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Randall Davis was shopping in the Christian Louboutin outlet uk men’s store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District when more than the patent-leather brogues drew his attention. “I loved the design, even though it was small,” he says. He walked away with a new pair of shoes and contact info for architect/designer Eric Clough, founder of the multidisciplinary firm 212Box — the man responsible for 180 Christian Louboutin shoes for sale boutiques worldwide.

When Davis called, they hit it off instantly. Without even a face-to-face meeting, they signed a contract for Clough to design the lobby and games floor for Davis’ latest Houston luxury residential high-rise, the Astoria.

Davis had just begun to pour the concrete and had his design concept christian louboutin outlet uk in mind — Art Deco modern, reminiscent of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre — but needed a master of the trade to execute it. First up was a trip to L.A. for Davis and Clough to visit the theater.

Built in 1930, it’s a grand example of cheap christian louboutin Art Deco architecture — the final movie palace built in Hollywood and the final theater built by vaudeville kingpin Alexander Pantages. Nothing bonds people faster than a little guerrilla design research and harmless mischief — Davis and Clough were denied  entrance to the theater unless they bought show tickets. They complied and arrived early christian louboutin shoes replica, snapping photos of the interiors on their phones while ushers admonished, “No photos please.” Davis even burst into the ladies’ restroom.

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“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this unbelievable mirrored piece,” he says. “So I went into the ladies’ room and photographed it.”

An iteration of that mirrored piece christian louboutin replica ended up in the lobby of the Astoria, as did other design elements from the theater, including the trayed ceiling centered with a metal chandelier from a 1930s San Francisco theater — Davis found it while shopping in L.A. two weeks before the project was slated to open.

“It resembles a hubcap,” Clough says. “The metal was a perfect tie-in to the rest of the lobby. I think that’s always fun — when a client comes with a lot of ideas, inspirational shoes outlet images, and the experience of seeing things while traveling. Being able to pull it together for them results in a nice curation.”

More inspiration came from two 8-inch statuettes Davis spotted in an Art Deco book. They tapped local artisan Navid Ghedami to execute turning the statuettes into 6-foot sculptures.

“I think it almost broke him,” Clough says. “We had to 3-D model it, unfold it, cut it, fold it back up, weld the puzzle pieces together, and chrome it. Navid did a magnificent job.”

The sculptures now reside in the lobby over a seating area christian louboutin replica shoes, where walls are paneled in blue leather stitched with exquisite embroidery. Who did the embroidery? You guessed it — the same artisans who stitch Louboutin shoes. Thanks to executing Louboutin’s shops, Clough has access to a noteworthy list of artisans and vendors.

He was spending time in Milan and Venice when he went to Villa Necchi Campiglio, the architectural star of the cult Italian film I Am Love, and replicated the gilded pocket doors from the dining room for the restroom downstairs at the Astoria. “We spent a lot of money on bathroom doors,” Randall Davis laughs christian louboutin for sale.

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Highly concepted details appear in the motor court, as well. Sculpture and relief in the style of Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka populate the walls, painted by artist Eric Kaposta, to honor the 15 years Lempicka lived in Houston.

212Box is known for cleverly integrating christian louboutin shoes for sale clues into their projects; one townhouse they designed is filled with riddles and prompted a 2008 New York Times piece “Mystery on Fifth Avenue,” which producer J.J. Abrams quickly optioned for film rights.

When asked if clues are woven into the Astoria, Clough smiles, looks at Davis, and asks, “Maybe in Arabella?

Yes, Clough and Davis have teamed up for another christian louboutin outlet uk luxury high-rise, adjacent to River Oaks District, which is under construction, quickly rising to great heights.

The Business trade: Christian Louboutin

Born in Paris, Christian Louboutin began work aged 17 at the Folies Bergère music hall Christian Louboutin shoes uk, before his obsession with Louboutin shoes led him to work for French designer Charles Jourdan and later Roger Vivier. Louboutin set up his own company in 1991, opening a store in Paris.

He became known for vertiginous heels with glossy red soles – a feature he trademarked in 2007 – and now sells over one million pairs of shoes replica a year. In 2014 he branched out into beauty, with a range of nail polish, followed by lipstick and fragrance. He has houses in Paris, Lisbon, Aleppo and Luxor, along with a houseboat named Dahabibi (My Love Boat) on the Nile.

I started working at the Folies Bergère because I’d done drawings of Louboutin shoes outlet for the dancers, but I never made a pair of Louboutin shoes there – I made coffee, helped the technicians, resewed costumes. When I joined I was everyone’s little darling but after six months I became part of the furniture and the girls started to get annoyed with me being around  all the time, so it was probably time to leave.

