According to the industry publication Footwear News, Oprah Winfrey shucked her black peep-toe Christian Louboutin heels Monday night after attending a benefit in NYC for the Robin Hood Foundation. In the car on the way back to her hotel, she slipped into a
Maybe you think dyeing suede is pretty hard to do. After all, suede is a very delicate type of leather and how can you possible dye it without ruining its lovely soft nap?
As with all other shoe painting and recoloring,
Now that I have been painting shoes for ten years, I’ve finally stopped shopping for them by color. Spending a lifetime purchasing shoes in colors that the fashion marketers think I want is a difficult habit to break. As spring approached this year,
My friend Franny and I go way back. Way, way back. To kindergarten, actually, where we both had a penchant for taking the little rubber farm animals home with us (and not bringing them back). We’ve grown up now and
It’s time for another Fan Shoes Friday! Upcycle garment artist, Michelle Paganini of Paganoonoo, shared with us (and blogged about) turning a pair of oxford from *yawn* to Y-E-S! I’m going to share her words here:
I transformed a pair of
I love painting spectator shoes because they are ready made for color-blocking. The ridges formed by the overlapping pieces of leather make it easy not to over paint the lines. I snagged this pair of Aerosoles on sale (less than
In addition to the article on painted zippers that I had in the most recent issue of Altered Couture magazine (see my previous blog post), two pairs of my sponge-painted shoes were featured.
One is a pair of pale pink and pale green sandals
You know those stunts they do on TV where there is a little trailer across the bottom that reads, “Don’t try this at home”? That’s what I should put on this post. I am going to show you some shoes I
It's been way too long since we shared some of the photos of the terrific shoes, bags and even an iPad cover that our fans have been sending. As you will see below, some are simple, some are very fancy,
I know Margot and I are always painting, clipping, stitching, gluing, tying, and re-fabricating various elements of the shoes we create. In all of our many posts, we've only given this fairly simple transformation a footnote in our bible of