Christian Louboutin Coussin 140 Basketweave Ankle Boots Black :
by Lesley Scott
Raised on a banana plantation in the Canary Islands, the exuberant Blahnik clacked onto the set of Sex & the City into Household-Name status on the heels of Carrie Bradshaw, and, at 68, works more today than he did 30 years ago. For their February 2011 issue, HEMISPHERES snagged a fun interview with the personable - & hardworking! - shoe designer. Here are some highlights -On toe cleavage -'I think it's more exciting and sensual ... Before me, there was no toe cleavage at all.'On becoming a shoe designer -'Things happen by accident. But now I love what I do, and I can't live without it.'Read more by clicking over to our friends at FashionTribes!
Here at Stylehive, we're loving the preppy oxford trend that's been spotted on 'It' girls everywhere!Here's a fun and stylish way to spice up these old school kicks with a little glitz and glam in the form of rhinestones. Yup, we said it! Rhinestones are back ... and we love them! Big name design houses like Miu Miu and Christian Louboutin have created similar embellished styles, inspiring us to dig through our old crafts drawer and get our bedazzle on!Here's what you'll need- Rhinestones (color of your choice - Classic clear looks great with everything, black gems look spectacular against white, black or dark hues or opt for a fun color for a truly unique look!)- E-6000 industrial strength adhesive- a pencil- 2 sheets of newspaper- Your favorite pair of oxfords (we're adding the pizazz back to an old pair of jazz shoes!) Step 1 - Crumple the newspaper into two small balls and stuff your shoes. Step 2 - Using your pencil, mark a dotted pattern where you will glue the crystals.Step 3 - Add a thin line or small dot of glue and carefully place rhinestones to marked spotsStep 4 - Repeat this step until your oxford shoes are covered in the desired design!