Friday, July 19, 2013

high heels are pleasure with pain.

What girl doesn't love a good pair of heels? Shoes are like art, especially some of the incredible designs from famed French designer, Christian Louboutin. When an exhibit of some of his most outrageous designs came to the Design Exchange in Toronto, I simply had to go! Since my mom is a fashion lover herself, we went to check out the exhibit together.

It was an incredible exhibit to take in. And of course, there were tons of amazing shoes to look at. They were creative, unique, interesting, dynamic - and nearly impossible to wear! The overall look of the exhibit was wonderful. However, there were some disappointing aspects to it as well. First, the price. It was $20 per admission ticket for an exhibit that took less than 20 minutes to walk through. It was way, way overpriced. Also disappointing was the lack of biographical information on Christian Louboutin. While I respect that the shoes were the focus, it would have been nice to get a closer look at the man behind the designs....what inspired them and how he got his start. Despite these disappointing elements, it was amazing to see some of his designs up close and personal!

I took a ton of pictures - over a hundred, in fact! I was in shoe heaven. But, since I'm sure you have better things to do than look at a hundred pictures of red-soled shoes, I picked out a couple of my absolute favourites. 

And my all-time favourite pair is....

Can you believe those bad boys? I absolutely loved how creative and bold the design was. Stunning and totally unforgettable! 

Do you love Christian Louboutin shoes? What do you think of the exhibit?

xo Shannon


  1. Wow that looks amazing :D You are lucky you got to see that :P

    Have a great weekend

  2. Wow!! Those shoes are FAB!! You are definitely lucky to have gotten to see that!


  3. I agree- shoes are like art! This looks like an amazing exhibition!


  4. What a great post. So jealous you got to see this exhibition. I have a pair of leopard laboutin flats the red sole has nearly gone as I wear them so much. His shoes are the best!

  5. nice pics! I love heels!

    FashionEvELand | FEEL

  6. Aww, I wish I could see it too. So lucky!

  7. pleasure with pain...I like that definition:)

  8. oh Louboutin are the best shoes every!!!
    I really love them, they all look stunning!
    thanks for your lovely comment hun and keep
    in touch:)
    xoxo from Greece

  9. I love them so much but I know I'd NEVER be able to walk in them! xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  10. Interesting exhibition! Shoes can truly be considered pieces of artwork. I'm very proud of our Minna Parikka, I believe her shoes should be in an exhibition as well! But like Louboutin's shoes, I'll put them on a shelf at home for amazement, I'd probably not wear them that often. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog Shannon!

    E from Helsinki

  11. Wow, those last shoes are pretty intense! Thanks for posting all the pics of the exhibit:)

  12. WOW! I cant stop ogling at the shoes <3


  13. oh holy cow! Seriously INSANE photos of these loubies! WOOOWW!!


  14. oh my pleasure with pain, you're so right about that! I love them but I'm more of a platform-flats-sandals kind of girl ;D

    xoxo Julieta

  15. Nice pics! I love heels!
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