Do you like my Louboutin’s?

by Lee Oliveira on June 29, 2010

Let’s talk about winter boots today, considering we’re in the middle of a cold spell here in Sydney, Australia.

I have seen many stylish leather boots around town this season. If you are looking for the perfect winter boots, these may be the ones for you. And for those who live in “Northern Hemisphere” save this page on your favorites as you might need these for “fashion tips” for your next winter 2010/11 purchases.

Isabel wears shirt by Giorgio Armani, top by Kookai, denim by Bettina Liano, boots by Christian Louboutin, sunglasses by Carrera and Parisiense fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent

Yesterday I headed towards Westfield Bondi Junction to do some shopping. Of course with my camera on hand just incase I see something great. I think my camera is glued to me at the moment. Then, out of the blue  I saw Isabel.  She was wearing these Christian Louboutin boots. My heart missed a beat. The colour was just divine. FYI its “caramel” not brown.

Her Louboutin’s had very cute lace ups at the back. Aren’t they gorgeous! I wanted to take as many good shots as possible of her as I don’t see a many of Louboutin’s around.

I gave her a very nice compliment saying how great she walks in her Louboutin’s. Not that I wear ladies boots, but she knew what I meant. She also told me that even at her home she wears heels. Now… this is what I call “a dedication to style“.

Isabel was just perfect and easy to photograph. She works in fashion and is also a personal trainer. That explains one of the reasons why she has an incredible body, great skin and very bubbly personality.

As she walked, I noticed a few people’s heads turning. How could you miss those amazing boots.

If you have some very special boots at home like these, I would highly recommend you to take extra care of them. They are worth the effort. Here are a few tips for you.

  • Brush off any loose dirt or dust off.
  • Cover the area around the boots to protect the table or floor from any cleaning product that you use
  • Place your hand inside the boot to keep it in shape as you apply shoe products
  • Wash wood or synthetic heels with mild soap and water, using a soft cloth and dry thoroughly
  • Use a soft, clean white cloth to apply leather cleaning solution to any soiled areas of the boot.
  • Apply cleaning solution to the rest of the boot evenly
  • Let dry
  • Then, use a fresh white cloth to buff the boots until leather has a soft rich glow
  • Stuff boots with tissue paper to keep shape
  • Spray boots with protective solution applying evenly
  • Allow to dry at least one hour at room temperature
  • Remove dirt as it happens. If necessary, use a slightly damp cloth.
  • Keep boots out of direct sunlight and store in a temperature-controlled environment. Extreme conditions can cause leather to dry out, fade and crack
  • Reclean and spray your boots at least twice more during the season to maintain and protect your boots
  • Clean thick or faux fur linings with a gentle upholstery cleaner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for fabric recommendations and application. Use fabric refresher spray or shoe inserts to remove odors from the insides of shoes
  • Apply matching shoe polish to fill in any scratches for very worn and scuffed boots. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application
  • Use a nylon bristle brush for suede boots to remove stains. Shoe stores often sell special stain remover blocks for suede boots and shoes
  • Clean boots thoroughly before storing during the summer months. Boots left dirty may be permanently damaged by next season

It’s a lot to take in ladies but if you follow these instructions it will help you to preserve them a bit longer.

Especially when you buy expensive ones.


{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Grit and Glamour June 29, 2010

FAB boots, and fab tips. It’s so important to care for your shoes, not only because it extends the life of your most expensive pairs, but because worn down, scuffed shoes will ruin every outfit!

♥ V

Jonna June 29, 2010

Great tips and LOVE those shoes! x

Laura Tenshi June 29, 2010

Good thing you had your camera glued to you because Isabel is stunning and her boots are to die for. I agree with all your tips, especially the one about keeping them clean. It’s not stylish to have dusty footwear

thestreetfashion5xpro June 30, 2010

amazing shoes…great outfit

fashion butter June 30, 2010

Damn those boots are hot. Awesome tips! I am going to keep this page bookmarked!

