Christian Louboutin Trash Platforms, $1395 via Neiman Marcus
I’ve always appreciated Christian Louboutin’s flair for the humorous. In the fashion world, so many designers and creative people are so self-serious that they take all of the fun out of what should be a joyful thing; after all, if we can’t enjoy ourselves while getting dressed, what hope do we have for the rest of the day?
That’s why I’ve always reserved a little place in my heart for the seasonal iterations of the Christian Trash Shoes. With nay-sayers calling his designs “hooker heels,” Louboutin did exactly the right think by embracing the silly and fundamentally sexy place that high heels have in all of our wardrobes.
This pair of Trash shoes is my favorite in a while because it doesn’t feature too much literal trash. Instead, the toe has little bits of balloons and streamers while the back and heel have a lovely print that’s reminiscent of mermaid scales or short feathers. Because this is a D’Orsay, those are the only two significant parts of the shoe, which tones down the literalness just enough to make the design super stylish as well as good, kitschy fun. Priced at $1395 via Neiman Marcus.