Roberto Cavalli inspired shoes - DIY


My first official DIY on the blog!

From the moment I saw these Roberto Cavalli snake skinned heels with the neon accents, I was hooked! Firstly it's Cavalli and snake skin, something I would have KILLED for!!

I then remembered, I had faux snake skin shoes too! This called for a DIY! 

Since my shoes have this teal-ish tint at places, I thought  of staying away from neon, and hence I decided to go for purple instead. However my first choice was a sea green..

So all I actually used is the acrylic paint and a brush. You can also use nail paint instead of acrylic paint.

And I started to paint along the stitch lines..

Once I finished a coat, I went back and checked which other places needed 'touching up'. Off course I did alternate between both shoes, giving them each 4-5 minutes to dry.

I also decided to make the front part a little thicker than the rest.

And after adding the final touches..

I know the colour is clashing with my table!!
And yes I did go overboard with the pictures! There are about 96 pictures only of the shoes. They were a pleasure to work with!

8 Comments so far

  1. Brilliant DIY Roxanne. I quite like the purple colour accent that you have give. Will try it out sometime.
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  2. such a great idea! like it!
    nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  3. thats such a genius diy, it instantly updates the shoes!

  4. great shoes, totally lurv them all.
    following u hope u come visit me too

  5. Ooooh I love DIYS. I wonder how I never came across your blog before. <3 it. Just went through a couple of posts.
    Great stuff girl. Following you now!

    Going to try my hand at these soon!


    Following you now!

  6. Such a cool idea! Shoes re-discovered:-) Love it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  7. omg the new shoes look so chic, damn creative n inspiring DIY!
    new reader to ur blog, following u now. follow me back if u like :)