Louboutin and Louis Vuitton: Not the same at all! (Part 2)

Where were we? Oh! Yes! Styles!

Louis Vuitton is pretty conservative and sometimes, too sober for my taste, but it’s got pretty amazing stuff (for example, the boots I’m showing you guys). My main concern about wearing any Louis Vuitton garment is that you risk looking plus agée (French for “older”) than you really are. Here, I picked up my favorite shoes from this fall/winter 2012-13. I chose to display some of their footwear as well so you can see that even in the same area, they’re pretty different.

Louboutin goes beyond our imagination, he’s all about imagination, innovation and edginess. Metal or jewelry applications, flashy colors, feathers, animal print and lacquer are only some of the few incorporations to his works of art. He doesn’t fear heels height or shapes, nor textures or conventions. My favorites from his collection were the ones below (I know they’re pretty sober, but believe me, they’re by far the soberer on the catalogue and well, yeah, I’m pretty classic).

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So what do you think? It’s quite clear that as similar as they might be phonetically, they’re opposites when materialized. Remember, next time you’re talking about Louboutin or Louis Vuitton and someone asks you the difference, well, you know what to answer.

Have so much fun today your heart feels like blowing up with joy! Shine all over and dream on, crazy diamonds! Take Care. Lotta love. Ciao!

A.

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P.S.3 All the photos were taken from:

Louis Vuitton-http://www.louisvuitton.fr/front/#/fra_FR/Collections/Femme/Souliers

Christian Louboutin-

http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop-online-3/women.html

 

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Louboutin and Louis Vuitton: Not the same at all! (Part 1)

Throughout my life I’ve crashed into very fashionably confused people, which is normal, right? I mean, I don’t know a thing about physics and that’s cool too (right?). You may be thinking, “Alana, you’re crazy! Physics and fashion cannot be compared! Fashion is a natural thing!” Well, babies, so is Physics and I barely know its basics thanks to middle and high school. The thing is that, believe it or not, many people find fashion harder to understand than pure sciences, because while they have all these complicated formulas, we have all these terms and fancy designers most people find hard to pronounce and even worst, distinguish.

Confusions happen all the time. Today I’ve decided to write about one that makes my heart ache every single time: Louboutin and Louis Vuitton. Yes, maybe written they seem super different, but go on and pronounce them! If your French is quite raw, you might mistake one for another, and that’s a “No! No!”

It is normal, I mean, let’s not be mean about this. If we know how to tell apart one from another, let’s spread the knowledge! And maybe some day some time, somebody will help us understand more Physics than “everything tends to fall downwards”.

Ok, so what do we need to know? For starters, yes, they’re both French, but Louis Vuitton produces clothing, shoes, accessories and traveling cases, the last ones being their specialty since that’s how they started. The founder, Louis Vuitton, was known to produce the best baggage ever; he even worked for Napoleon the III! Louis Vuitton died in 1892 and his empire is now creatively directed by our dearly loved Marc Jacobs. Christian Louboutin, on the other hand, dedicates exclusively to footwear and still designs for his brand since he’s just about 49. Louis Vuitton signature is their monogram, while Louboutin’s is the red-lacquered sole in every single one of his creations.

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Styles? Poles apart!

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Quick Post: Put yourself in their OMG Shoes (Part 2)

2) “Decorapump”, by Christian Louboutin. “Gaga? You there? I found you some shoes for your ‘sober’ outfit!” No, really, they’re WOWing: rocker yet classic, just perfect. Gaga may wear them for office meetings, but us, well, let’s keep them for any informal outing after 12 p.m. If you want to fancy them a little, wear them with a long dress, yes, long dress. With short dresses is harder, you don’t want to look like a, well, you know. Heel high? 16 cm.

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3) “Vulgara”, by Manolo Blahnik. When I first saw this pair, I thought I was going to faint. Look at this, I mean, they should be inside a shelf at MoMA! Look at the patterns so carefully traced and the texture and the unusual glow and the silhouette! I don’t know if I’d dare to wear them, quite honestly. It would hurt my heart using something so beautiful where nobody could admire their exquisiteness. If you’re using shoesthis complex, keep it simple with your outfit, so your clothing don’t take over your beautiful footwear.Image

So, what do you think? Would you put yourself in their OMG shoes? I certainly would!

I hope you enjoyed this quick post and hope to see you soon!

Shine all over and dream on, crazy diamonds! Take Care. Lotta love. Ciao!

A.

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P.S.3 All the photos were taken from:

Christian Louboutin: http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/fr_fr/homepage/decorapump.html

Manolo Blahnik: http://www.manoloblahnik.com/

Quick Post: Put yourself in their OMG Shoes (Part 1)

So, I had some free time today and I decided to write a quick post about the shoes of this season that, according to me, are authentic pieces of art. This is my Top Three of the Most Exquisite Pieces of Footwear a.k.a. shoes:

1) “Cedar”, by Jimmy Choo. Generally I’m not a big fan of animal print because it tends to look cheesy, but oh, wow! Jimmy Choo just made me swallow my prejudices with this pair of super classy printed pony pumps. Yes, pony, like, they used pony hair to make them; that, I personally dislike, but hopefully they have a version that doesn’t involve something else’s hair. I love the strips on top; they make you ankles look narrower. The colors are perfect, because black and white never die and they match pretty much everything. Heel high? 12 cm.

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