Here’s UK pop star Lily Allen, attending the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, wearing quite a (literally) cheeky ensemble that includes a sparkly pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle Glitter Pumps. There were plenty of other London notables in attendance (Cara Delevingne, Keira Knightley, several members of the royal family, etc.), but I can’t imagine their outfits were quite as eye-popping. You can find a regular black leather pair of Lily’s pumps for $625 at Net-A-Porter.

Lily gets a lot of blogspace on both TalkShoes and PurseBlog because her designer wardrobe is absurdly good, and she has a much stronger/edgier sense of personal style than most celebs. Lily is also one of Karl Lagerfeld’s many celeb pets, so she’s up to her eyeballs in Chanel and Fendi bags and accessories. You can peruse Lily’s many fab looks and choice handbags in “The Many Bags of Lily Allen.”

The newest addition to the Christian Louboutin shoe family is the Pigalle Follies pump, and we have a feeling they may give the So Kate a little bit of competition within the brand, melding the Pigalle’s revamped toe box with the So Kate’s slender heel and steep pitch.

When we first reported on this debut, many of you were excited to grab a pair to call your own, and we have some good news for you! We found a great selection of the Pigalle Follies pumps in both a 100mm heel and a 120mm heel, available for purchase at Barneys, all are retailing for $625! Check out the full selection in the gallery below!

Alessandra Ambrosio recently attended a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer charity function in Santa Monica wearing a beautiful pair of tri-color Christian Louboutin Gwynitta Sandals. Alessandra is quite a fan of the Gwynittas (and Louboutins in general); we saw her in a pretty neutral version of these sandals back in March. You can find the Louboutins seen here for $745 at Saks.

Few celebs wear summer better than Brazilian supermodels. You can check out all of Alessandra’s best looks and pick up more than a few summer styling tips in “The Many Bags of Alessandra Ambrosio” on PurseBlog. For even more seasonal inspiration, you can also revisit “The Most Memorable Celebrity Shoe Moments of Summer 2013.”

Here’s Kerry Washington, doing her first post-baby red carpet appearance at the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA. (Yes, you’re right, the red carpet is actually black, in this instance.) She’s wearing Christian Louboutin Geo Pumps that coordinate surprisingly well with the colorful, Jackson Pollock-esque pattern on her Sportmax dress. You can find an all-pink version of the pumps for $729 at Neiman Marcus.

Kerry Washington gave birth to her daughter Isabelle back in May, or possibly in April. Kerry and her husband, NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, handled the matter so discreetly, the mainstream media can’t even come to a consensus about when the blessed event actually occurred. She’s understandably kept an extremely low profile since then, but she took a break from eternal nappie duty to accept a WIF award for “Excellence in Television.”

Christian Louboutin is a man of many talents and one heck of a résumé. He’s the creator of his brand’s famous (and covetable) red soles, he has a fan base of both celebrities and fashion insider and this season he’s created his tallest single-sole heel ever. Now he has one more thing to squeeze in: Louboutin will be collaborating with Louis Vuitton for the Icons and Iconoclasts Collaboration, which will debut in mid-October.

Louboutin, along with five other design icons (Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry and Cindy Sherman, Rei Kawakubo and Marc Newson) will create bags and luggage for the limited edition collection, all using the brand’s iconic monogram. According to WWD, the objective of this collection is to bring “high-profile attention to a cornerstone of the brand, which is marking its 160th anniversary this year.” Since the Louboutin is trying to bring more attention to his handbag line, not only is collaborating with Louis Vuitton an honor, but it will perhaps help bring attention to his other accessories efforts.

Will you be looking forward Louboutin’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton?

[Image via WWD]

It’s safe to say that the Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps are the official “It” shoe of the year. Anyone who’s a fan and loyal follower of the brand knows how hard it is to get your hands on a pair, or, more accurately, how to get your feet into a pair.

Complete size runs fly off store shelves, and when I spoke to someone at Manhattan’s Saks Fifth Avenue flagshop about it, she said that the solid-color So Kates can be completely sold out in less then a weekend. It can seem like an endless cycle of searching just to find the horrid words “sold out” next to your size, to be told to your face that your size is unavailable, to get your name on a wait list, or, in maybe the best of the three, to get in a pre-order. (Relevant: you can actually pre-order a pair of So Kate pumps now at Saks!) If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In fact, I’m right there with you.

Yesterday, I decided to walk down to Saks and see if, by chance, any So Kates were available, and I was lucky to find three pairs in my size! This is the first time I’ve tried on a pair of So Kates, and the sales representative brought out the light blue suede pair first. I was tall, my legs looked incredible (who needs the gym?), and the color of these pumps was just magnificent.

As I was modeling them to myself in the mirror, the salesperson brought out two more pairs for me to try – one in snakeskin print, the other in mustard-yellow patent leather pair. Out of the three, the patent leather pair were the most snug, but as a rule of thumb, real leather always stretches – buying them a pinch snug is actually a good thing.

Overall, these pumps did not hurt as much as I was anticipating. Don’t get me wrong, your foot is at a very steep pitch, and after going back and forth between the three pairs for about a while, my feet were just starting to get a little sore. The way this shoe looks on your feet and they way they somehow change your overall stature, though, are totally worth the pain!

Now if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m VERY indecisive, so you may not like what I’m about to say: I didn’t buy any of the three, and I could really use your help. If, by some chance, my size is still available, which pair do you think I should get?

Here’s actress Lupita Nyong’o, attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New Jersey on Saturday, wearing an exquisite black and white Alexander McQueen dress, which she’s paired with a matching Alexander McQueen Mini Honeycomb Heroine Tote, and a pair of Christian Louboutin Cataclou Wedge Sandals. This outfit is polo match fashion perfection, in every conceivable way. The Cataclous are currently available with a slightly shorter wedge heel for $695 at Neiman Marcus.

In a few of these photos, Lupita is using her Louboutins to stomp divots, which the crowd traditionally gets to do during the break in a polo match. (Divots, BTW, are loose pieces of turf. If you’re not intimately familiar with the sport of polo and its traditions, that makes two of us.) Several members of the PurseBlog/TalkShoes team had the privilege of attending the Polo Classic this past weekend, and you can read their firsthand account of the whole to-do over at PurseBlog.

If you remember a few months ago, we looked at the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Red Sole Pumps, and when I originally reviewed it, I wasn’t the biggest fan. These pumps have started to grow on me, though, and now I’m prepared to add them to my never-ending wishlist. Now that pre-fall and fall shoes are slowing trickling in for pre-order, it seems as though the white version must have sold really well – the brand is revamping the design.

The covetable rainbow spikes now rest against a black pair of sneakers, a flatform and a ballerina flat. It’s no surprise that Louboutin is a fan of spikes and studs; it’s a design strategy he’s been using for a few seasons now. Many of the spikes on Louboutin shoes from past seasons feature a monochromatic look, so now the rainbow colored spikes are a refreshing twist.


Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Calfskin High-Top Sneaker
$1,095 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Calfskin High Top Sneaker

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Platform Sandal
$695 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Platform Sandal

Christian Louboutin Malabar Spiked Red Sole Ballerina Flat
$995 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Malabar Spiked Red Sole Ballerina Flat

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