Footwear Maestros Step Up at Couture

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Sandals from Diego Dolcini for Baccarat.

PARIS — Gilded heritage names that have been making elaborate ball gowns since the last century are not the only houses to claim places in the creative pantheon during the couture. Jewelers also made their bid and, now, two footwear names have joined the fray.

Diego Dolcini, the head footwear designer for Balmain, has masterminded shoes for some of the biggest brands in fashion (Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana) — not to mention for stars such as Madonna (like the thigh-high black boots balanced on a rearing panther for a 2013 Harper’s Bazaar shoot) and Rihanna, and has also run a namesake line since 1993. Still, he has been largely an insider’s secret.

This week in Paris, to celebrate his 25th anniversary in the business, the affable Italian decided to step out from behind the velvet curtain and team up with the luxury glassmaker Baccarat to create a collection of 15 limited-edition shoes with couture-worthy dazzle and savoir-faire. Named after famous Frenchwomen — Catherine (Deneuve), Brigitte (Bardot) and Lou (Doillon) — the shoes all share one signature: a sky-high crystal heel, which comes in two lengths and in three designs inspired by the stems of Baccarat’s champagne flutes, its Zenith chandelier and crystal balls.

“When the house first came to me with the idea, we knew it would be very challenging,” Mr. Dolcini said. “It took six months of research and development to find the perfect balance and the right amount of pressure on the heel.”

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Black matte alligator pump with hand-sculpted wood spikes from Christian Louboutin.

Each heel — attached to, say, a strappy sandal with a rich red satin ribbon, or a black mesh ankle boot with a deep purple toe cap — is strengthened by an internal steel stem that takes the wearer’s full weight, a painstaking craftsmanship process that means the shoes are as much a feat of engineering as they are of design.

“Pieces like these make you think in a whole new way about footwear and how to take it to new heights,” Mr. Dolcini said, no pun intended. “What’s more, there are women who want shoes like this, that are things of real beauty and that no one else has. Especially during Paris couture.”

This was a sentiment echoed by Christian Louboutin Outlet, founder of one of the world’s best-known luxury replica shoe brands, who also debuted a collection of made-to-order styles (Beyoncé is wearing Louboutins as part of her stage wardrobe for her current world tour). Imagine black matte alligator pumps with gold-plated wooden spikes shooting out from the heel, and knee-high white quilted sneakers with metal soles, and you’ll get the idea.

“There is a great deal of attention paid to runway couture and haute joaillerie, but I wanted to highlight the fact that there are many artisans in my workshops who are also able to make pieces that aren’t mass produced, and of the most exquisite quality,” he said.

“It’s a different way of thinking and creating, it expands the imagination,” Mr. Louboutin added. “That’s what all bespoke fashion should be able to do.”

Melania Trump Wore Christian Louboutin Heels 6 Times This Week

While Melania Trump’s outfit choices wildly vary from over-the-top formal to (sometimes controversial) casual, there’s one accessory that she’s been steadfastly loyal to since Inauguration Day: her Christian Louboutin pumps. And more photos have emerged to further back that up. It’s been less than a week into her European tour (which in addition to Belgium and London will also include stops in Scotland and Finland), and the first lady has worn her beloved red-sole shoes a whopping total of six times.

She kicked off her Louboutin streak on the day of her departure: July 10. She was snapped in a fairly minimalist look featuring a red Ralph Lauren sweater and a beige A-line Martin Grant midiskirt, but she added a dose of playfulness with a pair of patterned Louboutin So Kate pumps — a marked departure compared with her usual assortment of solid-colored shoes. Priced at $795, the shoes are made from clear PVC that reveal a collage of Loubi Kraft pattern consisting of red, tan and white paper — a look that that resembles the house’s shoeboxes.

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As part of its exclusive collaboration with Christian Louboutin outlet, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, got the replica red-soled shoe designer to design his very first baby shoe!

Set to launch on Nov. 16, the limited-edition “Loubibaby” features adorable and chic designs that feature Louboutin’s signature red sole. The replica baby shoe comes in both pink and blue satin versions, as well as a gold Nappa Laminato version. Priced at $250, the cute baby shoes will be sold at Goop.com.

According to the lifestyle website, the collaboration was born from the long-time friendship Paltrow and Louboutin, and that the capsule collections, including one for women, is a synthesis of their respective aesthetics.

