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Christian Louboutin X SportyHenri.com Official Supplier of Cuban National delegation celebratory outfit for Rio Olympic Games

Christian Louboutin Dresses Cuban Olympians

He might be known for his stilettoes, but Christian Louboutin’s latest collection is sportier than usual. The luxury shoe designer has teamed up with French e-concept store SportyHenri.com to create the official outfits for the Cuban National Team heading to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The elegant non-performance ensembles will be worn by the delegation of over 100 athletes at formal occasions, including the Closing Ceremony.

The pieces include a high-top trainer and the loafer style Naza Star for men, and a block kitten heel sandal for female athletes, the Naza Sandal. Sharply tailored jackets, in red for men and beige for women, feature the nation’s flag on the breast pocket and are contrasted with interchangeable trousers, shorts and skirts. The five-pointed star is used as emblem of luck displayed upon the back of each athlete’s jacket.

Christian Louboutin X SportyHenri.com Official Supplier of Cuban National delegation celebratory outfit with flags for Rio Olympic Games

“At the Olympics, it feels like these athletes put on performance gear and simultaneously turn into these superheroes that defy gravity, that defy time, that defy all rules of physics,” explained former professional French handball player and founder of SportyHenri.com Henry Tai. “We designed the celebratory outfit for the moment they turn back into humans, still in that glory moment, still in their light but heading back to the real world.”

The collaboration was born when Louboutin travelled to Cuba to sChristian Louboutin X SportyHenri.com Official Supplier of Cuban National delegation celebratory outfit with flags for Rio Olympic Gamesupport Tai during a photoshoot for SportyHenri.com. They created the collection by working with the athletes themselves and consulting former Olympians.

 

Christian Louboutin Launches Neo-Reds

From shoes to nail polishes, Christian Louboutin is painting the town red once again with his trademark. The luxury shoe designer is bringing a new trio name “The Neo Reds” to his range of nail color shades for the new season. One coat is all that is needed for that glossy coat, thanks to the highly pigmented formula.

For a little shine, fans of the designer nail polishes can don a peony red with a subtle sparkle named “Jazzy Doll” after Louboutin’s leather sandals. The “Lady Peep” is a deep raspberry that is named after the popular peep-toe stiletto. Those in favour of a brighter shade of red can try the “EdgyPopi”. The preppy and flirty orange-red is the right amount of colour one would need. The polishes are longwearing and chip resistant as well as free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP.

Christian Louboutin first broke into the beauty industry in 2014 with a nail polish collection, but cemented his influence on the market last September when he released a lipstick line that riffed on his iconic red shade. The line’s star piece, “The Rouge Louboutin” lipstick, packaged in luxurious black, silver and gold casing, was accompanied by a further 35 hues, packaged in gold casing and priced at $90.

The Jazzy Doll, Lady Peep and EdgyPopi shades, will be available from June in selected stores and on Christian Louboutin’s website for $50.

 

 

Reverso by Christian Louboutin Plays with Time

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has been talking up its Christian Louboutin collaboration in the press since the SIHH earlier this year. For the most part, we have concentrated on the high complications from the Le Sentier-based watchmaker but, thanks to our news alerts, we’ve learned that there is a new short film starring Elisa Sednaoui showcasing what is at the heart of this Reverso by Christian Louboutin affair. This really changed our minds about writing this up because addressing this quirky collection by breaking down its technical specifications is an exercise in futility…

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, for those who don’t know, is a watch with two faces that strongly reflects its Art Deco origins (the first one was made in the 1930s), the manufacture’s commitment to traditional mechanical watchmaking and, perhaps paradoxically, a passion for innovation. Those who know the brand will of course understand perfectly how this is all embodied in a Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch but for most people, this is the sort of brand messaging that elicits puzzlement. Happily, this short film conveys the idea and nature of time and the relationship between time and inspirational objects in just 45 seconds. We invite you to watch it and make your own judgment.

