For someone else, it might be a pair of star-studded Jimmy Choos, the red soled Christian Louboutain’s, or Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahnik’s…but the second I put on a pair of black high top converse…I knew I’d found my style!
It was four years ago this month that I wrote the post about my new shoes!
For four years, these shoes have been a constant in my wardrobe that…turns out…is the chosen sneaker for multiple artists and designers out there!
I’ve had black, red, turquoise and navy…and now, I’m sporting two brand new CUSTOM made pairs from Baggins Shoes in Victoria. Made especially for me, to wear as I headed to Blissdom Canada last weekend! One pair…to represent my life of trying to do it all…the other, depicting the cover of my book, Full Speed Ahead.
It’s been an absolute thrill to wear each pair.
The book cover, being an especially important image for me as I delve into this world of self-publishing…reaching a lifelong dream of seeing my stories in print. The Wonder Woman pair…giving me that sense of “pulling up your big girl panties” when I’m doing something that makes me a little uncomfortable…’cause let’s be honest, how uncomfortable can you be while wearing a pair of Super Hero shoes? (Note: I suddenly totally get 5 year olds and their character sneakers…except mine are way cooler!)
Baggins Shoes have a fantastic online shop carrying Converse, Vans, Herschel Bags and Heelies…and they ship worldwide. On top of that, they have a Graphic Designer on staff who happily works their Custom Print Machine and this fabulous woman named Byrdie who has been simply delightful to deal with. I’ve included a video so you can see how it works!
At Blissdom, while wearing my custom converse, several people Tweeted, Instagrammed and became friends with Baggins…each commenting how amazing my shoes were and how awesome it would be to have a custom pair themselves! I asked on FB, inquiring what you’d have printed on yours and received a ton of ideas…everyone has their own style.
And…Baggins is there to make sure you’re wearing your very own style…check them out and order a pair MADE FOR YOU…have them printed with your company logo, your favourite character or your children’s art…HEY, if Angelina Jolie can add her children’s art to her wedding veil, surely you can walk around with their art on your feet!
WIN A PAIR OF CUSTOM CONVERSE:
My friends at Baggins Shoes are generously providing a pair of Custom Converse for me to giveaway to one lucky reader!
It’s simple to enter, just fill in the form below and add a comment to the blog post stating what you’d want printed on your very own custom pair! (Note: If you’ve never commented on Curtains are Open before, your comment may need to be approved and will not appear immediately.) Contest ends on October 24th, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and Baggins will print and ship your order to you. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, 18+ (excluding Quebec). All entries are verified.
Good luck and THANKS to Baggins Shoes for being so AWESOME! My shoes are FANTASTIC…and it’s so great to know that I can get any pair I want…they’re just a click away!