My husband and I drove down to NOLA to catch the second weekend of Jazz Fest and visit with family. Long story short, we had a BLAST.
Weekend highlights included my sister and I taking a trip to Hansen's (we hadn't been in forever). My sister got a half cream of almond, half cream of nectar with condensed milk and I got a Brown Pelican (cream of root beer float), both excellent choices. I saw my 2014 Snoball Shoe posted on the Hansen's Sno-Bliz Facebook page after Mardi Gras, and as it didn't wind up getting thrown in 2014 I thought it would be nice if it had a good home. The shoe lives at Hansen's now so if you stop by, you can see it hanging out above the t-shirts next to St. Joseph:
I'm working on more new-and-improved snoball shoes this year, can't wait to share them with y'all.
We hit up Jazz Fest on Saturday and (surprise surprise) I was drawn to the Muses shoe-glittering demo station like a moth to
|Shoes on display|
|I so love the bedazzled tulle on the cowboy boot!|
|More shoes on display|
|Jazz Fest 2015 Muses Shoe|
|Really hard to pick, but if I absolutely had to I'd say this was probably my favorite. The colors, the big rhinestones, the marabou around the top...so gorgeous!!|
|I was also pretty crazy for this one, with the pink crown and intricate pink and white pinwheels wedge.|
|The work area, with Muses signs in the background (We Can Shoe It!)|
|The lovely ladies posing for a picture with their handiwork|
(1) Muses Shoes by Ani Facebook Page. Her shoes are amazing, transcendent works of art. Her 2014 boots are awe-inspiring. I was literally speechless looking through them - so much detail, creativity, cleverness and artistry!!
(2) Check out Melissa Lee's Nyx purses and magician-themed Muse shoe. Gorgeous work and she includes lots of great detail on the process of making them (which I love and always wish I could find more of online). Be warned - if you're anything like me, the realization that that's her first Muses shoe will drive you mad with jealousy.
(3) Pinterest user Jenn Solberg has compiled a really impressive board of Muses shoes (and I'm not just saying that because some of my shoes made the cut!!)