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.