I really should have posted about these shoes a long time ago. What shoes? The Christian Louboutin Bruges ofcourse.
So thanks to Suz, who constantly picked up every “similar” pair in every shoe store we stepped in, here is that long-time-coming-post.
There is something about these Christian Louboutin platform shoes that have some major star appeal. Seen on every young starlet from the Hilton, Olsen, Duff and Simpson sisters, to Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie, and Kate Bosworth.
Theyâ€™re so popular you can get them in the classic pumps, with either a cork or stacked wood heel. If thatâ€™s not enough choice for you, it comes in classic leather, patent leather, or suede. Then there is a variety of classic colours; red, black, brown and tan. Oh and you can choose from peep toed or closed toe pumps / sling backs – though the peep toe and sling backs have a different name (Yoyo, with the criss-cross leather straps over the toe are known as the Miss Marple).
And like an informercia, that’s not all…
There is the iconic Christian Louboutin red soles. And the price tag of over US$700 a pair. So if you want to channel Nicky Hilton, Jessica Simpson or Christina, you might have to settle for one of the zillion available everywhere. Suz managed to keep picking up ones made by Tony Bianco going for AUD$109.95 a pop. Bebeâ€™s patent leather Penelope shoe bears a striking resemblance to the sling backed peep toe Bruges Mary-Kate Olsen has been sporting recently. Or check out the Rounded Toe Wood Platform or the Peep Toe Stacked heels from Urban Outfitters.
If this shoe is on your must buy list, the good thing is that it is versatile. Over summer pair it with skinny jeans or cropped pants and tshirt and fitted jacket for an edgy look, and in winter pair them with a winter dress and tights for some extra colour that will give any outfit some extra “pop”.
Pictured left to right: Ashley Olsen, Ashlee Simpson, Kate Bosworth, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicky Hilton, HIlary Duff, Jessica Simpson.