Shoes of the Dead! Celebrating Día de los Muertos in Style
We have a special treat in the workshop for this year's Day of the Dead festivities.
Local artist Diana Rose hand painted the leather pieces for a pair of our Merry Jane shoes before they were sewn together. Her artistry features two caballero skeletons outlined in white stitching and decorated with patterns inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo. The final touch: a red leather rose on the vamp of each shoe.
Sorry, but you won't be finding these very unique Merry Janes for sale on our site. Diana planned to wear them herself, but when she saw the final product she had second thoughts about letting them get dirty.
For now, we're thrilled to have them on display in our workshop for a few days:
Local artist Diana Rose with her work. Elf Katie sews the pieced together
The finished product.
Just in time for Día de los Muertos!
These very special edition shoes are not for sale, but ou can still personalize your own Merry Janes with our custom colors and motifs!
Diana Rose is not only a local painter and sculptor, but also a professional teacher of children's visual art and adult ceramics. If you like these shoes, be sure to visit her website to see more of her work.