Roger Vivier was the first person who made me think that designing shoes outlet could be a real job, a beautiful job. I was his assistant when he was working on his retrospective in Paris, and he became a mentor to me. The funny part is that he was quite competitive. One day he described someone as being ‘our age’. I was 24, he was 80! I couldn’t believe it, 60 years made no difference to him. But that’s why he was always so alive, so vivid and enthusiastic.

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Sometimes the shoe is not the master of the ceremony.Christian Dior once told Mr Vivier that a good shoe is able to appear but also able to disappear. It doesn’t apply to all of my Louboutin shoes replica but it’s very good advice. You have to look at the woman first.

As a designer you should always remain true to yourself Louboutin shoes. You have to believe in your own creativity. Every time I have gone with someone else’s choice, I was wrong. For instance, one time the buyers said they wanted a thicker heel and for some reason I said yes. But the balance of a shoe comes from every line. That shoe was not successful at all. And actually I was pretty happy because it means that when I’m true to myself my customers can see it.

When I looked at my first prototype, it wasn’t as good as the drawings. From the back, it was monochromatic – very, very black. So I grabbed Christian Louboutin shoes uk a bottle of red nail polish from a girl in my studio and painted the entire sole. The red sole quickly became a silent recognition of my brand, and later a trademark. But the court case over that trademark was very painful. I’m not an aggressive person, I just thought the company that copied me could have done other things.

I wouldn’t sell myself for celebrities, I don’t see the point. I was most flattered when I saw the French singer Sylvie Vartan wear my Louboutin shoes. She was very big in the 1970s, and I couldn’t believe that someone from my childhood was actually wearing a shoe I had designed.

Don’t limit yourself; the sky is the limit! As a young designer, you should not look too far into the future because you may be surprised  by your trajectory. When I started, I never imagined that 20 years on I’d still be in business, selling a million pairs of Louboutin shoes trade a year. If I’d projected this far I wouldn’t have predicted the way it has happened. Don’t necessarily focus  in a straight line because there are a lot of opportunities that you’re not expecting, maybe that don’t even exist right now.

Scenes From the Replica Christian Louboutin Sample Sale: A VIP Spills All shoes

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That elusive Christian Louboutin sample sale is really and truly happening this week, and an anonymous tipster who shopped Louboutin shoes replica yesterday via an employee invite shared all the details with us last night—and in her own words, “it was glorious.”

Yesterday afternoon’s line at 307 West 38th Street included tons of shoes sale non-invitees (about 70% of those waiting, the tipster estimates) who were rejected at the door because they couldn’t meet the three-part criteria for entry: their name on the list, a photo ID to match, and an email invitation on their phone (they got stopped trying to sneak in a back door, too).

Those who were invited still faced a wait time of up to two and a half hours, like our tipster. In what sounds like a system very similar to H&M’s on collaboration launch day, shoppers cheap Louboutin shoes were divided into groups of 20 that were denoted by bracelet color, and each group is given 30 minutes to shop, with a few minutes in between each group to allow staff to straighten up the chaos.

When our tipster got in around 4pm, she found plenty of shoes outlet ranging in price from $200 to $500, with prices indicated by colored stickers. Shoe sizes went up to 42 and half-sizes were available, but full sizes had a greater selection. True samples were hard to come by—”a lot of them were duplicates,” the tipster noted—and the best cheap Christian Louboutin selection was in the middle range of styles.

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“For heels,” the tipster wrote Louboutin shoes sales, “I would say the break down is as so: 20% tacky weird stuff [that involved a lot of glitter], 20% snakeskin, 20% very, very, very high heels, 20% wedges, and then 20% classics, mainly Pigalles or Pigalles with a twist, like, say, having clear plastic on them or a touch of glitter. I feel like heels and wedges were the way to go here. I spotted Spagana wedges, Sosos in cork, Lady Daf in a really great bronze snakeskin, Daffodile, Private Number, and Vivekas.”

Other selections included flat styles like “loafers, boat shoes replica, very few pairs of sneakers with studs, Pigalle flats, Paulina[s], doorknock Cyclamens, Fred flats, and a square-toed studded flat.” The sandal selection was small, but included a lot of gold gladiators; and two styles of boots: “white boots…with pastel studs in all sizes,” and “flat boots that were actually a sandal—so basically a thong sandal with a bunch of suede fabric around the calf. Neither option were particularly popular.”

Handbags, including $400 backpacks and a singular $1,400 style “with a giant ruffle on the strap,” and wallets ($150) on a table near the front door were largely ignored. The men’s section of the room was “basically empty,” the tipster wrote, with half of the men in her shopping group appearing to browse just because they were dragged there by a wife or significant other.

