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Christian Louboutin Debuts “Nude” Heels For 5 Different Skin Tones

Crayola changed the name of its “flesh” crayon to “peach” way back in 1962. The fashion world, on the other hand, has continued to manufacture and name “nude” garments and accessories in exactly one shade: beige. Recent efforts such as the “What’s Your Nude?” campaign, which called for bra makers to create more bras i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 11, 2013

The Heels Lena Dunham Couldn’t Walk In During The Golden Globes Were Louboutins

Can’t walk in heels? We feel you, girl. Especially for a red carpet event so high-profile and fancy, you want to feel confident, beautiful, and traditional — especially if it’s your first time there. It’s no surprise that Lena Dunham went with the safe choice in terms of red-carpet footwear — a black, peep-toe Christian Loubouti…

Refinery 29 / January 14, 2013

Court Ruling Protects Louboutin’s Fancy Red Soles

Thanks to Christian Louboutin’s lawsuit, today we all have the chance to read a very serious court ruling in which a judge makes reference to that ubiquitous and kind of terrible fashion term, “pop of color.” It all started last year when Louboutin claimed that a pair of red-soled heels by Yves Saint Laurent infringed…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 7, 2012

Would You Rather Have These Microchip Louboutins Or A Brand New Computer?

These Christian Louboutin platform heels are embroidered to look like a motherboard–isn’t that clever and quirky and fun?–and they can be yours for a mere $1695, which happens to be the same price as a brand new MacBook Pro. I know, I know, it seems like an astronomical sum, but it’s actually not that bad…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 16, 2012

DIY Louboutins Are A Boon For The Red Paint Industry

A real pair of Christian Louboutin heels will set you back anywhere from $800 to $2000 (“A stupid pair of shoes should never cost the same amount as a fair condition ’95 Nissan Maxima!” — my dad), which means they’re not a realistic footwear option for most people. But hey, if the recession and crumbling…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

Christian Louboutins Brings A Fairy Tale To Life With His Take On Cinderella

Nobody ever told us who designed Cinderella’s glass slipper, but if a contemporary version of the tale were to take place, Christian Louboutin would be a shoe-in for the job — so it’s only natural that Disney chose the French designer, known for his luxurious red-soled footwear, to create a modern-day take on the fateful…

Rachel Krause / July 8, 2012

Lord Have Mercy, Blake Lively Is Insufferable

“Maybe it sounds jerky, but I’m lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show. There’s no designer I don’t have access to. … What I planned [for a wedding] before I got into the business has changed. It used to be that my mom or I would make my dress. Now I’m like, ‘Hmm, I…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2012

Christian Louboutin Gets In The Beauty Game With His Debut Collection

Christian Louboutin is synonymous with a unique brand of sexy, just-this-side-of-sleazy luxury. His famed heels literally need no introduction — the flashy scarlet sole says it all. The designer is a favorite of models, starlets, socialites, and run-of-the-mill rich girls alike, but if you’re not the kind of person who’s comfortable with shelling out $800+…

Rachel Krause / May 11, 2012

When Louboutins Attack

Money can’t buy you class, the great Countess LuAnn once sang, and isn’t it true? The manager of Jaspers’ Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Fransisco, Matt Medinger, went to the ER recently after he intervened in a streetside drama over Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoes. Medinger said he witnessed a man walk past a woman o…

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2012

Kate Upton & Katy Perry Rock “Sex” Louboutins

In the past week, both Katy Perry and Kate Upton have rocked these new Christian Louboutin pumps, which have the word ‘sex’ written across the toe in Swarovski crystals. You know, because they’re subtle.

High Heels Give Women Orgasms, Says Christian Louboutin

“[W]hat is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman’s foot when she orgasm. … So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation.”
Christian Louboutin is bats**t crazy if he thinks this is true.  I…

Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2011

Fashion On Film: “God Save My Shoes” Documentary


Fashion insiders, like Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Tom Ford, are no strangers to the fashion-on-film documentary. But with “God Save My Shoes” we get an in-depth look at the relationship women have with their footwear. Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, and Bruno Frisoni are a few of the shoe designer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2011

Truly Torturous Toe Shoes

We’re all for wearing completely unreasonable and painful shoes, but en pointe Louboutins? No. No no no. Louboutin made them to benefit the English National Ballet — they’ll be auctioned off in a charity auction. Said designer Christian Louboutin: “Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer tha…

Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2011

Runway To Retail: The Most Fabulous Fur Booties

We are loving the major fall trend of fur booties. Whether real or faux, designers of all levels have added fuzzy boots to their fall lineup. We’ve been obsessing over the Christian Louboutin “Toundra” fur bootie for some time now, so when we discovered Forever 21’s faux fur pair, we could barely contain our excitement.

Carrie Morrissey / November 15, 2010

Ask The Man Panel: Christian Louboutin’s $6,000 Marie Antoinette Heels

I am endlessly entertained by the divides between men and women when it comes to fashion: the differing opinions on the definition of “expensive,” the controversy over red lipstick (is it glamorous or reminiscent of the Joker?), the thousands of times throughout history that women have asked, “Honey, what do you think of this dress?”…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2010

Trashy Or Sneaky-Smart: Red Sole-ing Your Pumps À La Louboutin?

Buying a knock-off is one thing … but making your own knock-off? Try searching for “Louboutin red soles” on eBay, and you’ll find a couple dozen auctions for red adhesive soles in the style of the classic Christian Louboutin touch. Some are being marketed as a product to use as protection for your real Loubs,…

Leonora Epstein / July 19, 2010

Feet By Christian Louboutin

If you have money, you buy red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin. If you are money, you don’t even have to. [Intentionally Untitled]…

Lily Q / June 30, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Positive Barbie Story

Last week, we asked you to tell us how Barbie positively affected your dreams and goals. And despite what some people claim, those of you who really loved Barbie didn’t turn out to be vapid, plastic surgery-obsessed bimbos. But only one person could win the limited edition Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin. And the winner…

Annika Harris / June 11, 2010

Win This! Limited-Edition Anemone Barbie By Christian Louboutin

Finding a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for less than $200 rarely happens outside of La La Land. But fashionistas around the world can stop dreaming now that Mattel has released its third Barbie doll designed by Louboutin. Anemone Barbie is red carpet-ready in a lime green and lavender gown and sparkly bracelet. And, of…

Annika Harris / June 4, 2010

Christian Louboutin Takes On Imposters

Everyone knows that buying fake products contributes to terrible working conditions and child labor, but for some reason, New York City’s Canal Street is still full of tourists, desperate for a bad Louis Vuitton or Coach knockoff. But that’s not the only way to score a fake. Clueless shoppers buy knockoffs online every…

Bianca Posterli / May 16, 2010