8 replica Shoes Collaborations That Rocked New York Fashion Week

Christian Louboutin outlet uk revealed five New York Fashion Week collaborations, starting with Novis’ spring ’18 presentation. The custom-made replica shoes were a standout in colorful velvet and unique silhouettes.

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Novis designer Jordana Warmflash chose to customize three new shoe styles from Louboutin’s spring ’18 collection, which included open-toe mules and a slip-on sandal. Each shoe was uniquely constructed to enhance the Novis collection’s jungle-inspired botanical prints and color palate. To top it off, Louboutin Beauty provided perfectly polished manicures to complete the looks

Jean-Michel Cazabat

Jean-Michel Cazabat created his first styles for Julianna Bass’ show this week, a mid-heel mule and a capped-toe pump. “For the Mule, it was more a silhouette of construction — ’80s with an upper cut that is very ’70s,” said the designer who is known for the architectural, yet comfortable build of his fake shoes. “I was inspired by the traditional Wooden Clog from Denmark and the way it has been adopted and adapted by communities around the world.” When it came to the pump, which was in line with many other capped-toe styles seen this season at New York Fashion Week, he noted it’s also very ’80s, as it was dreamt up from the movie,“The Eyes of Laura Mars” with Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones.

Tanya Taylor

New York-based designer Tanya Taylor stuck to her roots of femininity and expressive prints for her spring ’18 collection, deciding to partner with designer Andrea Gomez for the line’s replica shoes. “For spring we wanted cheap shoes that felt sophisticated, feminine and fun, “ explained Taylor of the collaboration.

Gomez played off of the rainbow color palette from Taylor’s apparel pieces, presenting an array of color-blocked sandals, across both flats and heels for spring ’18. “Collaborating with Tanya was such a pleasure! We found a lot of common ground between our brand aesthetics! We both have a deep appreciation for art, color, feminine silhouettes and quality, so it was a natural fit. Tanya and I both love combining colors in unexpected ways and our Bea, Essie and Bettina styles allowed for us to really have fun mixing colors,” said the shoe designer of the partnership.

Taylor added, “I was impressed by the worksmanship and classic femininity of the shapes Andrea offers. She and I identified styles and developed suede color ways that complimented the collection’s geometric shapes and raw natural colors.”

Jonathan Simkhai

Reebok Classic had its iconic Freestyle High sneakers reimagined by New York-based designer Jonathan Simkhai, which were featured prominently throughout his spring ’18 NYFW showcase on Sept. 9 at Skylight Clarkson Square. The line boasts the designer’s signature fabric selection, which includes blue seersucker, indigo denim, white leather, powder pink leather and more. “I have always admired Reebok’s commitment to crafting quality styles that cater to the many demands in a woman’s life, which parallels my own design philosophy,” said Simkhai.

Baja East

California-based ready-to-wear brand Baja East teamed up with Brazil’s Melissa brand to create four shoe styles for its spring ’18 runway show (held at the Galeria Melissa flagship in Soho). The looks included a pool slide, flat sandal, heeled mule and chukka boot. Baja East designer John Targon said in a statement, “Right away we were awed by the caliber of [Melissa’s] innovation over several decades. As a company, their approach to design is so complementary to our spirit and how we play with fashion.” The shoes outlet are available now in the Galeria Melissa stores in New York, London and Sao Paulo, for $105 to $150.

Dear Frances

British luxury footwear label Dear Frances teamed up with Beaufille for the brand’s spring ’18 ready-to-wear presentation.  Dear Frances provided multiple styles for the NYFW event, including the brand’s Spirit boots, Lounge loafers and its Jen and Bare slides.

Anna Sui

The footwear on the Anna Sui runway was a conversation starter, even before model Gigi Hadid suffered a slight footwear malfunction on the catwalk. Sui showed a series of boho and Western-inspired sandals and boots, created in partnership with the Bed Stu brand, known for its artisan approach to shoe-making. Among the standout looks were a hand-tooled tall boot and a platform sandal featuring garden-themed appliques.

