Sparkle, Celebrate, Scintilla

Sparkle, Celebrate, Scintilla

I’m counting down the days to celebration season! And, what better way to bid au revoir to 2013 and bonjour to 2014, than with a glass make that a bottle of 2003 Scintilla, J.C Le Roux’s award winning bubbly, created in the signature Cap Classique style (Méthode Cap Classique). So, although Scintilla is not technically “champagne” – since anything that isn’t made in Champagne France can’t really be called champagne – the production process of J.C Le Roux’s Méthode Cap Classique’s follows the same style that the French folk use when the make Champagne. In other words Scintilla, it’s not simply carbonated wine. It sparkling personality is earned, through years and years of perfection in a bottle! It’s amazing! Totally delicious, classy and ultra-sophisticated! Scintilla is made with a blend of 75%Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Noir. The two wines have spent seven years on the lees, which is the result of Scintilla’s smooth character, complex flavour and superior taste. Class my dears, class! My preference in bubbly is usually on the sweeter side! But, when it comes to the real deal (Champagne or  Méthode Cap Classique for example), then I prefer it a little more crisp with a dry palette that is well balanced. I will defs be celebrating the…

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Louboutin Nails

Louboutin Nails

My obsession with Christian Louboutin doesn’t end at the feet! I love, and have always wanted to try out the infamous “Louboutin Mani” made famous, probably by Adele. This is by no means a “new” nail trend, however, I’ve put a little spin on my Louboutin Manicure. I have a pair of nude, Christian Louboutin patent leather pumps (the Bianca), so instead of going for black nails with red “bottoms”, I wanted to try match my Louboutin mani to my Louboutin pumps… I went to see my bestest Jo-D, who is an absolute nail genius, told her what I wanted and this was her interpretation. If you ask me, she nailed it and matched the colour to the T! When my friend Kelly saw my nails the other day, without even seeing the sneaky flash of red underneath, she instantly said “your nails look just like your shoes”.  When I flipped my hand over, she was really impressed. Of course, my natural nail is nowhere near this length and my “normal shape” is square. So, Jo-D hooked me up with Brisa Sculpt – another product I had been itching to try on all my nails, and created a more almond shape. To perfect the…

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Living Le Good Life in Louboutins

Living Le Good Life in Louboutins

I have wanted a pair of Louboutins for the longest time! I’ve had an abnormal fixation with them since the first time I saw them – the little red sole just speaks to my soul! It always has and it always will. Sadly for me, Louboutins on a bloggers budget… exactly not likely to happen! But oh, it did! Thanks to J.C Le Roux! To launch their pink La Fleurette Non-Alcoholic bubbly, J.C Le Roux sent me as well as ten other bloggers, a press pack that came with a challenge… to create a post that would express how we’d live #LeGoodLife. The prize… a pair of Louboutins that we’d get to pick out (within a certain price range). I knew I had to win! I had to! I had to! I had to! And, luckily for me I did! When I submitted my entry I was holding thumbs and praying to the red-sole-shoe-gods every night, because all the blogs that were created were amazing! When I got the message to say that I had won, I literally screamed like a wile animal! We were out in the bush on a little African getaway – with no cellphone reception for three days! The same week that J.C Le…

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Louboutin to Launch a Make-Up Line

Louboutin to Launch a Make-Up Line

How happy are we?! Christian Louboutin wanted to make our soles red and now he wants to make our lips red too. If your budget does not allow you to own a pair of Christian Louboutin’s trademark red-bottomed heels, you can still get your hands on Louboutin’s make-up line which will be out sometime next year. The luxury cosmetic line will be available at much more affordable prices than the hefty price tag attached to a pair of those gorgeous shoes, which deserve to live in a well-lit cabinet, on display for all the world to appreciate their beauty…but I digress. This beauty line is in the works and although details are hard to come by at this stage, we are very excited! Louboutin promises that the line will “mirror the quality of the shoes, of the bags, of all the DNA of the brand.” Okay, now we are even more excited! I’m sure of one thing; I expect that we’ll see a lot of his signature red popping up all over the show, along with jewels, some spikes (perhaps?) and all-round fabulosity. Watch this space for details! Would you try Louboutin’s make-up line? *Images via ocnnreport.com, www.facebook.com/christianlouboutin and upscalehype.com

