We hit the jackpot in Altered Couture magazine this month with a great book review by their editor, Cynthia Levens, and three how-to articles that I wrote. (They also have three more of our articles in hand, so Destiny and I are feeling very fat and sassy!)
If you like to recycle and upcycle shoes, bags or clothes, you should think about submitting your work to Altered Couture. It's a big beautiful magazine and they are eager to find new artisans. If you are hesitant about writing an article, you can simply submit your work to their Gallery section. Better yet, respond to one of their themed challenges.
There are a couple of interesting ones coming up that have given Destiny and I some radical ideas for shoes and boots!
High Fashion - Feathers are for more than boas and hats; they can fly high in high fashion. Feel free to use feathers, or maybe even just the design of one, to alter or embellish your next creation. Deadline: June 15. (Use the search box at the top of this page to find blogs we've done on shoes and boots that use feathers.)
Boot Up! - Take an old pair of boots or a pair that needs that little extra something, and alter away. Deadline: September 15, 2013.(Use the search box at the top of this page to find blogs we've done on altering boots.)
If any of this intrigues you, take a look at the magazine's submission guidelines -- and give it a try. You might see your creations in the pages of a national magazine!
By the way, I have posted the book review and my new articles on our Sassy Feet website if you'd like to read them. Below are the shoes I wrote about -- detailed how-to information included!
Happy reading -- and good luck with your Altered Couture entries if you decide to take the plunge!