Being a shoe designer is like in-house therapy. Depending on my mood, my shoe creations might be edgy, feminine, classy…. Most of my creations are unconventional and were inspired by life events. My latest high heel/stiletto is called “Justice.” This stunning four-inch heels began as a nude Mary Jane stiletto. It was classic and feminine and the nude coloring was certainly neutral and elegant. My daughter is an avid shooter and one day after a few rounds she came home with the brass shells. They were tiny and unusual-almost having an antique feel to them as they had been traveled through the barrel of a gun. I asked her to collect them for me next time she went because I had an idea for a shoe.
Not long after, I had a bag of brass shells sitting on my desk. Delighted to see them, I began immediately to create a high heel that would make a statement. With embellishing glue, I attached the shells close to the bottom of the shoe and right above where the platform started. This shoe was getting more and more exciting with each add-on. Soon the first stiletto was completed and I started with the next. The drying time was a few hours and I was really pleased on what had been created thus far. Yet bullet shells alone did not make the statement. I played around with adding more shells and soon I started gluing them down the stiletto heel. Each shell casing protruded outward giving the shoe a very unique look not to mention making the shoe looked tough…how I felt about the “justice” system and domestic violence.
The shoe is will be available on our website DeborahStilettos.com, our Facebook pages www.Facebook.com/DeborahStilettos and www.Facebook.com/HeelingInc. A portion of the proceeds of this shoe, now available for $69.00, will go to assisting families coping with domestic violence. So buy these shoes and lend your support to a worthy cause…you will be sure to be a show stopper with them on. Ciou Bellas, Deborah Stilettos, www.DeborahStilettos.com