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Christian Louboutin to make Cinderella slipper

Christian Louboutin to make Cinderella slipper

Christian Louboutin is to create his own version of Cinderella’s glass slipper. The legendary shoe designer will celebrate Walt Disney’s re-release of the iconic fairy tale on Blu-ray and DVD later this year by making his own interpretation of the princess’ famous shoe. He said: “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world.” Cinderella wore the glass slippers to the ball, where she met Prince Charming. However, when she had to run home at midnight, she lost one and the prince found it and went searching for the owner. When he found out the glass slipper belonged to her, he proposed straight away. As well as making a shoe fit for a princess, Christian recently revealed he wants to create footwear for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Christina – who is famed for his trademark red soles – said the 85-year-old monarch is his dream client and he would love to make something for her. He said: “If I could do shoes for anyone it would be a special project for the queen of England. She is the ultimate client.” Content & Image…

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Christian Louboutin – 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Christian Louboutin – 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Celebrating 20 years of fabulous footwear, Christian Louboutin will be launching his 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection, showcasing some really out of this world designs, a must for any foot crazed fashionista (with a pretty bank balance). The collection is all about his “love for art architecture, fine arts and design, his lifelong fascination with the world of showgirls and cabaret, his passion for travel and a deep admiration for craftsmanship are all elements that are displayed throughout the collection.” I, being the ultimate Louboutin-less Louboutin fan have a sneak peek of the collection for you to lust over… [a_gallery]click on the first image to open the gallery These are just some of the styles in the capsule collection, but there are more which you can view via his facebook page If you’re a Loubie fan, the collection is not yet available, but you can sign up via his facebook page to receive your invitation to be one of the first to shop collection online. Now, to celebrate 20 years of the master of platforms, I’d love to know what your obsession is with Louboutins. I could do a whole post about mine – which I may in fact do –…

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Moroccanoil Launches in South Africa

Moroccanoil Launches in South Africa

Last week I was in Cape Town for the official MOROCCANOIL South Africa Launch. I’m so excited about this celebrity brand of hair care and really glad that it is now available in SA too! I’ve already started using some of the products I got in my press pack, and all I can say is wah-wah-wee-wah! It’s not often that a product blows my socks off, but this one really did. Ill post a review on StyleScoop later this week, so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out some event photos from the official MOROCCANOIL launch in Cape Town, held at the beautiful 15 on Orange Hotel. The beautiful setup… Love the turquoise and orange mixed with white – the colours of MOROCCANOIL The team from MOROCCANOIL Headquarters; Artistic Director Antonio Corral-Calero (right) with the Director of International Brand Managers, Patricia. Keep reading to see her shoes, OMG you will die! They two of them were so much fun. Both of them have such a great attitude, I guess that’s what happens when you have good hair days every day hey?! Kerri B from @Beauty_Bulletin and I were admiring Patricia’s gorgeous hair. Kerri was in love with the colour and I…

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All I want for Christmas is…

All I want for Christmas is…

the new Christian Louboutin book of course! A monograph of the fabulous, sexy-red-sole shoe designer, is Louboutin’s first masterpiece in print and features beautiful photographs of his shoes by Philippe Garcia. In an article on Vogue UK’s website, Louboutin said “the most important thing to me when considering the photography was to ensure my favourite pieces from the 20 years [were] photographed in a beautiful way…” His book covers six chapters including; Louboutin’s biography, the Louboutin boutiques around the world, his shoe designs over the past 20 years, photographs of the interiors of his homes in Paris, Luxor and Egypt, his creative collaborations with David Lynch in a series called “fetish” and a complete catalogue of his work featuring all of his 120 shoe designs. The pages are pretty too, with a intricate pop-up pages, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography. An absolute must have for shoe lovers everywhere and a great gift for fabulous girls under the Christmas tree this festive season! Here’s a little publishers exerpt: Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers,…

