Christian Louboutin FW11 Filter Pumps 140 in Burgundy Metal Patent Leather and Swarovski Crystals
I have to admit that I was not the greatest fan of these pumps when I first saw them. It was weird in that they appealed to me, but there was something missing… I’m sorry, these days I seem to be extra picky about my purchases lol. I love the color and adore CL‘s patent leather, however the heel looked off with the crystals at the end which gives the illusion of a shorter, stumpier heel. I also had an issue with the clear heel tap which is harder to replace. At least they give you a spare one of the correct size, unlike my CL Bambous which had a real FAIL! Anyhow, I was able to snag these at 50% off from NAP, otherwise there’s no way I’m paying full price for them.
^Comparison pic to my Louis Vuitton French Purse (Porte-Monnaie Viennois) in Vernis Amarante which is a type of patent leather used by LV. The Amarante color is very similar to CL’s Burgundy Metal, but the latter seems to have more red undertones and is less dark compared to LV.
The shoes are very comfortable as I expected. They have a Bianca look but is better balanced with a thicker heel. I was never a fan of the Bianca for this reason. I found the toe to be too round and clunky relative to its thin heel.
Modeling pic from NAP:
Christian Louboutin FW11 8 Mignons 120 in Amethyste Suede and York Glitter Trim
I was at Saks on Boxing Day and found these on sale. The discount was not great at only 30% off, but as soon as I tried them on, they looked so pretty, delicate, and feminine! The detailed hand-woven straps are very impressive in their craftsmanship. As much as I liked them at the beginning of the season, I was still reluctant to make the purchase due to the $$$. So I did what I usually do in these situations and I asked myself, “Will I regret not purchasing them?” You know my answer!!! lol I should also mention that I’m only a fan of the 120 height, NOT the 150s because the thick platform completely goes against what I think is dainty and feminine in a shoe. Also available in Oyster Champagne satin (150) and patent leather (120), Chartreuse suede (150), and Black satin and suede (both 120 and 150).
I should mention that the toebox runs quite narrow and small, so if you have wide feet, it’s probably not the best idea to wear them since your toes will be falling out through the straps. I’m a narrow B, or bigger A, so I think I can get away with not falling out of these shoes. There are times when my toes want to run away and I’d have to shift them back in if that makes sense lol. I just hate toe over-hang! It’s very unsightly, like your boobs popping out and having a Janet Jackson crisis lol. I can’t imagine those with bigger feet and on the 150s… Anyhow, I have to admit that they’re not the most comfortable pair with all the straps going on, but hey, I’m a sucker for prettiness! 😀
Celebs in 8 Mignons: