Christian Louboutin’s berry red alpaca ‘Yoyo Zeppa’ platform pumps. Hmmm.

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We didn’t think we’d ever meet a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes we didn’t love, but colour us amazed because we don’t think our bank manager has much to fear from these ones.

Oh, we love the shape. It’s a classic high heeled, platform peep toe, after all – what’s not to love about it? But the alpaca uppers on the other hand? Those we think we could live without. They’re … hairy. We don’t like our feet to be hairy. And $620 of hairy? We’re going to pass on it. If you, on the other hand, need these in your life right now, you can buy them at Bluefly.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Siany

    would they get that ‘wet dog’ smell after you’d worn them in the rain?

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  • September 22, 2008

    gokarm

    yeah, who knew Louboutin could have a misstep? These are definitely “muppet” in nature. It’s a shame, because I quite like the color

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  • September 22, 2008

    StyleScrybe

    I also agree that the color is great… good thing it’s hot this season, so there are lots of more attractive shoe choices in that hue. I wonder which boldfaced name will be spotted wearing them, though.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Arielle

    Hahahahahahahaha! These shoes are hilariously terrible!

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  • September 22, 2008

    Janet C

    I’m sure these will look Absolutely Fabulous after walking through a rain puddle in them.
    Yeesh, what goes through the heads of some designers when they come up with these things?

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  • September 22, 2008

    Natasha

    So weird! How do you even wear these – with or without tights?

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  • September 22, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I’d wear them without tights – they’d feel all nice and soft and fluffy if I rubbed my foot against my leg.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Kelly

    They look like steel wool pads.

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  • September 22, 2008

    natalia

    i just like the name. :]
    that’s it.

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  • September 22, 2008

    Alina

    t looks like pink mold..louboutin what have you done?!

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  • September 24, 2008

    Megan

    I, for one, am not a fan of the hobbit feet look…

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Christian Louboutin’s Alpaca Lamb Clutch looks like it might bite you in the butt…

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One thing Christian Louboutib definitely did design is this Alpaca Lamb Clutch, which is ….well, it’s certainly different, isn’t it? And somehow I think the design is probably safe enough from all those pesky copycats. This is the clutch version of the Alpaca Satchel Louboutin released last year, and I’m going to be charitable and say that you could wear it with a very simple black dress, and it would have a certain amount of "wow" factor. Would people be "wow-ing" at the beauty of it, though, or would they just be thinking, "wow, she done captured an alien life form and skinned it to make a handbag"?

I’m going to leave that decision up to you, fair readers. For now, let me just point out the thing I really do love about this bag, which is the tiny little shoes which make up the clasp. Nice touch, Mr. L…

[via Bag Bliss]

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  • January 10, 2008

    TZ

    It looks like a muppet D:

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  • January 10, 2008

    Janet C

    It looks like a Tribble…

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Christian Louboutin’s Scary Studded ‘Donjon’ Over the Knee Boots

Christianlouboutinboots You weren’t particularly impressed with Christian Louboutin’s attempt to add studs to a a stiletto ankle boot, but, undeterred, the man has clearly decided the world needs more of this lethal-looking footwear, and has come up with the Donjon over the knee boot, complete with scary studs.

Now, when I say "scary" here, I’m not just being facetious: I’m as clumsy as all hell, and those studs look pretty sharp to me when you view them in close up on the Net-a-Porter site. Imagine if you crossed your legs while wearing them! Or brushed up against a small child or household pet. Ouch!

I suspect these should probably come with some sort of health warning, but should they come with a fashion warning, too? Over to you…

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  • November 9, 2007

    Cadi

    I don’t exactly love the idea of an over-the-knee boot at all (unless your profession demands it, IE fisherman, exotic dancer, or dominatrix). But STUDS?
    It makes me think that Pinhead has given up on the horror circuit and decided to start designing footwear. NOT sexy.

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Christian Louboutin sues Oh, Deer! and trademarks his red soles

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It’s not hard to see why Christian Louboutin is feeling just a little bit pissed with Oh, Deer! right now, is it? Sure, lots of designers have copied the famous red soles (Hi, Steve Madden!) but Oh, Deer! have made a career out of it, copying almost every single design Louboutin produces, from the (red) sole up. No wonder the designer is seeing red (sorry).

As well as suing Oh, Deer!, though, Louboutin is also in the process of trying to trademark the idea of putting red soles on shoes. He’ll have his work cut out with this one, as Oh, Deer! are far from the only offenders: I guess my main question here is why he’s waited so long to put a stop to all the copycats.

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  • July 16, 2008

    MTG

    Nine West was also stealing this “red sole” idea not too long ago. He needs to get over it and just realize that the retail world is a cruel one and that other companies are going to be “borrowing” his idea.

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  • October 8, 2008

    loveshoes

    yes, i own many red sole include oh deer shoes before, so i am kind of sad since i am just a regular girl and cannot afford to purchase such silly expensive designer brand shoes with red sole..now no choice and not fun. i think its not only me girls are disappointed too who have been enjoying to buy oh deer shoes in their earned money!

