These shoes are commonly referred to as "stripper shoes" but they are quickly becoming more and more fashionable. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Shauna Sands, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey have all been photographed wearing platform heels. Brides and runway models are wearing them because they lengthen the look of the leg and look so outrageously sexy! High end fashion designers such as Gucci and Christian Leboutin have taken this style and made it into their own. This company uses all kinds of recycled goods for customizing their shoes -- vintage jewelry, magazines, vintage pin-up covers, newspapers, wall paper, gift wrap and even books. Going green really can be sexy!!!
Christa Gruenwald saw a need for high quality, customized shoes to be worn on and off the stage. Her creativity took off as she began to create shoes that would show off a woman's personality, individuality and fashion sense even when they were the only thing being worn! She combines over a decade of industry related experience with high quality shoes and hand-made custom designs. All this with an awesome name for her line of shoes -- Stripnotize.
This particular pair was custom designed for a bride's wedding night in Paris! I'm sure her husband was pleasantly surprised. I'm trying not to make any Eiffel Tower references here... No design idea is too wacky or absurd. They'll custom design shoes for a particular mood, outfit, style or whatever. The only limit is your imagination.
Christa has even taken used shoes and given them a much needed make-over using magazine clippings, glitter, glue and old jewellery. In this case, a bracelet was even made to match using the same colorful styles and London feel. The shoes are definitely designed to be worn and resist scuffs and spills, even alcohol. No two pairs are exactly the same so you can ensure that you'll stand out in a crowd. These are definitely a conversation starter. Maybe you can tell them all about the upcycled materials that went into making them!