Actress Michelle Monaghan recently attended the American Cinematheque Awards, where her True Detective costar Matthew McConaughey was honored for his contribution to the cinematic arts. Michelle hit the red carpet in a sparkling pair of mixed media Christian Louboutin Pina Spike Sandals. You can find these exact sandals for $1,045 at Neiman Marcus.

Louboutins are always a celeb fave for event carpets, but these sandals have a lot going on, and won’t necessarily mix well with other bold designer wares. Michelle pulls this style off by keeping it simple (and extra feminine) above the knee. Her adorable pale pink frock with floral trim is a Miu Miu, and her simple, glittering black clutch is from Lanvin.

A few months back we brought you the Christian Louboutin Fall 2014 collection, in which we were introduced to the Allenissima, the tallest single-sole heel to date from the brand. Now that extra height can be yours. (more…)

Here’s professional Rich Kid Dorothy Wang, attending Nicky Hilton’s book launch party for 365 Style at Kyle Richardson’s Beverly Hills boutique. She’s wearing the now-discontinued Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Leopard Pumps (the bloom is off the rose for extreme-platform stilettos, I’m afraid) and carrying a black Hermès Ghillies Kelly Bag. There are precious few pairs of Lady Dafs left online, but you can (somewhat miraculously) still find them in black suede for $1,075 at Barneys.

If you wanted to stock up on Lady Dafs for the inevitable platform pump renaissance, I wouldn’t think you were insane at all. The Lady Dafs are one of Louboutin’s more outrageous styles, and they were ridiculously popular at the height of the platform pump craze. Now they seem quite dramatic in comparison to the demure single-soled Louboutins that are hot this season. When will platforms be back, you ask? I’d guesstimate Fall 2017. Spring 2018 at the very latest.

Kerry Washington recently attended the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in LA wearing a most enviable pair of Christian Louboutin Miss Rigidaine PVC d’Orsay Pumps. These dramatic Louboutins are from Spring 2014, which means they are, sadly, no longer available. While these pumps may be just out of your reach, there are plenty of Christian Louboutins to be found at Net-a-Porter. Kerry’s shoe game is (predictably) pretty awesome, and you can peruse most of her designer footwear collection in “The Many Shoes of Kerry Washington.”

Despite their brief production, these PVC Loubs have had one of the longest red carpet lives of any of the shoes from the PVC-panel craze. While the trend has definitely died down, we have noticed a slight uptick in PVC love on event carpets this month. Selena Gomez donned a beautiful pair of transparent Manolo Blahnik Pacha Pumps to a film premiere a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s actress Sarah Paulson, attending the American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere in LA, wearing a Zac Posen dress and Christian Louboutin Tobbogan Pumps. These minimalist Louboutins are a celeb stylist favorite, and while they show up on stars’ feet fairly frequently, strangely enough, they don’t appear to be available online at the moment. You can shop a broad selection of Louboutins at Net-a-Porter.

While you wait for a pair of Tobbogans to magically appear on your favorite retailer’s website, you can peruse the brand’s collection for Fall 2014, or peep at the especially impressive Louboutin collection of one of our favorite Instagrammers here. Readers who have worn a pair of Loubs for a night out might also appreciate Katherine’s recent TalkShoes Testimonial about the Christian Louboutin So Kates.

Shoes: Christian Suede Pumps


Why They’re the Shoe of the Week: The luscious suede on this burgundy bootie is the perfect addition to your fall collection. The chunky heel and deep cutout add an architectural touch to a demure design that you’ll want to wear again and again, even after the season is over.

Christian Louboutin shoes are unlike any other, and after eyeing and debating the purchase of a pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps, I made an impulse decision and bought them!

While walking around the Louboutin boutique in these vertiginous heels, I knew what I was getting myself into, but that didn’t stop me from making the purchase. As soon as I bought them, I was sending my friends pictures of my new shoes. My friends were envious, commenting that “the instep is WILD” and that it looked like I was “legit walking on my tippy toes.” I even wore these pumps around the office, and on two different occasions women stopped me to both compliment my shoes and ask the question probably on everyone’s minds when they think of the So Kate pumps: “How in the world are you walking in those heels?”

Well, I wore them out and I survived, and what follows is an in-depth review of the So Kate pumps and how they measure up.

With its official debut less than a month ago, it looks like the Christian Louboutin Beauty nail polish collection has attracted quite the following in a short amount of time. With a name that’s synonymous with luxury, it’s no wonder Peter Som and Cushnie et Ochs chose colors from the Louboutin’s Nudes collection for their respective Fashion Week shows.

Peter Som’s earth-toned collection called for the simple charcoal shade Alta Perla, while the Cushnie et Ochs show’s vibrant color palette required a bit of balance with the soft pink Tres Decollete shade. The models sported these colors on both their hands and feet, and they complemented each collections’ footwear quite well. As fashion week in New York wraps up and heads over to London, Milan and Paris, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more models with luxe Louboutin nails.

Peter Som
Christian Louboutin Alta Perla Nail Color
$50 via Saks

Peter Som NYFW

Cushnie et Ochs
Christian Louboutin Tres Decollete Nail Color
$50 via Saks

Cushnie et Ochs NYFW

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