diy: painted shoes

♫ ♪ Summer Twins - I Will Love You

When I saw these -Κed's like- shoes at H&M (7$ and sold out already) I thought, that they would be a good investment... in all colors! (Unfortunately, I didn't find a pair of my size in the mint color, that I liked very much.)

The white shoes sincerely beg to paint them and transform them, they almost cry. That's the reason why, I gave them the opportunity to be painted, I couldn't see them suffering all alone and white as milk!

The shoes were painted with watercolors, so that they can repainted (in a different way) when they will be washed. Any other  way of painting  would be permanent.

My own pair would be described as: "hit, bleeding and it's cool!"

For the pair of my sister, we came up with something less surreal and more colorful!

 I hope that you liked them!


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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