D.I.Y. means “Do It Yourself.” But is the following a case where the “D” actually stands for “Don’t”?
Martha Stewart has taught us many things over the years, from how to properly fold your towels to probably the correct way to lick a stamp. Now the queen of keeping things real simple reveals she lives that motto head-to-toe, even if the toe is covered by Christian Louboutin.
“See the soles? I paint them black,” Martha said to InStyle at this week’s American Made Awards, pointing to her toes. “I don’t like them red, even though they’re his trademark. But he doesn’t mind. He said it’s okay if I do that, I asked him!”
Thankfully, she took the time to get his permission because the last thing we want is for Martha be thrown into house arrest (this time by fashion bloggers) and for another Christian Louboutin sponsored lawsuit over red-soles after that tiring one with Yves Saint Laurent was just dismissed yesterday.
This isn’t exactly a new arts and crafts hour project for Martha who’s been taking a Magic Marker to her Louboutin collection since 2008 nor a post-modern act of fashion vandalism a la Lady Gaga and Jane Birkin. Back then, Martha casually posted a photo to her blog writing, “Karena, my wardrobe mistress, painting the soles of my Louboutins black…this is easy if you use a broad Sharpie.”
Martha, who is a hard to believe 71 years old, has built a $638 million empire over her decade spanning career that focuses on how to make everything in your home including your clothing work for you and your lifestyle. Even your Louboutins.