Christian Louboutin Selfridges Pop-Up Store
March Men: In celebration of the coveted brand’s 20 years of iconic designs, Christian Louboutin has fittingly opened a pop-up store inside one of London’s most iconic shopping destinations; Selfridges.
The pop-up store will feature handbags, clutches and most importantly, men’s shoes (the studded Roller flats and spiked toecap No Limit high tops being a personal favourite). Not only is Selfridge Londons grand shopping destiniation but Christian Louboutin is the first men’s shoes have been available outside of Louboutin’s own flagship London store.
If your every in Selfridges Check out Christian Louboutin pop up store!
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Christian Louboutin Spring 2012
These are darling!
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Christian Louboutin Men’s Holiday Collection
Famed footwear designer Chritsian Louboutin offers us a look at the upcoming line up for their men’s sneakers. As usual, the designs stray far from simplicity, but that’s never a bad thing when the execution produces stellar results like these. Loubout can do absolutely no wrong!
The Day Christian Louboutin Was Downgraded to ‘Red Bottoms’
SEP 28, 2011 | COMMENTS 2
As I was standing in line at Walmart a few days ago, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation going on between the two women behind me. It began with one woman searching through a hip-hop magazine and in extreme excitement declare her love for rapper Young Jeezy to her friend.
They went on to have an empty discussion about how much “swag” Amber Rose had for “bagging Wiz Khalifa,” and upon looking at a photo of her, they said in unison, “red bottoms” and laughed.
I couldn’t help but roll my eyes in disbelief that these types of conversations actually went on. Then it hit me, that what really bothered me about their entire debate was the term “red bottoms.”
We’ve heard Rick Ross grunt lyrics like “The one’s beneath me recognize the red bottoms I wear,” maybe because the actual name wouldn’t have been as catchy. But between those in our society, why have we reduced the name of this high end French brand and stamped it as merely a color slapped on the under soles of our shoe?
Christian Louboutin shoes have continued to be a staple accessory in celebrity wardrobes, yet have become a cry of “new money” in today’s generation. We get a check or save up enough cash from our hard earned job and head straight to the mall to buy our first pair of “red bottoms.” Are they a status symbol? Do the shoes let others know that your bank account (or someone else’s) may run a little deep?
Don’t get me wrong, every woman should own at least one pair (or two or three) of sky high Loubies in her closet if that’s what she desires and can afford. But what happened to the appreciation of a high end luxury name? There’s no problem with wearing the label, but shouldn’t you want to know how to pronounce the brand … or at least get close to it? Saying “red bottoms” sounds just as silly as the character “Nomi” from the movie “Showgirls” pronouncing Versace as Versase.
Case in point, if you don’t take the time to learn how to pronounce the name correctly, then maybe you shouldn’t be wearing the brand.
What are your thoughts? Is the Christian Louboutin brand being placed in the wrong hands, or is the phrase “red bottoms” just OK to use in casual settings and the occasional rap lyric?