Christian Louboutin vs. YSL: The Battle over the Red Sole

This past Tuesday, representatives from both Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent were at it again for a second round in a battle over the infamous red hue.

Let’s face it, when you see a woman walking with a pair of ‘red-bottoms,’ your first inclination is that she is wearing a pair of hot and very expensive Christian Louboutin shoes.  It’s hard to put your finger on it, but the ‘red bottoms’ speak volumes of a woman’s class and confidence.  And, it seems only justifiably so that Christian Louboutin would want to protect their iconic brand image.

For many years, designers have been battling knockoffs and companies that blatantly steal their designs.  And this case highlights a critical issue: fashion designers really don’t have protection over their creations.  Will designers ever have intellectual property rights?  The judgment made in this case will set a precedent for future cases to come.  Stay tuned….

What do you guys think?

Fashion Trend: Cap Toe Pumps

Cap toe pumps were a big hit last fall on the runway and with celebrities.  And the trend hasn’t died down!  I’m all about adding variety to your wardrobe.  The cap on the shoe adds a little character to what would be a basic pump.  And, like I always say, who says you can’t be fashionable on Wall Street!  I’ve listed a few that I thought you guys might like.

Kors by Michael Kors – Gorden Cap Toe Pump – $250.00

Mango  – Cap Toe Pump – $49.99 (On Sale!!! – Pictured)

Salvatore Ferragamo – Cap Toe Pump- $272.99 (On Sale!!) Continue reading