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Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Christian Louboutin makes shoes out of towels

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep towel

Well, at least if your feet get wet, you’ll have something to dry them with, hey?

It’s not often that Christian Louboutin attracts the attention of The Fashion Police in the negative sense: we have had to confiscate quite a few of his creations for being outright Shoe Porn, but we rarely have to actually arrest them. This time, however, we think we just might have to, because that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is a towel. On a shoe.

We don’t know. Maybe on some kind of cheap, novelty shoe – the kind of thing you’d buy on vacation as a joke – we’d be able to turn a blind eye to this. But on a £595 peep toe, which is otherwise perfect in every way? We call foul. And no, they’re not any better in white, either:

lady peep towel

If, however, you just can’t wait to get your hands (or rather, your feet, on these bad boys), they’re available at the Christian Louboutin European website, which launched last week, allowing those of us on this side of the Atlantic to buy directly from Louboutin himself. And we will. Just not these ones…

Shoes

Sexy And They Know It: Christian Louboutin’s ‘Sex’ pumps

Christian Louboutin Sex pumps

There is a saying The Fashion Police love. The saying goes that if you have to say it, you ain’t it. So all those tops with the word “BABE!” on the front (usually in glitter, or pink crystals, or some other such thing)? Are generally a really good sign that the wearer ain’t no babe. Because if you ARE a babe? You don’t NEED to say it.

We have a feeling Christian Louboutin’s ‘Sex’ pumps may fall into this category. See, they’d be sexy WITHOUT the word “SEX” emblazoned on the toe. They’re basically Pigalle pumps, after all, and Pigalles are pretty darn sexy.

Does the text ruin the effect a little, though? Unlike the Louboutin “Love” pumps (Which, unsurprisingly, spelt out “Love” in much the same way), some might argue that it’s just a tad vulgar to walk around with the word SEX on your feet. What do you think? Do these say SEX to you, or do they say, “Hey, we’d look better without this stupid writing on our toes?”

Christian Louboutin Sex pumps

(Click here to buy them at Net-a-Porter)

Celebrity Fashion, Shoes

Style on Trial: Toe cleavage

Shoe showing toe cleavage

Last week we asked you about cleavage, and how much is too much. Today, we want to ask you about a different kind of cleavage: TOE CLEAVAGE. (Which, just in case any of you are unfamiliar with the term, is the kind of look shown above, where the vamp of the shoe is cut very low, exposing most of the toes.)

Like boob cleavage, toe cleavage tends to be rather controversial, although in a purely stylistic sense. It’s one of those things people seem to either love or hate, with very little middle ground. Where do you stand on this one? In low-cut shoes, or with your tootsies all covered up?

(The foot in the image, by the way, belongs to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and is clad in a Christian Louboutin pump. We’ve included some more photos of Rosie in the gallery below, purely because we thought she was looking particularly lovely in this outfit, even although her shoes are about two sizes too big for her:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley  in too large shoesSeriously, how do celebrities walk like this? We know they borrow the shoes, and they have to take whatever size they’re given, yadda, yadda, but wouldn’t you rather wear your own, cheap shoes that fit, than a pair of OMGDESIGNER ones that fall off your feet with every step? We would.)

Shoes

Shoe Porn: Louboutin over the knee boots in purple suede

Christian Louboutin suede over the knee boot purpleWe are rather partial to an over the knee boot here at Fashion Police HQ, and even more so if Mr Louboutin has had a hand in making it.  These are in a gorgeous purple suede and have a lovely rounded toe – the perfect winter boots?  Sadly these are not destined to become ours, given that the price tag is a whopping £1293.81, but if you can afford them they are available from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Shoes

Strange Shoes: Christian Louboutin ‘Police’ measuring tape sandals

These shoes are called “Police”, so naturally we had to investigate them. Well, we can’t have a shoe trying to pass itself off as a police officer without our approval, can we?

As far as our approval goes, however, we’re just not sure whether to grant it in this case, so we’re turning to you, our readers. These are by Christian Louboutin, they’re made to look like a measuring tape cunningly would around your feet and ankles and if you’re at all paranoid about the size of your ankles, we’d venture to suggest they’re probably not for you, although we suspect M. Louboutin may be making a wry comment on fashion’s obsession with size, here.

All the same, what do you think of these? And, more to the point, would you spent $795 on them? If you would, click here to buy them from Neiman Marcus.

Celebrity Fashion, Shoes

Lea Michele in badly fitting shoes at the ea Michele at TV GUIDE Magazine’s 2010 Hot List Party

Oh dear.

Now, we know celebrities don’t actually buy the clothes they wear on the red carpet: most of them are simply on loan from the designer, and that occasionally means you have to take whatever size is available, even if, as in the case of poor Lea Michele, that size is a couple of sizes larger than the ones you’d normally wear.

We have no idea how she managed to walk in these Louboutins. Her feet must’ve been slipping right out of them every step she took. See, folks, being a celebrity isn’t quite as glamorous as it looks.

Want to see what she wore with them?

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Style On Trial

Louboutin’s Toundra 140 booty – fur too far?

Our general rule of thumb, when buying clothing, is that if there’s even a slim chance it might need to be strapped down to stop it running away, it’s probably not a great idea.

Equally, the shire horse look? Not high up the list.

