Monday, July 9, 2012


Finally a magician Christian Louboutin has created 'glass slippers' for Cinderella! Maestro presented his creation at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, during Couture Fashion Week. But it's not really made of glass.  The pair of magic shoes has an illusion of transparency owing to white lace, Swarovski crystals, and butterflies on the toes. Five-inch heel perfectely fits modern princesses.
“Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace and fairy-tale love, but also shoes,” Louboutin said. “Her character and her story dictated the design to me, it was all there in the pages and the words of this tale.”

I've heard there is also a short Disney clip about the making of the shoe. When I find it, I'll post it here. For the moment, here is a trailer to a new Cinderella Blu-ray release.
Do I want to get these slippers? Sure! But I think It's impossible to get them. These limited -edition shoes won't be produced for mass sale, 20 pairs will be given away worldwide this fall. And Christian will anoint one lucky U.S. fan as his Cinderella and gift her with a free 'glass slippers' pair.

Now Cinderella also have famous red soles!
Inspired by...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Does Cinder need a pillow inside her 'pantoufle de verre'?

Last week I had a prom ball in my school. I was wearing a cocktail dress and 5-inch heels. Actually, it isn't a sky height of a heel and to protect my feet I've put special Scholl Party Feet pads, but after the event my legs ached for a few days and I had to wear Converse and flip-flops. After that I was wondering do the celebrities and people who have to wear high heels all the time suffer from pain every time? Even latest spa programs for feet and hydro-massage don't give a long result. Look at Victoria Beckham! She always wears skyscraper heels. Even when she is pregnant. After I look at Victoria's photos where she's wearing Christian Louboutin Daffodile shoes and then at my modest 5-inch heels, I am ashamed. 

There is a girl in my class. I call her little Victoria. She wears skyscraper heels from 12 years. She was wearing 6-inch heels at the prom and was dancing on it till the morning. The next day she was wearing high-heeled T-Strap sandals as if she hadn't danced all the night. How could it be? Miracles from fairy tales again?   But an answer was found soon. I recalled that this girl have visited dance classes (something familiar to the ballet) about 7 years. Here it is! But after that another one question appeared. Are dance classes for a long time the only one way to walk in high heels without weariness? Does the choice of other Shoeaholics have to limit themselves only by low and medium stilettos? It's not fair not to buy shoes when you have money, but you can't wear it. It's like coming to Ladurée when you are on the diet. 
Louboutin pumps!

From Angeline Melin blog
Fortunately, cosmetologists could understand Shoeaholics very well. So, they invented a new treatment that helps your feet to feel like in slippers when you're wearing 6-inch heels. You just have to do Botox injections in your feet. They call this type of injection 'Loub Job' in honor of  shoe magician Christian LouboutinThis new cosmetic procedure involves injecting collagen into the toe pads, heels and balls of your feet which creates a pillow-like result. The Loub Job takes just 20 minutes, lasts about 6 months and costs around $500. After Loub Job you're gonna have a 'pad' under your feet and you won't need Gel Cushions anymore. 
Looks like the problem with stilettos pain is solved. Now we all can buy Freedom-Tower-heel shoes.
Now there is another one problem: I'm afraid of heights. That's why when I rise on 6-inch and higher heels I...blink my eyes. So I think I need to find special classes to fight my fear. BTW no one didn't cancel dance classes. After Loub Job and tortures 'en pointe' I will walk on the catwalk better than world famous supermodels


P.S. If you can't walk in high heels not because of pain but because you can't do that I advise you to visit Legwork classes and read this book.

P.P.S. Now inspired by these amazing shoes I absolutely have to add 'Loub Job' to my wish-list!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fairytale comes real!

She exists!!!!!

I have just read on the Vogue Russia website that Christian Louboutin is going to create his own version of Cinderella's glass slippers in honor of re-editing of Walt Disney "Cinderella" cartoon. 
“I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world,” Christian said.
"His shoes make women feel like princesses, and now Christian Louboutin is set to experience his own fairy tale by designing a Cinderella-inspired slipper," write Olivia Bergin from from
Our old new celebrity on the Vogue cover
Has he seen my blog, hasn't he?
I'm so excited! My dreams come true! Bippity-boppity-boo!
I have to buy these slippers this summer! :)
Classic Glass Slipper from "Cinderella" cartoon

Godfather magician
Maybe the glass slippers really had red soles?