Marcel Ostertag

German ready-to-wear designer Marcel Ostertag turned his runway into a disco at New York Fashion Week to celebrate the ideas of freedom and indulgence. And his spring ’18 footwear styles — a collaboration with fellow German label Tamaris — supported the 1970s vibe. There were plenty of chunky heels and platform sandals, plus groovy glittery ankle boots that could’ve walked straight out of Studio 54.

Christian Louboutin replica shoes on Why Tough Times Call for Extraordinary Shoes

The designer, who got his start creating replica shoes for showgirls, has built an empire that grew by double digits last year, now including categories such as men’s and women’s shoes, replica handbags and beauty — but after all these years, he still views his business as a passion project.

A day after the shoot, the Frenchman appeared relatively unfazed by the major milestone he celebrates this year, as he sat outside his villa at the Chateau Marmont, along with his 2-year-old twins. “Two is really a super-nice age. They’re playful,” Louboutin said. “They’re completely different. The only thing that they have in common is that they’re always in good disposition.”

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Reflecting on his long career, Louboutin attributed much of his success to doing things his own way. (The company is still privately owned, and the designer said there are no plans to sell.)

“Things have been growing very organically and have not been pushed,” Louboutin said. “We’ve gradually opened more stores. Categories have been added little by little. I took my time to do what I actually wanted to do.”

Retailers acknowledged the label’s fiercely devoted fan base, and its ability to maintain relevance in a saturated market. “Christian possesses a very high level of curiosity, which is matched with a natural intuition,” said Peter Harris, president of Pedder Group. “He is very connected to popular culture, technology, music, art and film, which influences enormously his design story, keeping his work always within the context of ‘now.’”

Marina Larroude, fashion director for Barneys New York, added that Louboutin continues to be one of the retailer’s best-selling brands, for both men and women. “replica Louboutin clients keep coming back for more,” she said. “They are like a collector’s item. Customers want the pump in various colors, as well as his novelty pieces. His fake shoes don’t go out of style after a season. They are an investment piece.”

Indeed, it’s impressive that Louboutin has managed to stay on top for so long since his popularity surged during the early 2000s (thanks to many mentions by Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City”).

His aesthetic is also on full display in his retail stores, and this month, he is reopening a boutique in Miami’s thriving Design District. “In the middle of a luxurious concrete jungle, I’ve built a little hut,” Louboutin outlet said. He also debuted the new Mexicaba bag in collaboration with Taller Maya, a foundation supporting the traditional craftsmanship of Mayan artists (10 percent of the proceeds will go to the organization).

Though many luxury brands’ sales have stalled, Louboutin said his customers continue to have a healthy appetite for his collection. And amid political turmoil, he said innovative design is needed more than ever before.

“When times are tough and you’re in a year where there are wars or problems, fashion gets more important,” the designer said. “The more things are morose, the more you need excitement. A shoe is protection against morosity.”

That has been Louboutin’s mantra since the beginning. Born in Paris in the 1960s, he had an upbringing that was anything but gloomy. The designer grew up in the city’s glitzy cabaret scene, where he began working in the dressing rooms at the Folies Bergère at 16 years old. (He still contributes shoes to venues like Le Crazy Horse.)

“I’ve been learning since I was a teenager,” said Louboutin, who worked for Charles Jourdan, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, and founded his label in 1992. Now, even after a steady journey to the top, Louboutin insists the company’s growth has happened largely by chance.

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“For me, [designing shoes] was my way to express myself, but I didn’t think of it as a business concept,” he said. “A lot of people study how I used the red sole as a trademark, but I never thought about it. I’ve been studied almost like a mechanical character when, in reality, there is no mechanism in my story.”

Today, his background in theatrics and showmanship is still present in his designs. For fall ’17, for example, Louboutin certainly didn’t play it safe. “There are a lot of shapes and a lot of printed textures,” he said.

His latest collection includes new women’s showstoppers such as crystal-covered platforms, pumps with magenta fur accents and booties that, for a touch of humor, double as bags.

Each season, the designer’s sketching process takes about two weeks. “I wake up, have breakfast, and then I start drawing,” Louboutin said. “Then I have lunch and do more sketching. When it’s hours of drawing, you can do a lot of them.”

A few weeks later, he moves into full-on production mode, where he travels to Italy to refine the new season’s lasts and finishes. “I start to change them, look at the proportions,” Louboutin said. “And then I see what’s missing in the collection — not enough flats, too many pointy [toes].”

