Would Cinderella anno 2012 wear these shoes?

A while ago, it was announced that Christian Louboutin would be creating a new version of the Cinderella shoes in honor of Walt Disney’s release of the “Cinderella” Diamond Edition on Blu-ray disc this fall. Tada, here they are:

It looks a bit tacky, don’t you think? I’m a bit disappointed to be honest. Doesn’t really look like a shoe of a modern Cinderella if you ask me…

Fashion at the Museum

Musea can be boring, but not this summer! Check out these fashion expo’s and you’ll be happy to put a museum visit on your to do list!

But if you are not traveling to one of these cities soon, you can always visit the virtual museum of Valentino!

The battle of the red sole

The battle of the red sole has been put to an end….or not?

A French court ruled in favor of Zara over the right to sell red-soled shoes. shoe designer Christian Louboutin who uses the red-sole trademark had initially won the case in 2011, but Zara went to higher court and now won the case.

Christian Louboutin confirmed that they are determined to continue defending their red soles. They registered a new trademark with more details about the red soles like pantone color and they will enforce this trademark against any infringers.

Last year, they also tried suing Yves Saint Laurent, who clearly made the statement that Louboutin did NOT invent the red sole and that YSL has been using them since the seventies.

There is enough evidence that Louboutin is not the first to use red soles, so it will be interesting to see how future courts will handle his self-acclaimed exclusive use of the red sole.

The shoe designer has many more court cases running. It seems like he’s spending more time in court than designing shoes.

Do you agree that he has the right to claim exclusive use of the red sole?
I tend to disagree with Mr Louboutin…

This week’s top 5 stories

Gwyneth Paltrow New Face of Boss Scent
The actress will appear in the TV, print, and online campaigns for Boss Nuit Pour Femme. “To me, the Boss woman is driven, ambitious and goes after what she wants, but she balances being strong and very feminine at the same time – characteristics that I strive toward in my own life”

Christian Louboutin Entering Beauty
Embarking on his first major brand extension, the designer of shoes and handbags has established a joint venture with New York-based Batallure Beauty. The shoe designer will launch his cosmetic range in 2013.

Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84
The legendary hairdresser revolutionized hairstyling by creating the geometric bob. Mark Hayes, International Creative Director Sassoon: “Everyone in the industry is indebted to Vidal’s courage and single-minded vision, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.”

Chanel Signs Brad Pitt as Face of No.5
The signing marks the first time a man has been tapped to represent the fragrance. Something doesn’t seem to fit into this list, if you ask me: Marilyn Monroe – Catherine Deneuve – Nicole Kidman – Audrey Tautou – Brad Pitt

Jimmy Choo Hits the Streets
The shoe brand is dipping its toe into the world of street style photography with a new site, Choo 24:7 Stylemakers. Check it out on www.choo247.com

Cinderella goes Louboutin Sky High

French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has been picked by Disney to design Cinderella’s infamous slipper to celebrate the film’s re-release.

The French shoe maverick, who is celebrating 20 years in the industry and is famous for his red-soled designs, has been hired by Walt Disney Studios to create a pair of shoes inspired by the rags-to-riches protagonist from the 1950s animation. “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon so emblematic to the show world as well as the dream world” remarked Louboutin.

The unique design will be unveiled in July, ahead of the global release of the Cinderella Diamond Edition on Blu-ray later this year.
What will the modern Cinderella wear??

Source: Telegraph

Shoe Trend – Cap Toe Heels

According to People Magazine’s poll: 67% would follow the trend – 33% would let it pass by. The trend started last season, but now they are more elegant and feminine… and they have metallic caps! I prefer the ones in lovely pastels with silver cap, like we’ve seen at Louis Vuitton.

The trend is definitely not new. The two-toned was a trade-mark of Coco Chanel. She created them because she thought that the nude pump made legs look longer and sexier, the black toe made feet look smaller.