|Cameron Silver in his Trash shoes with Kimberly Brooks|
Monday, April 23, 2012
Trashy but Classy
Christian Louboutin must have a very wicked sense of humor. Something I always find appealing about people, a sense of humor can sometimes be so witty and smart that you could miss it. Take Mr. Louboutin's Trash Shoes.
I'm a little obsessed. The shoe is designed with objects from the trash bins of the Louboutin world: thread, old fabrics, buttons, anything and everything. The Louboutin label has a reputation of being a very serious, expensive shoe with a slight stripper edge to it. The label is talked about so frequently, it seems as if there is a Fitzgerald quality to production. Churning out shoe after shoe after shoe.
But to turn around and use trash for inspiration, it's not only green and foot-print savvy, but has a comical and light-hearted element to it. And I would imagine that the designer could also be sending a message out to the critics (if there are any?): my trash is so good that it can make a stunning shoe.
I wore my Makeup Trash shoes Saturday night. Mine have a fake fingernail dangling on one shoe, false eyelashes and powder puffs. I paired with Chanel in order to tone down some of the trash with class. I will say the shoes should come with a warning: do not intend to wear these all night, especially late ones that end up at Jack in the Box for an early morning food fest...