Shoppers had a hard limit of five pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes for sales and two accessories. The checkout line ran smoothly, with staff double-checking sizes and handing out shoe bags. The venue itself was stifling—it had “no air conditioning. But thats okay! Because shoes outlet.”—and was very-well protected: “The guards were very nice. There were a ton of them. I’ve seen less security at airports.”

Today is supposedly the last day of the sale. “The very fancy elite people sale started on Tuesday,” our tipster heard a staff member say, while Wednesday and Thursday were reserved for friends and family (invitations specifically stated which day you were allowed to attend). It doesn’t sound like they’ll be opening the doors to the public at any point, but the final hours—before the doors close at 6pm, it’s been reported—would be your best bet.

Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes replica – like import and export trade

Ladies, next time you have an orgasm, look at your feet. You’ll find that if you press pause, right there, at that moment and in that position, you could slip a pair of Louboutins on them, easy as anything, like a glass slipper on Cinderella. It’s his – Christian Louboutin’s – secret, and why women want more and more of his replica shoes. They’re less about going, more about coming.

He has let the cameras in for the first time, to make Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes (Channel 4) outlet. “You are going to see a documentary about someone who’s been loving what he’s doing, but he’s doing something totally useless,” he says. “If you have no problem with that, hello!”

I don’t have a problem with that at all Christian, hello, yoo-hoo. So here he is, phutt-phutting through Paris on his scooter during fashion week, shadowed as always by Safquat the Bangladeshi butler. Off comes Christian’s crash helmet, to be replaced by an orange beret, which Louboutin replica shoes just arrives through the air like a frisbee (nice catch Safquat). They probably have people with orange berets strategically positioned all over the fashionable parts of Paris just in case Christian shows up. After a quick check in the (Vespa’s rear) mirror, they’re into the Louis Vuitton show. Here’s Catherine Deneuve – “Bonjour, darling” (mwah, mwah).

Louboutin 3-71It’s not just parties though. Christian has a serious empire to run; he’s so busy that even a 90-minute packing date with Safquat (as in packing bags and cases, LV probably, to go away) has to be diaried in three weeks in advance. There’s a man from American Vogue to see the new collection, amazing tall, spiky Louboutin shoes outlet that look like a cross between a flamingo and a triceratops. We visit his atelier, where casts of his famous clients’ feet line the shelves. There’s something almost sinister about them, as if they’re body parts and that’s all that’s left – of Kylie, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tina Turner, Prince, pretty much everyone who’s anyone.

Oh go on, a few secrets, please, Christian? Victoria Beckham has verrucas, doesn’t she? Christina Aguilera has only three toes on each foot, her father was probably a sloth … But no. Christian’s a bit like a doctor, he says, and “a doctor has secrets and a doctor never speaks of his patients.”

Yeah, but you’re not, though, are you Christian, a doctor? You make Louboutin shoes export trade. Very beautiful ones, maybe; certainly very expensive ones (from £600 to £6,000 a pair), but they are still shoes replica. Actually not so expensive, says a woman from Shanghai in his Paris store, trying on a pair. Meaning, she’s very rich; she doesn’t even have any idea how many pairs she has. But these ones that she’s trying aren’t tall enough – she prefers 16cm heels. Why does she like them so high, filmmaker Michael Waldman asks her. “Er … I think, mmm, it’s a little different,” she says. I don’t know who she is or why she’s so rich, but I don’t think she made her money out of her own eloquence.

Louboutin 3-7Luckily for the film, Christian himself is better at talking – more entertaining and amusing; a little ridiculous, sure, as you’d expect and want – but he even shows signs of a self-awareness that is rare in his world. “I think I make a very useless work and I’m very proud of it,” he says, again.

To Bhutan then – yes, the Himalayan state that has only recently opened its doors to anyone. Christian was probably the first outsider in. Well, he’s friends with the Queen (of Bhutan), of course.

Anyway, Christian has a team of local artisans chiselling blocks of wood into shoes cheap replica. It’s a long way (in every sense) from this primitive workshop high in the Himalayas to the pages of Vogue and well-heeled (in every sense) ladies wobbling about 16cm above the ground.

Who, Waldman asks, does Louboutin think will be the clients of the Bhutan project? Christian gives him a look of more than faint disdain, as if he is asking Michelangelo whether he’s done his market research. “I have really no idea who is going to be interested – but it’s a good Louboutin replica shoes  because I will definitely be surprised”, he says.

And is there a business model? “There is no business model, as there is not much export trade shoes business model to what I am doing in general.” Quite so. What is this, Dragons’ Den? Beauty doesn’t come from business models, it comes from a deep understanding of women, and of their feet, and of what gives them the greatest pleasure.