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Louboutin’s Museum Exhibition

Louboutin’s Museum Exhibition

All the shoe-lovers out there, make a note in your calendars. The life and work of shoe designer Christian Louboutin will be the subject of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London. The retrospective which is to start next year in March will cover the 20 year shoe god’s career, his influences and show off some of his most iconic shoes. While the majority of us are saving our plane fare, we’ve managed to round up some great Louboutin shoes and shoe moments in the meantime: Although we all know Louboutins as the sexy heels with the red soles but for some time some of the heels featured a blue sole. While we think the girls of Sex & The City particularly Sarah Jessica Parker may be the ultimate fans, Christian himself prefers author Danielle Steele who according to Vogue may own in excessive of 6,000 pairs. Not content with just designing shoes for fashionistas; Louboutin has even created not one but two limited edition Barbie dolls with her own collection of red-soled heels. If you’re like me and find food just as fabulous as fashion, you’ll be please to know so does Mr Louboutin. Not only has he…

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Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Details Revealed

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Details Revealed

Kim Kardashian’s wedding day is less than three weeks away and we have the scoop on the invitation and all the important deets that you need to know! The invites were delivered to guests’ homes in custom-made boxes, each embellished with hundreds of jet-black hematite crystals. Sounds expensive, right? Well, the wedding budget is said to be in the region of $10 million so the invitations are no doubt a drop in the ocean. Since the celeb is reality TV royalty, the happy couple’s initials are entwined to form a crest of sorts. It’s all very Kardashian. According to the invitation, the wedding will be a black tie event (and we didn’t really expect anything less). Rumour has it that Kim will wear a Vera Wang wedding gown and Louboutins. She’s going to have to top the unveiling of her 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring but if anyone knows how to make an entrance, it’s definitely Kim K. The venue is obviously undisclosed at this stage. The couple’s wedding invitations were designed by Lehr & Black, who also created invitations for Kim’s sister, Khloe and husband, Lamar Odom, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and Fergie and Josh Duhamel. The couple got…

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Uyanda Mbuli – Still the Local Louboutin Queen

Uyanda Mbuli – Still the Local Louboutin Queen

Ahh the joys walking in famous shoes. No matter what, there is always someone trying to trash your name. This time the trashing has to do with Uyanda Mbuli, well know South African Socialite and owner of local fashion brand DFC. Now, we all know Uyanda loves her shoes and has even nicknamed herself a “shoeshonista”.  She’s also a huge fan, and a collector of fabulous shoes, including Jimmy Choo’s and my personal favourites, Christian Louboutin. So why then are certain “New York Fashionista’s ” hammering Uyanda for wearing fakes” ? It seems that its purely because they dont know the difference between an  authentic pair and a fake. According to an article published in the Sunday World in early Feb, a certain “Louboutin employee” who works at “a designer mall SAKS Fifth Avenue” in New York called the Sunday World to say that Uyanda’s Lady Peep Spikes she wore to the J&B Met were fake. The reason? Because “SAKS don”t sell them”! Well, news flash! Just because SAKS doesnt sell something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist! On another note, why would a “Louboutin employee” be working at SAKS? This “expert” is just a SAKS employee selling Louboutins – ahh,…

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Christian Louboutin – Spring 2011 lusts

Christian Louboutin – Spring 2011 lusts

Here’s some lust worthy reading! Check out (and dream on) the new, Spring 2011 collection from Christian Louboutin. In a perfect, red painted little world, I’d have them all! Which are your top picks? Comment below. Remember if you don’t put it out there the universe won’t bring it to you. Yes, I am using The Secret to lure a pure of Loubies my way xo Photos by Thierry Chomel via WWD

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