Originality a shoe-in at this contest

20:28, Aug 27 2014
 Emma Wynn
FASHION: Emma Wynn, 3, and Lu Taylor with some of the entries for Frock stars’ ‘‘pimp my pumps’’ shoe decoration competition.

Bizarre and beautiful shoes are arriving daily at Frock Stars organiser Lu Taylor's house as the Fairlie group prepares for its "pimp my pumps" shoe decorating competition.

Taylor said the competition had attracted interested from throughout New Zealand, including an entry from Wainuiomata.

Entrants were allowed to decorate and modify any pair of shoes in any way they liked, so long as they still resembled shoes.

The competition's youngest entrant, Emma Wynn, 3, decorated her floral-themed shoe "over a couple of days," said her mother, Amy Wynn.

The competition usually sees designers challenged to redesign an unfashionable dress, but organisers hope to attract "non-sewers" to the contest this year.

"People just love having the opportunity to do something that's different from normal," Taylor said. "It's a good distraction from the weather."

Competition judge and Fairlie felt artist Chrissie Bell said it would be interesting to view the entries, which will be displayed at the Mackenzie Community Centre on September 6.

Although Bell will judge the contest's three age categories, the public also will be invited to vote for a "People's choice award."

Entries close tomorrow.


The Timaru Herald