you need more info or a ticket. Lots of area boutiques and stores are participating such as Herringstones, K-Sera, Rodeo in Ruston, J & H Boots, Duck and Dressing, Miss Persnickety Joon, and more. Fun Fun Fun


P.S. On a more serious note...... Have I told you that Mr P has a girlfriend????  He is head over heals for a little girl named Breelyn. She is adorable and very smart too. Her great aunt is one of our neighbors. What a small world?!!  P and Bree go to Miss Dee's and church together. Here she is in our Horse with Flowers tee and matching leggings. She has great taste in clothes and friends :)

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