12.27.2010

Flesh Flowers

Hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season!

Somehow, I managed to stir myself from my eggnog induced stupor long enough to shovel myself out of a mini storm and then make these floral harnesses.

Wintry white leather flowers, on glossy black patent shoes.  Not exactly a fruity field of flowers,  they're a far cry from the cakey capo di monte's that served as inspiration, I think.



Here are my beloved capo di monte porcelain flowers.  I could EAT these (and apparently wear them, too) they look so delicious.


Leather flowers are easy to make: Use vegetable tanned leather, cut into pinwheels, soak in water, and then fit them together and form them like this:


The flesh beasts before, and after, I painted them white.  You know, I sort of like them in their natural fleshy state... there's something simultaneously gross and appealing about them.








27 comments:

Heather said...

Omgosh how beautiful! It really makes a beautiful piece for basic black booties!

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zina s.sparling said...

You have exceeded yourself-yet again...such a mix of innocence and sexuality.Genius.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Gorgeous bodily botanica.
Cheers, Alcira

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Vee said...

the shoes looks amazing! such a wonderful idea!!! i want!

Monet said...

....wicked!

Vivian said...

They definitely add a "white christmas" touch to your boots, and they look amazing, but I can't agree with them since they're leather ahah!
Isn't there a way to do these in leatherette? Mmmh I think they wouldn't keep the shape! :(

Theresa Cheek said...

a great nod to all things capo di monte! Thanks for the tutorial on making the flowers.

Anonymous said...

The flowers absolutely sparkle! The leather work reminds me of a kawasaki rose, even though it is much more spontaneous and (perhaps therefore) more interesting.

joy said...

perfect idea! This gives with an idea for new years' parties.

The Ornamentalist said...

brilliant idea! thanks for sharing this

Giuli Kakoulli said...

You should honestly start producing stuff and selling it!! I need a piece of this asap!!:)

xx

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flutterbudget said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

annie markantonatou said...

just stunning!
happy new year!

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Kazuko said...

stunning! how beautiful, lovely post!

Fashion Fantasist said...

Stunning and simple idea that completely changes your shoes!! love them!! :) xxx www.fashionfantasist.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

omg, amazing ! <3

Frii said...

damn do those keep together? ::D if id try to do anything like that to shoes (and i could have the superduperkillerclue) but the whole thing would still end up crashing before i could get out the front door :::D <3 but thats why ure better than me!

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morgan said...

how did you attach the rose to the harness?

Holly Springett said...

Love the leather flowers, such a great contrast against the dark shoes!

The enchanted home said...

I am in love with these leather flowers..omg they are too cute, I am a huge flower fanatic too, anything with petals, flowers, bows....calls my name. You make it look so easy, this is one of the best ideas I have seen in a loong time. Thanks..may have to give it a try.

Queen A said...

its amazing!! u are really an artist!! love almost all ur post!!
xoxo
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becoming a fan right know!

Gabriela said...

Do you sell these little flowers?? Please let me know. They are so beautiful.

Giorgia Oliverio said...

you're so creative!
I love your work!

southernbluestocking said...

So beautiful- How have they held up? Like others, I'm questioning how they stay together.
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kate @ let's go. said...

Gorgeous shoes. I'm your newest follower! :)

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The HouseCat said...

Ooo, those are lovely. I'm going to have to have a go at making some of those (maybe white, but more than likely in black or purple). Thankyou for sharing how you made them. I wish people did post stuff like that more often - it's all well and good going "Oh! wow! That person makes fabulous things, I want to have a go too" but it's much better when it's "Oh! wow! That person makes fabulous things. This how I can have a go too, YAY!"

The HouseCat said...

Also, I used to have some very similar ceramic flowers, given to me by my grandmother. My cat, unfortunately, sent them flying off a window-ledge and they are no more :( They were never quite my taste in ceramics, so I don't mourn them too much. I've got this thing from greenish earthy stuff in simple forms. I like ceramics that remind me that clay comes from the ground.

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