Christian Louboutin Sale, bites, and limited-edition Louboutins drew San Francisco's fashion bloggerati to the Union Square Neiman Marcus store on March 15 for the private unveiling of the celebrated French designer's 20th anniversary capsule collection, available for sale on the Christian Louboutin online boutique and in stores exclusively at 10 Neiman Marcus locations nationwide. The invitation-only event, held in the second level women's shoe salon, gave bloggers and select shoppers the chance to preview 20 unique styles inspired by 20 years of iconic shoe designs, which run the gamut from the pointy-toe bejeweled Ã¢â‚¬Å“PigaloveÃ¢â‚¬ flats to the soaring 6-inch fringed Ã¢â‚¬Å“Highness TinaÃ¢â‚¬ boots designed in homage to diva muse Tina Turner. Despite the drizzly weather and a packed Thursday-night fashion itinerary, Twin Peaks resident Jeanne Chan, the blogger behind Shop Sweet Things, made it a point to drop by for a peek.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think anyone who is into fashion is a big fan of Louboutin, myself included,Ã¢â‚¬ said Chan, who later attended the opening party for home decor boutique Le Cart as well as the Decades vintage shopping party at the Mark Hopkins that night. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I do love that you can buy a pair of well-made, classic black pumps, and people can instantly identify you're wearing Louboutin because of the red soles. It's pretty genius branding, if you ask me.Ã¢â‚¬ In between mingling with friends and posing for photos, blogger Jesica Ryzenberg of Ryzenbergon.com admired the display of showgirl-inspired Ã¢â‚¬Å“PluminetteÃ¢â‚¬ peep-toe heels, adorned with feathers, fishnets, and pom-poms. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It's like going to a museum exhibit,Ã¢â‚¬ said Ryzenberg. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They're each like little works of art!Ã¢â‚¬ Bloggers Angie Paglino (left) of The Hotness Your Mama Warned You About and Santina Brohen (right) of Style by Santina. Publicist and blogger Lindsay Stevens admitted that she wasn't a huge fan of the wedges and flats, which concealed the Louboutin signature red heel. Ã¢â‚¬Å“What's the point if you're not rockin' the red bottom?Ã¢â‚¬ she asked. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Besides, I love the whole sexy heel height thing.Ã¢â‚¬