Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood, Walter Steiger, Jimmy Choo… these are a handful of the foremost names in luxury shoes. They are beloved by lots of women for their style, for their height, for their craftsmanship and, probably most of all, for their status. Few offer more immediate status than Louboutin, thanks to that instantly recognizable red sole. The only more effective way to broadcast your social caste would be wearing a shirt that said, “I can spend $895 on fucking shoes.”
…But Martha Stewart doesn’t have to. She defaces her Louboutins by painting the soles black. Stewart spoke to InStyle at this week’s American Made Awardswhere she pointed out the black soles of her slingback sandals (above):
“See the soles? I paint them black. I don’t like them red, even though they’re his trademark. But he doesn’t mind. He said it’s okay if I do that — I asked him!”
She’s referring to Mr. Louboutin himself of course.
Martha’s apparently blogged about her unspeakable crime of fashion before, captioning a photo with, “Karena, my wardrobe mistress, painting the soles of my Louboutins black [...] this is easy if you use a broad sharpie.”
Listen closely… that’s the sound of 1000 social climbers weeping.
(via HuffPo, Photo via Wenn)