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Tuesday Shoesday – Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

This week saw the launch of the Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum in London. This is Christian Louboutin‘s first ever retrospective in the UK and the press, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, Grazia & Telegraph, have been salivating over the exhibition – here’s a preview in pictures from The Telegraph Fashion pages.

Not only does the exhibition feature exhibits of his design classics and celebrities stepping out in his ultra-high heels, but according to the Design Museum it is also educational; “At the core of the exhibition is a unique exploration of Louboutin’s design process, taking the visitor through every stage of the design journey, revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory”.

The highlight of the exhibition is this amazing hologram of Dita Von Teese performing a 3 minute burlesque show in her Louboutin heels. I especially love all the sparkly glitter that follows her movements in this hologram and how she emerges from a Louboutin shoe. This sort YouTube clip was filmed at the launch of the exhibition to please excuse the background noise! 

The exhibition runs from 1st May until the 9th July – more info from The Design Museum website


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Create a vintage-inspired look for Spring 2012

This season, vintage is back in a big way. Last year designers, such as Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in NY Fashion Week and Fendi and Prada in Milan, presented their Spring 2012 collections with a clear theme: the Retro Demure lady from the 40s and 50s.

  The 1950s Housewive: Jonathan Saunders

As you can see from this Jonathan Saunders design and Marie Claire article (above) pastels are key in creating this look, as are pettiskirts to create a full-skirted effect. This retro 50s housewife style made recurring appearances on the Spring 2012 catwalk and most designers chose to recreate a cinched waist silhouette, fresh cotton fabrics and cute retro prints.

The vintage rockabilly style has been a popular alternative fashion for years (think Dita Von Teese) and has now finally gone mainstream; Where once you needed to shop online in specialist stores (such as Vivien of Holloway pictured left) to get your 50s look, this season these ladylike cardis, full-skirted dresses and retro accessories can be sourced on the high street (Primark, Topshop, ASOS and H&M below).

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And don’t forget to style up your 50s look with a pretty pettiskirt from www.Cassiefairy.co.uk!