My love of shoes probably stems from the fact that despite my fluctuation in weight over the years, my shoes always fit. Though I dream of Mr. Big building my own life sized closet for my hundreds of pairs of designer shoes, unfortunately, the truth is, my shoes are mingled all over the house in various boxes and closets. And designer? Well, I’m not going to lie…being into fashion and knowing how to spot a good shoe sale when I see one, I am lucky enough to have some designer shoes. Sadly, however a pair of Louboutins are not in my collection.
Christian Louboutin, probably best known for his classic red soles (there are many knock offs now so don’t be fooled), was in Toronto a few months ago promoting his shoe exhibit at the design exchange inToronto. Ever since I was at the show drooling over spiked heals, classic pumps and even platforms that can only be worn in the bedroom (yes there was a bourdoir section of the exhibit), I’ve been dreaming about owning my own pair of Louboutins ever since. What pair would I buy? Clearly if I were to own only one pair, it has to be the classic black pump. After envisioning all the outfits I would put together with my Louboutins as my accent, I quickly figured out purchasing my own pair is actually as far from realistic as possible because: a) I’m unemployed at the moment and b) even if I was employed,spending $800 (minimum) on a pair of heals might be out of my budget….
So… what to do, what to do? After doing some research of the classic black pair of Louboutins on the internet (who knew there were about a zillion pairs of classic black pumps?), I decided that I could get my Louboutin fix after all.
The answer was staring me in right in the face. Creating Louboutin nail art!
Christian Louboutin Nail Art
Sitting with a good friend over lattes, we had a great time sketching out shoes and googling Louboutin images, getting inspired and trying to come up with the best way to draw them on my fingies. Below is the end result. What do you think? I think these will tide me over for a little while.
Colours Used were:
- OPI “you’re such a budapest” for the purple base
- Acrylic paint (red, black, silver) all from the dollar store and a small nail art brush for the shoes
- Black Sequins
- OPI “Haven’t the Foggiest” for the silver