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