Meet Christian Louboutin’s Madame Mouse

I’m not-very-secretly relieved to see the demise of the monopoly of the ‘plat-heel’ shoe. Those overstated stilettos with a stacked platform (also known as stripper heels) have just become ubiquitous on the high street to the point that it’s almost impossible to find high heels with normal soles. Well that’s slowly changing. (I wrote about it on the eBay blog here.) At this week’s AW13 press days, the buyers and PRs I’ve spoken to have told me that they’re seeing a move away from the stack-soled stiletto to a more elegant (and “less aggressive”) single-sole pump. To compensate for the lack of oomph from the platform sole, these shoes often have a killer poker-straight heel or pointy toe, or they come in exotic, colourful skins or eye-catching prints.

The trend has already been creeping in for SS13. I love Christian Louboutin’s interpretation with his Madame Mouse shoe, a coquettish patent pump with a mesh insert and mouse ‘ears’, which definitely reminds me of a certain cartoon lady-mouse. As well as the 120mm heel, they also come in a more manageable 45mm height – aren’t they fun?

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7 Responses to Meet Christian Louboutin’s Madame Mouse

  1. Liz says:

    Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen anything non-platform featured in so long, but I am loving these so hard.

  2. Disneyrollergirl says:

    @Liz, so charming, no?

  3. theblubb says:

    lovely shoes :) i think you mean 120 milimeter, right? ;D

  4. Disneyrollergirl says:

    @theblubb: OHHHH! Thank you for pointing that out – although was tempted to leave in for comedy value…

    • Alexandra Hatmanu says:

      I love the shoes. They are so stylish. Do you happen to know if they have them in other colors? I think that a pair in nude pink must be crazy :)

  5. Disneyrollergirl says:

    Hi Alexandra. Thanks for the comment. As far as I know, they also come in red:

    Gorgeous, no?

  6. Alexandra Hatmanu says:

    Oh my God, they are tooooo cute :X
    Thanks for the answer and have a great day :)

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