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

Here’s Renée Zellweger attending the 2014 Couture Council Benefit Luncheon, which honored Carolina Herrera this year. Renée is wearing a stunning pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate Snakeskin Pumps with a color-matching Carolina Herrera dress. Tragically, this particular colorway of So Kates is from a previous season and is no longer available. Wear-with-everything patent black leather So Kates can be found at Barneys for $675.

Carolina Herrera is among Zellweger’s go-to designers, so it seems natural that she’d accept the invitation and pay homage to one of her favorite fashion legends. Renée has taken a five-year break from movies, but her fans will be thrilled to know she is currently filming a legal thriller called The Whole Truth with Keanu Reeves. The film is slated for a 2015 release.

Remember when I needed help deciding which pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps to buy? Well, something must have been in the New York City air yesterday, because I was feeling very spontaneous when I dropped into the Christian Louboutin boutique on Madison Avenue. I think we all know what happened next: I finally bought a pair of So Kates to call my own, and I’m smitten!

I tried on everything from traditional leather to exotics, but ultimately, it was the timeless elegance of classic patent leather pair that stole my heart. These shoes tend to sell out quickly, so the fact that the boutique had my size in my preferred color made the whole thing seem like it was meant to be. This weekend, these beauties will be my counterpart, so stay tuned next week for a TalkShoes Testimonials on the one-and-only So Kate pumps!

If you are enlivened by a spontaneous spark like I was, you can visit your local Louboutin boutique or buy a pair through Bergdorf Goodman for $675.

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