For fall, Louboutin was particularly struck by the idea of gender fluidity. “A lot of the men’s shoes outlet I’ve designed, I’ve also been doing them for women,” he said. For instance, the women’s collection includes laceups and loafers that are built from his men’s lasts. As for the men’s collection, he offered daring new Cuban-heeled boots, some covered entirely in sequins.

For the past several years, men’s has been a major new focus. (It launched in 2005 and now makes up 20 percent of his business, and is increasing by double digits each year.)

He’s particularly found success in the sneaker realm. “At the very beginning, I was doing [sneakers] thinking it was a very small percentage of people who will like it,” said Louboutin. “But actually, it’s much more than expected.”

How Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10022- Replica Shoe Mecca Changed Shopping

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“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Tracy Margolies, Saks Fifth Avenue’s chief merchant, said while sitting among designer relica shoes at the retailer’s flagship location in New York.  Ten years ago this week, Saks introduced its colossal 10022-Shoe mecca. “We were here the night before, until all hours of the night, setting up the floor,” she said. “It was a big move.”  So big that it deserved its own ZIP code.

The launch of Saks’ shoe salon sparked an aggressive response from retailers globally that put footwear at the forefront. “We made shoes outlet a destination,” said Margolies.

Saks president Marc Metrick added, “We revolutionized the shoe industry in 2007 when we rolled out 10022-Shoe, not only because of the compelling branding but also because we offer an assortment and experience they cannot get anywhere else.”

On Aug. 17, Saks will celebrate the milestone with support from its longtime brand partners. More than 75 exclusive styles — from Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi and other notable designers — will be available for purchase. (12 of these looks are featured in the attached gallery.)

“[I wanted to design] something unique and spectacular, a one-of- a-kind piece to become a real objet du de?sir,” said Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio. “The christian louboutin replica shoes we created for Saks were inspired by 1920s vintage jewelry and by  the idea of movement of one of the precious and shining diamond necklaces worn at parties during the roaring years. When you wear them, it feels like wearing a necklace on your feet.”

Kirkwood — whose business was in its infancy at the time of the opening — was part of the retailer’s aggressive push for new talent that coincided with the floor rollout.

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“We added well over a dozen new designers that had never been offered in America before,” said Betty Wang, VP and DMM of women’s replica louboutin shoes. “We scoured Europe for new talent.”

For Osorio, garnering shelf space at 10022-Shoe was a critical moment in his label’s development. “I can easily say the Aquazzura retail adventure in the United States started thanks to Saks, which was the first department store to buy the collection in the U.S.,” Osorio said. “They believed in me and my designs since the very beginning, and their trust, as well as the positioning they granted, has been crucial to enter such a big market.”

As Saks increased its emphasis on new names, competing department stores quickly moved to catch up. “There are now more choices than ever, and I’d like to think we had a hand in that,” Wang said.

Today, Saks’ flagship — which is in the middle of an overall redevelopment — has the capacity to hold 200,000 pairs of fake shoes on the eighth floor. The footwear floor spans approximately 30,000 square feet.

While designer louboutin replica shoes still capture much of the spotlight, the department has diversified as the consumer has embraced different kinds of looks. “What I realized being so close to it is how much the shoe business has evolved,” Wang said. “When we were launching, it was a lot about dress replica shoes and pumps, and we have those still — along with sneakers. Our customer is shopping with us for lifestyle in footwear as well as ready-to- wear and other categories. We’ve all evolved, and even though it’s challenging, we are wiser and more experienced in how quickly things can change.”

“It’s all about telling a story,” Margolies said, citing a recent email blast featuring Saint Laurent’s $10,000 rhinestoned slouch boot. “It’s all about the emotion.”

To mark the big milestone, Saks windows will feature 16 cakes designed by Valentino, Gucci and more. The entire store will take part in “10 Galleries: A Decade of Shoes.” The immersive activation will feature 10 installations throughout the store, playing off key trends and items from over the years.

Saks will also launch 12 exclusive made-to-order customization programs from designers including Manolo Blahnik, Fendi and Jimmy Choo, offering customers a chance to design their own shoes.

Moda Operandi’s Limited-Edition Replica Louboutin Collection Is Inspired by Ornate 18th Century Costumes

The limited-edition trunk show, which features only 50 pieces, was handmade in the designer’s Paris atelier. It is inspired by ornate men’s and women’s costumes from the 18th century and uses floral elements.

