Loubsessed: BelleBeirut’s favorite picks from Louboutin’s SS12


It is no longer “news” that the Louboutin obsession have been spreading in the Middle East, notably Beirut and Dubai, at the speed of light!


After conquering Europe through becoming the all-times favorite of royals and celebrities, and the Americas through Hollywood, the famous designer of Syrian origins (yes people, he’s one of us Arabs!) “Christian Louboutin” decided to invade the Middle East, in an attempt that proved successful in a little less than two years! The designer prides himself of being the creator of the sexiest heels ever; comfort, per his own claim, had never been his goal!!

Cutting the introductions short, la maison Louboutin presented lately its Spring/Summer collection of 2012!!

The collection is as usual, colorful and extremely creative! And as expected, a little eccentricity presented itself through multi-colored & block-colored designs such as “Bollywoody”, “Echasse”, “Pigalle Pollock” and “Mexibeads”; just perfect to throw in anytime whatever summer color you’re wearing!

The dose of spikes in this SS12 collection, was unusually low, but that does not mean “Asteroid” with its spiked cap didn’t already make it big with celebrities! We think it is the star of the collection!

“Crosspiga”, “Viola”, “Lady Corset”, & “Mad Moi Top” seem to be the most down-toned of the collection. Close to being basics, these shoes in basic colors are unbelievably sexy and versatile. I’d definitely buy one of them “Crosspiga”!!

For those seeking some chic comfort, “Melides”, “Ron Ron Zeppa”, “Marple Soft” and “Belle Zeppa” are the comfy wedges of the collection! “Marple Soft” is definitely the party wedge, for your long dancing SkyBar nights! It’s sexy and glittery!!

Statements of this collection, besides the previously mentioned “Asteroid” include two extremely sexy shoes! “Sex” and “Metal Nodo” ! Both pointed and high heeled, the first displays the word sex on the front, the second comes in a strong golden color, a bow and spikes! Unique bold designs for sure … & the sexiest by far!

And for those of you with a “Frankenstein” fetish, “Dafreak” or the Frankenstein inspired edition of Daffodile is simply breathtaking and extremely versatile despite the negative reviews this specific design received from fashion editors. Not me though!

Finally, Belle Beirut and I think the must-haves of this SS12 collection are: “Asteroid”, “Sex”, “Pigalle Pollock”, “Mad Moi Top” and “Metal Nodo”, an obvious bias towards pointed designs!!

Enjoy our Louboutin gallery of SS12 and keep an eye on the designs with a golden star *winks*, those are our favorites!!

Glamorously yours,

Patricia Issa

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