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THE MUSEUM AT FIT PRESENTS SOLE DESIRE: THE SHOES OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

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From March 13 – April 18, 2008, the work of Christian Louboutin will be shown at the FIT Museum in NYC. This is a must see for all shoe lovers. I know, I know, those red soles make me swoon too!

According to the The Museum at FIT website:

Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin explores the work of this contemporary luxury shoe designer, known for his exquisite and expensive footwear featuring eye-catching red soles. The exhibition will examine Louboutin’s inspirations, which range from gardens to bullfighters to fetish imagery, as well as investigating the explosive popularity of his shoes in today’s unprecedented climate of celebrity influence.

This exhibit is definitely worth seeing. I briefly saw it last night, but I plan on attending again and spending more time viewing designs by one of my favorite designers hands down!

All Types of Wrong: Diablo Cody

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I know she won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but Diablo Cody truly needs to change her stylist. She wore a leopard print, silk chiffon gown with jewel detail by Dior by John Galliano. The outfit looked terrible on the red carpet. But it wasn’t until she got up to accept her Oscar did the hideousness of the dress truly come into view. The slit in the front was up to the “goody” and she kept putting her program over the slit to keep it from flying open. This just goes to show you that couture isn’t always so beautiful or so right. This dress in a plum or a red with no slit would have complemented her blunt bob haircut, red lips and pale skin.

But one thing I can say about Diablo Cody, born Brook Busey-Hunt is that she seemed,  for lack of a better term, ‘real’. Apparently Stuart Weitzman wanted Diablo to wear the $1 Million dollar Retro Rose shoes on the red carpet. She felt disinclined. According to the Associated Press and Ms. Cody’s MySpace page, “they’re using me to publicize their stupid shoes and nobody asked me.”

The folks at Stuart Weitzman believed there was a disconnect between the two camps about the value and honor of wearing the shoes. Well I say, good for her for speaking up. She didn’t want to be seen wearing something so extravagant, I guess. But honestly Diablo, didn’t want to get a look at them? And kudos to you for not bowing down to pressure and keeping it 100% by wearing flats.

The 1940’s style retro t-strap high heels have more than 1,800 Kwiat diamonds weighing about 100 carats. Hmm… they’re OK, but not really that hot.

STYLE ICON: Rihanna

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She’s a Bajan beauty direct from the parish of St. Michael, Barbados. Some have said she’s a Beyonce look-a-like, but not anymore. Because of the angled, jet black bob and more recently a Twiggy inspired do, Rihanna single-handedly has all women running to their hairdressers with pictures from magazines and computer screens.

With her success in the music industry, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is an in-demand superstar.  But even at the young age of 20, she is a fashion trendsetter.  With each passing photo spread she becomes more and more fierce!

I like her new songs and believe me they get heavy rotation on the radio. But my favorite, by far is her first song, “Pon de Replay” where she stayed close to her West Indian roots. Big up to the Bajan massive!

Gimme Those: Gucci… What else?!

Gucci Sevigny High Heel Sandals

Happy President’s Day! Guess where I’m going today?  Shopping, of course. But here’s a little of the luxe life for you shoe obsessed fashionistas.  By any chance have you seen these Gucci Sevigny High Heel Sandals in Gold? (They come in black but they aren’t nearly as fierce.) These shoes are, for lack of a better word… SICK!!! So, for those of you with an extra $700 to spend, you can go here!

 (Update: 2/19/08:) In reading other blogs that I love, Fashionista.com has done a great piece on the above-mentioned shoe in their wonderful series: Adventures in Copyright.