Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010-2011

Lace, crystals, studs, tulle, bows, shimmer, spikes, silk, fur, metallics...what more can you ask for in a shoe fantasy? Well, luckily this is not just a fantasy but a fantasy brought to reality by Christian Louboutin for his Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection. Some of the styles were designed for Marchesa, and I think that the collaboration between Mr. Louboutin and Georgina Chapman (the mastermind behind Marchesa) is a match made is fashion heaven. All in all, I would say the collection is fantasmagorical!

P.S. I picked the images in my personal favorite colour the shoe is available in.

Louboutin has continued with his Bridget family of shoes. Below is a quick timeline of the Bridget.

The original Bridget bootie from Fall 2009

The Bridget Strass (as seen on Carrie Bradshaw in SATC2), also from Fall 2009

Bam! Bridget's Back, shown in silver, also available in gold or black.

The Madame Butterfly bootie, designed for Marchesa, whose collection was inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly. Shown in purple suede, also available in black and red and a pump version in gold or black.


Gorgeous pale grey tulle booties, shown here on the Marchesa runway.
Also available in black and gold.

The Amber sandal, also available in black.

The Clou Noued slingback, also available in black. Love those spikes!

Spikes are often a feature in Louboutin's runway collections, and this year was no exception. Subtle spikes, like the ones on the Bridget's Back bootie and the Clou Noued are fun, but huge exaggerated spikes make a real statement.

Does anyone else remember the spiked heels Louboutin did for Rodarte for Fall 2008? I sure do...just one more reason to be jealous of Victoria Beckham. Her metallic pink ones are my favorite, but they came in a few other styles and colours.

Louboutin's latest incarnation of the extreme spike for the Blonds Fall 2010/2011 runway show. This is the definition of FIERCE.

So, to sum up, all these shoes make me almost willing to move into a carboard box so I can afford them. I need to look away, my heart rate is increasing at an alarming pace.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Blonds

One shout out to all my readers before I get to the subject at hand: thank you so much for reading! And please leave more comments, I want to know what you all think.
I found out the other day who designed that crazy red outfit worn by Samantha is SATC2! It was The Blonds, an amazing design duo who have made outfits for Lady Gaga, J.Lo, Beyonce, Christina Agiulera, and many more fierce divas. Crystals and spikes are prominently featured in
their designs.

Lady Gaga wearing a corset by the Blonds

 Katy Perry
Katy Perry in the Blonds at the 2009 VMAs

Rihanna in 2 different looks from the Blonds, and not really pulling off either one. The outfit on the left is really unflattering, and the one on the right just looks trashy. Love the Louboutins on the left, though.

The duo behind the label are a couple based in NYC, David and Philippe Blond. Philippe is the blonde face of the company, and I must say he is quite trannylicious. I read an interview with them in Calgary's Metro paper and the picture there had me fooled.

The picture that fooled me! Does anyone else think that David looks exactly like Will from Will & Grace?

Tagged Photos  TOXIC PAPI  -VMLPE-  David Phillipe Blond,Phillipe Blond
Britney in the Blonds.

Tagged Photos  TY-RON  Phillipe Blond,David Phillipe Blond, MAO
Philippe obviously had a bit too much champagne in this shot. Love the fur coat and the massive crystals on this outfit.

Tagged Photos  Phillipe Blond by Udo Spreitzenbarth and Ty-Ron Mayes.   TY-RON  Phillipe Blond,David Phillipe Blond, MAO
The ponytail coming off the shoulder is CRAZY!

I looove The Blonds!!! I need this for my Lady Gaga costume in August (for a party). Sadly, I think I will instead buy a glue gun and ALL the crystals at Michaels, as I don't think I can afford the real stuff. If you want to see more go to or check them out on MySpace.