Couture Carrie June 30, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous girl, and incredible boots!

Thanks for all the cleaning and storage tips, too!


streetfsn June 30, 2010

love her boots!! looks so great !

-fashion photographer Nam.

jemina July 1, 2010

WOW, this is epic, this girl sure knows her shoes, great pictures, and thanks for tips, love, Jemina, xoxo

Mystery Bruises July 1, 2010

haa this is right near my house, fancy that, i am also impressed to see local fashion bloggers! hopefully see you around sometime! x

Roberta July 1, 2010

amazing boots! love the colour and the shape. Also great tips! :)

Sam July 1, 2010

Oh my, those boots are beyond beautiful! They’re gorgeous!

thestreetfashion5xpro July 1, 2010

Gorgeous post! Great look…
Lovely blog.

Sara Bentley July 1, 2010

I must admit that I have a slight boot obsession and I am utterly in love with these Louboutins! However, I’m afraid I’ll have to wait a few months — summer has just begun here! So glad you photographed them.
Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Your blog is fantastic, keep it up :)

Bianca July 1, 2010

cool post full of really helpful and wise advices! besides these Louboutins are great and I agree with you, your “model” is really nice, she knows how to wear them properly :)

ps. thank you for your comment on my blog, I really appreciated it!

Rachel Lynne July 1, 2010

ah those boots are gorgeous! want them! and thanks for the tips :)


Alienor July 1, 2010

i loove these louboutin :)

.:Heather:. July 1, 2010

Beautiful outfit! Thank you for the boot care instructions too, I’ll need that this winter!

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Liz, Love. July 1, 2010

Great boots she’s wearing.
You’ve offered some great tips on keeping boots in tip top shape, thanks for sharing those.


nathalie July 1, 2010

moi c’est surtout son jean que j’aime beaucoup…

laura July 2, 2010

i do LOVE that girl! its so easy to wear with black or denim or whatever! can’t wait till i can afford my own pair of louboutins!

Vitori Thinks July 2, 2010

The boots looked good on her. Really amazing… =)

sms July 2, 2010

cool outfit lovely boots she looks great

Miiicha July 2, 2010

I like the sunglasses :)

NobodyKnowsMarc July 2, 2010

love those shoes!!!

join my first GIVEAWAY…!!!

Liz S. July 3, 2010

Her posture is beautiful–this makes a great outfit shine and you need it to wear amazing boots like those. You can see the poise and confidence of a personal trainer in her.

Great ideas for keeping boots and any leather in top shape and to keep its value–I am not a fan of spray on protection though, mainly because it coats the leather with a form of plastic and does not allow the leather or your feet to breathe. The shoe polish/wax should be plenty to keep them protected and supple.

Lee, your blog is fantastic! I will be following it. Thanks for your comments on mine.

fhen July 3, 2010

oh that’s a lovely pair of boots
thank you for the tips!

have a great weekend
follow my blog if you like
little miss fhenny


Diana July 3, 2010

these boots are FANTASTIC love them! and I’ll definitely need to use your tips for the winter time 😉

thanks for your comment!! come visit me again :)


Chantel July 5, 2010

No doubt, that is shoes perfection! Its winter here in SA too, I would sell my mother for those shoes, sorry mom!

Peta July 6, 2010

Hi Lee, your site is looking good! Great tips too.

Thanks so much for your comment on my site. Hope you’re having fun with the photography!

Leia July 9, 2010

That is one gorgeous girl! And I LOVE her boots!

mo July 10, 2010
the DUSK zone July 13, 2010

Gorgeous boots and brilliant tips!

“…how great she walks in her Louboutin’s”.. that should be a fabulous line in a song!

sandy mae October 12, 2010

this boots are really fabulous and sossy..
how i wish i can get a pair of it..womens black boots
sandy mae recently posted..Gina Carano And Women’s Black Boots

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