Christian Louboutin Bows

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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Manolo says, the Manolo cannot recommend everything that comes from the atelier of Christian Louboutain. In this case, it is the Anemone, the Louboutin shoe with too much junk in the trunk.

P.S. Here is the Manolo’s internet friend Poochie expressing her disappointment with these shoess.


28 Responses to “Christian Louboutin Bows”

  1. La Lopez Says:

    *hides face*I rather like them!Though I doubt I could ever wear them.I’d kill myself falling over those ribbons which would most definitely come undone within five minutes of walking.Or even sitting still.

  2. Little Red Says:

    Too much cluttering up the design of what would otherwise some seriously gorgeous shoes.

  3. DAL Says:

    I like them too. I think with a fitting black dress perhaps with minimal red trim they could be very classy for an elegant Christmas party

  4. Nancy (nanflan) Says:

    I kinda like them too. I’m seeing them a minimalistic LBD, black hose, perhaps even a severe chignon.

  5. Leah Says:

    Sometimes the designer shoes, they are a thing of beauty that has become sculpture rather than a thing to be worn. This evolution is met with varying degrees of acceptance by those of us who love the shoes but cannot, perhaps, negotiate such total transcendence of form over function.

  6. Poochie Says:

    They looke quite pretty in the Pre-production pics.

    Did you read my post on them????


  7. Discount Designer Shoes Says:

    I have to agree with you on this. It looks like they took a perfectly beautiful shoe and stuck an out of proportion bow on it for no good reason.

    “Too much junk in the trunk” indeed :)


  8. TG Says:

    Your post is right, the originals looked so much nicer… I wish there was a picture of that bow from the back view.
    Overall, I like the concept and appreciate the jumbo bow proportion, I just wish there was some element of the satin or ivory or ribbon edge delicately incorporated into the main shoe itself, so it didn’t look like a random heap of ribbon hot glued onto the back of a basic – though beautiful- black shoe.

  9. Style Spy Says:

    I love ’em. I love them and I would wear them and I would ROCK them. I want to cha-cha in those shoes.

    ::cha-chas to kitchen to make some pink lemonade::

  10. raincoaster Says:

    I think this would be pretty stunning with seamed stockings. Not classy, but stunning. Sometimes that’s a good thing.

    Louboutin, to my mind, never CAN do a plain pump. It is always adorned with that flashy red sole and heel, therefore never pure. Always ornamented. It’s such a limiting design feature that it really hurts the shoes aesthetically in most cases. Branding over beauty.

  11. Katie Says:

    While I agree the pre-production look much better, I’d still wear these in a heart beat. They are just fabboo!

  12. Poochie Says:

    I soooo wished they looked like the original photos. In spite of the HIGH cost I would have jumped all over them. They came in an amazing olive green and cream too.

    I was so bummed!

  13. Jennifer L. Says:

    I love these shoes. At first look I let out an audible, involuntary GASP. I think the visual effect is quite impactful. A woman with these shoes on her feet would surely command attention. Methinks I like I like. I like them a lot.

    I must admit that Poochie’s great public service warning re: these shoes was apropos. They did indeed transform (in a downward spiral) from pre-production to their current version. Thanks for the wonderful blog Poochie.

    But in the final analysis the shoes are definitely stunning__ in my not so humble opinion, that is.

  14. Cat Says:

    Just… no.

  15. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

    Apparently, this is one of those rare cases where the tastes of the Manolo do not fully coincide with those of his friends.

    For the Manolo this is just too much, buy your mileage may perhaps vary.

  16. Lori Says:

    If you wore these to a party, all night people would be saying to you, “You have a bow stuck to your shoe.”

  17. K Says:

    Nope, I agree with the Manolo. They had a lot of potential — a LOT — to be truly stunning. But the final execution of the bow is a messy, pitiful disappointment. It could have been amazing, if only they’d stuck with the bow shown in the pre-production shots. :(

  18. Cat Says:

    They look like something Victoria Beckham would wear. She loves the ridiculous footwear.

  19. texasexile Says:

    Ummm noooooo. Not loving the workmanship on the finished shoe. These remind me of the Bruno Frisoni ribbon stilleto sandals from 2006 – only that ribbon was in the front – still a deadly tripping hazard. Some starlet will cop a free pair and end up in the emergency room. Some things are just better in theory than in practice . . .

  20. CyndiF Says:

    These are the sort of shoes that are meant to be admired on a shelf, not worn on a foot. They are gorgeous but too much for a real outfit.

  21. Tk Says:

    I’d like to see the Pret-a-porter to this runway look, but unfortunately, this is the final version. Maybe a little less heel, a little shorter and less droopy loops on the bow. Alas, for what might have been.

  22. LisaP Says:

    The Manolo is quite right – the proportion is wrong. the shoes are imbalanced, which is odd for Louboutin – that’s usually one of his great skills. Less would have been more.

  23. erika-nicole Says:

    so cute if you don’t like this shoe you have no fashion sense

  24. JK Says:

    From the side, the ribbons look like something the prized pumpkin gets at the county fair.

  25. perrier-chick Says:

    hmmm…perhaps if the ribbons were detachable….

  26. Karolina Says:

    No one dis these gorgeous shoes!

    I love them!~

    The bow looks really nice at the back…though I think its on the long side…

    Oh well…

  27. Annie Says:

    I love them!!!

    Do someone have the wish to wear Manolo´s on your wedding, too???

    Manolo Blahnik is such a graet Designer! *yeah*

  28. Jennifer Says:

    If anyone has this shoe in a size 12 in excellent condition or no where I can find it, I would love to purchase it please. I suffer from ms and shop from the net mostly. Every since I saw these shoes on Oprah, I’ve wanted them & I still do.

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