2.12.09

DIY: Discovering My Perfect Miu Miu




As an avid reader of Jane's Sea of Shoes, I remember the day she posted about these gorgeous, gasp-worthy pair of Miu Miu studded leather boots. Unfortunately, after doing some net-a-porter research, my heart dropped when I saw that it retailed for $870. (Note: Just this past weekend, it went on sale for $522!) I don't think I can justify spending that much money on a pair of boots, but when I saw another one of my favorite bloggers, pinkhorrorshow looking absolutely flawless in them...I knew another DIY project was about to happen!
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image courtesy of Sea of Shoes

{The Process}

As the base, I used a pair of suede Forever21 platform boots. They are very similar to the shape and size of the actual
Miu Miu boots, so it was a perfect match! You can buy them here.
Note: I used 4 1/2 packets of the nailheads to finish the design.
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{The Finished Product}
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I'm not going to sugar coat it and say that the process was easy. It took me 3 days and countless hours of watching
Food Network to complete. But, I'm extremely pleased with the result! The whole project cost me around $50...
definitely beats the $870 price tag.

{The Ensemble}
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Black, White, and Red- classic Chanel colors. I love the billowy, accordion sleeve detail on my Barron Duquette top. Flowy tops always call for skinny jeans and these jean leggings are a perfect fit, especially since they fit right into my Miu Miu inspired boots!
{what i wore: barron duquette top, citizens jean leggings, DIY Miu Miu boots, Chanel patent leather bag}

86 comments:

Intrinsically Florrie said...

The Miu Miu ones are gorgeous, but I must say I like yours very much indeed! And gosh you can see the work you've put into them! They're lovely, and I must say the price is highly preferable! It's so nice that they're uniquely your own too, I love DIY projects. :)

Florrie x

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Gorgeous bag too- I love your ensemble, it's perfect for the shoes.

Florrie xx

xangelangeex said...

omg those boots are amazing. all that work was definitely worth it!!

Leia said...

Wow, you did an amazing job! There's no F21 in London and I have no DIY skills, would you make me a pair? I'll pay you for them! Seriously! :P

I love your whole outfit, too :)

Trina said...

Just fabulous! You did a fantastic job!

Annie said...

Those look incredible! Wow. They're so glamorous.

fabulous everything said...

awesome idea! i actually have those same black boots :) perfect cuz they're not on the website anymore!

~kristie~ said...

wow is all i can say!

great job

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goldenmeans said...

that's amazing! i actually just got the real things (as a present thankfully) but yours look just stunning for $50! i actually wish mine were lower because the heel puts me at about 6'2"; maybe I should conserve the money and return mine and try to emulate you with a lower heeled pair! :)

Phyllis said...

wow. GREAT job girl!! love them. hehee, i watch food network through my DIYs too lol

Quiri said...

very impressive! can't wait to see the next tutorial :)

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style, substance & sutton said...

they turned out great. so crafty!

perfect look, easy & chic.

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(always)alanna said...

seriously OHMYGOSH- these are to DIE for
freaking wicked job!
xx

valncami said...

Wow, You sold me you are unbelievably creative! Way to go! I don't think I have the patience but I am now a follower:)
XX
Valerie
abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

The Fashion Cloud said...

Waouw creativity, patience and perseverance sounds like the ingredients for this project. Nice job

xx
The Fashion Cloud

www.thefashioncloud.com

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

awesome diy project!!! you're super..I love it very much.

I used to do diy projects before i have kids. Now, I rarely do it because I don't have time and patient anymore.

diy project is great for us because we learn to be patient and creative.

hugs...

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

Awesome diy project!!you're super..amazing job! I love them very much.

Delmy said...

you did an amazing job!

Becca Jane said...

can I just stare in awe at the amazing result you achieved? Fantastic!

Eveeee* said...

Wow, they look amazing!! You did a great job! (:

Evelyn
troublesome-transition.blogspot.com

Paulina said...

