Monday, November 14, 2011
Latisha Woods Custom High Heels has been invited to take part in a world wide art show that will be benefiting the charity known as Soles4Souls. http://www.soles4souls.org/
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered over 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America.
Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used).
The idea behind gifts of shoes is nothing new to the Soles4Souls team, as they coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, netting over 1 million pairs donated for these disasters. The team originally operated as www.katrinashoes.org with several churches partnering in the collection and distribution of footwear.
The Art Show will house fourty amazing pairs of High Heels all customized by fourty of the worlds top custom shoe designers. The show will travel to the largest fashions conventions and art shows including the NYC Gallery Show, Bread and Butter Berlin, MAGIC Las Vegas, and the Los Angeles Gallery Show. Each month "IRON FIST" will auction off ten pairs of shoes on Ebay. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Soles 4 Souls. The ART SHOE Shows will start this December, so look out for more info on Latishas Custom Soles4Soles High Heels and start looking in your closets...see what you can do to help this charity!!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
These shoes I designed with a Heaven and Hell theme. The creation of the Heart is that known as Heaven. The creation of the Mind is that known as Hell. These shoes were great to work on, ill be continueing this theme through out my book.
Eric..I hope you love em!! :)
Monday, October 17, 2011
This is a suede open toe open heel hot pink high heel. This pair will be on display in Seattle as an example of what you would receive if you won the Custom High Heels at TITS4TITS breast cancer awareness auction this Wednesday the 19th. This is a luvly size 8. Im very excited to create a custom pair for the winner!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The month of October the world takes part in raising money for breast cancer awareness. I have been lucky to be able to donate my Custom High Heels to benefits like the one TITS aka "Two In The Shirt" has been promoting!!
Check them out and see what you can do to win a custom pair of Latisha's High Heels!!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
These 7 1/2 hot pink peep toe heels were made especially for Suzaura! With a Sick Side twist her life partner Duke of the Psycho Realm will love his appearance on the heel as well as their daughter Solae. Duke and Solae are big figures in Suzuaras life so on the right heel in script I wrote "The Key to my Heart" and on the left I created a jeweled skeleton key. The shoes have some fun little pieces of artwork all over them like a small cross, kiss marks, the LA skyline and my nortoriouse roses with thorns. This pair was alot of fun!! I especially love the girl in the gas mask and the portrait of Duke ;)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I did these for my cousin, Chrissy, for her 18th birthday! When Chrissy was 5, her mother which is my aunt, and her sister who was my cousin were both killed in a tragic car accident, thankfully she survived the accident. Losing a parent at a young age changes the path your life takes. We are very close i beleive because we both lost a parent at a younge age. I lost my dad when I was 7months old to a motorcycle accident. People come into your life that help fill the bumpy road that comes with a lose and those people I call Angels. Chrissy is so younge still on her journey and Im glad I get to be a small Angel in her life. So for her shoes I wanted to do something that would push her foward and reming her to keep on steppin. I did the daisies since they are a flower that symbolize remembering those who have passed. The eyes I drew on the side are looking up towards heaven with a teardrop to remind her that her mother and sister are always going to guide her where she belongs in life. It is a blessing always. :) L
These were for Angel Oriol, Estevan's wife. She is known as LA Angel. She is very big on family now, but comes from the street lifestyle. She has been affiliated with Estevan and the guys for the past 20 years or so. She is known as the "Boss Lady" and has become a friend of mine, and wanted this pair of shoes from me. She is looking to order another pair in the future.
These were for the wife of Willie Toledo, a photographer who I've done a lot of body painting photo shoots with. His wife Nati does roller skating and wanted something different and unique that I had never done before. So this is what we ened up with. They feature a Dia De Los Muertos style, which she loved. Soon hoping to do a pair for her daughter to match.
I did these for Caitlyn Young, the daughter of my friends, Megan and Brent Young. They are a photographer and graphic designer that I attended art school with. Megan has photographed many of my shoes for me. This was their first child. I did these for their baby shower to celebrate their new baby girl.
These were a design for Olivia, the mother of Baby G. Her father is Estevan Oriol. The images are of her and her sister. She is a very family oriented woman. There is another with her and her son, Baby G. She came from a family with a hard life, and has a tough personality, which is why I put the "Tough Love." Also the heart is to symbolize that she has a big heart despite the tough times in her life. "OMG" is on there since those are her initials as well as something funny she says often. On the toe is says "Mom" next to the photo of her and her son. And the LA, as I'm sure you can guess, is where she's from.