FW11’s Must Have Shoes!


I wasn’t planning on making this post, but DSQUARED2’s Ice Skate Calf boots made me go gaga and my heart ached nostalgically for them! I used to do competitive figure skating, so these boots speak a lot to me. I like their quirkiness, the fact that they’re real head-turners, and I understand that they may not be suitable for everyone, but if you’re young, like to have a laugh about fashion once in a while, and can afford them, you can buy them through Luisa Via Roma (LVR) for 1392 Euro for the booties or 1800 Euro for the knee-high boots, that’s about $2000US and $2600US respectively. These are very limited in quantity!


For those of us who want more wearable options, this fall is all about leopard prints, bold bright red and royal purple colors. Charlotte Olympia’s infamous Dolly shoes are revamped and reintroduced from last year’s Polly. Made of leopard ponyhair and patent red leather heels and island platform – they are simply the most fabulous pair of leopard heels! LVR currently has them for pre-order at 732 Euro (about $1100US), to be shipped by Sept 30. Grab a pair now, cuz that’s what I did! 😀

Love CO’s Dolly but not sure about walking in dangerously high pumps at 150mm? Fear not! Charlotte Olympia gives us the option of comfort and confidence with gold T-straps on a pair of silver metallic pumps! These heels are featured in CO’s video campaign. Pre-order at LVR for 774 Euro (about $1150US).


Don’t worry, I would not forget about all the CL beauties this season. Again, we see an array of golden leopards, royal purples, and glittering reds. I’m really feeling for leopard prints, which is why my favorites are in the top two: Maggie 160 in Leopard Ponyhair/Black Kid Leather Combo ($1095US) and Madame Butterfly Pump 120 in Ponyhair ($995US; reintroduced from last year too just like CO did to her Polly!). I’m currently on the priority wait-list for the Maggie, but I have yet to think about the dangerous heel height of 160 mm… Recently, I’m just not into CL’s 150s or beyond, since I honestly think their shoes are poorly engineered at this height, which is why realistically, the MBP 120 is more practical for me.

Second row: Maggie 160 Royal Blue Suede/Purple Kid Leather Combo (estimate $995US); 8-Mignons in Purple Suede ($1195US)
Third row: Pigalili Plato in Volcano Strass Mix; Lady Peep in Red Strass Mix (both estimate > $3000US)
Purchase all at ChristianLouboutin.com or call your CL boutique to wait-list.


Lastly, if you’re not a heels type of gal, there are some pretty ballerinas as well. I particularly like these air-light flats by Adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott that remind me of the Greek god Hermès’ winged sandals! How clever, you’ll run like the wind, and if you’re keen, there’s a matching wings leather jacket too! lol Buy at LVR for 108 Euro (about $150US).

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