I came accross this very interesting article on how Coco Austin developed her love for heels and also how she was able to build a closet full of shoes. I didn't edit nothing so you can enjoy the read as i did.
At 10 years old, most little girls dream about becoming a princess or movie star. But who could have guessed a beautiful, then dark-haired, brown-eyed tomboy would be fascinated with maintaining a shoe empire before she even knew what the word meant. In this case, it was a pre-teened Coco Austin that found her love for shoes before she even had a chance to finish her elementary school days filled with the typical art, math, and science classes plaguing most children her age. Most people reading this are probably wondering what type of shoe collection can spawn from a 10-year-old girl who likes to play in the dirt with the boys. But if you take a walk into Coco’s two-bedroom closet then the answer is simple. Just take a look at the four walls full of shoes—heels, wedges, platforms, and even tennis shoes—lined from floor to ceiling, literally..
And here’s where the story begins.
But step away from the gifts that contribute to the curvaceous model’s present and walk a few years back into time—to age 15 for Coco to be exact: her tomboy years. Heels may have melted her heart but bringing them to school didn’t exactly work so Coco’s shoe collection actually started with an assortment of mainstream shoes including a certain oldie but goodie in nearly every color.
As much as Coco will gush over a pair of limited edition Lorenzis or classic Louboutin pumps, she makes it clear that name brands aren’t everything when it comes to the garments that drape her feet. In her eyes, as long as the shoe looks good she’ll rock it. From bar scenes to the bedroom, Coco has it all, including Uggs, the shoes her husband jokingly believes has guys running the other way.” It’s no secret that most men aren’t gushing at the seams as women turn to the snow boots for warmth and comfort every winter, but sometimes style isn’t everything when it comes to walking through two feet of snow without catching frostbite. “Yes. They’re ugly and they’re not the most fashionable thing but they’re not supposed to be. I try to keep them cutesy but I don’t care. You have to have a pair of Uggs in the snow. It will save your feet and it will save you.”
“At this point in my life, I can keep the collection going, but I like other people to enjoy my happiness so I’ve been giving away my shoes to fans,” Coco tells Boxes. Every two weeks I do a shoe giveaway on my blog. Instead of just throwing my shoes away or giving them away to Goodwill, I collect all the shoes that I normally don’t wear anymore and I’ll just give them away to my fans, and there’s nothing attached to it. I want them to feel my happiness, and know that I loved them at one point and they’re not gonna go in the trash. The only thing is you gotta wear a size six! A lot of girls hate me for that! I get a kick out of giving my stuff away to people.”
It’s clear Coco Austin isn’t going to ease up on her love affair anytime soon and her blog reinforces that notion every day but now that Boxes is here, she has a new and efficient way of sharing her collection with the world without feeling weird for being so obsessed with foot fashion. “Boxes is a great app. Every person is a collector at the end of the day. I wish it was available earlier in my life because it’s almost like you don’t feel strange. You don’t feel like the only one out there that is collecting so many items. For a while you feel like you’re the only one, and you’re like ‘I don’t really wanna show my collection off because I feel strange. I don’t know if anybody is out there like that doing the same thing.’” continued Coco. “With Boxes you don’t feel odd. You’ll see lots of other people who have the same type of views and behavior that you do, whether it be with shoes or comics or whatever.”
Comforting words from a shoe connoisseur whose love for footwear today is as strong as it’s ever been. Go ahead, take a look inside the starlet’s closet, and you’ll open your eyes to a new definition of foot fetish!
Culled from Boxes