28 January 2013
I just got back from Paris, but I am quite tempted to hop back on the plane and high tail it back to the Louboutin atelier to order my custom embroidered shoes. If you do read this blog, you might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for custom made things. Is it because I am so short that nothing ever seems to fit? or is it just the idea of the luxury of it all-someone slaving away to produce something just for you?
However, I digress. Back to shoes. There has always been a tradition of getting your crest or initials embroidered onto your shoes. Now, in a unique 21C twist, you can visit four Louboutin boutiques around the world and get your own shoes custom embroidered with a tattoo of your own design. If you are like me and the thought of having needles and ink stuck into your body gives you the shivers, you can live out your bad boy/girl fantasies with your shoes. Although I have to admit that Mme Villiers reworked looks cute in her Louboutin tattoos. At probably around the same price as a good tattoo artist- it is totally without pain & you can take it off when you want.
There are a few styles to choose from for both men and women. You could be daring and choose the highness platform pump but for me , I’d love the understated luxury of a rollergirl flat embroidered in beads in an amazing design.
The service is offered in Louboutin’s men’s boutiques in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles starting from
February 2013 and takes 3 months from the date of order.
Mount Street Boutique, London
17 Mount Street, London, Greater London W1K 2RJ + 44 20 7491 0033
Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paris
19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 36 53 66
Washington Street, New York
808 Washington Street, New York, 10014 +1 212 255 2056
Robertson Street, Los Angeles
657 North Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 + 1 310 652 5700