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?


What do you carry to work: Briefcase or Tote?

Do you carry a briefcase or tote to work?

I work in the Financial District of NYC and can honestly say that I can’t remember the last time I saw a woman carrying a briefcase. Although, I do know that a few of my friends who work as attorneys do carry a briefcase to work.  The briefcase is perfect for them because of all of the papers and files they must carry around between clients and the courthouse.

But, most women that I know, including my classmates and co-workers, carry one or two bags: either a large tote/hobo or a small purse and supplemental tote bag.  It all depends on your trade and what you need to carry around during the day.

But whatever your choice, please carry with style!  As I climb the corporate ladder, I’d like to purchase the Hermes Birkin bag.  It’s large enough to serve the purpose of both briefcase and tote.  I’ve listed a few other stylish ones below.

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