If you were obsessed with Bedazzler as a child, or had always dreamed of owning one, your former addiction has taken a form suitable for your adult self. Crystal Heels takes shoes by top-notch designers like Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo and transforms them into limited edition, hand-strassed, sparkling works of art.
"Strassing" is the process of crystallizing shoes with 100% genuine Swarovski or Preciosa rhinestones, and the result is a pair of heels with a glorious, new personality. Crystal Heels, established in July 2011, is now based in Beverly Hills. Evelyn Fox is the founder, creator and designer for the company. The 24-year-old fashion model- turned- entrepreneur holds a degree in Internet Marketing, which gave her the foundation to start her own company. Fox explained, “I have an immense passion for trends, high-end designers, and of course, shoes. I have a great sense of style and I know how to design a dazzling pair of shoes!” Plus, each pair of Crystal Heels is a limited edition and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Specially trained craftsmen spend hours applying thousands of crystals to each pair by hand. One pair of these exceptional heels may cost anywhere from $595 to a really pricey $5,495. if However, you’re not quite ready to pay the big bucks for these designer beauties, you can also send Crystal Heels a description of shoes you already own and what you want done to them, to receive a detailed quote. Then, send them your pair of shoes and soon, voilá! Crystal Heels will dye them the color of your choice and add crystals to complete your one-of-a-kind pair of stand-out heels. You can also choose to have only the heel or platform strassed, instead of the entire shoe. A four-inch heel costs $294 and a ½ inch platform costs $350; for each additional ½ inch add $70. Sneakers, ballet flats and boots can also be re-fashioned, and you can even have your favorite flip flop straps strassed for $160 for twinkling toes all summer.
Though the prices may exceed your normal shoe budget, what better day to splurge than on your wedding day? Crystal Heels bridal shoes will make you feel like a princess on the day you say, “I do.” For a classic shoe with a little shimmer to put your wedding guests in awe, go for the Badgley Mischka “Forever Yours” Custom Satin and Crystal Bridal Pumps, $595. Slip on the strappy Badgley Mischka White Satin 'Buckles and Bows' Bridal Shoes, $595 and you’ll have your groom weak in the knees. For even more blissful bling, the Jimmy Choo 'Shimmering Elegance' Ivory Crystal Peep-Toe Pumps, $1,990, will have you shining bright like a diamond. Just be sure to make your purchase well in advance, as many of these beautiful, limited edition heels sell out fast!
The attention-getting designs and higher price point have made Crystal Heels a celebrity favorite. Sharon Osbourne was seen excitedly showing off her sky-high 5¼” inch heels with 1” pink platforms from Crystal Heels at the Golden Globe Awards this year. She expressed that the YSL Pink Palais Fuchsia Crystal Pumps, running at $3,245, are one of her favorites from the collection.
Fox shared her advice on how to amp up your style this season. To pair with the hot leather trends out right now, Fox recommends the towering Christian Louboutin Daffodile pumps fully strassed with black and silver metallic Swarovski hematite crystals, $5,495. Turn heads in edgy lace with the Dolce & Gabbana "Charming Coquet" pumps, veiled in black lace and accented with custom-strassed black Swarovski crystals, $1,495. Big, bold prints are also in right now, as shown on the whimsical red-and-black Dolce & Gabbana "Ladybug" crystal pumps, $2,545.
"This fall, high-end fashion is brash. I encourage women to have fun with it,” said Fox. “Extreme fashions are at home on the red carpet, but right now they're equally perfect for style-loving women who aren't afraid to put themselves out there."
Visit http://crystalheels.com/ to browse the many extraordinary options or to start creating your own pair of Crystal Heels, or call 855-21-Heels. You can also find Crystal Heels at Stylehaus, 8473 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069, and at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036.