Pretty in Pink

The birth of Barbie has been phenomenal and influential. She has been an icon to many and the subject of envy for some. Her 36-18-33 vital statistics will always be a cause of frustration to the larger part of the female population all over the planet. Besides having a much-coveted figure, Barbara Millicent Roberts has been treated with utmost affection by her makers that her accessories are just as pretty as she is. From casual clothes to extravagant gowns, Barbie’s wardrobe is quite extensive.

An iconic accessory of hers is her closed toe pink heels that date as far back as 1965. Ever since, shoe designers have tried to emulate not only the shoe design but the color itself. Barbie basically screams nothing but pink and the rest of the world has shared this fascination with such strong hue. Christian Louboutin is one of the many who paid homage to the ultimate color of femininity and dipped his creations in pink. In his Spring-Summer 2011 collection, he has 8 pink heels, namely the Delico, Elisabeth, Change of the Guard, Balota, Une Plume and Super Dombasle.

The Delico

Christian Louboutin flaunts his own take of the d’Orsay pump in the Delico. “What in the world is a d’Orsay?” you may ask. For those without a clue, a d’Orsay (pronounced as ‘door-say’) pump is a shoe style wherein the upper part of shoe covering the instep is cut very closely to the toe area while the sides are cut away, amply showing the foot arch. Made of shiny patent leather, the Delico has a cute side bow detail and 85 mm heel. It is also available in black and yellow.

The Elisabeth


Last February 2011, Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame wowed everybody by pairing her sexy blue gown with equally glamorous hot pink mules by Christian Louboutin. The Elisabeth features a fine blend of suede and specchio. Moreover, Serena definitely towered with the 120 mm gold stilettos of her Framboise-colored shoe.

The Change of the Guard

Louboutin Shoes

While women have adored the “Misfit” sandals of the Fall 2010 collection, the Christian Louboutin shoes range updates this crowd favorite and launches the “Change of the Guard” which features major fringe detail. As its name suggest, this shoe is definitely for the courageous as it comes with a whopping 6 inch-heel! But when Kim Kardashian was seen using the black edition comfortably on a casual day, it’s safe to assume that this pair is good for strolls.

The Balota

Louboutin Balota Pink Heel

The French designer styles this multi-strap sandal with a classic open almond-shaped toe. The cross-over straps make for great fit and support and the 5 inches give quite a boost to your height. In addition, with a functional heel zipper, it is pretty quick and easy to remove them after the party. The Balota also come in black and a glittery gold finish.

Louboutin Cork Wedges: The Une Plume and Super Dombasle

Christian Louboutin Shoes - Une Plume and Super Dombasle

Christian Louboutin takes a breather from his signature red-soled stilettos and designs a range of platform wedges. The Une Plume peep-toe pump is made of patent leather upper and ultra-light cork wedge which has a height of no less than 5.5 inches and a 1.5 inch-platform.

Another is the Super Dombasle which boasts of the same cork wedge is the Super Dombasle which is super in terms of chunk and retro appeal. Reminiscent of the ‘70s dancing shoes, this shoe has a heel height of 6 inches and a 3-inch platform ¬— that’s twice the Une Plume’s! If the fuchsia patent doesn’t quite suit your taste, you may also want the leopard edition in printed pony leather.

A pair of any of these hot pink heels will definitely make Barbie squirm in envy.

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