Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Feminine Differential - Shoes Transform

Christian Louboutin Shoes are iconic.  They have a beautiful sexual design that is ultra feminine and the red-lacquered soles that have become his signature

Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120 mm (4.72 inches) and higher. The designer's professed goal has been to "make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as he can". While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, red soles, and other similar decorative touches. He is most popularly known for the red leather soles on his high heel shoes, commonly referred to as "sammy red-bottoms" Christian Louboutin's red-bottom color code is Pantone 18-1663 TPX.  (Source Wikipedia) 

2001 - Rhonda Shopping on Worth Avenue 
When I first started buying heels that were of good quality, I was drawn to the beautiful Worth Avenue Charles Jourdan shoe boutique.  Outrageously priced they were beautiful and had incredible style. Unknown to the world, this is where Mr. Louboutin got his start.   

Fascinated by world cultures, he ran away in his teens to Egypt and spent a year in India. Louboutin returned to Paris in 1981, where he assembled a portfolio of drawings of elaborate high heels. He brought it to the top couture houses. The effort resulted in employment with Charles Jourdan. Subsequently, Louboutin met Roger Vivier, who claims to have invented the stiletto, or spiked-heel shoe. Louboutin became an apprentice in Vivier's atelier.

The only way I could justify these shoes was when they went on sale. I became friends with the shop managers and she would call when they would go on sale. The shoes by design had a unique toe box that fit by foot beautifully. This red pump I still have - Vintage '80s. Thank you Carol for treating a fledgling shoe lover so kindly.  

The 2001 photo above is in front of the Worth Avenue Charles Jourdan boutique store and I am wearing Charles Jourdan Shoes.  Just know that if you see the Charles Jourdan label today it is not the same French company, designer, or quality.  

For a shoe fix visit CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN 

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