You know when you see something so amazing and so ridiculous at the same time that you just don’t know if you can justify buying? Enter every day of my life. Tina, our Graphic Designer, and I are real bad when it comes to this. So what better way to still make it happen AND have cash for holiday gifts (buying for other people? Ughhhhh) than to DIY it ourselves.
Yoko Ono just released a mens fashion collection that is so perfectly her aesthetic and what better place for it to go on sale than Opening Ceremony. A match made in over my budget heaven.
These are great for replicating, because they already look DIY and if you fuck it up.. who’s going to tell you so? THEY DON’T KNOW YOU, THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM OR WHAT YOU WERE COPYING, as Tyra would say. So we headed down to our local Michael’s craft store and got down to business.
Cup of water
Knee pads (we bought these)
Get to painting! Make sure to be very deliberate and not to get paint on yourself, because that shit will spread all over your pretty white knee pads! I’m guilty of that, whoops. Paint in layers also, if you’re doing something that requires more than one color. Do one color first, let dry, then paint the others one at a time.
Let dry and take obligatory photo of your finished product.
Viola! Put on your best shoes and pretend to skate! That photo of actually putting these to use will come later.. or never, depending on how our skill develops. Don’t hold your breath.
FYI, knee pads are not as flattering as we anticipated. So, there’s that.
SHOES (Left to right):
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Platform Sandals // Opening Ceremony Grunge Buckle Boot