I did say when I bought my first Christian Louboutins (the Harvanana spiked velvet loafers) that it was hopefully not my last pair, well it certainly was not! I had not intended to buy another pair so soon but when I saw a pair ‘smiling’ at me in Harvey Nichols Birmingham I had to try them on, and after trying them on I had to take them home with me. It was as simple as that!
I opted for the striped Papi Hugo espadrilles (the ones I mentioned in my last blog post Wet Weather). They also come in solid colours, but I chose the striped over the solid colour Christian Louboutins as I like the nautical vibe the stripes bring to the espadrilles. I am looking forward to some pleasant weather so that I may wear them – else I will have to escape England for some sunshine.
I will be the first to admit I am not the biggest fan of espadrilles, however I really find myself quite taken with Christian Louboutin’s modern sophisticated take on the espadrille. They have a lot more structure, and form than your typical espadrille, whilst retaining classical features such as the woven jute soles (of course with a spot of Christian Louboutin red sole!).
As you can see from my photographs they have a crest detailing on them, the same as on my Harvanana loafers. The beading is done by hand, and the shoes are hand made in Spain. What you cannot see if they have strips of lambskin lining on the inside which adds structure, and makes them comfortable against the skin. I did have to go a size down as the 43 was too loose on my feet.
I am rather looking forward to the chance of wearing them. I am going to team them with my Burberry Brit chinos, and shorts!