Having lived in Dubai for 5 years I am very familiar with the Arabic motif of the “evil eye” which is believed to ward off bad luck and intentions. The iconic symbol has now made its way onto rings, bags and shoes in mainstream fashion. These shoes are inspired by superblogger-turned designer Chiara Ferragni’s glittered winking eye ballet flats which cost Singapore $325. The eye motif we are making can be used on bags, cards, shirts, stationary and more, you just need to change up the gluing process. You can either freehand the project like I did or print an image of the shoes off the net to an A4 size and trace around.
What you will need:
Pleather fabric in blue, black and white (I got mine from Spotlight) $30
Glitter ballet flats (by Charles and Keith) $45
Permanent black marker
Optional: Double sided tape
Trace around the tip of the shoes to give you an idea of what size you’ll be working with.
Use your marker to free hand the shape of an eye on the white pleather fabric. This will be something like a semi-circle/almond shape. Leave some excess above the eye shape, this is where the eyelash will attach.
Use a cotton bud in nail polish remover to erase any stubborn fabric pencil marks
On the wrong side of the black pleather fabric face the white eye you have created right side down (this means the right side of the white eye will be the side touching the wrong side of the black pleather). Trace around the top of the eye to get the length of your lashes. Cut around it.
On the blue pleather trace a circle for the centre of the eye and cut around the eye ball. Using the black permanent marker colour the pupil black onto the eye ball
Using the black permanent marker colour the pupil black onto the eye ball.
You can either use the glue gun to permanently adhere your eyes to your shoes or if you just want to use the new design for a night out adhere them with double sided tape like I did and you can remove them easily later.
So I finally got my MAC back! YAY! And to celebrate I not only wanted to blog a DIY, I wanted to gift it to you. If you live in Singapore you could win this clutch that I bought all the way from Australia.
You’ll need an envelope clutch (mine is from an Op shop), tweed fabric, chain, needle and thread in black, glue gun and sticks and sewing scissors.
Place the envelope clutch onto the tweed and cut around it, leaving a 3.5cm excess.
Glue the fabric onto the envelope clutch with the hot glue gun and fold the edges in and glue them down also.
Now cut strips of the remnant of the fabric for that Chanel-esque look.
Glue these on and hand stitch the chain on top.
And that’s it!
To win this, you must live in Singapore.
You need to follow me on Snapchat @simoneheng, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter. Once you’ve done that, simply comment in the comment section below with your email ID.
Contest closes Sunday 13th September. Winner will be notified by email.
I was recently sent some stickers from Funkkit. They are completely waterproof and perfect to revamp your old sneakers and give them a new lease of life. I love that super-comfy sport-luxe sandals are still in. Yes, they are “ugly-beautiful” (particularly paired with socks) but in the Singaporean heat, I favoured this than a sneaker project even though I love the Balenciaga high tops.
You will need: inexpensive sports sandals, nail polish, shallow dish, water, Funkkit stickers and masking tape.
Take your sandals and cover the entire top half with masking tape.
Marble the bottom of the sandal using the method shown here.
When the soles have dried grab your Funkkit stickers.
Grab the transparent plastic that comes in the pack and trace the shape you need on the clear plastic.
Cut around the shape.
Remove the backing and stick it to the shoe. Make sure you remove all the air bubbles.
And that’s it! Excuse my pedicure (or lack there of) because I have been so busy moving countries!