Christian Louboutin

Walkable heels: Louboutin’s Mistica



I wrote about walkable Loubutins last year for Lyst but had never been able to pin down Sofia Coppola’s exact model. (The press office deduced that these were an old style – typical.)  Instead, I’ve discovered the next best thing, the Mistica, which has a sensible 60mm heel and low cut toe box. Obviously, the flash of red on the sole is what gives these their va va voom. Without, it would leave a rather plain court shoe but I guess that’s the power of the Louboutin signature for you! Mistica is a great shoe for daytime power meetings if you want a bit of elevation but don’t have a Wintour-style town car at your disposal. I’d wear them with my Club Monaco 7/8th trousers and a 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse.
Christian Louboutin Mistica AW11

Alas, I can’t find these online in the UK (Louboutin’s ecomerce operation is in the planning stages) but you can buy from the US Louboutin site or from Harrods (£375).



How to get the perfect Louboutin red manicure



Do you know the story of how the soles of Christian Louboutin’s shoes came to be red? Legend has it that he painted them with red nail polish “as the shoes lacked energy”. Nail pro Sophy Robson returned the compliment at the Ungaro AW11 show where she created scarlet lacquered talons. And how did she get the right shade? (more…)