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

Actress Bella Thorne recently swung by the set of Extra to chat with Mario Lopez about her new movie Blended. She paired a pair of beige Christian Louboutin Echasse Sandals with a color-matching, ruffled minidress. Apparently these are Bella’s preferred sandals for events, probably because of that sturdy ankle strap and extra thick heel combo. The Echasses are no longer available online, but you can shop a premium selection of Louboutin sandals and pumps at Neiman Marcus.

I feel compelled to remind you that Bella Thorne is, in fact, still a 16 year old Disney starlet, though this ensemble and a good up-do make her look much older and more sophisticated. (And by “older”, I mean over 20.) She seems to have done a little growing up since we saw her last year in a pair of blue suede Sophia Webster pumps and an entirely different minidress.


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Here’s Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, attending a red carpet photo call at the Cannes Film Festival for her new film, the David Cronenburg-directed Maps to the Stars. The flick also stars Julianne Moore, who also attended this photo call in Louboutins. Gadon’s two-tone leather and PVC Christian Louboutin Miss Rigidaine d’Orsay Pumps easily trump all other Louboutins in attendance, however. These shoes have long since sold out, but you can shop a red carpet-worthy selection of Louboutins at Net-A-Porter.

Sarah’s winsome blouse and skirt are both Dolce & Gabbana. Sarah has appeared in several notable film releases this year, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the 18th century period piece Belle, which has just been released stateside. This is her third time working with director David Cronenberg; she previously appeared in his psychoanalysis drama A Dangerous Method and his moody Rob Pattinson vehicle Cosmopolis.

Christian Louboutin fans are extremely specific about their shoes. Over on our Forum, they’ve been talking for months about how much they’d love to have a shoe that has the toe box of the much-beloved Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps along with the slender, vertiginous heel of the relatively new Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps, and now the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pump, coming to a retailer near you in Fall 2014, provides just that.

The Pigalle toe box is a bit shorter than that of the So Kate, which makes the wearer’s foot look smaller and the pitch of the shoe look even more extreme. The result is perhaps Louboutin’s sexiest pump yet, and based on how quickly So Kates fly off shelves, this shoe likely won’t stick around in inventory very long when it makes its late summer debut. We don’t have word on pricing yet, but the So Kates and Pigalles in regular and patent both retail for $625, so my money is on that number or one very close to it.

The first run of the Pigalle follies will also come in several finishes and prints. Check out the ones we’ve spotted so far, below:

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Here’s Rita Ora on the set of The One Show in London, where she apparently played a little soccer in a pristine pair of Christian Louboutin White Sandals. These shoes are not yet available online, and we’re fairly sure we haven’t seen them before, so we’re guessing they might be from Louboutin’s pre-fall or fall collections. You can always shop a wide selection of Louboutins at Neiman Marcus.

We just saw Rita in a pair of Christian Louboutin Door Knock Pumps earlier this week. We don’t mean to keep pummeling your eyeballs with pictures of Rita Ora, but truth be told, she’s one of the only celebs consistently wearing interesting shoes right now. She’s currently doing a UK press tour to promote her new single, and this tour seems to call for a wealth of Louboutins.

Here’s UK pop star Rita Ora, looking particularly regal while doing the press rounds in London in support of her new single. Her bedazzled pumps are the Christian Louboutin Door Knock Pumps, which, as you can probably tell, are basically embellished $945 at Neiman Marcus. Since actual So Kates are frequently impossible to source online, I’d throw these in the virtual shopping cart tout suite.

Rita Ora is quite the jet-setter – we just saw her last week on her way to a Met Gala after party in NYC in a gilded pair of Casadei Over The Knee Strappy Boots. The last time we saw Rita in London, she was heading into a recording studio and dressed in head-to-toe Adidas gear. (I like to be comfy when I create, too.)

Here’s Blake Lively, leaving her NYC hotel in a pair of glittering, iridescent Christian Louboutin Fastissima Volcano Strass Ankle Boots that perfectly match her Valentino Butterfly Brocade Coat. The boots are covered in hand-applied crystals, which gives them their unique, ultra-sparkly, color-shifting quality. These shoes were produced in very limited quantities and are no longer available to plebeians like you and I. Blake Lively, however, is a long-time Louboutin VIP and friend of the brand, so she has special access to hard-to-find CL pieces.

You can find a more low-key pair of strass’d Christian Louboutin Iriza Pumps for $3,395 at Saks, and you can also find a very similar Valentino Butterfly Brocade Coat for $4,980 at Bergdorf Goodman. Super toned, Barbie doll-like Blake Lively legs sold separately. Christian Louboutins were essentially made with women like Blake in mind (i.e. women who have somehow attained standards of physical perfection previously thought to be unattainable); here she is in a peachy pink pair of Christian Louboutin So Kates last year.

A wedding shoe is no ordinary shoe; it has a purpose much more valuable then that. It’s a shoe worthy of taking you down the aisle, to your first dance with your hubby and to a night of celebration and laughter (and maybe a selfie or two) with your family and friends. The Christian Louboutin 2014 Bridal Collection is worthy of your special night and beyond, because a red-sole never disappoints.

Whether you like the modern appeal of a peep-toe or lace-up pump or a more traditional closed toe or slingback, Christian Louboutin has answered your inner shoe-wishes. The collection offers a great variety of white shoes like the Iriza, the Martha, and the newest edition to the Louboutin family, the Aposotrophy heel.

Of course, Louboutin didn’t forget about the bridesmaids, mothers of the bride or attendees; the collection also includes gold styles, like the Jazzy Doll and the Valnina. They do double duty for brides who aren’t into the all-white look.

We know brides have a lot on their plate leading up to their nuptials, so we are here to offer an ounce of help and hope that this great collection will be worthy of your special day!

Check out the gallery below to view the entire collection, and you can shop the Christian Louboutin Bridal collection here.

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