Christian Louboutin Sale, bites, and limited-edition Louboutins drew San Franciscoâ€˜s fashion bloggerati to the Union Square Neiman Marcus store on March 15 for the private unveiling of the celebrated French designerâ€˜s 20th anniversary capsule collection, available for sale on the Christian Louboutin online boutique and in stores exclusively at 10 Neiman Marcus locations nationwide. The invitation-only event, held in the second level womenâ€˜s shoe salon, gave bloggers and select shoppers the chance to preview 20 unique styles inspired by 20 years of iconic shoe designs, which run the gamut from the pointy-toe bejeweled Ã¢â‚¬Å“PigaloveÃ¢â‚¬ flats to the soaring 6-inch fringed Ã¢â‚¬Å“Highness TinaÃ¢â‚¬ boots designed in homage to diva muse Tina Turner. Despite the drizzly weather and a packed Thursday-night fashion itinerary, Twin Peaks resident Jeanne Chan, the blogger behind Shop Sweet Things, made it a point to drop by for a peek.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think anyone who is into fashion is a big fan of Louboutin, myself included,Ã¢â‚¬ said Chan, who later attended the opening party for home decor boutique Le Cart as well as the Decades vintage shopping party at the Mark Hopkins that night. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I do love that you can buy a pair of well-made, classic black pumps, and people can instantly identify youâ€˜re wearing Louboutin because of the red soles. Itâ€˜s pretty genius branding, if you ask me.Ã¢â‚¬ In between mingling with friends and posing for photos, blogger Jesica Ryzenberg of Ryzenbergon.com admired the display of showgirl-inspired Ã¢â‚¬Å“PluminetteÃ¢â‚¬ peep-toe heels, adorned with feathers, fishnets, and pom-poms. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Itâ€˜s like going to a museum exhibit,Ã¢â‚¬ said Ryzenberg. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Theyâ€˜re each like little works of art!Ã¢â‚¬ Bloggers Angie Paglino (left) of The Hotness Your Mama Warned You About and Santina Brohen (right) of Style by Santina. Publicist and blogger Lindsay Stevens admitted that she wasnâ€˜t a huge fan of the wedges and flats, which concealed the Louboutin signature red heel. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whatâ€˜s the point if youâ€˜re not rockinâ€˜ the red bottom?Ã¢â‚¬ she asked. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Besides, I love the whole sexy heel height thing.Ã¢â‚¬