I love platform Christian Louboutin Multicolored Pitou pumps, and these are no exception! The tie-dye print makes me almost long for spring. Even though we just had some spring-like weather a few days ago, I prefer to wear sweaters, not shorts in the winter. Anyway. These shoes are $995, so I won’t be buying them. *Sad face 🙁 A girl can dream though…
Shoedazzle’s Wendi fringe boot is too hot to trot. It comes in four colors and only costs $42.95. That price just happens to be a whole lot cheaper than those Christian Louboutin boots that all the celebs are wearing. Plus the platform makes it easier to walk in. I am totally digging those boots! Don’t forget to enter in the TFAS 4th Blogiversary Contests. Photos from Shoedazzle.
Christian Louboutin has lost his court battle with luxury giant YSL over the trademarking on his signature red soles. The court ruled against him yesterday. Judge Victor Marrero said:
[…]the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection, even if it has gained enough public recognition in the market to have acquired secondary meaning.
As you can imagine, Louboutin and his lawyer Harley Lewin were not impressed with the ruling. Lewin said:
While he acknowledges the fashion industry at large has recognized the Louboutin Red Sole as a trademark source indicator, he has concluded that the fashion industry needs to use colors on outsoles without restriction and this, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, including a recent decision by the 2nd Panel of Appeal at OAMI in the EU that concluded exactly the opposite, calling Mr. Louboutin’s adoption of the bright red outsole brilliant. We will evaluate all the alternatives available in the days to come.
This week’s Shoe of the Week is a battle between the high and the low end shoes from Christian Louboutin and Shoedazzle. The Isolde from Shoedazzle is a cute little brown heel for only $39.95. The Christian Louboutin Cotonetta from Barneys was $795, now it is $479. Which one would you buy?
Today is the last day of Shoe Week. I hope you enjoyed it. I am trying to think of new things to do on this blog. I want to be more creative. For the last day, I wanted to bring you some pics of my recent shoe purchases, and as usual, The Fat and Skinny Deals and Steals.
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Check out these low end/high end alternatives from the Torrid website. I found them while trying to surf their rush hour $19.99 bootie sale last week. I also had a recent convo on twitter with Garner Style about knockoffs. I sit on the fence when it comes to knockoffs. I also truly believe in the trickle down/ trickle up theory of fashion. That means that fashion either comes from the Haute Couture and moves down into the masses or moves from the street upward.I also realize that people want to look good and have the latest threads but may not be able to afford or fit in them, so they get the knockoff version.
The thing I don’t like is a blatant copy. Change the buckle, make it in a different color, respect the designer’s hard work, and don’t make these goods in sweatshops where the money goes to drugs or terrorism. I once read a report where the boss of a factory broke the legs of the children who worked there and then tied their legs together so they couldn’t move. Why would you want to support something like this? So think twice before you buy a fake bag out of Auntie Kiki’s car at the gas station.
That being said, I believe that these Dollhouse shoes are apart of the trickle down theory. I hope so, because they are really cute and I want a pair.
I always wanted these Christian Louboutin for Rodarte shoes even though I don’t know where I would wear them. Photo from foto_decadent.
While I was looking on some websites last night I came across a super cute outfit idea.
From Torrid.comwe have:
From Old Navywe have:
From Saks Fifth Avenuewe have: