I started with a pair of white Toms. It helps to have a past in graffiti.
These were for my male model. Unfortunately, I did not get to photograph him rocking these patriotic Toms along with the outfit I had for him. He had some "problems" and was escorted out of the event. Oops. I got tons of compliments on the shoes though! YAY!
Emily looks pretty amazing in them. She liked them so much she asked if she could keep them. Of course I said yes! PS--her shirt says "Join the Party". I cut the neck and made it hang off the shoulder and cut the sleeves to make it flowy.
Bianca and Wihlamena were our patriotic Vana Whites. They were originally supposed to be in the other patriotic jeans but these dresses and wigs were such a hit that they stayed in those outfits.
So many people came up to me and said everyone looked amazing and that I'd outdone myself and they didn't know I could do things like that. I was truly humbled. I was just doing my job! You should've seen my hands. They were still stained from all the paint. It was a tad awkward when it came time to shake hands with VIPs...
This was one of my favorite gigs to date....even if I ended up a zombie afterwards.
BTW--I spent less than half my budget. (pats self on back) GRIN