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Birthday Louboutins

Not only did my birthday week bring on the start of another year, it also brought a major moment in every woman’s life: my first pair of really nice heels.

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Ready to treat myself, I headed off to shop for Louboutins with my stylist (aka Kendall). I wanted black ones so that they would be in style forever, but there were still so many to choose from! I selected four pairs and began trying them on.

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Wondering why the soles are red?

“The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable and the color of passion.” – Christian Louboutin

I can certainly get behind that!

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After walking down the runway several times (and by that I mean pacing the floor of the store) I knew which pair I had to choose. These beauties:

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As the philosopher Christian Louboutin said, “The woman carries the clothes, but the shoe carries the woman.” And I could see these shoes carrying me everywhere!

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Wondering if they’re comfortable? Don’t ask Christian!

“I hatthe whole concept of comfort! You’re abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. ‘Comfy’ – that’s one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It’s really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable shoes.” – Christian Louboutin

Or the shorter, “I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, ‘Oh my God! That looks so comfortable!'” – Christian Louboutin

That being said, they really aren’t uncomfortable! Don’t tell Christian though!

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I love Christian’s quotes on women, men and shoes.

“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women but to pleasing men.”

“The stiletto is a female weapon that men just don’t have.”

And one that made me laugh:

“A naked woman in heels is a beautiful thing. A naked man in shoes looks like a fool.”

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I am so in love with these shoes!

Want a pair of your own? I recommend either going directly to a Christian Louboutin store or Saks Fifth Avenue for the best selection. Want mine? Well you can’t have them! But you can have a pair just like them, here.

As Christian said, “Shoes are just a pedestal. What interests me is the power of the woman who wears them.”

And I definitely feel powerful.

~A

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