11.20.2009

Rock Those Red Bottoms!

"A woman carries her clothes, but it's a shoe which carries a woman"
Christian Louboutin

It's all about red bottoms ladies, and you know what I'm talking about - Christian Louboutin's!! Worn by celebrities, socialites and you and I alike, they are a coveted treasure in any girl's closet. These sexy puppies have some history behind them and besides we all want to know, just how did they get those red bottoms anyhow?


Christian Louboutin was instrumental in bringing the stiletto back into fashion in the '90s. Louboutin's goal was to make a woman look sexy and beautiful and to make her legs look as long as he could. Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier eveningwear designs incorporating bejeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather and other, similar decorative touches.


In his U.S. trademark application, Louboutin explains the inception of the signature red soles:

"In 1992, I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture."
Louboutin also received inspiration for his infamous, lethal-looking stilettos from an incident that occurred in his early twenties. He had visited a museum and noticed that there was a sign that forbade women to enter while wearing sharp stilettos, for fear of damage to the extensive wood flooring. This image stayed in his mind, and he later used this idea in his designs. Louboutin has been quoted as saying, "I wanted to defy that and create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered."

So there you go! Oh and one more thing while I'm at it so we can all be fabulous together, let's get the pronunciation right on this one....

"Chris-ti-an Loo-boo-tahn"

Now get out there and rock those red bottoms with pride ladies!!

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