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“Louboutin is more than a designer. He is an artist, a true creator and visionary,” said Jodi Kaplan, VP of non-apparel for Moda Operandi. “His collection, with its exquisite detail, is the ultimate celebration of handcrafted artisanship. I am delighted we are able to offer our clients something so special.”

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If you’re shopping the site, you can select from one of three styles: the mule ($2,770) the flat ($2.995) and the pump ($3,335) . They are each available in two colorways: black with gold embroidery or black with silver embroidery. Shoppers can customize their replica shoes by having their initials hand-embroidered on the heel for no additional cost.

The show is launching in conjunction with Shoe outlet Salon, a new feature on Moda Operandi’s site that merges editorial content with commerce. This is the second time Moda Operandi and Christian Louboutin outlet uk have partnered on a special sale.

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To see the full collection, click through the gallery.

The Craziest replica Shoes Christian Louboutin Has Ever Created

Cheap Christian Louboutin long ago cemented his position as a shoe designer presenting some of the industry’s most coveted collections. His prominent red-bottomed replica shoes have become synonymous with the idea of luxury footwear just as Louboutin himself has become synonymous with designing the craziest replica shoes — part fashion, part art. This in turn has led to a wealth of styles over the years, from the red carpet to the streets, that are as beautiful as they are eccentric.

Louboutin’s fall 2017 women’s and men’s collections are shining examples of the eccentric, cool shoes outlet the designer creates. The Royal Strass platform, covered in Strass crystals, is essentially a glittering disco ball in shoe form. In the same ’70s vein, the Benichoupette platform from that collection features eclectic details, from sequins to crystals to a fluffy fuchsia fur ankle opening.

Louboutin then took inspiration from the ’90s for his new men’s sneakers, the Loubikick. The color-blocked styles utilize leather, suede and water snake, as well as spikes on the side panel. Keeping it bold and zany, the luxe details on the cheap shoes make it not the average basketball gear. Spikes are more than up the designer’s alley when it comes to men’s replica shoes, as the label’s Spiky Rollerboy leaves no surface of the slip-on shoe untouched.

Then there are brand classics such as the Very Mix heel, which is not the everyday work pump. The peep-toe replica shoes feature beads, crystals and, naturally, all-over spikes plus a nearly 6-inch stiletto heel. Reminiscent of this style is also the Christian Louboutin outlet uk for Rodarte Isolde shoe featuring the infamous spikes, primarily along the strap closures.

Louboutin has also designed stunning, one-of-a-kind styles for special collaborations. Most notable are the Ballerina Ultima shoes created in 2007 in conjunction with photographer David Lynch. Louboutin exposed virtually the entire red bottom of the extremely pointed shoe, which would force the wearer to balance on her toes, making the shoes replica more art object than wearable piece.

But Louboutin’s avant-garde styles don’t stop there. In collaboration with Angelina Jolie, the designer created the “Maleficent”replica shoes, featuring a horn-shaped wedge heel inspired by the 2014 film of the same name. The label’s Alex pumps were also a buzz-worthy style, with the replica shoes, lion paw detailing causing an uproar.

Cheap Christian Louboutin Take a Step Forward in Diversifying the Fashion Industry

Christian Louboutin is well-regarded in the fashion industry for being the pinnacle brand of replica shoes. Famous for their red-soled high heels and equally high price tags, its reputation places Louboutin at the very top of the footwear hierarchy. This worldwide adoration therefore makes them a much sought-after item for the wardrobes of fashion-forward shoe lovers.

Louboutin’s notorious shoe collection has recently gained even more attention after extending its range of nude heels. With a brand new release of seven skin-coloured shades in two styles for their 2017 Spring/Summer collection, ‘nude’ no longer exclusively refers to a shade of white. In fact, this range encompasses a broad spectrum of skin colours – and rightfully so! From pale porcelains to deep browns, there’s certainly more colour variety with the potential to suit everyone.

