Monday, 16 November 2009

Blue. Also, pink is the new red



Meet my new babies! Aren't they beautiful? Got them at good old Dorothy Perkins, during my recent trip to the UK. And no, they did not cost an arm and a leg. Unless you are willing to sell aforementioned body parts for 30 quid.

I'm seriously contemplating putting them on display in my bookcase instead of wearing them outside, where the beautiful soles will be destroyed in a second. One step too far?

Anyway, judging by the number of comments on this post lots of you agree on my view that forgotten stickers on the bottom of our new shoes look vile and disgusting, so I decided to do a mini tutorial on how to remove these suckers fast, easy and without any glue residue.

First, blast the bottom of the shoe with hot air from your hairdryer. About three minutes will do. The glue will soften and you will be able to remove even the peskier ones. Gently start to peel off the stickers. Just remember that if you take too long, the glue will cool off again, so you might need to use the hairdrier once or twice more to finish the job.

I was rather lucky, as the shoes had a protective film that took all the other bad boys with it, once removed.

Still can't get over those pink soles. Christian who?

24 comments:

Antoinette said...

Mmmmm, beautiful soles. I have a Flickr favorite of a men's shoe sole with a city skyline -- who wants to ruin that perfection? And beautiful shoes! I can't wait to see what you wear them with.

battered couture said...

niiice pink sole. damn I really like to see you in heels. please wear them more often. aaaand... ae you up for a night out this tuesday at Sugahspank?

Mairyliscious said...

ti teleia pu einai !
latreuw auto to xrwma!
exw kati paromoia se mauro alla pio xamhla kai me ena bradu eksw psilogdarthike to takouni eutuxws dn polufainetai alla mou kakofanhke !
einai yperoxa ! megeia kai se euxaristoume gia tis symboules!

Thalia said...

hahahahaha!!! Christian who??? hahahahahaha!!!
loving the shoes and the comments!! u made me smile! :P

lucia said...

mm, the color and material are..."delicious". i can understand why you re thinking of exposing them in your living room. but im waiting for an outfit, included them.

-are they "walkable"? the heel seems very high for me.

penny said...

I like a lot your new shoes and clever tutorial!hAppy monday :)

Alecca Rox said...

beautiful electric blue pumps... show off those soles with some wild dancing moves soon!

*alternative tip for removing the sticker: wet a piece of cotton and press it gently for 30 sec over the little bugger. then rub it off using the same cotton piece;)

chloe in the sky said...

they are the definition of lovable. I say make the most out of them, but still handling them with care. Athens is not a place for delicately beautiful shoes...

lopi said...

@lucia
Yeap, they're very high. I can walk in them, but I'm not sure for how long. I think I'll be better off keeping them on display then.

@battered couture
Actually, I do wear high heels when I go out at night, but I'm afraid that doesn't happen very often... And when I do wear them, I'm always too late and the light too bad to take pics for the blog.
I'm in for this Tuesday! You think we can make that happen?

_nina_malvada_ said...

agapoooooo!!!

meraldia said...

Poly wraio hrwma, me geia!

stella said...

they are georgous, and yesterday i was just looking some celebrity photos where they wear blue shoes and i intend to make a post about it.
they are totally so "hot" right now !!

battered couture said...

see you there then!:)

daisychain said...

those are great! gotta love dorothy perkins, they have some great stuff right now.

Bella said...

I like the shoes, the blue color is also beautiful!
xx

atelier said...

very beautiful shoes! the sole is cuteee

Jess said...

wow, what a beautiful color. really interesting tip too!

belle in arms said...

Those soles are adorable, I still love Christian but I need a pair of those now as well. Love it.

efi said...

poly omorfa! me geia!

The Queen of Hearts said...

You are a freaking GENIUS. I think you just solved the age-old problem "how the hell do I get this bloody sticker off of the bottom of my shoe so I don't look like a tacky broad walking around?" I am bookmarking this site NOW. I need the company of genius. : )

natalie said...

Thumbs up ki apo mena! Glyka ta papoutsia kai to tutorial apsogo!

Sal said...

Damn. Now THOSE are some perfect blue pumps!

yasemin said...

these are just the perfect couple, loved them!!

Anonymous said...

i love them :) ...i wish i had those.