Fake to Trash


Christian Louboutins are making all the news this week. First we have from the other side of the pond, the savvy and less extravagant shoe shoppers who are painting the sole of their shoes red. Yes, you read right ! Why fork out $900 for a pair of Christian Louboutins when you can whip up your own red-soles with a $3 can of paint. Will the trend move across the sea? Would you paint your soles red?
Also in the fashion news is the Lououtins made of trash. Is this their way of recycling? Not with a price tag of $$1,095. The "Ecotrash" is available at Neiman Marcus. The slingback made of actual discarded materials from the designer's dumpster, including thread, postage stamps, leftover sequins, and fabric swatches from past seasons. Needless to say "Not interested".

4 comments:

Michael St. James said...

The fact that women are painting their soles red is further proof of my previous assertion that shoppers don't actually care about the design. They just want other women to know that they're wearing Loubou's. As soon as a fashion label or trend becomes that popular, I quickly lose interest. I'm also not keen on the fact that Louboutin has stated on several occassions that he has no concern for comfort. Lastly, the prices keep getting more absurd every season. Over a grand for someone's trash? I'll pass!

K said...

While the red soles can be lovely on certain styles, I wouldn't go out an paint any of my shoes. I'm not ashamed of wearing less expensive brands (or Payless/Target store brands), and they often look just as cute.

SohoAccessories said...

well said Michael
K that shows individuality

Lucille Brooks said...

This is practical. It can be more beautiful and useful. I experienced using a recycled materials and it's good in feeling honestly. I love being practical person.