Last week, we looked on in admiration as Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson took the stage at the 2014 Golden Globes and chucked her Christian Louboutin pumps over her shoulder after complaining that they were painful. We been there, girl. We know that struggle. At this weekend’s 2014 Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, Thompson looked significantly more comfortable, but still in Louboutins.

Not only did Emma choose the Christian Louboutin Toboggan Flats in glittering rose gold for her SAG appearance, but she also chose a vintage dress with a hemline high enough to show them off. She’s a smart lady and knew that, after the Globes, everyone would be asking about her shoes, so she put them front and center. Luckily for Louboutin, she went with the brand again, this time in a more foot-friendly form. A match made in luxury PR heaven; both the brand and the actress have been the talk of the Internet for two awards news cycles running.

The Toboggan flats don’t appear to be currently available to non-celebs, but you can shop Louboutin via Net-a-Porter.

Reese Witherspoon has recently been dazzling us with all manner of unexpected shoe selections: a little Saint Laurent, a little Balenciaga – but these chic Christian Louboutin Iriza Pumps are a return to form. In fact, this entire outfit is a perfect example of the classic, preppy style that Reese is renowned for. Nonetheless, it’s nice to see her having a little bit (but just a little bit) of fun with a pop of leopard or an edgy bootie. You can get the Irizas in a slightly different leopard finish for $625 at Net-a-Porter.

Reese’s bag is the extra luxe The Row Day Luxe Tote. You can pick up the XL version for the very A-Lister price of $6,200 at FarFetch. In case you haven’t noticed, Reese has a jaw-droppingly good handbag collection. We invite you to give us your full assessment of Reese’s bag stash after you’ve thoroughly digested the “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon” and “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon, Part Two” on PurseBlog.

By now, you’ve probably all seen the clip of Emma Thompson presenting an award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, properly sauced and holding both her Christian Louboutin Pumps and a martini in her hands at the podium. The Golden Globes are notorious for letting stars drink and fraternize while the awards are given out, and that means that the crowd becomes progressively drunker as the night goes on. As any adult woman knows, the drunker a group of women gets, the more likely a member of the group is to discard their high heels. This time, it was Thompson, an Academy Award-winning actress, and we absolutely love her for it.

Shoes are often uncomfortable, even the flat ones, and truly gorgeous shoes are almost always excruciating. I don’t believe 99% of women who have told me that their high heels are comfortable; they all seem more like they’re trying to convince themselves than they are me, and even Christian Louboutin himself has publicly admitted that his shoes aren’t foot-friendly and aren’t intended to be. Sometimes that’s fine (usually in the first hour of the evening, when you’re still excited about your own choice in footwear), but usually it just makes you want to sit down and rub your feet, something that is generally not appreciated at the kind of events that necessitate fancy shoes. We’ve all wanted to do it, though. Badly.

Emma Thompson, Oscar-winner, sophisticated woman, elegant Brit that she is, finally just did it. She went on live television, in front of millions of people, in a borrowed gown that costs thousands of dollars at retail, and she was honest. Her feet hurt, she’d had a martini or two, and when it came time to decide whether or not she’d hold on to her shoes or her cocktail, she chose her cocktail. As I would have, and as maybe some of you would, too, if you’re being honest. Being a lover of beautiful shoes will only carry a woman so far.

If you missed the shoe-fling for the ages, check it out below, courtesy of E!


Cate Blanchett walked the red carpet at the 2014 BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills last Saturday afternoon in a bright cobalt blue pair of Christian Louboutin Python Pigalle Pumps, which provided a stark contrast to her adorable, vintage-inspired red dress. You can acquire these exact pumps for $1,345 at Neiman Marcus. Because I know you’re curious, the BAFTA Tea Party is a comparatively casual awards season shindig intended to honor BAFTA nominees well before any awards are handed out.

As you probably know by now, Cate picked up a Golden Globe this weekend for her performance in “Blue Jasmine.” Louboutins, of course, had their own moment during the GGs when Emma Thompson chose to walk onstage barefoot, carrying her Louboutins in hand. She then declared “I just want you to know, this red, it’s my blood,” and tossed them over her shoulder. Emma had a martini glass in the other hand the entire time, natch.

