Louboutin versus an anti-Islam ad

The battle between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent is over after Louboutin has won the case over the trademark of red soled shoes. But looks like legal issues connected to the red sole will never end. Any brand owner would love to see their products and brand being advertised and shown to the market, but for a poster being used denouncing Islam and features a model wearing a Louboutin stiletto, will it gain profit, or at least respect from the community?

This is the sentiment of the red soled God when he asked the Belgian court to kill this far-right campaign created by the Flemish group. Titled as “Women against Islamisation”, the poster shows the bare legs of Miss Belgium 1991, turned senator for the extreme anti-immigrant party Vlaams Belang, Anke Van Dermeersch.

Women Against Islamisation

Photo Credit: vrouwentegenislamisering.be
Women Against Islamisation

The poster is loosely inspired by the “Judgements” a photograph by Canadian feminist, Rosea Lake, that shows various skirt lengths ranging from matronly to whore. In contrast to the poster, Ms. Demeersch shows her legs with etched words along the naked leg mark ranging from “Sharia compatible” at the ankle to “stoning” high up a thigh.

Here’s a copy of “Judgement” by Rosea Lake:

Judgement by Rosea Lake

Judgement by Rosea Lake Photo Credit HuffingtonPost.com

A decision is expected this coming Friday from an Antwerp trade court.

How were they able to come up with a poster without asking for CL’s approval? And, how about using Rosea Lake’s concept? Looks like there are lots of questions needed to be answered by the Vlaams Belang Party.

How to take care of your Louboutin pair?

Christian Louboutin

Photo Credit: Allure.com
Article: “Christian Louboutin: 10 Things Every Woman Should Have”

If you buy a pair of Louboutin shoes, you are accessible to Product Care information. If not, you can always visit their site for more information.

Those who have bought and/or are planning to buy a pair of red soled shoes, always be reminded that the red lacquer will wear off on the continuous use of the shoes. You should expect this to happen regardless if you do not usually wear your pair.

Below are the care instructions recommended to keep your red soles in good and likeable conditions:

  • Keep the leather area clean and dry using a dry soft cloth;
  • Always store your products away from light and heat;
  • Protect your leather good from rain and moisture;
  • Store your products in the Christian Louboutin dust bag provided to you when not in use;
  • Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces.

To prolong the life of your Louboutin pair, consult shoe and leather specialists. Hire a professional cobbler to add protective red soles in your pair. This way you can keep the red lacquer from wearing off.

Remember that Louboutin shoes are made of different materials, thus, each material can only be cleaned with specific protective spray designed to such materials.

Ways to clean different shoe materials:

Canvas Heels – Since these type of shoes are made of linen, cotton or synthetic materials, a gentler cleaning is appropriate. You may use dry toothbrush bristles to brush off stains. Scrub lightly with a shoe shampoo and use terry cloth dipped in warm water to squeeze out excess liquid.

Patent-leather shoes – Either you avail patent leather cleaner at your shoe store or go the cheaper way through using mineral oil. This oil is the active ingredient in any patent leather cleansing products. Using a soft cloth, apply a small amount of mineral oil onto the surface of your shoes where scuff marks are available. Rub until marks disappear.

Leather shoes – Be aware of what type of leather you are cleaning, be it soft leather or suede. By knowing it, it will be easy for you to match the appropriate leather cleaner to use for your footwear. You may use a soft shoe brush to get rid of stains or dirt out of your heels. You may also clean your heels through soft cloth, saddle soap and some warm water.

You may consider your Louboutin pair as your investment, and by properly taking care of your asset, your valuing the money you have spent just to buy a pair of this.

Have you ever experienced any damage or stains in your pair? Share below and let the other red sole shoe lovers know what you did to take care of your pair.

References:

How to Clean Patent Leather Shoes?

How to Care for your leather shoes?

 

 

 

Louboutin App to match pumps with your skintone

“The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing,” said the designer. “They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette.” – Christian Louboutin

5 Shades of Nude is an app by Louboutin which works by taking a photo of your foot and find the matching shade of nude pumps that fits you. This is a convenient way for red-soled shoes lovers to find the perfect match for their skin.

The app is inspired from the latest nude collection of the red-sole God. “The Nudes” collection consists of  the Pigalle, Fifi, Simple Pump, Flo and Vendome which colors range from fair blush to rich chestnut.

5 Shades of Nude app

The app requires iOS 6.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For more information visit iTunes.

Has anyone tried the Louboutin Shades app? Share your experience below!

Louboutin Pumps for a Cause

In 2010, Christian Louboutin created a limited edition “Peace of Shoe” pump that served as the first charity shoe collaboration between the red-soled God and the Grameen Foundation. 3 years after, Louboutin has tied up with Marie Claire, and this time to help The Grameen Foundation.

For those who are not familiar with Grameen, the foundation aims to alleviate poverty through helping microfinance institutions around the globe through providing financial services and loans to people. The institution is inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Laureat and Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus’ book “Creating a World Without Poverty”.

Christian Louboutin Geo Pump

Photo Credit: Marie Claire
Christian Louboutin Geo Pump

Details of the program:

Louboutin’s suede Geo Pump is on sale with a price of $725 and the percentage of sale proceeds goes to Grameen Foundation.

Note that this is only available for Marie Claire readers through October. This is in lieu with Marie Claire’s “Fashion Gives Back” program.

For those who love red-soled shoes and interested in giving back, all 1-855-355-3557 and do not forget to mention Marie Claire.

Miley wears Christian Louboutin stiletto boots

Who would have ever thought that the first celebrity I’ll be talking about here in my blog wearing a Christian Louboutin boots is … Miley Cyrus.

All eyes (except mine) are set to Miley after her twerking during her VMA performance and after the release of her “Wrecking Ball” music video where she is wearing nothing. And just last September 10, she was seen wearing thick-high Christian Louboutin boots, never mind her get up. I just care about her footwear.

Here’s a photo of Miley from HollywoodLife:

Miley Cyrus Christian Louboutin Boots

 

What do you think? Was she able to justify her red-soled boots? Share your ideas below! :)

Louboutin Shoes in the Hot Seat

This is my way to start this blog.:)

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Remember when the French shoemaker Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent back in April 2011 because YSL had announced plans on releasing “monochrome” line of women’s shoes, which would be “similar” to Louboutin’s trademark shoes in red soles? And do you remember when the federal judge in NY rejected all these efforts from Louboutin in August that same year?

Well now, the U.S. Court of Appeals found that Christian Louboutin has actually rights to trademark its well-known red soles. BUT, since this is somehow different from the lower court’s order, this case was sent back to the district court for more expected proceedings.

How do you feel about this? Do you think it is news-worthy? How will you respond if you were Yves Saint Laurent? Share your opinions below!