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  • […] over thousands of counterfeit Louboutins). He has even sued brands such as Carmen Steffens, Oh. . . Deer, and more recently Yves Saint Laurent for violating this […]

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  • December 9, 2011

    Blam B*tches!

    I do want to see the red sole become Mr. Louboutin’s legal trademark and not some universal fashion trend. If he owns that red sole it means his business will grow meaning that there’s people out there who will have jobs designing/making/selling his brand. It annoys me that Yves Saint Laurent wants to turn it into a disposable trend. Its like is YSL such a boring brand that they can’t come up with something to try and top Louboutin? Is it just easier to take what Louboutin is know for, use it for one season, then never use it again?

    I will agree that Mr. Louboutin is crazy if he thinks he can stop every imposter, though. Louis Vuitton products are serialized, but that doesn’t stop people from carrying imitations with metal hardware that only cost them $200 (I see like 5 of those a day at my job). Yes he can and should fight companies like YSL and “Oh, Deer!” (what a stupid name for a brand), but he won’t ever stop all of them. Instead, he should focus on the design of his shoes, maybe create more “minor” trademarks that are more difficuly to copy than a red sole, setting his shoes further apart from imitatora.

    But no Mr. Louboutin, everyone loves your shoes, everyone can afford them, and that creates a demand for fakes.

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  • […] over thousands of counterfeit Louboutins). He has even sued brands such as Carmen Steffens, Oh. . . Deer, and more recently Yves Saint Laurent for violating this […]

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Christian Louboutin has got to be kidding me…

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So, it’s good to know Christian Louboutin has a sense of humour, isn’t it? I mean, humour is good, right? Are these
Green Python "Pesce" Pumps good, though, that’s what I’d like to know. I don’t know about you, but I think I’m going to go with "not so much, really". I can see that they’re fun, of course, and hey, everyone likes fun. But do you really want to walk around looking like a fish ate your foot? Like I said – not so much. It’s just a good job he still has fabulous creations like these to redeem him, no?

P.S. Mr Louboutin? Christian? You know I still love you, right?

3 Comments

  • August 13, 2007

    juiicyscoop

    Oh.. HECK… NO!!!
    This are hideous.. At this point Mr. Louboutin is relying purely on his name to sell these shoes.

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  • August 29, 2007

    WendyB

    I’m obsessed by these shoes! 🙂

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  • October 2, 2007

    Janet

    These are the kind of shoes I’d wear to the opera just to shake up all the old biddies. 🙂

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Christian Louboutin’s ‘Kiss Me’ wedges. Because you’ve always wanted to have lips on your feet…

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I don’t like accessories with lips on them. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it just seems wrong, somehow, to have a giant mouth anywhere other than… well, your mouth, really…. or maybe it’s because there’s just something a bit trashy about them. Who knows. The point is, I don’t like them, and while it pains me to be critical of yet another pair of shoes by the God of Shoes, Christian Louboutin, I don’t feel he’s left me with a whole lot of choice here, has he?

With these ‘Kiss Me’ pumps, Mr Louboutin has taken what is a very nice black patent wedge and… ruined it. Why has he done it? What made him think, "I know, I’ll stick a giant pair of lips on these – that’ll work!" No, I don’t want to kiss you, Christian. In fact, I feel a bit betrayed – seeing a shoe like this from you is like finding out that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. And you just know that some people are going to buy these and wear them with the Lulu Guinness ‘Lips’ clutch we featured a few weeks ago, don’t you? Do you really want to have that on your conscience?

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  • July 25, 2007

    Posey

    But other than the big ol’ lips it is a GORGEOUS shoe..
    Perhaps if I could pick off the lips.. Or wear them on the wrong feet so the lips were on the inside and invisible to others when standing still?
    Maybe not then 🙁
    P.S. While I’m here; I’ve been invited to a black and white ball in September for a friend’s 21st. I’m thinking of a black and white print / polka dot 50s style dress a la Victoria Hart, but I can’t find one.. Any tips (for me in the UK)..
    Also, am I going to be horribly unfashionable in this dress in Autumn?
    Could really use some more dress of the days Amber! 🙂
    x

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  • July 25, 2007

    Amber

    Well, I think any season is a good season for polka dots and 50s style, so I think you’re onto a winner! Will have a look and see what I can find in the UK 🙂
    (Dress of the day is on its way, btw – not black and white, though, I’m afraid…)

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  • July 25, 2007

    Posey

    Yes! I agree! I just hope it looks as good on me as I’d like it to! Of course if I were the guest of honour I’d be looking at something ridiculous and OTT show-offy like your June 14, 2007 Dress of the Day, the “Strapless Polka Dot Prom Dresses by Jovani”. Ahh, that dress is purdy!
    Thanks for looking for me, I could use an army of shoppers! I’ve been scouring the internet for hours, even been checking the vintage sites for genuine 50s dresses, but nothing 🙁

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  • December 16, 2007

    Shadow

    Where can I buy this wedges from? I have been all online searching. Can you please email me back with info?

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