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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Here are my tools in my hotel’s room desk. This is the collection I brought here to the States to start my shoemaking life and teacher carrier.

We are arrived already! We were delayed everywhere, so it took 36 hours to ger her, lost luggage, heart attack, and plenty run was involved, but at the end we are here in Savannah.

Just a funny story to mention: we got into a cab, and asked the cab driver about the weather… Then realized that he has an accent – guess where he was from? Yeah! Hungary! So the first taxi trip felt we came home.

Until now everything OK, only small issues with the food and mineral water.

Btw… One of the luggage which was almost lost, contained my most precious tools. You can (can’t) imagine what I felt in that half hour.

I always believed that French have a certain, very special perspective to arts and fashion. It is not an accident, when you talk about fashion and fashion design, french brand names pop up in your mind and the “capital of fashion is a French city – Paris.

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Last shoes have been finished, we are packed (actually my whole life into a luggage, including tools) and ready to move.

A goiser boot for the cold Norwegian winter:

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Here are some new acquisitions from here and there…



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I guess this title will generate some interest from google, hmm? Anyway – the point is: this color is called “nude”, which refers to the shade of it, but whatever it is called – looks really fresh and sexy. (on the other hand I didn’t like too much the patent leather)

One of the last shoes I could finish before I leave to teach and live in the United States.


Painting is in progress


First layer of wax


Second layer – before the final polish



Traditional triangle nail finish on the bottom.


And.. antiqued on the toe and heel, stylish shoelaces (took me several minutes to make)

If you are wondering, what is the box at the background – yes, tools. Again. 🙂