C is for Christian Louboutin

Just the slightest peek of that bright red shiny sole and you know you’re looking at a shoe designed by the one and only Christian Louboutin. Christian has become a staple in the sky-high stiletto heel game. His lust-worthy shoes are at the top of every fashionista’s list. Here’s a little background on this creative mastermind:

Christian Louboutin was born in 1963 in France. He began sketching shoes in a notebook in his early teens. He dropped out of school after being expelled many times, his mother allowed him to move out and live at a friend’s house at the age of 12. Although one might guess that he draws inspiration from fashion, he is actually deeply inspired by showgirls and music halls. He fell in love with the way dancers moved in heels and how long their legs looked. He got his start apprenticing under Charles Jourdan and freelancing for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

The nineties were Louboutin’s time to shine. He launched his own line — the rest is history! His signature red soles are an officially registered Pantone color. I must say that Louboutins are not for those afraid of heights. His popular pumps are usually at least 4 inches and many are even higher! He does make flats as well, but prefers his beautifully adorned evening shoes.

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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