When it comes to Christian Louboutin, I stand behind many of his designs. I was even a partial fan of the fringe boot, which many of you probably thought was downright crazy. But, I may have found one shoe that even I can’t stand behind: the Christian Louboutin Athena Calf Hair T-strap Sandals. Normally, I’m always in favor of anything with leopard and calf-hair, but this shoe has one major thing that I simply cannot tolerate.

When it comes to a thong strap on stilettos, this is my shoe pet-peeve. Aesthetically speaking, the thong strap is nicely incorporated into this sandal. It overlaps with the gold toe strap, so at least it doesn’t look like the sides of your toes will hang off because the toe strap is there for support. One of my reasons for my hate for thong straps is because of my experience of walking in a flip-flop styled pumps. The thong strap is meant for a flat and when you add a needle thin heel to the mix, it becomes more of a balancing act for the wearer, which in turn leads to all sorts of stumbling. Let’s just say it was a walking nightmare. If this thong was just a T-strap, then I would totally be on board.

If these Christian Louboutin’s are simply calling your name, head over to
Neiman Marcus and buy them for $895.

I know I’m going to get some shocked comments when I say that I do not own a pair of Christian Louboutins. Although, in my defense, I’ve been saving and looking for that perfect pair that not only speaks to me, but also won’t become a one-time wear kind of shoe. I was looking for pumps for an upcoming post when I found these Christian Louboutin Decollete Glitter Pumps, and I liked them so much that I had to stop working on that post and write about these! If anyone out there looking to purchase their first pair of Louboutins (or there second or third or fourth), these are sure to be an asset to your nascent Louboutin collection.

What lured me into this pump was its elegant simplicity; that certainly speaks to me. These shoes may not be as show-stopping as a pair of Daffodile Pumps, but this toned-down version features a glitter glaze that is subtle and yet opulent; the perfect combination to make it covetable. It may be too dressy to wear out on most occasions, but I am never one to dress practically. For me, this makes for the perfect first pair of Christian Louboutins.

Buy your first or next pair of Louboutin’s through Bergdorf Goodman for $625.

Christian Louboutin is the creator of some of the sexiest and most covetable shoes on the market, as shoe aficionados already know. One thing most people can agree on is that after slipping on a pair of Louboutin, you are instantly lifted and strutting your sexiest walk. What can I say, that’s the power of the red sole. Unlike other Louboutin pumps or boots, these Christian Louboutin Glamafrange Fringe Leather Boots aren’t embellished with spikes or studs, but with fringe that covers the entire back of the boot.

At first glance, I had mixed feelings about this boot. I thought, is the fringe just too much? Should these boots only be allowed out of the box come Halloween? I wasn’t kidding when I said I had mixed feelings. But then I thought about how Louboutins make you feel when you put them on: poised and confident. Slip on these boots and add some swaying fringe to the mix, and your walk just got a bit more intriguing. It’s a design that Louboutin can pull off (and pull off well). The man has a gift of making some ostentatious designs feel more wearable.

Now that you know how I feel, what are your thoughts on these fringe covered boots?

Buy your Louboutin fringe boots through Saks for $2,095.

Here’s Lisa Hochstein of Real Housewives of Miami fame, making an appearance at an Art Basel Miami party in a pair of eye-popping Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Python Pumps. The Lady Dafs are the Mary Jane version of the notorious Daffodiles. You can currently pick up a holiday party-perfect black suede version of the Lady Dafs for $1,075 at Barneys. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Miami Housewives have been all over the swanky Art Basel parties this week. An international art show is a great place to see and be seen throwing your money around.

For those not in the know about Miami happenings, Art Basel Miami is a massive, three-day event dedicated to showcasing art from some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. Art Basel hosts similar events in both Basel, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Of course, since Art Basel Miami takes place in Miami, it’s become somewhat notorious for its snazzy, celeb-laden parties.

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