It’s 2018 and the fact that Martha Stewart colors over the soles of her Christian Louboutin heels still makes our heads spin.
Throughout the mid-to-late 2000s, Stewart, a businesswoman and television star, repeatedly told interviewers and fans about her decision to use permanent marker on her red bottoms. While graffiti shoes might be the newest big trend, her approach gives a whole new angle to the idea.
In 2008, she shared a post on her blog (that she still uses) and titled it: “Come see hats, hats, and more great hats!! Please comment and let me know your favorite.” In that post, she included an image of her assistant, Karena, holding a Louboutin pump with a big marker in her hand.
She captioned the image: “Karena, my wardrobe mistress, painting the soles of my Louboutins black – I am not a fan of the signature red soles and always change the red to black — this is easy if you use a broad sharpie.”
Martha Stewart at the 24th Annual QVC Presents ‘FFANY Shoes on Sale’ Gala, Oct. 10, 2017.
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You read that right, she doesn’t like the signature colored soles, so she uses a Sharpie to cover them. But don’t worry, because