Christian Louboutin ‘Corneille’ high heeled pumps in opaline, £425
A lot of the shoes I like best from the current selection at Christian Louboutin are actually not new, but simply re-releases of more classic styles. Take ‘Corneille’ here, for instance: she’ll be familiar to regular readers and Christian Louboutin fans alike, with the only real difference being the beautiful green upper she’s dressed in. That colour, however, was enough to make me take another look at this shoe, and once I did, I was immediately reminded of how fabulous it is – it’s always good to re-discover an old love, don’t you think?
From the side, this shoe is simple to the point where – without the eye-catching colour – it could be in danger of being overlooked. When you view it from above, or even at an angle, however, you see the asymmetric pointed toe, and that gives the design a totally different feel. This style has a very low vamp, which is one of the attractions for me: I know not everyone likes the sight of toe cleavage, but I always find a low vamp will add a touch of sophistication to a shoe (A very high one, by contrast, can render the look a little matronly, regardless of what the rest of the shoe looks like), and I absolutely love this one.
One of the effects of the low vamp is to shorten the length of the toe itself. Very long pointed toes still look quite dated to me, so while I do love a sharp point, the shorter, the better! These are classic, but still contemporary: a perfect mix, if you ask me![P.S. Don’t forget you can follow ShoeperWoman on Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin’, to stay updated with new posts. You’ll also find me on Instagram, where I share photos of my outfits, adventures, and quite a few of my dog…]