Most love affairs begin with champagne, this love affair began with a box. Well actually it did not quite begin with a box, it began with me running around London (in Gucci loafers may I add – I do not recommend it), phoning stores (do any actually answer their phones?), and finding it a complete ballache to source the shoes I wanted. Christian Louboutins due to their exclusive nature are notoriously hard to get, well the men’s Christian Louboutins even more so – particularly the hot styles. Sold out everywhere online pretty much save in silly sizes (and most of the time you cannot just order online, you have to place a request, and phone up), sold out at the Christian Louboutin store, and thanks to me sold out at Browns except in silly sizes also. I am fairly certain I have one of the last few pairs available in London, if not the world… I was determined to get these shoes; what Lorien wants Lorien will do anything to get (Lorien is now typing in third person eek).
Now onto the contents of the box! So let me introduce you to the newest member of my shoe collection; my Christian Louboutin Harvanana velvet spiked loafers. I have lost my Louboutin virginity finally, this is my first pair (hopefully not my last); I have finally joined the great ranks of the red soled people (red lacquered soles make me want to squeal in excitement). Is there some kind of initiation ceremony, or is it like my Jimmy Choos in that I sold my soul to the devil as soon as I put them on? Man Louboutins tend to be quite an acquired taste as they are a little fashion forward, and take a certain aplomb to pull off (unless you’re Kanye West).
As I said they are quite an acquired taste but I think they are incredible. I seem to have quite a penchant for ridiculous footwear anyway. The juxtaposition of the velvet slipper, and the patent stud tip is great, and the detailing on the insignia/crest (CL for Christian Louboutin) is beautiful. The detailing is very ornate, and I love the grosgrain piping bordering which brings the gold metal studs into the shoe perfectly. It is a regal velvet slipper with a big twist of attitude. The spikes add a complete new dimension to an other wise classic shoe, and are reminiscent of Christian Louboutin’s iconic Rollerboy.
They may cost a small fortune but as far as I am concerned they are worth it. The quality, and craftsmanship is high – but more importantly they bring a smile to my face. Christian Louboutins are hand made in Italy. The inside of the loafer is velvet, and they are extremely comfortable to wear. Not that such an insignificant factor as comfort would stop me wearing such beautiful shoes haha. I love how they look with my Nudie black raw denim jeans. I am definitely looking forward to wearing these shoes out somewhere.
So what do you think? Are you a fan of Christian Louboutin? Do you own a pair, or want a pair? Tell me about it!