I came across this photo earlier in the week, and even although these shoes are years old, and no longer being made, I knew I had to feature it as this week’s Friday Fix.
These, you see, are Christian Louboutin’s Moon Bow pumps. They were the very first pair of Louboutins I ever saw “in real life”, the first pair I fell in love with, and the main reason I became interested in the brand which was to become my all-time favourite. They’re basically the reason the Friday Louboutin Fix exists, in other words.
It was the year of my wedding. My mum and I were shopping in Glasgow for some wedding-related things I’ve long since forgotten, we walked into House of Fraser, and there they were. “My” pair (I still think of them as mine, even although I didn’t actually buy them) were red, rather than navy, which made them even more fabulous. Add in the sexy shape and that fabulous little polka dot bow, and I was completely blown away by them. Until then, I’d seen Louboutins in photos, of course, but I’d never seen the real thing, and it was just SO MUCH BETTER than I’d imagined. Even now, I think these shoes are far better in real life than they appear in photos: even the chunkiest shoes in the collections are always slimmer, lighter and more elegant than you expect they’re going to be, and just all-round fabulous, basically.
I didn’t buy them.
Oh, don’t get me wrong: nothing would have made me happier than to wear a pair of bright red Louboutins on my wedding day, but the budget was already stretched to the max, and there was no way I could possibly have justified the cost. I still think about them to this day, though, and they remain my favourite Louboutins of all time. If they were ever re-released, well, I’d have a hard time resisting, let’s put it that way.
So tell me: do you have a favourite pair of Louboutins? Which were the ones that made you love the brand (assuming that you do, of course!)?