Christian Louboutin Viennana 100 red suede multi-strap pumps, $1,095
I know this will make me sound super-lazy but
I AM super-lazy my first thought when I saw these shoes was, “wow, I hope there’s a zip up the back, and you don’t have to actually sit and fasten all of those buttons!”
On that front, there’s good news and bad news: the bad news is that no, there is no zip – you really do have to fasten every single one of those seven different straps individually to get these on and take them off. The good news, however, is that they snap closed, as opposed to having to be buttoned up, so it hopefully shouldn’t be TOO much of a hassle. In fact, I actually think it could feel rather nice, like a bit of a shoe-lover’s ritual, but it’s possible I’m over-thinking this now, so I’ll stop talking about the straps, and focus on the rest of the shoe.
Actually, to be perfectly honest, it’s hard NOT to focus on the straps here, isn’t it? They’re what give these shoes that all-important WOW factor, and they definitely pack a lot of punch. The bright red suede helps in that respect too, although these are almost as striking in the nude leather version that’s also available, so I reckon the colour plays only a small part in the overall effect of these. Also of note here is the very low vamp, which is characteristic of so many of Louboutin’s designs right now (and in general), and the 100mm stiletto heel. Put it all together, and you have one helluva shoe: what do you think of them?[Buy them here]
On my other sites this week:
♥ Some strange shoes [The Fashion Police]
♥ Even MORE strange shoes [The Fashion Police]
♥ Time for Tea [Forever Amber]
♥ Amber’s Adventures | Inchmahome Island [Forever Amber]
I wish I weren’t an absolute klutz and could walk in heels. Because these are gorgeous. They’re also more than I make in a week, but would be so worth it. If I could walk in them.
Fashion and Happy Things
I had a fab pair of strappy red shoes (not as pretty or as high as these) and I loved them. I lent them to a friend who couldn’t find any at that time, for a Christmas party. However, after the holiday she was given a terminal prognosis, so I never felt able to ask for them. She died five months later, and then a friend told me she was being buried in her favourite red shoes – that’s right peeps – my shoes. This was 14 years ago and I havent told her widower (who has now remarried). She had a great sense of humour and would have laughed and laughed at this. I did too 🙂