I actually noticed the Manolo Blahnik Swan Pumps (online shopping is just evil) before finding out that they are related to Twilight. Whether you are a Twilight fan or not, you cannot blame me for being obsessed with THE wedding in Breaking Dawn. It's just soooo dreamy and perfect (plus or minus the vampires depending on if you are a fan). But not every one is married into the Cullen family (they are rich for ridiculous reasons). And not every one can afford the $1200+ price tag.
So to further indulge my obsession with rhinestones and crystals, I decided to set out and make my own Swan-like pump. I searched online for shoes suitable for the project. I actually ordered three pairs (and returned two) before deciding to stick with white satin (by Badgley Mischka).
Then came the most difficult part of the search. I had to look for lace appliques that would give me shapes similar to the ones on the swan shoes. Instead of going creative, I decided I should play safe and base the DIY version on the original shoes. From the pictures online, the stones on the shoes seemed to be sewn in, but I figured I should stick to my routine and use the trust-worthy glue (industrial strength of course).
And after one night of magic - I am proud to present my own pair of special occasion/not-sure-for-what-function-yet shoes (definitely not for my wedding because according to my mother, I fantasized too much about my future non-existent wedding)!