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