Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Meeting Shoe God Christian Louboutin

If you know anything about me, you'll know that I have a love of (read: obsession with) shoes. See evidence below.

Shoe Racks #1, 2, & 3

Shoe Racks #4 & 5

Shoe Rack #6

So when I heard that the designer of the beautiful red-soled pieces of art was going to be making an appearance at Holt Renfrew in Toronto on June 21st, I knew I had to be there.

Monsieur Louboutin was due to sign new purchases from 4-6pm and I arrived at 2:30 just to be sure I had enough time to purchase my shoes and get in line. There were tons of people in line already and more on the shoe floor trying on shoes.

For a woman with a moderate sales exec income, I didn't think I would be able to afford a pair of these shoes until much later in life when I was closer to being a millionaire. But, since I had the chance to meet the designer himself I thought, what the hell! I gave myself a budget of $1,000 to avoid going into unnecessary debt and hoped I could still find a pair of shoes that I loved.

I decided on the Taclou pump, which came in just $13 over budget! I decided on these because they were plain black and could go with any outfit, but had an awesome spiked heel.