Christian Louboutin SS16 Pigalle Follies 100 in Shocking Glittart Patent Leather
I purchased these shoes a month ago and it’s been a while since I had one of these “had to have” moments. What’s so special about this pair? No – not the style, not the silhouette, not the colour; rather the return of an old pattern called “Glittart.” I have been interested in CL shoes for about a decade. I’ve seen how the brand went from barely known to being in the current spotlight for the most recent years. Many years ago, when I was just a newbie to designer heels, I loved the Glittart pattern which is a swirling mix of sparkling tone on tone colours all embedded within patent leather. So it really pays homage to the original design bringing back old school memories of when I first strutted down the streets in my Eventa Glittart heels after my university classes.
The glitter swirls don’t show up that well in this pic, but I really loved this sassy Mary-Jane style. They were great for everyday wear and easy to walk in with a mid-heel height of 85 mm. However, I’m done with practicality and subdued grace. My heart now yearns for the bold and beautiful, why dress down when I can dress up?! Reveal pix of my all grown-up version arching to be higher, taller, pointier, and hotter in Shocking Pink!!! 😀
Other pix from Christian Louboutin‘s official website and Saks 5th Avenue when Monsieur Louboutin was invited for a signing event:
Last mod shot, sorry no outfit pix yet because it’s freezing cold outside and I feel that these are best with a summer dress which I’ll pair together in the future. As for the fit and sizing of Pigalle Follies compared to So Kate, they both run the same for me i.e. I take 35.5 for both shoe styles regardless of whether they’re 100 or 120 in heel height. CL has done a lot in the last 2 years to standardize their sizing system compared to a decade ago when shoes really had to be tried on in person as they were running all over the place. So kudos to them for really simplifying shopping especially for those who have never purchased their shoes before.
Comparison pix of So Kate 120 and Pigalle Follies 120 versus my new Glittart Pigalle Follies 100. First the 2 styles are very similar that I really have a difficult time differentiating the two (that’s why I actually whited out the label in the pix cuz I mixed them up lol). When the 120 is put next to the 100, there is a clear height difference. However, the human eye is not good at absolute comparisons, and the naked eye can only differentiate things when they are put relative to each other and this applies to colour tones, shades, sense of time, and much more. So what I really like about these 100 heels is that on their own, the shoes still appear very high while maintaining comfort, without having to resort to the extreme 120.
Hope the pictures, comparisons, fit and size suggestions helped everyone! Thanks again for letting me share and have a great weekend! 😀