Duh Brain DIY

Duh Brain DIY

>> This is just a note of self-satisfaction really… If I DIDN'T complete the slight alteration on these shoes after Eugene and Boris from EVSR added the extra inch of platform to the shoes, then I'd be the laziest bum there is because all I did was bung some rope trim on with E6000 glue (at the advice of Angie…)… 

I may be DIY lazy these days but this was just a finishing touch doddle… yeah, that's me.  Leave all the hard nitty gritty work to others and I'll just go and put the superfluous bow on top…

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And a wee note… which sort of both saddens and annoys me… M&J Trim in New York does beat many of our haberdasheries in London (not counting the tucked away wholesalers…).  It lacks the charm of VV Rouleaux or MacCulloch & Wallis but in breadth of stock and variety, it's extraordinarily well stocked.  I bought a plethora of straw options which I don't need now but they'll find a home somewhere else… 

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  1. Alixanne

    2010-04-23 at 7:02 PM

    It is the superfluous bow on top that makes all the difference!

  2. Winnie

    2010-04-23 at 9:16 PM

    I love M&J in NY! I walked past when I was in the city with friends and we just had to go in! Love the end result, those shoes are fantastic!

  3. AngieMontreal

    2010-04-23 at 9:18 PM

    Ooh! They came out great! Now those, are the PERFECT summer shoe.

  4. amanda

    2010-04-23 at 10:27 PM

    job well done!

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  6. Brigadeiro

    2010-04-24 at 1:33 AM

    What a wicked DIY! LOVE the shoes!!!
    xx

  7. All Women Stalker

    2010-04-24 at 6:48 AM

    I am so jealous! Our sewing stores here are seriously lacking in options..

  8. tiarastrash

    2010-04-24 at 9:33 AM

    The shoes look great. I love MacCulloch & Wallis and try to go there anytime I’m in London, the customer service is hilariously bad though….reminds me of a haberdashery version of Faulty Towers!
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  9. Joy D.

    2010-04-24 at 2:47 PM

    This seems quick and easy and it is such a Spring shoe! Why did you decide on red white and blue? It would be awesome to come up to NY to say hello but finals are approaching.

  10. KD

    2010-04-24 at 4:35 PM

    Oooh, I love these! *wants*

  11. Dina

    2010-04-25 at 1:25 PM

    What an amazing job…I absolutely love these. Did I miss where they’re from?

  12. koko

    2010-04-26 at 2:29 AM

    ah yes, going into M&J Trim is always like walking into a grocery store when you’re hungry. before you know it you’ve got $50 worth of stuff you never knew you needed for d.i.y. projects that never materialize…

  13. Gem Fatale

    2010-04-26 at 11:59 PM

    A-mazing. x

  14. Zee Mathews

    2010-04-29 at 3:08 PM

    They look much comfortable.. perfect for summer indeed.
    Regards
    Zee Mathews – The Salon Managers Academy
    https://salonmanagersacademy.com/

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