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Aldo's design-it-yourself competition [Updated]

October 16, 2009 |  6:00 am
I just stumbled upon a cool-looking contest with Aldo shoes and accessories.  Personalize a pair of shoes or a bag with studs, spikes, color or anything you want, and submit the picture to  Judges will choose 10 finalists, and the winner will get to design a shoe or bag for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

The last day to submit is Oct. 30, and finalists will be announced on Nov. 16. It's last minute, but I thought it worth mentioning.  Besides, you may already have some DIY accessories you’re proud of and wanted to share with the world.

[Updated at 10:58 a.m.: An earlier version of this post listed today as the submission deadline and Oct. 20 as the day finalists would be announced. Aldo has changed those original dates.]

Aldo has been doing some interesting things lately, stepping up the design and also appearing in the most unlikely places.  Every fashion plate from Diane Kruger to Beyonce has been wearing its shoes, and Kate Walsh carried a silver Aldo clutch to the Emmys. I’ve got my eye on Aldo.

Competition details here.

-- Melissa Magsaysay