It should surprise exactly no one that Christian Louboutin was well-represented on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet. Even for celebs who punted on the event’s punk theme (and there were a lot of them who didn’t exactly go for the gusto), adding a pair of Louboutin’s many spiked and studded heels or toting one of his various sharp-edged clutches was a quick way to give a nod to the punk exhibit without actually having to take too many risks or commit to a full look, which is the route that both Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba went with their Christian Louboutin Marquise Spiked Clutches.
Former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel was recently spotted carrying a Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Shoulder Bag while schlubbing through puddles in NYC. I don’t particularly love Bethenny’s ensemble here, for reasons you can probably guess, but I’ll take a fab, bow-adorned Christian Louboutin bag over a pair of Louboutin’s fab-but-foot-slaying heels any day. You can currently pick up the red and grey colorway of this bag for $1,695 at Net-a-Porter.
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2013 Costume Institute Gala, which will take place next week in the very un-punk location of New York City’s Upper East Side, is set to celebrate punk fashion, where it came from and how the aesthetic influences designers of all types to this day. On the one hand, punk and high fashion are somewhat unlikely bedfellows; punk, by its very nature, is rough-hewn, grimy and hard-edged.
Before she was a Dancing With the Stars castmate or a two-time Bravo reality star, Lisa Vanderpump (along with her husband Ken Todd) was simply a humble restauranteur…successful enough to live in a palatial Beverly Hills mansion. Here are Lisa and Ken scouting a location for a new restaurant in West Hollywood. Lisa is carrying a metallic gold Alexander McQueen Whipstitch Tote and wearing the Christian Louboutin Figurina Boots.
Now that it’s finally starting to feel a little bit like spring in New York City, we’re all about spring shoes over at our sister site TalkShoes. Lucky for us, Coach’s awesomely shoppable Spring Shoe Closet has debuted just in time to refresh our wardrobes! Not only that, but we spotted Tamara Eccelstone in a pair of incredible alligator Louboutin pumps, plus we’ve got a roundup of the best cutout sandals for the new season.
For some reason, celebrities seem to love basketball above and beyond other sports. I have a theory on why that might be: Not only is the sport quite popular in both New York and Los Angeles, but the indoor, controlled environment in which the game is played allows celebs to dress up and look good because they know they’ll be photographed.
As always, it’s not just a love of bags that plague us – it’s also a deep and abiding love for shoes, which we explore daily on our sister site TalkShoes. This week, we’ve investigated an exciting pair of Louboutins on the feet on none other than Hayden Panettiere, pondered Alexander Wang’s latest odd shoe creation and asked ourselves how much we’d really be willing to pay for a pair of flip-flops, even if they were Valentino.
For some reason, I didn’t see this studded clutch trend coming. I don’t remember seeing a plethora of studs on the runway for Spring 2013, and heavy metal embellishments are usually more of a staple of fall collections (more on that tomorrow, actually). The more I thought about it though, these bags may have come about, at least in part, as a response to the enduring, perhaps even increasing, popularity of the Valentino Rockstud line, which has enjoyed seasons of success because of its smart combination of traditional femininity, luxury and toughness.
Real Housewife and lady entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is hardly ever seen without an Hermes Birkin, but is it possible her Birkin fatigue is as advanced as everyone else’s? (Our “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel” post was almost 50% Hermes Birkins. And 60% Hermes. No lie.) Here she is with a cheerful, bright orange Celine Luggage Tote. As we lamented in this post just yesterday, Celine is still tragically not available from a single online retailer.
Everyone knows that your choice of travel bags is key to the imminent success or failure of your trip. Jessica Alba seems to have chosen well here, topping her hardcase luggage with a Christian Louboutin Farida Snakeskin Shopping Tote. (It’s hard to be incognito at JFK when you’re traveling with something as conspicuous as Christian Louboutin.) If snakeskin isn’t your bag (double entendre), you can buy our favorite version of the Farida – this muted grey and neon pink colorway – at Net-A-Porter for $2,195.