To our eyes, this video is a triumph, which makes the next part, a practical summary of the watch’s technical characteristics irrelevant. Seriously though, this watch is at its heart a Reverso Classic Duetto, so it shares all the specifications of that model. What Louboutin brings to the special collection is ephemeral. It plays with reflections and transparency – as amply evident in the short film – and is available in two sizes and that is about all one can usefully say. To some extent, there are many variants of this watch, with all manner of different details, including the model seen top with the iridescent shades.

“I understood that the Reverso’s iconic Art Deco lines and very specific format could be customized and changed, but never improved. The exciting part is not about enhancing the Reverso, but instead offering a different perception of it,” said Christian Louboutin.

And that will have to suffice by way of explanation. Reverso models designed in collaboration with Christian Louboutin will be available for one year as part of the Atelier Reverso concept in Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques. If you really yearn to know the details about the Reverso by Christian Louboutin, seek out the nearest boutique.

Christian Louboutin Introduces New Hues

If you’ve been blessed with a skin tone that is anything darker than a warm beige, then you know the pain of having to settle for a ‘skin-tone’ product that is anything but close to your skin tone. With few beauty brands and designers providing a truly ‘nude’ collection, it comes as good news that luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin is making a change.

Using the social media platform Instagram, the designer announced the new colors added to his ‘Nudes” footwear collection—we managed to stitch together the three posts for a full view of the collection. The two new shades join the existing five for Spring. From porcelain to deep chocolate, the hues will be featured on pointed flat pumps with simple ballerina bow details on the front. Made of flexible matte nappa leather and finished with a simple ballerina bow detail, the shoes are designed to mimic the look and feel of skin and provide a light minimalist result.

While this is Louboutin’s first diverse collection, which is getting much positive feedback, he isn’t the only footwear designer who has created nude shades to match various skin tones. In March, dancewear brand Bloch unveiled its nude “Eric Tan” shoe in honor of African American Royal Ballet soloist Eric Underwood. Having seen the dancer ‘pancaking’ his pale dance shoes with dark makeup to match his natural skin, the brand created the first black flesh tone ballet shoe in the world.

While the beauty industry has been making much-needed inroads into the issue of catering for non-white skin tones for some time — and continues to do so, with singer Kelly Rowland recently revealing plans to develop a makeup line for dark skins — the fashion industry has been slower to catch on. Will Louboutin and Bloch encourage other designers to put their best foot forward?

 

Christian Louboutin lipsticks

Christian Louboutin to launch luxury lipsticks

Christian Louboutin lipsticks

Christian Louboutin is launching a line of lipsticks this fall that will bring his iconic red hue to women’s lips.

After debuting a line of nail polishes last year, the luxury shoe maker is branching out to lipsticks, reports Footwear News.

The flagship color will be “The Rouge Louboutin” lipstick, packaged in a crown-like black case with gold and silver accents.

Thirty-five additional colors will be packaged in a gold case.

Lipsticks will retail for $90 and launch September 1.

Louboutinize

‘Louboutinize’ your photos with Christian Louboutin app

Louboutinize

Do you feel like you need a little more designer shoe action in your life? If the answer is yes then Christian Louboutin’s new app could be for you.

“Louboutinize” is a free photo editing app that lets users add a dash of luxury to their pictures via three different filters.

‘Rouge’ will wash images in a layer of deep red, the label’s signature sole hue, while ‘Crystallize’ allows users to see their images as though through a diamond, inspired by the label’s nail lacquer bottle design.

Finally, ‘Legs’ gives snappers the chance to upload a fun pair of legs to their pictures, choosing between a can-can girl, a football player and three other limb options.

Once customized, photos can be instantly shared on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter thanks to the addition of a built-in lightning-bolt button.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the brand will compile a weekly selection of the best images created using the app.

 has so far only released “Louboutinize” on the App Store. It is available to download from itunes.

Christian Louboutin photo filter app

Dita Von Teese XXXtian

Dita Von Teese creates lingerie with Christian Louboutin

Dita Von Teese XXXtian

 has teamed up with American burlesque star Dita Von Teese on a new capsule collection.

