To kick off the year in shoes, I figured I’d show you something bright and summery for our first Friday Fix of the year: a little something to blow those Christmas cobwebs away!
This is Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle Plato, and it’s an an old favourite, all dressed up in a summery new look. The ‘Plato’, as I’m sure you know, is the Pigalle’s slightly easier-to-wear cousin: it still has that characteristic pointed toe, and a 120mm heel, but the height is offset by the small platform, which takes some of the strain off the ankles, and makes the shoe feel a little bit lower, even although it isn’t.
I’m not here to talk about the shape, though, as much as I love it. No, I’m here to talk about that colourway. These have an aquamarine upper, with a lemon yellow platform and soft coral heel. The first two colours feature heavily in the Louboutin summer collection (in fact, we’ve already seen the aquamarine shade on the ‘So Kates’ I showed you last month), and I couldn’t be happier about it. They’re both great colours in their own right, but put them together (and add that splash of coral), and it gives the shoe a whole new look entirely. Although this is technically a “colourblocked” look, the fact that the colours in question are pastels, rather than jewel tones, makes it less of an assault on the eyeballs, and (hopefully) a bit more versatile, too.
Roll on springtime!