Now, we’d generally forgive Louboutin just about every fashion crime – as a rule, there’s a general consensus amongst our officers that he can do no wrong. But coyote fur strapped to the front of our feet? Might be a step too far even for our eclectic tastes!

What do you think? Fun fur or a real-fur faux pas?

Louboutin Tundra 140 booty, € 1.398,00 from My Theresa.

Fashion Police

Best Dressed of the Day: Katy Perry in florals in New York

The rest of the world may be dreaming of Fall, but Katy Perry (and The Fashion Police) is still clinging onto summer style, choosing a floral tube dress, fluffy pink cardigan and Christian Louboutin peep toes to attend meetings in New York City this week.

Katy’s style can be just a little too OTT a lot of the time, but we think this is a sweet look for the the end of summer. What do you think?

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Scary Shoes: Christian Louboutin Toundra Coyote-Fur Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots

It just goes to show: sometimes even the fashion greats will want to try and make you look like you’ve got a couple of coyotes strapped to your ankles. And they’ll want to charge you $2,000 for the privilege, too.

Trust no-one, readers. Except The Fashion Police, obviously. We’ll always keep you right.

Or we’ll try to, anyway…

Christian Louboutin Toundra Coyote-Fur Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots, $2,095 at Saks.

Shoes

Top Picks from the Christian Louboutin Winter 2010-2011 Collection

Christian Louboutin’s Winter 2010-2011 has hit the Web and we’re a bit smitten, as usual. The heels are super high and, no surprise for the holiday season, there’s no shortage of glitter and glamour. These are a few of our favorites but you can see the entire collection at the Christian Louboutin official website.

While we’re clearly partial to the stilettos there are some kitten heels and thicker heels in the group, as well as a good selection of booties and lots of buckle details. Which styles are your favorite? Any you’d put behind bars?

Celebrity Fashion

Spotted! Cheryl Cole in an orange Versus mini-dress and Christian Louboutin heels

Cheryl Cole arriving at the X Factor London auditions

Here in the UK, the X Factor auditions have started, which is good news for The Fashion Police, because it means our officers get to spy on Cheryl Cole’s wardrobe changes for the next few weeks. Here she is arriving at the London auditions wearing a bright orange mini dress by Versus, and a pair of Christian Louboutin’s Bikini 140 pony pumps.

We tend to think Cheryl has the power to look good in just about anything, but what do you think of this outfit?

Celebrity Fashion

Rooney Mara at the premiere of “A Nightmare On Elm Street”

Rooney Mara at the "A Nightmare On Elm Street"

Dresses that are the same colour as your skin are always going to be tricky to get right, but we actually really like this look on Rooney Mara, who has kept things pale and interesting here, but somehow manages NOT to look like she’s haunting the place. She’s also done a great job of picking out shoes: love those nude Louboutins!

We also rather like the idea of a sweet-and-innocent look like this being worn to the premiere of a horror movie! What do you think?

Fashion Fraud Squad, Shoes

Designer Vs High Street: Christian Louboutin and Aldo Peep Toe Pumps

If you are looking for a classic, classic peep-toe pump that you’ll go to again and again, take a look in your bank account then make a choice between the Christian Louboutin Knotted Pump, $895, and the Aldo Orpin Pump, $90. The nude peep-toe patent pump is not such a highly original design that we think Aldo has necessarily ripped off Christian Louboutin’s design here. The comparison is meant to highlight how cleverly Aldo  has captured a truly high-end aesthetic with their suede, stacked platform shoe. But do the gathered knife pleats stand up to the artful gathering on the designer version? Do you miss the chic knot on the high end variety? We’re still gathering evidence.

Celebrity Fashion, Shoes, Style Stealer

Spotted! Paris Hilton in Christian Louboutin’s ‘Love’ pumps – and a whole lot of sequins!

Paris Hilton in Christian Louboutin Love Pumps

Shoeperwoman alerted us the existence of the flat version of Christian Louboutin’s ‘Love’ pumps back in November, and although we’re not normally keen on clothes and shoes with writing on them, we were fairly taken with the style. This is the heeled version, as worn by a very shiny looking Paris Hilton to the the Project A.L.S. 7th Annual Los Angeles Benefit this week, and we’d say more about them, but we’re too distracted by all those sequins. We’re more used to seeing baggy, sequined tops like this on the, er, more mature lady, shall we say, but Paris is presumably hoping that by pairing the sequined top with a pair of leggings, she can get away with it.

Can she, though? What do you think of this look?

Celebrity Fashion

Spotted! Katherine Heigl with dark hair and see-through Christian Louboutin boots

KAtherine Heigl in Las Vegas

We didn’t recognise Katherine Heigl at first here: we’re so used to seeing her as a blonde that this brunette ‘do totally threw us off the scent!

Katherine was attending the WB Films ShoWest 2010 Luncheon in Las Vegas at the weekend, wearing a simple black dress with a pair of statement boots by Christian Louboutin. This is the second celebrity sighting of a pair of Louboutin’s new season mesh knee-highs (we showed you a slightly different style of these on Friday): they certainly seem to have found some degree of popularity in celebrity circles, although they’ve so far failed to win any favour with The Fashion Police.

What about you, though, readers? What do you think of Katherine Heigl’s boots?