Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shoes Made For Cari Cucksey of HGTV's Cash & Cari!

I am privy to some incredible opportunities as a member of The Artisan Group. Remember the headband and cuff  that I designed for and gifted to Zooey Deschanel? Well, I am excited to announce that Cari Cucksey of HGTV's Cash & Cari will be receiving a pair of Good Little Things shoes, designed and made just for her!

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If you don't know her, Cari is an estate liquidator based near Detroit, Michigan. (A fellow Michigander!) She also has a shop where she sells antique finds and re-purposed items. My favorite quote from her is this: "Everything was once worth something to somebody, and it can be again." This couldn't have been a more perfect pairing!

Aside from all of that, Cari is incredibly down to earth and so sweet! She has already been responding via Twitter, to member inquiries about likes and dislikes, and has expressed in advance excitement and gratitude for all of the handmade goodies she will be receiving. Which just makes it an even greater pleasure to gift to her.

It took me forever to decide a color combination for her shoes. Her three favorite colors are green, orange and turquoise. All colors I love myself. But, I finally decided on orange and turquoise because I thought the warm color fit her warm personality.

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Then it took me forever to decide on the embellishment. She doesn't strike me as overly flowery, so I decided on a bow. I had planned on putting it towards the back, but it just wasn't working visually. So, it ended up near the front. I simply adore the sumptuous silk it's made from.

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The orange fabric was a remnant I had on hand. It looked fresh and modern and bright and cheerful. All words that came to mind when thinking of Cari. The turquoise silk is fabric I have held onto from my college days. That's a long time, and let's just leave it at that.


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The soles were made from re-purposed suede. (Let's face it, I have no business wearing suede pants these days.) And the little turquoise beads on the bow were taken from a belt I bought at the Country Living Fair this year. I know that Cari was there as an exhibitor, so I thought it was fitting to add them!

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I lined them with fleece, because I happen to know it gets really cold here in Michigan! Oh my gosh, I hope she loves them.

16 comments:

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I think she'll love them, they're so cute =)

Katie said...

WOW! These shoes are stunning! If she doesn't love them you can send them my way!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How could she not love them - they are super super cute!

dbk design said...

so pretty...i am sure she will love and appreciate them!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

WOW! How cool is that?! LOVE the shoes!! Thanks for linking up this week!! :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So cute--the color combo is great and I love the bow!

Lori said...

These are adorable..maybe you could present them to her on HGTV...go ahead, Tweet her! I'm a new follower so stop by anytime, cause' I love new blog friends, Lori

PitterAndGlink said...

She is definitely going to love them because they are adorable! :)

Fiona Designs said...

I adore these shoes!!!

Autumn Bradley said...

Beautiful! She's going to love them!

Dee Crowe said...

Your blog is beautiful, and I love these shoes and the colors!

Michelle Paige said...

They're precious! She'll totally fall in love with them and never take them off!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Visiting from Monday Mingle.
These are absolutely adorable. I love the orange and mint green color combination as well.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

adventuresindinner said...

So pretty! I watch her show all the time.

Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. Hope to see you back again this week :-)

Nicole Feliciano said...

Congrats. They look great. Thanks so much for showing off your style on Monday Mingle.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Can I tell you that I am in LOVE with these shoes! They are so sweet!