Posts from ‘Shoes’
Here is the crinoline on the sewing machine getting a custom black hem. Ohhh… it’s for a bride!
Now this is no shy lady, as you can tell from her color choices.
This dress is based on one of my dresses in the store, but we customized the colors for her.
….and I embellished her shoes for her!
every stitch made with love.
Well, i couldn’t just stop at sandals. I bought more Piccolinos shoes and embellished them in my fantasy style.
These gold/bronze leather shoes were already pretty cool before I took a pen to them. I used a permanent liquid ink marker made for the graffiti industry and hand drew little branches with leaves and thorns onto the white leather toes. The two little ball buttons were collected on a trip to Thailand, the sterling silver bird is a Milagro from Mexico, and the black leaf sequin is from Paris. All my little treasures.
They are flats with a little bit of gladiator style. They look great with pants or long ankle length skirts.
These red sandals are my personal choice. I took a pair for myself right away. I have a thing for all red shoes and the sheer comfort is overwhelming. You could walk for miles in these on the first day.
I added the navy blue ribbon because red with denim is always cute. The mirror cherries came from my trip to Thailand. I purchased them in a little sewing shop in Chiang-Mai.
These blue shoes have a velcro side opening and a very comfortable rubber sole. The criss cross straps make the foot look very feminine.
The mini leaves are going to appear heavily in my Fall collection…I fell so in love with them after we did this shoe.
It all started with my last fashion show two years ago. I didn’t have the time or the energy to go out and find a shoe sponsor for the models. Instead, I asked all the girls to bring a pair of shoes that they could part with, and I would embellish them.
The models got their shoes back after the show, but they had been glued, embellished and bejewelled. One pair of sandals in particular was a huge hit: The pair I had covered with silk stitched leaves. I have been dreaming about doing a collaboration with Aldo one day.
This Spring I purchased shoes from Piccolinos (a well know label of Spanish shoes that are quality made and very comfortable). I designed embellishments for them and customized them in true Katrin Leblond style. Here are the first two pairs for you to see.
The leaves are made in the studio and have been applied to the soft leather sandals with professional shoe adhesive.
The nude shoe is a summer classic that goes with everything. Eternally stylish, this one inch heel is both sexy and comfortable.
I also made a new batch of leaf pins for decorating plain black skirts, tops and dresses. Summer fashion is so fun!
I know it was months ago and I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but here are my pictures from the opening night of the Jean Paul Gaultier show in Montreal. It is the all time best show ever!
Go see it!
Don’t miss it!
I was very inspired and have been back to see it again since the opening night. It was so crazy that night, that invited guests had to line up for hours just to get into the Museum.
The first series of photos below were taken while Krin and I took were in the line up to get into the Museum.
Me wearing a turquoise silk bustier ($158-258) and Russian Bracelet ($12-16) and Silk chiffon scarf ($22-32).
My muse and circus super star Karin Maren Haglund wearing the Purple Bella dress ($278)
The slim fit crinoline in multi reds ($140) available in 12 different colors at Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 blvd. St-Laurent
The Museum of Fine arts in Montreal decked out in JPG sailor stripes.
Just before we went in to see the show I bumped into Rosie Godbout. Her atelier is upstairs from mine and she is an incredible textile artist who specializes in felting and makes the most amazing winter coats.
Here we are inside the show admiring and stealing pictures on the down low.
My fave dress above and Krin’s fave below.
the famous Can Can dress was on a catwalk of moving mannekins. The installation of the show is superb and very fresh.
I leave you with this picture of the most incredible shoe collage: heels inside wedge sandals! WOW!