So, if I get these pairs of  'Louboutins for Cinders', there will be nothing else left for me to do but waiting for the Prince Charming...
I guess Cinderella would choose Tiffany ring (Tiffany Blue is her happy color as mine)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Barbie Bitch!

When I was a child I loved to play dolls like other girls in this age. My room looked like real doll's world. There were lots of toy furniture, houses, horses, cars and dolls...Me and my friends, we dressed up them in ready-to-wear clothes and later, we started to sew costumes with mums' help. My passion lasted for a long time till I was 9. But after that, it didn't disappear, it grew into something more grand, more complicated. I realized that I can dress up myself instead of Barbies, do different hairdos, choose accessories for myself, not just for silly dolls. My love of playing dolls grew into my love for fashion.
This book became a borderline between my love to play dolls and my love for fashion
I realized that I can dress myself instead of Barbies...
I discovered for myself with the lapse of time that fashion it isn't always baby-doll dresses, pastel colors, playful curls and feminine make-up. Remember for example such styles like Grunge, Gothic or Pank Rock. It is doubtful whether Barbie would wear clothes from Marc Jacobs' 1992 collection for Perry Ellis. And Gothic make-up won't do for this cutie. In general, fashion during its long way from luxurious ball toilets to rocker-style leather jackets in combination with Dr. Martens gave us to understand that is created not for sweet young ladies, who hope from one ball to another. It's created for powerful women that know their own worth and able to understand a designer's idea, his inspiration and to present looks correctly. 
Marc Jacobs grunge collection for Perry Ellis, 1992
From lady to monster!...I'm kidding! It's just the evolution!
Guess which one I'd like to wear? Second!
However, the existence of fashion is impossible without the feminity! Even if Paul Poiret has exempted women  from the corset and Coco Chanel has exempted them from hats that looked like meringue cakes, woman's look hasn't become shapeless, a fortiori, mannish. Of course, there are such notions like "androgynous", women often wear clothes from the men's wardrobe and designers create unisex wear. But simple elegance and quite as the minimalism created by Chanel and replaced the pomp of ladies' apparels of XVIII-XIX centuries made room for Christian Dior's "new look" in 1947. And thing that has made women play this feminine style false and to put on pants and men's suits in the 60s isn't just a whim of such designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Gorgio Armani, but the necessity of life. 
Hats that looked like meringue cakes
Day ensemble, ca. 1927
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, 1883–1971)
Silk, wool, metal

"New look" by Christian Dior
Fashion is wavy like many other things. Some styles and tendencies change others by reflecting changes of the society and of the world. When the woman became independent and turned up for work, gained some rights and duties that only men had till that moment in XX century, her look changed according to her new lifestyle.  But the feminity in fashion will never disappear because it permits all women look pretty regardless of age and appearance.

In the new s/s 2012 season  the feminity or, better to say, 'dollness' forgotten last years ascended the throne again. 'Ladylike' style came back from the 50s. Coats from the Louis Vuitton collection remind me clothes I have been sewing for my dolls, pastel colors from Chanel fashion show make an image of  the doll of Tutti's heir come to my mind and Nina Ricci and Valentino shows, fruit and berries printed dresses Moschino Cheap&Chic bring association with the most famous doll in the world. Makeup on the catwalks doesn't contradict clothes: shiny skin with light blush, soft-pink lips, downy lashes like at the Chanel, Dolge&Gabbana and Louis Vuitton fashion shows. And also doll makeup version with juicy lip gloss palette from Marc Jacobs and Victor&Rolf shows. And Meadham Kirchhoff has made women look like Russian dolls (matreshkas). 

Meadham Kirchhoff

This tendency hasn't just ended with spring/summer looks. As an example Barbie The Dream Closet party in February in Lincoln Center in the network of the NY Fashion Week. This event hasn't left indifferent American designers, stylists, bloggers, actresses. A lot of them have come with their kids. Kids' dreams to visit Barbie's house have realized and adults wouldn't mind to explore the wardrobe of this pretty, that she has been collecting during 53 years. Visitors could not just see 'live' dolls, plunge into a pink world of kids' dreams, but also try on virtual Barbie wardrobe.

I don't know how long will stay this Barbie-trend. Because early or late it will pall on us like it was before. But it's impossible always put on the Gothic look of a mysterious femme fatal introduced by Ricardo Tisci in Givenchy collections. Little girl that dream to feel like a fairytale princess live in every one of us. However, fans of feminine look and baby-doll dresses rejoice this season and we can easily compete with Barbie in wardrobe not being like Cindy Jackson!

Feel yourself like a doll!