Here’s actress Lizzy Caplan on her way to promote her new show, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, on The Late Show with David Letterman. She’s wearing a pair of the extremely glittery, delightfully girly Christian Louboutin Love Me Pumps. These shoes are from Fall 2012 and are sadly no longer available, but you can shop all things Christian Louboutin via Net-a-Porter.

I’ve been a huge fan of Lizzy Caplan since her stint playing an aspiring actress paying the bills with a ho-hum (yet somehow always hilarious) catering gig in Party Down. If you haven’t checked out her new show yet, please do so ASAP – I’d like to keep this girl in Louboutins for as long as is humanly possible.

When I talk about beige shoes, I try very hard not to use the word “nude,” even though they’re commonly referred to as that by most of the fashion world. The thing is, most of the people on Earth aren’t light peach when they take their clothes off, and bestowing the moniker of “nude” on those colors has always smacked of the sort of casual racism for which the fashion world is often rightfully criticized. The words we do have power that we often don’t realize, which is why I was happy to see that Christian Louboutin Nudes includes five skin-inspired shades, from the palest beige to to dark chocolate brown.

As far as I know, Louboutin is the first major shoe designer to market his kicks in a wide range of skin-tone colors, but it makes sense that he would. Not only is Louboutin himself black, but his shoes are appreciated by an especially wide swath of women, from blonde socialites to female rappers, and his brand reaches to countries in every corner of the globe. Everyone can find a little bit of Louboutin to love, and now, everyone can get the magical leg-lengthening powers of wearing a Louboutin heel that’s close to her skin tone. At TalkShoes, we appreciate democracy of all types, but especially in shoe form. Shop the full range of Louboutin nudes via the designer’s official site. Right now, all that’s available is the Pigalle, but more are on the way, based on Louboutin’s promotional push behind the launch.

Taylor Swift recently donned a girly, floral frock paired with Christian Louboutin Satin Kitten Heels and romantic tresses at the Romeo and Juliet premiere in Los Angeles. (Yes, they’ve made ANOTHER movie adaptation of it.) Louboutin has been making kitten heels for some time, but admittedly, we’ve never seen these particular Louboutins before. You can shop Christian Louboutin at Saks.

While Louboutin is a stiletto legend, (and perhaps a platform pump legend, to a lesser extent) his kitten heels and flats are also especially noteworthy. They get a lot less love from celebs and the fashion world in general, sadly. As we plummet into autumn, however, we’ll likely be seeing the A-listers (and D-listers) bring their Louboutin boots back into rotation, which is a nice deviation from the constant parade of Louboutin So Kates, Pigalles, and Batignolles.

Here’s actress and very public ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, arriving at Dancing with the Stars practice dressed like a sexy, high-fashion grease monkey. She’s wearing what appears to be some kind of couture mechanic’s uniform/jumpsuit, plus Christian Louboutin Balota Sandals. Leah’s sky-high platform sandals are a few seasons old and, thus, no longer available on the interwebs, but you can shop Christian Louboutin via Net-a-Porter.

DWTS contestants tend to use the paparazzi-heavy arrivals area at the show’s practice space to strut their stuff on the way in and then change in to more appropriate workout clothes once they’re beyond the camera’s eye. Case in point: Christina Milian. The cast of DWTS Series 17 is all over the place – Bill Nye the Science Guy is competing against Snooki, you guys. I can’t even deal.

Fashion Week shoes can be a bit hit-or-miss. A lot of the brands that show aren’t known for their footwear, and many of the most highly sought-after shoe designers don’t have full-fledged fashion lines that necessitate a show. The best of both worlds happens when a smaller brand collaborates with a huge shoe company for a custom set of shoes, and that’s what happens every year with Christian Louboutin and Marchesa.

Not only does Marchesa’s particular brand of highly embellished femininity take Louboutin’s shoes in a direction that they might not otherwise go, but
the runway shoes always give us a sneak peek of where Louboutin’s ideas might be for the season ahead. Based on this glimpse, the brand will continue to embrace the single-sole trend, despite the fact that Louboutin rose to prominence on the strength of his platforms. There’s also lots of laser-cutting and some significant variation in heel heights, so if you think it’s not a CL without a monster stiletto, you may need to avert your eyes from time to time.

Check out all the runway looks below or shop Louboutin’s current collection via Saks.

[Images via Vogue.com]

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps are so hot right now. And SO hard to walk in. (But they look so fab when you’re sitting down!) Here’s Jennifer Hudson on the set of Good Morning America, promoting her latest flick, Winnie Mandela, while wearing her own chic black pair of kidskin leather So Kates. We saw Minka Kelly in a pair of black patent So Kates just a few weeks ago. You can purchase Jennifer’s preferred pair for $625 from Saks.

Winnie Mandela, as you might suspect, is a biopic about Nelson Mandela’s wife of almost 40 years, herself an anti-apartheid activist. The film chronicles her story from childhood through the time of her husband’s incarceration. Strangely enough, the movie has been in the can since 2011, which is never a good sign. (Just checked the reviews – maybe wait for this one to come out on DVD?)

Here’s Heidi Klum at an America’s Got Talent post-show shindig in NYC, donning a fabulous pair of studded, metallic and distinctly un-monochrome Christian Louboutin Monocronana Sandals. We spotted Ashley Tisdale in these exact same Louboutins last month. Tragically, they’re no longer available online, but you can shop an extensive selection of Louboutins via Net-a-Porter.

I have to give Heidi a special nod for her fantastic, glittery dark blue pedicure. There’s really no point in strapping on an $800 pair of open-toed sandals unless you’re going to pay a professional to make your toes look like a million bucks. (It seems the term “investment shoes” has a double meaning, when it comes to designer sandals. )

Proof positive that the Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps are quickly becoming a celeb fave: here’s Minka Kelly donning a fresh new black patent pair at the premiere of The Butler. Even more proof: Minka’s exact pumps are already on back order at Neiman Marcus. As any CL fan can probably deduce, the So Kates are a slightly exaggerated, even sexier version of the Christian Louboutin Pigalles. For a full analysis of the So Kates and their similarities and dissimilarities with the Pigalles, check out Amanda’s extremely informative So Kates review here.

We expect to see a lot more So Kates on A-list feet this season. If you’ve got your high heel strut down to an exact science (plus ankle bones made of steel), you’ll probably want to take them for a test drive ASAP – we suspect most stores will have trouble keeping these in stock. They’re exactly the kind of pumps that men love to buy for women, women love to buy for themselves, and absolutely no one can walk in for more than ten paces!

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