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 designers who make an appearance in the doc, but some shoe-hoarders, like Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, and Fergie, also speak from the heart about their love for shoes. The documentary will premiere in Paris during fashion week this fall, but we can check out more teasers until “God Save My Shoes” arrives stateside. [Racked] Keep reading »
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 than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven.” Kind of “Black Swan”-ish, no? [Grazia Fashion] Keep reading »
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. What makes this version so great is the color and texture of the faux fur as well as the details it has taken from its higher priced partner: strap and buckle details, the chunky platform pointy toe, and a great shaped sexy heel. A fantastic take on a high-end look. So, tell us — would you wear this trend or do you think it’s one to be left to the Eskimos? [1. Christian Louboutin “Toundra” fur bootie, $2,095, Bergdorf Goodman; 2. Faux fur bootie, $32.80, Forever 21] Keep reading »
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?” only to be met with a vacant stare.
So we decided to start a new feature where we round up a few dudes and ask for their honest opinion on an outrageous clothing item, accessory, or fashion trend. Christian Louboutin’s limited-edition Marie Antoinette heels seemed like the perfect first candidate. These blindingly bright and ornately embroidered peep-toe pumps retail for $6,295. Only 36 pairs were made. I think they’re amazing. My best friend thinks they’re ridiculous. Here’s what the guys had to say … Keep reading »
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, but it’s also a sneaky way to make your pumps look like the real thing. Would you do this to your shoes? Think it’s a clever or stupid idea? [eBay] Keep reading »
If you have money, you buy red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin. If you are money, you don’t even have to. [Intentionally Untitled] Keep reading »
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 is … Yankee in the South for this comment:
“Barbie helped make me the woman I am today! But, I can’t think of Barbie, without thinking of my Mom. She worked to support our family, and wasn’t home a lot. Barbie was all the things my mom was to me – a professional, beautiful working woman. We didn’t have a lot of extra money, and so I didn’t have the big pink house, or the snazzy convertable. What I did have, were outfits that my mom and I made together on her days off (does anyone else remember those McCall’s Barbie patterns?); and the highrise that we put together from boxes – decorated with wallpaper samples Mom collected for me, and handcrocheted rugs she taught me to make. My imagination and sense of style (as well as my crafting and sewing skills) all came from those precious times that my Mom spent with me, and the hours of play I had with Barbie and the world we created for her in my bedroom.”
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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 course, she wears fabulous shoes. This Barbie indulges her footwear fetish by traveling with three additional pairs of Louboutins, each in a signature red dust bag. You might not be able to wear these miniatures yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t admire their beauty. [$150, Net-A-Porter.com]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how Barbie positively affected your dreams and goals by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, June 11. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!
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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 day, and Christian Louboutin has had enough! In hopes of drawing further attention to the problem, Mr. Louboutin created a website devoted entirely to the end of imitation shoes, especially ones that look like his designs. Stop Fake Louboutin provides not only a list of all the sites selling fakes of his shoes, but also this highly amusing video of a bulldozer destroying hundreds of cheap red-soled shoes. Take that fake Loubs! [Styleite] Keep reading »
Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed the sexy item (well, actually items) she couldn’t live without. “Christian Louboutin — I’d wear them and nothing else, if I wouldn’t get arrested [for it],” she said to OK!. I’m totally feeling her on this. The one item I wouldn’t be able to live without would also be a pair of high heels, but I’d have a tough time picking only one pair. I’d have no problem going naked (around my apartment), but I’d definitely switch up my footwear at least once a day. What’s the one item of clothing you need in your life? Keep reading »