Monday, August 26, 2013

Stylized Victorian Violet Chucks

Artist Kimberly Andert, who did that amazing pair of Steampunk Chucks last year, has done an amazing job on this year's #ChucksForFiver entry-- a violet Victorian Boot with Swarovski accents! Check them out in her Etsy shop, and remember, all proceeds go to the ALS Association of Georgia.
"The inspiration for these shoes is a pair of Victorian winter ankle boots. This pair is a size 6 1/2. They will comfortably fit a size 6 as well. The shoe has been painted a lovely violet as a background for the lush trims. Vintage black fur trim on the tongue, ending in black Venice lace and Swarovski crystals on the toe. The ankle edge is trimmed in a pleated satin ribbon and more fur. The back of the shoe has a corset lacing effect, with Venice lace trim. The side of the shoe, where the Converse logo normally is, has been covered with a vintage jet bead, braid trim and sequins. The normal front lacing closure has been replaced with brass and enamel buttons and shimmery violet ribbons. The ribbons tie into bows for closure. The overall effect is feminine and lush; a mash-up of modern comfort with the ornateness of Victorian style."