The seven-piece line includes a bra, bodice and suspenders, all featuring black lace and an all-over print designed by Louboutin, and also decorated with red Swarovski crystals.

Dita Von Teese lingerie

The print includes Rococo style scenes with sexy burlesque dancers, French maids and male lovers draped in sheets, as well as Louboutin’s famous red soled shoes, of course.

The ‘XXXtian’ pieces are available exclusively from Glamuse.com, a European lingerie e-commerce website. Prices range from €104.90 for the knickers all the way up to an Italian silk robe priced at €899.90.

Glamuse.com also carries key collections from , including Madame X, Marlene, Parisienne and Screen Queen.

Christian Louboutin unveils limited-edition luxury nail polish

Christian Louboutin Made a $675 Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin unveils limited-edition luxury nail polish

If you thought $50 for a nail polish was expensive, wait till you hear about Christian Louboutin’s latest offering.

The luxury brand has launched a bottle of red varnish in its signature red shade, which retails for the cool price of $675.

STORY: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LAUNCHES LOUBI UNDER

Launched for the holidays with only 1,000 pieces set to be sold, Christian Louboutin’s Starlight nail polish comes in a bottle hand-decorated with 1,500 Strass crystals.

Its towering cap (20.5 cm) has the height of the highest heel ever created by Louboutin, the Ballerina Ultima.

Its black lacquer box is decorated with delicate leather flower details inspired by the Pensamoi shoe, a piece from the Winter 2014 collection.

The Starlight nail polish is available in shops and online at www.christianlouboutin.com.

Starlight by Christian Louboutin

Loubi Under Red

Christian Louboutin Launches ‘Loubi Under Red’

Loubi Under Red

The latest product in the Louboutin beauty line lets you create a manicure that’s red underneath, just like the soles of the French shoemaker’s pumps.

A few months ago, the announcement of a new Christian Louboutin beauty collection set the fashion world abuzz, despite the mystery surrounding what type of products it would entail.

Now that fans have learned it’s a Louboutin manicure that’s in store, the enthusiasm shows no signs of dropping off any time soon.

SEE ALSO: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN DEBUTS $50 NAIL POLISH

The concept behind Loubi Under Red is simple. The applicator for this new red nail polish, an extremely thin felt-tip nib, is more like an eyeliner applicator than a typical polish brush, allowing you to paint the underside of (long) nails for a “red-soled” manicure.

More creative nail artists can even use the fine-point brush to paint tiny designs over their top coat, letting their imagination run wild.

Priced at $45, Loubi Under Red is available online and in a selection of stores.

Louis Vuitton Cindy Sherman trunk

Louis Vuitton campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld unveiled

Louis Vuitton Cindy Sherman trunk

Louis Vuitton has unveiled the ad campaign for its collaboration with six of the most creative talents working in art, design, architecture and fashion.

The new  campaign was shot by Karl Lagerfeld, and features top models Australian Julia Nobis and Dane Freja Beha Erichsen.

Louis Vuitton Christian Louboutin bag

Shoe designer  has added his signature metallic studs and red lacquered leather to his effort, while Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) has taken a typically considered approach to her tote design, cutting holes in the side of the bag.

Louis Vuitton Rei Kawakubo bag

Artist Cindy Sherman worked on a traveling trunk ‘studio on the move’ with a built in make-up mirror and a camera bag, while architect  kept things simple with a small twisted box bag.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry bag

Not willing to be outshone in the creativity stakes,  himself got combative with his design, turning the classic leather monogram into a pair of boxing gloves and a punchbag-shaped bucket bag.

Louis Vuitton Karl Lagerfeld boxing gloves

To round out the project, Aussie designer  created a backpack, and the new Apple employee got colorful with his shearling and monogram designs.

Louis Vuitton Marc Newson backpack

Vuitton has built a minisite with plenty of exclusive content, but you’ll have to contact the brand directly to get your hands on the exclusive pieces.

Angelina Jolie Shanghai

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Louboutin shoes

Angelina Jolie Shanghai

The shoes that caught fashionistas’ attention on the red carpet of the “Maleficent” premieres are about to hit the streets.

