Christian Louboutin Lady Peep 150 in Mandarin Red Python Fairy Tale
My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid and obviously my favorite character of all time is Ariel of all the Disney princesses. I loved the surreal underwater world, the magic, the romance, and the MUSIC was absolutely the best! In fact, I loved the movie so much that I continuously watched it over and over to a point where I started to dream about mermaids and for a while I was convinced that I wanted to be a mermaid too when I grew up! lol I guess my plan sidetracked… See, work always gets in the way of my ambitions! 😀 A few pix below that I found on the internet of some gorgeous artwork by amazingly talented people:
So when I saw these new shoes by CL in a new color-way called Python Fairy Tale, I was absolutely stunned by the craftsmanship! It immediately reminded me of Ariel‘s gorgeous red hair and fish scales! I love how the base of the shoe is blue-gray with the tips of the python scales flashing a bold coral red! And in some lighting, there is also a silverish-purple sheen!
I had originally seen the prototype stock pix, which was very dull, blahhhh, and not so exciting. I guess it would also depend on the dye job. Some shoes are more saturated with red, whereas others that I’ve seen are more blue-ish. Here is the original stock pic with the Simple 85 pump:
However, when the actual product came out, it just took my breath away. The Python Fairy Tale series is available in two colors: Mandarin Red and Menthe Green. The Menthe is also stunning, but in more of a Halloween way… It’s got a pretty cool “lizardy” effect, but I would have no idea as to what to wear with them, plus I think the Mandarin Red is more classic and would go with my wardrobe better. Again the dye job varies… Some shoes are more bright lime green, whereas others are more orangey-yellow.
Bags available in Mandarin Red:
Roxane Clutch (left) and Artemis Plumes (right).
The latter costs a whopping 8995$US!!! This is when I say what?! Why?!!? Where??!?!? HOW???!!!
Anyhow, here is my reveal of my new “Little Mermaid” shoes:
To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Lady Peeps or any shoe of 150 height as a matter of fact. The pitch is very steep, but this is not what bothers me the most since I can handle a similar pitch as with my Pigalle Plato 140 or Lady Claude 120. The problem for me is that the platform is very thick and I can’t “feel” the ground as well as the lower heel height with the same pitch! My figure skating days was always about “feeling” the ice with the ball of your foot cuz that’s where your center of gravity relies upon the most! I guess this is another reason why I don’t like platforms that are more than 1 inch…
This is my Gladiator dress which is a one-shoulder style with black and silver studs and embellishments at the top. I’ve only worn it once cuz I think it looks kinda skanky… like I just came back home from clubbing or something. So I cropped out the top half! lol The color goes well with the shoes though! 🙂
Ok, this is more me – conservative in my short version of the Cheong Sam.
In my new Aminaka Wilmont SS11 embellished dress!!!