Those are freakin awesome. I might have to try them myself...

rayhay said...

WOW, wow wow! you are amazing!!! this is so perfect- such an inspiration, i think i might have to give it a try....!

xx
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Amanda Lalique said...

Great idea- they look so unique. Love it.

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angeloou said...

you are amazinggggggggg

C said...

very nice project. congrats!


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xAZD said...

GREAT job on that! wow! it looks just like it. and yes, the boots are super lust-worthy.

Violeta said...

by far this is the best DIY project I've ever seen..so goshdamn impressed

Vanessa said...

I wouldn't be able to tell the difference at first. The nail heads are a bit bigger than the studs on the Miu Mius, but no one would notice that on the street. Awesome DIY.

SK said...

Wow you did such a great job!! Food Network is also my TV channel of choice when working on projects... hehe

Krimly said...

Wow, this is really fantastic!!
I don't think I have the patience but maybe with enought time.. anyway the result is fabolous!

BTW I love your blog and I am now a follower :)
XX

betz said...

OMG, i was blown away by your boots. i'm so impressed. i love your blog. i'm soooo following you!

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Jaime said...

WOW I am BEYOND impressed- fabulous!!!

the girl in grey said...

I suppose I could try this!
XO the girl in grey

Ellen Tsay said...

i can't believe how great those f21 boots looks after your diy touch! houston looks like a cutie. :)

fashionispoison said...

Wowza! Good job :)

Jaime said...

This was so amazing- I featured on my Friday Faves :) http://laviejaime.blogspot.com/2009/12/friday-faves.html

Manju said...

this is freakin AMAZING!! i'm like totally in awe O_O
love it! :D
just one question, doesn't the heat from the iron burn the boot material?
you think it would work if i try it on leather?

stacey kelly said...

i really love this!!! but i dont know if im patient enough to complete that..!

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Stephanie said...

holy shit girly! these are amazinggggg!!!! you are a) patient to take this on and b) gifted with the dyi!!!


LOVES xx


and ps: love your outfit post: there's great shots of the details. :)

pink horrorshow said...

Damn girl! You did a wonderful job on these!!

MC's Closet said...

i love it!! i remember that same post from sea of shoes, and i would have never thought that i could make those "almost same" shoes for only $50. thanks for the idea.

so love DIY's

--casey
mcscloset.blogspot.com/

A Loopy Life said...

Those are amazing! Envious! :)

Alice said...

whoa! that's amazing! they look very similar, and so cheap too! good job!!

Blue Note said...

this is totally cool! I love whole your blog so much!

Amy said...

OMG, I wish I had the patience to do something like this. Those boots came out incredible!!

Ahh love your blog too-it is all so wonderful. :)

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

sharonlei said...

Miu Miu boots are fab... but your DIY ones are just as fab.. and at $50 how can you go wrong! Awesome job. I want to try this. :)

Love & Aloha, Sharon
www.elisharon.blogspot.com

Steph said...

Omg, amazing job!! Your boots look fantastic. I'm envious of your skills and patience.

thisisbritishyouth.blogspot.com

michelle_ said...

I discovered this lovely DIY of yours through F21's tweets !
I'm impressed with ur work VERY much !
And you wore those boots really well with the outfit u choose !

Am following and adding u to my blog roll .
Hope u do the same for me :)

Xoxo from jakarta .
Michelle .
Glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

Rock N Revolution said...

Kudos! Amazing job!

Eva Internazionale said...

I must say that your DIY looks even better and way cuter than the original pair. Fantastic work.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Whoa...this is way cool! I just found your blog via Gala Darling. I would love to link to this in my next DIY Fashion Roundup if you don't mind.

Camila Amorim said...

This is amaziiiiing! So orginal! Congrats!

Eternal*Voyageur @ Venusian*Glow said...

How many nailheads are there in a packet ? I don´t know how many to buy.

Kayla said...

That looks great! I have a pair of leather boots I want to spruce up, do you think the nailheads will work on leather??

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Wonderful!

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