Lily James, the titular star of Disney’s new live-action Cinderella, donned an ethereal Elie Saab gown and a pair of Christian Louboutin Cinderella Slippers to the movie’s Hollywood premiere this past weekend. These limited edition slippers were first released in 2012, in collaboration with Disney. As you can imagine, they are no longer available for sale, online or in-store, but you can shop a broad selection of Louboutin at MATCHESFASHION.COM.

Louboutin’s Cinderellas were originally intended to commemorate the rerelease of Disney’s animated version of Cinderella on Blu-ray and DVD, so it makes sense that they’d reappear here. On a related note, Charlotte Olympia is just about to roll out a brand new, officially licensed Disney collab, complete with PVC “glass” slippers, and Lily dutifully carried a clutch from the new Olympia collection when she wasn’t hard at work showing off those Louboutins.

While many designers are looking ahead to Fall 2015, Christian Louboutin still has lots to offer for spring, like the new Tribalou collection. For the line, Louboutin draws inspiratation from art, patterns and textiles from the Native American culture.

The shoes are full of bright colors, geometric shapes, and even the squiggle heel makes an appearance with a pointed-toe mule. (And yes, of course Mr. Louboutin is even giving the controversial mule a try.) It’s a collection that’s colorful, sexy and has Louboutin written all over it.


Christian Louboutin Puebla Sandal
$1,475 via Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Puebla Sandal

Christian Louboutin Azunika Sandal
$1,295 via Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Azunika Sandal

Christian Louboutin Azuniraco Sandal
$1,345 via Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Azuniraco Sandal

Christian Louboutin Vagachina Mule Sandal
$1,245 via Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Vagachina Mule Sandal

Kendall Jenner wore a high-slit red Romona Keveza dress paired with gorgeous Christian Louboutin Iriza Strass Pumps to the annual amfAR Gala on Wednesday night in New York City. (amfAR is a a charity gala for AIDS research, and if you weren’t able to make it, you can donate to amfAR here.) Kendall’s shoes aren’t currently available online, but a regular patent leather Iriza is available for $675 at Net-a-Porter.

All of Louboutin’s strass (crystal) shoes are covered in hand-applied crystals, and they sell out quickly and tend to be somewhat constrained in supply. They also regularly retail for over $3K, making them one of Louboutin’s most expensive designs. While you wait for a pair of strass pumps to magically appear online in your size, you can peruse Christian Louboutin’s Spring 2015 collection.

Kim Kardashian has no problem getting her hands on rare designer pumps and right-off-the-runway styles, but these snakeskin Louboutins are truly a puzzle. Here’s Kim, leaving her NYC apartment in Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout Snakeskin Pumps. We can’t find any evidence that these shoes actually exist, aside from the fact that they’ve magically appeared on Kim’s feet. While we investigate further, you can shop a broad selection of readily available Louboutins at Net-A-Porter.

There are several possible explanations for the existence of these snakeskin pumps. Kim might’ve ordered these custom, or they could’ve been a sample sent to her by the brand in seasons past that was never produced for the public. It’s also possible that the Bis Un Bout, which is not currently produced by CL, is coming back to the brand’s collection in the near future, and this is a sample of a coming style. We’ll be keeping our ear to the ground.

When I came across this Jimmy Choo pump, I was surprised to see stud ornamentation. The brand’s aesthetic is known more for their glamorous, ladylike silhouettes, especially when it comes to the Abel pump. The Abel silhouette is a Jimmy Choo classic that’s clean and refined. These mixed-finish studs are a bit edgy for the brand, and it’s a nice change-up. After looking at this design, I instantly thought of Christian Louboutin’s signature studded designs.

When I think of a brand that frequently incorporates studs, I can’t help but think of Louboutin; he has used everything from solid-color to mixed-finish studs on his shoes for years. While Choo may not use studs as frequently, I’m having a hard time choosing which designer did it best. Let’s hear your vote in the comments!


Jimmy Choo Abel Studded Point-Toe Pump
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

Jimmy Choo  Abel Studded Point-Toe Pump

Christian Louboutin Billy Studded Velvet Red-Sole Pump
$1,295 via Bergdorf Goodman

Christian Louboutin Billy Studded Velvet Red-Sole Pump

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Here’s Jennifer Lopez, leaving the HuffPo Live studios in NYC in a pair of colorfully striped Christian Louboutin Bandy Pumps. The Bandys are essentially a So Kate with multicolor PVC insets. You can find J-Lo’s exact pumps right now for $1,045 at Nordstrom. (That certainly doesn’t happen every day. J-Lo’s designer wares are frequently too new or too exclusive to find online.)

Ms. Lopez is currently making the press rounds to promote her steamy new flick, The Boy Next Door, which is her first new film in two years. As it happens, this is our second J-Lo sighting in so many days. We saw her in a much more casual ensemble and a pair of customized Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Sneakers earlier this week.

As longtime readers probably know, I’m not a heel-wearer. While TalkShoes editor Katherine is all about a stiletto pump, I have a nagging injury from youth soccer that keeps me firmly planted on the ground. That doesn’t prevent me from dreaming, though, and I’ve been dreaming about these Christian Louboutin So Kate Python Pumps since I first saw them in December. (more…)

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