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Red, White, & Black

6 November 2008
 
Loubette Clutch; $1,395 Net-a-Porter

 
Loubette Clutch; $1,395 Net-a-Porter

 Christian Louboutin. The very name itself causes every woman to orgasm, each and every one lusting rather passionately after a pair of those lipstick-red soled heels. The brand evokes everything glamorous, luxurious, and of course, expensive. But what to give to own a pair of those gorgeous heels or boots – that is the question on every woman’s minds. On my mind too of course – I do plan to save for a pair of those wondrous suede booties or a pair of the classic pumps (it is too difficult of a decision to decide!).

 Like every design house, Louboutin expanded to bags; some of which were quite horrific or perhaps alien/armadillo like, much like this one here. This Loubette, snow-leopard printed clutch, however, is quite the opposite. It’s glamorous, a bit edgy, completely adorable, and just so Louboutin! Perhaps it was the leopard print that reeled me in; I do have a thing for anything in such a print. Whereas this specific animal print has the potential to look tacky on bags, it only adds to the beauty of the clutch! The shape of the clutch is so classic and very lady-like; these pleats here (unlike the first) are truly sophisticated. The thick, slightly antiquated chain adds a bit of an edgy quality to the bag. My favorite part? The clasp. Of course Louboutin added the iconic patent pumps, red soles and all. It’s addition is arguable; bagsnob ladies say it’s a bit tacky or too much, but I must admit, I love it. The shoes just make it a bit more playful, less serious, and kitschy.

Giuseppe Zanottie Booties, $995 Net-a-Porter

Giuseppe Zanotti Booties, $995 Net-a-Porter

As for other obsessions of the time-being, following this theme of black & white… I’m in love with anything embellished with crystals at the moment, thanks to Balmain’s SS ’09 Collection. This Giuseppe Zanotti Booties (net-a-porter) definitely are a work of art, in its architecture, silouhette, and embellishment. The patent leather is simply beautiful; the added mirror mosaic pieces and crystals in brown, yellow, and blue add a bit more dimension and geometric quality to the otherwise smooth shoe – it also serves as a pop of color. But it is too beautiful to wear…I personally would be so afraid to scuff the patent beauty or would fear losing a precious crystal and display it behind a glass beauty, just for admirational purposes. The occasional ooh-ing & ahh-ing. No touching, please. 

Alexander McQueen Side Peplum Dress,

And that Alexander McQueen ($5720, net-a-porter). More ooh-ing & ahh-ing. I absolutely love it; the fit, the shape, the color. It is perhaps the most unique LBD in silouhette that is still wearable to a cocktail party (much unlike the LBD’s seen on Balenciaga’s runway…perhaps my eye hasn’t yet been accustomed to the “art” and “beauty” of the Fall ’08 pieces, but a great majority of those dresses & jackets were possibly the most unflattering and unpleasant silouhettes ever…) Before I completely digress and come off topic, back to the Side Peplum dress. The sweetheart neckline is beautiful, very dainty and feminine. The sides are such ingenius additions: such shapes enhance the hourglass figure we all sweat for during pilates, in a bit of an exagerrated yet still wearable manner. It adds a sort of structure and masculinity to balance the femininty that comes with the typical LBD.
 
I love them. Yes, their grungy look seems a bit sloppy at times (perhaps that is an understatement). Nonetheless, they will be a style icon no matter what (although I had once doubted this potential). Haters must admit though, that the Olsens are the only girls who can pull off the tackiest vintage dresses and still manage to look chic. Who else could wear a black cape and still look fabulous?

mka

I am dying to get my hands on their new book, Influence. I do hope it focuses more on fashion than celebrity musings.
And yet another, fully coordinated, black & red color palette? The Obama family. The stylish, intelligent (my new idol) Michelle Obama donned a Narciso Rodriguez dress right off the runway with kitten heels and a shrug. The whole family followed the color scheme as well. 🙂 Helloooo, change.
michelle-obama-narciso-rodriguez
 xoxo,
La C.
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20 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 November 2008 12:05 pm

    Hello change!
    Love zanotti booties and Narciso Rodriguez dress. Kisses.

  2. 6 November 2008 12:17 pm

    wow the bag is soo great!

  3. 6 November 2008 4:31 pm

    I never receive any comments on my blog so it was a suprise you have an inspirational blog love it!!

    xx

  4. 6 November 2008 4:35 pm

    i love christian louboutin, he is a genius!!
    and how good do the obamas look?!
    xx

  5. 6 November 2008 4:43 pm

    I love everything about this post =)

  6. 6 November 2008 5:21 pm

    I loved the clasp on that bag! But I would love the bag more if it was black…:)

    I like your blog, care for a link-exchange? 🙂

  7. 6 November 2008 7:16 pm

    Louboutins. Oh god.

    and I’ve been lusting over those zanottis for god knows how long. If only I had an extra $1000 to spare?

  8. 6 November 2008 10:18 pm

    Anyway, Michelle Obama’s dress is so hot!! That’s real change right there. I adore black and red, and tying it in with the subject on Louboutins made it an awesome post encore une fois!

    Thank you again for stopping by with your sweet comments. I am going to start calling you La Lovely, cuz that’s what you’ve been to us! 🙂

    Love and colours,
    Hui

  9. 7 November 2008 10:12 am

    The shoes are gorgeous )))

  10. 7 November 2008 10:48 am

    I really want to read MK & A’s book (even though my family will probably tease me over it, they don’t have a lot of respect for MK & A :P) and I must say, while I’m not really an Obama fan, he does have a well-dressed family! 😀

    And aw thanks for your comment, you’re too sweet! ❤

    xoxo,
    S-C

  11. 7 November 2008 1:42 pm

    Looooove this post! Some very stylish ladies here, esp. the Olsens and our New First Lady – Go Obamas!!!

    xoxox,
    CC

  12. 7 November 2008 2:04 pm

    love louboutin and red…. : )

  13. 7 November 2008 4:30 pm

    Fabulous post, sweetie dah-ling! A very enjoyable read.

  14. 7 November 2008 5:47 pm

    Ooh, I do love your blog!! Thanks so much for the birthday greet. I’d love to link you if you don’t mind!

  15. 7 November 2008 8:52 pm

    Wow, those mirror heels are amazing!!

  16. 8 November 2008 5:22 am

    are those first shoes real? they’re crazy high! and i can’t wait to get my hands on the olsen’s book too! =)

  17. 8 November 2008 7:20 am

    that leopard bag is super cute. im so excited for americas change. and ive heard mixed things about influence.. just have to wait and see…

  18. 8 November 2008 8:08 am

    aaaaaaah those mirror heel shoes…..

  19. 8 November 2008 2:15 pm

    Black and red shoes will always have a place in my heart!

  20. 8 November 2008 6:59 pm

    The Obamas looks so gorgeous, such a lovely family!

    Can’t wait to buy ‘Influence’ either, I have heard nothing but wonderful reviews about it, so it should be pretty great!

    Ahh those mirrored heels! So so so stunning…

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