Blake Lively Gave Her Manolo Blahniks a DIY Paint Job
When the shoe doesn't fit — the outfit, that is — Blake Lively makes sure that they do.
In her latest Instagram Story, she let the world (and Monsieur Manolo Blahnik) know that she gave her heels a DIY paint job with a dash of nail polish. Entertainment Tonight reports that Lively shared the fun fact after making an appearance at N.Y.C.'s Empire State Building, where she celebrated her new mixer line, Betty Buzz, and the re-opening of travel to the U.K. after COVID-19 restrictions.
"Going for 'Dorothy post visit to the Oz Salon' vibes," Lively shared on her Story, adding, "if Carrie, Charlotte, and Samantha had a baby." It wasn't the only reference to Sex and the City. Lively's Manolos were the same style as the pair that Big proposed to Carrie with (the classic Hangisi style), except they were red, not blue.
But the signature sparkly silver buckle didn't quite go with her outfit, so Lively painted the jewels with red nail polish.
"I'm sorry, @manoloblahnik for painting the white jewels on my shoes with red nail polish as I was walking out the door," she wrote. "Worth it tho??"
The quick coat of paint comes after Lively Photoshopped Christian Louboutin sandals onto a voting PSA last year. In that snapshot, she was actually barefoot (as evidenced by her husband Ryan Reynolds's post), but she added — and tagged — Christian Louboutin in her post.
"I don't see the issue," Lively wrote on subsequent posts after the news of her faux shoes made the rounds. "@louboutinworld are you hiring? Barefoot iPhone Doodler with vast experience avail."
Digital DIY and real-life paint? We'd call that vast experience.