A Louboutin Love Affair

N.B. Today, the Manolo’s young friend Abigail Wilder Boatwright tells us about buying her first pair of the Louboutins.



I can’t remember when I fell in love with Louboutins. I know I was in college when I first began to notice them, on celebrities and in magazine spreads, and I know that I immediately had to have them. I just didn’t have the funds, so I spent a lot of time looking at them in magazines.

Of course, every chance I got, I tried on Loubies at department stores. Although, when I was planning my wedding, I decided not to buy a pair for my wedding outfit. Everything was already costing too much. But , when we went to Paris, last January, on our honeymoon, and I had to make the mandatory stop at Louboutin’s flagship store.

The Louboutin Flagship Store

Me, in Paris, at the Louboutin Store!

Tres bien!

I tried on shoes I’d never seen before and was in heaven. I decided to save for a pair of the No Prive slingbacks, and I really fell in love with two pairs that have since disappeared from the shelves: the Plume Anemone and the Studio 120 peep-toe pumps.

The Plume Anemone matched my wedding colors, and they are the hottest shoes I’ve ever seen.

Plume Anemone from Christian Louboutin

Plume Anemone from Christian Louboutin... Hot Feathery Shoes!

The Studio 120 matched my husband’s wedding ring exactly!

Studio 120 from Christian Louboutin

Studio 120 from Christian Louboutin and My Husband's Hand

I enjoyed visiting the store, but I didn’t buy Louboutins in Paris, the exchange rate was horrible.

I’m happy to report that early this year, I’d finally saved enough money to get a pair. After much deliberation, I decided on that classic pair, the No Prive Patent Slingback from Neiman Marcus. I ordered them online and waited anxiously for them to arrive.

When I got that package in the mail, I was shaking with excitement to open it up. My shoes were far more beautiful in person than I’d imagined. I had to take a photo with my ring on the heel, like I’d seen many brides do.

Christian Louboutin Red Soles

Christian Louboutin Red Soles, and my Wedding Ring.

I put my shoes on and walked around the house, showing them off to my husband. I realized they made my feet look dainty and sexy, and they instantly made me feel about 10x more beautiful. I just can’t describe
how much I love these shoes.

My Loubies made their official debut this weekend, at a masquerade party at our house. Though they are 4.5 inches high, they held up gallantly to four hours of socializing. I wear them around the house every chance I get—my cats and dog probably think I’m crazy. But I can’t wait to wear them out on the town.

My husband soon realized this is only the first of my red-sole brigade. I’m content for now, but my Loubies will need some friends someday!