Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My Louboutins

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As a fashionista who loves high heel shoes, I am well aware of high heels from Christian Louboutin with their signature red bottoms. Louboutin shoes are beautiful, but their price ($750 and up) match the height of their stilettos... much too high for my femulating budget!

I got the bright idea to paint the bottoms of my own more reasonably priced high heels to emulate Louboutins. 

I did a little research on the Internet and discovered that I was not the first girl to make fake Louboutins. Some girls used red nail polish and other girls used various brands of red paint. One paint job that impressed me used the Angelus brand of acrylic leather paint.

Angelus has a few shades of red, so I did some more research to find a shade that matched Louboutin’s red. Pantone-18 Chinese Red is what Louboutin uses and Angelus’ Fire Red looked to be a good match.

I ordered a bottle from Amazon and it arrived the next day. (I just love Amazon Prime’s instant gratification!)

After
With paint and paint brush in hand, I needed a candidate to paint. I selected my new black patent Nine West Alison sling-back pumps.

It took less than five minutes to do each shoe. I kept a paper towel handy in case I slipped up and painted a part of the shoe that wasn’t its bottom. The dry paper towel cleaned up any mishaps thoroughly. Your mileage may vary with shoes that are not patent leather.

I checked back about four hours later to see if I needed to apply a second coat and I did. Two coats were adequate and I wore my new Louboutins out and about the next day.


Source: Stana @ femulate.org
Wearing New York & Company (Post-op)



“Mom Catches Son CrossDressing!!” is the title of this short and entertaining video that I found on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it!

16 comments:

  1. The mother's role as very emotive Latin American "madre" was priceless as well rather accurate. I do wonder how much better things would be if more mothers or even wives were more like that Mom. We can dream.

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  2. The mother reminded me of Desi Arnaz by the way she talks in Spanish and her Cuban accent (BTW Desi was quite often funnier than Lucy). And yes, our lives would be easier if our wives, sisters and mothers helped us to dress properly... I am very lucky in that my wife is my best advisor

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  3. On the New York and Company photo, is that you? And why does it say post op? Is this after the hernia operation,or did I miss something?

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    1. Yes, that's me, two weeks after my hernia operation.

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  4. Uh, oh! Watch out for copyrights! Maybe you should call your "new" shoes Loubotines, or Loubotangs. Ha!

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  5. Fun video! I love seeing Mom buying into her son's "way of expressing herself", but please, let her show those pretty legs!

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  6. Red soled high heels had their origin in the court of King Louis XIV of France.
    https://thesolemates.com/blogs/be-inspired/the-surprising-origin-of-the-red-high-heel
    By the way , Stana, you look lovely in your New York and Co dress. You are always so delightfully feminine!

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  7. It seems that there is now a specialized paint for painting the shoe bottoms red.
    Google only had 527,000,000 hits.
    ALSO now in a 'stick-on' adhesive tape version.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/181391739839?chn=ps&var=691960322662&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=691960322662_181391739839&targetid=1263104805286&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9010048&poi=&campaignid=13918050405&mkgroupid=125629577660&rlsatarget=pla-1263104805286&abcId=9300613&merchantid=101982232&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqYTOrNep8gIVdwWICR3LRQhZEAQYAiABEgLX-fD_BwE

    V.

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  8. That's YOU in the "Femulate Her" pic!😍

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    1. Your appearance in the "Femulate Her" section and the phrase "Post op" confused me for a moment until I remembered your hernia operation...😅

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  9. Post Op. with a pic of a crossdresser makes me wince. Glad I misinterpreted!

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  10. Another 9ne of your best. Lovely.2

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  11. The womenless beauty pageants I am sure had many willing participants looking forward to stepping out of their closet and not be accused of something terrible. My guess is the drop off is due to cross dressing be a little bit more accepted maybe or at least accepting your self. I know my daughters HS paraded guys crossed dressed at their annual folly Sallee

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