~~Cosplay Shoe Makeover~~
Old Hollywood glamour.....ahhh...the stuff MY dreams are made of!
Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn.
I met Lauren Bacall. 1986 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She was starring in Sweet Bird of Youth. I waited by the back stage exit, (I know, cliche), when she walked out my back was turned. I felt a tap on my shoulder and heard "excuse me." I turned to stand face to face with a Hollywood Legend. She was 62 and so glamorous, regal, majestic wearing a black and white striped turtleneck and black pants. I couldn't speak. She somehow knew.
"Hello." I replied.
She breezed passed towards her waiting car. For such a brief encounter, I was forever impacted.
I found both pair of shoes at a vintage resale. They're not vintage, strange, but I bought the gray pair with intention of making them over to look something like what Betty Grable would wear in Pin Up Girl.
I painted the soles red, then coated the shoes with Mod Podge. Sprinkled generously with a mix of silver, pink and magenta glitter! Sealed with Mod Podge (after several coats of glitter).
Ooo LA LA - OBSESSED!
Gary "Buddy" Parker
9/3/2021 10:19:32 pm
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Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".