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This new collection’s positive reception certainly says a lot about the demand for such a range. Described as ‘ground-breaking’, it certainly challenges the stereotypical and traditional perceptions of ‘nude’. As Louboutin himself said “Nude is not a colour; it’s a concept.”. ‘Nude’ is in fact defined as “clothing or makeup that is of a colour resembling that of the wearer’s skin.” Of course this is not restricted to simply one skin tone, but refers to every shade under the sun. Yet despite this, we are often under the assumption that ‘nude’ simply refers to shades of white. This is certainly reflected in the mainstream fashion industry. Indeed if you search online for ‘nude shoes outlet’, your results will most definitely be limited to assortments of pinks, beiges, whites and creams, reflecting an undeniable and unjust white-bias. And as expected, there is also a noticeable lack of footwear in tans and browns for those with darker complexions who wish to wear an inconspicuous shoe to match their colouring. Perhaps this is unveiling an issue that is often encountered by such consumers on a day-to-day basis. For example, many makeup brands do not manufacture their foundations and concealers in an adequate variety of darker shades. These restrictions therefore highlight more serious undertones in the fashion and makeup industry.

This progressive collection certainly diversifies the fashion industry by appealing to all consumers. This statement certainly promotes inclusivity by marketing its products for individuals of different ethnicities, races and skin colours.

This is similarly beginning to take effect in lingerie. Women often desire nude-coloured bras to match their skin tone and be virtually invisible under certain garments. Up until recently, it was much the norm to find only pale nude shades designed for Caucasian women. But in recent years, many brands have begun releasing numerous shades of nude lingerie. Whilst these may be seen innovative, the phrase ‘it’s about time’ comes to mind.

So how much must you splash out for a pair of these infamous, innovative replica shoes I hear you ask? For a mere £635 you can get your hands on the classic ‘Cherrysandal’, or £595 for the elegant ‘Christeriva’. Admittedly not a viable purchase for the typical university student, but irrespective of the price, we can appreciate this collection of replica shoes – albeit from afar! With cheap Christian Louboutin being such a highly-regarded and influential brand, we can only hope it is setting an example for the fashion industry as a whole, and that future shoe, lingerie and makeup ranges will embrace and manufacture a broader selection of nudes.

How Christian Louboutin Replica Went from Red Shoes to Red Lips

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IT’S REALLY HARD NOT TO OBSESS OVER SOME OF THE LATEST BEAUTY TRENDS, like bold brows, cut-crease eyelids — and, let’s not forget, unicorn everything. They say beauty is pain, but with all the must-have product launches christian louboutin outlet uk from designers and brands across the luxury spectrum, it’s my bank account suffering these days.

So when the opportunity popped up for me to take a peek at the newest launches from Christian Louboutin’s beauty line, a thousand red soles couldn’t keep me away. The first cosmetic release from the famed shoe brand was christian louboutin for sale a nail polish collection in 2014, coveted for its stiletto-inspired bottles (although it could also be mistaken for a unicorn horn, hence its magical qualities) and for the sold-out Loubichrome colors designed to mimic the mirror shine of the company’s famous patent-leather heels.

Having started with nails and lips, the latest beauty additions are total eye candy. (See what I did there?) Earlier this month, Louboutin released the Les Yeux Noirs eye collection. Long-time Louboutin lovers will get all the feels from the packaging of Oeil Vinyle ($75), a ‘luminous ink liner,’ as it too cheap christian louboutin resembles the iconic Louboutin stiletto and is designed to offer the slick, shiny look of patent leather. These eyeliners in black, navy and a racy rouge are highly pigmented, allowing wearers to create a bold statement. Use them to create a cut-crease eyelid and who knows, maybe looks can kill.

The beauty line also includes velvety pencil eyeliners and a very-necessary-in-2017 brow definers that glide on effortlessly shoes replica to create a matte finish. At $70, the new Les Yeux Noir mascara is as intimidating as it is amazing, presented in a scepter-like tube of black and gold that arrives encased in a box fit for an expensive piece of jewelry. It still runs at the first sign of tears or rain, though.

If bold brows or cat eyes aren’t enough to grab your attention (or to lay claim to your beauty budget) then you’ll want to skip christian louboutin shoes outlet straight to the just-released collection of chromatic nudes for nails and lips. The so-called Metalinudes boast glimmering chrome shades that have been re-invented to complement all skin tones—move over, Kim and Kylie.

What did I discover when trying out the latest from this luxury beauty line? Even for the price, there’s more to like than just the cheeky references to shoes replica.