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rachel castle

I have a photo of my 16 year old self on the top of Ayers Rock, wearing a pair of yellow Converse hightops, Cherry Lane shorts and a Stuart Membery Lake Idahoe t-shirt. I have a perm, a suntan and a pink stripey hankie tied around my neck. I was totally loving myself. Cry laughing I look so bad, but remember so fondly and with such love being a teenager in the 80's. We all wanted to be the Dolly cover model and pash Andrew McCarthy. Well I did anyway! My Gorman sneakers are an ode to being fancy, foot free and under the influence of every fashion hormone/influence/faux pas of this beautiful decade. Minus the perm but with all the attitude. Big pop of yellow, a candy pink stripe with a little grungy fray, girly dolly pom poms, and always I can hear the THE SMITHS playing somewhere in the background.

materials: fabric paint, cotton, pom poms
this is a one off pair of sneakers available only in size 39
sold

* These sneakers are one-of-a-kind art pieces and not intended to be worn. As they are decorated with very delicate materials, you may find the perfect fit is on your mantelpiece. However, while many are fully functional sneakers those that aren't are not considered to be faulty. Please keep this in mind when placing your bid.

All proceeds of this sale go to kids art therapy school Little Seeds Big Trees.
I have a photo of my 16 year old self on the top of Ayers Rock, wearing a pair of yellow Converse hightops, Cherry Lane shorts and a Stuart Membery Lake Idahoe t-shirt. I have a perm, a suntan and a pink stripey hankie tied around my neck. I was totally loving myself. Cry laughing I look so bad, but remember so fondly and with such love being a teenager in the 80's. We all wanted to be the Dolly cover model and pash Andrew McCarthy. Well I did anyway! My Gorman sneakers are an ode to being fancy, foot free and under the influence of every fashion hormone/influence/faux pas of this beautiful decade. Minus the perm but with all the attitude. Big pop of yellow, a candy pink stripe with a little grungy fray, girly dolly pom poms, and always I can hear the THE SMITHS playing somewhere in the background.

materials: fabric paint, cotton, pom poms
this is a one off pair of sneakers available only in size 39