I have a friend who is absolutely fearless in her use of materials and supplies to create jewelry and clothing. For example. Leanne re-colors metal earrings with nail polish, and she paints dryer sheets so she can applique them onto
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
So maybe we haven’t done exactly 10,000 shoes… but Destiny and I are pretty excited today – it is Sassy Feet’s 10th anniversary
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
It wasn’t a sophisticated Frenchman, an outrageous Englishwoman, or a sexy Italian shoe designer who brought sky-high, crazily decorated wooden platforms to America’s glam rock crowd in the 1970s. It was a
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
I have an article in the current issue of Altered Couture magazine that’s a first, for me: It’s NOT about shoes or bags!
It’s about how to use our Lumiere (and Neopaque) paints on fabric, not just on leather or