Longitudinal Luxury: A Louboutin, 2012

Somewhere between the back seat of a Bentley, legendary hotels and the dressing rooms of high brow theaters, there is the voice of a Louboutin high heel. The Warhol and Kandinsky of shoes, Christian Louboutin uses the female foot as a canvas to construct the world’s most daring and ornate of decorations upon soprano stilettos. Glamourous is belittling. Artistic maybe an insult. The craft of a Louboutin shoe is a statement. And there is no such experience in placing a Louboutin upon your sole and being fearless. With rebellious heights up to 160mm and adorned with collage materials from fake eyelashes and sequence, to diamonds and metal against foundations from leather and strass, to satin, Louboutin shoes are for experts.

Louboutin, "LADY PEEP" 2012

So why wouldn’t the fashion symbol of “I’ve Arrived” be highly sought after by celebs, fashionistas, sex kittens and, oh, charlatans like perhaps Yves Saint Laurent? Spurred by trademark infringement by YSL (more on that here) over the infamous Louboutin red sole, counterfeiters are who the design-cult crispin sought out in his campaign against fake Louboutin shoes initiated last Spring, stopfakelouboutin.com. The act went worldwide with the site, which goes gladiator on condemning the international sale of fake shoes, including video footage and frequent updates on the seizure and destruction of shoes, factories and retailers in the fake Louboutin business. This effort to retain prize property has undoubtedly aided in the exclusivity of the Christian Louboutin brand. And as Spring emerges, Louboutin unbolts his castle to his latest collection of jewels, further emphasizing the vindication of value, and the edge for female empowerment by the grace of a high heel. With special guests, Peep Lady, Make-Up Trash, Unzip Booty, You You Crepe, and Highness Tina, a Louboutin Spring stands tall and nothing shy of ornamentation. For the full decadent Louboutin experience, including his latest openings in New York and Turkey, visit http://www.christianlouboutin.com > original post for Catwalk Yourself.

Louboutin, "MAKE-UP TRASH" 2012

Louboutin, "UNZIP BOOTY" 2012

Louboutin, "YOU YOU CREPE" 2012

Louboutin, "TIBU" 2012


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