Created by  in collaboration with Angelina Jolie for her recent press tour, the limited edition Malangeli shoes can now be yours!

Available in black and red, the shoes have a twisted heel that calls to mind a curl of smoke for an evil touch. Shoe addicts will have to shell out €1,045 (around $1,400) to pre-order a pair, with delivery starting on October 20.

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Christian Louboutin Malangeli shoes

But since Angelina Jolie is involved, the initiative will also benefit a good cause: all proceeds will go to SOS Children’s Villages.

Christian Louboutin nail polishes

Christian Louboutin Debuts $50 Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin nail polishes

 has unveiled a luxurious new nail polish, his first foray into the world of beauty, which matches the brand’s iconic red bottoms.

Priced at $50 in the US, Rouge Louboutin is described by the brand as “a timeless, vibrant red suited to any skin tone.”

Eight inches high, the bottle was inspired by the Ballerina Ultima shoe, the tallest heel Christian Louboutin has ever created, and features ombré-effect faceted glass and a pointed metallic cap that contains the brush.

Said applicator is in a triangular shape designed to pick up the polish and deposit it on your nails without any air bubbles ruining the party.

The whole shebang comes in a patent red finish box which you can order online here.

Christian Louboutin Bridal Shoes

6 luxury bridal shoes

A look at some hot luxury shoe styles for brides-to-be from 3 of the biggest names in fashion: Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik.

Christian Louboutin – Princess 100mm pump in Kid White – €545

Christian Louboutin Bridal Shoes

Christian Louboutin – Belly Nodo 120mm sandal in Kid White – €665

Christian Louboutin Belly Nodo

Jimmy Choo

Sazerac sandal in champagne metallic leather with crystal detail – €1,050

Jimmy Choo Sazerac sandal

Jimmy Choo

Escape champagne suede and leather sandals with crystal detail – €695

Jimmy Choo sandal

Manolo Blahnik – BB Lace pumps – $695

Manolo Blahnik - BB Lace pumps

Manolo Blahnik – Clausado sandals – $775

Manolo Blahnik Clausado sandals

Christian Louboutin Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

Christian Louboutin’s Painted Spring 2014 Campaign

Christian Louboutin Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

Peter Lippmann transformed into masterpieces of Impressionism, shoes from spring/summer 2014 collection by Christian Louboutin.

The collection perfectly camouflages itself in the paintings by Monet and Van Gogh, as well as by all the painters that turned flowers into their protagonists.

This is not the first time Lippmann and Louboutin have collaborated together, the fall 2011 lookbook also featured images inspired by famous paintings.

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Louboutin nude shoes

Christian Louboutin’s five shades of nude

Louboutin nude shoes

The Parisian shoe designer has taken another look at the ‘nude’ shoe, and is offering customers a choice of colors to match their skin tone, part of a growing trend.

For a long time we’ve been describing shoes (and other clothing items) as ‘nude’, without thinking twice about what exactly ‘nude’ means, when for plenty of luxury consumers, so-called ‘nude’ items provide certain contrast to their own nude skin tone.

Now Christian Louboutin has stepped in with a range of new nude shoes, hitting select stores this month, designed to more fully match a range of human skin colors.

Five classic Louboutin styles (including the celebrity red carpet favorite, the Pigalle model) have been reimagined in five new nude shades from a light blush to a dark chestnut color.

There’s also an app, called Louboutin Shades and available on the iTunes app store, which asks you to take a photo of your foot and matches your skin tone to the appropriate ‘nude’ shoe accordingly.

Christian Louboutin Cinderella glass slippers

Louboutin’s Cinderella slippers unveiled

Christian Louboutin Cinderella glass slippers

The glass slippers designed by Christian Louboutin in honor of Disney’s Cinderella Diamond Edition were unveiled in Paris July 4, with the limited edition red-soled heels adorned in lace, sparkling butterflies and Swarovski crystals.

The footwear designer was invited by Disney to re-imagine the fairytale character’s famous shoes to mark the release of Cinderella Blu-ray Diamond Edition this fall.
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