If there is a shoe party, you know I am there! And if there is only ONE foot fete one should not miss is the 20th anniversary of Christian Louboutin’s iconic red soles.

I, along with some of San Francisco’s most fashionable ladies, attended this invite-only preview of his legendary works of art at Neiman Marcus! (yes, to me, footwear is like art, and it this line actually made it on SFgate.com

The event featured light bites, bubbly and lots of drool worthy sandals, boots, booties, flats and heels. This capsule collection, which is only available at Neiman Marcus on Union Square in the Bay Area and select stores worldwide, features some Louboutin’s most iconic shoes such as the ‘plumette,’ with actual feathers, the ‘Love’ flats (which are his favorite all-time) and of course the fringe boots that pay homage to only leggy gal, Ms. Tina Turner, among other eye catching masterpieces.

It is amazing Christian Louboutin has only been around for 20 years. Through the years, this footwear maestro managed to give us some of the most innovative footwear we can remember. (oh yeah, not to mention the red soles, despite some legal run-ins)

When a woman walks, there is nothing sexier than seeing a classic pair of patent leather pumps (of course I am referring to the Rolando) with that little peek-a-boo of red in the bottom. It’s almost as if they transport you to the 1950s or 1960s when women’s fashions were ladylike, demure and offered a bit of a je ne sais quo feel!

We all admired the shoes and dreamt what it’d be like to actually own a piece of footwear history, until looking at the price tag and realizing that we had to pay rent the next week.

A girl can dream or in this case many girls are probably dreaming!

  • Jesica Ryzenberg is a contributing writer for SFFAMA. She is the voice behind the fashion blog “Ryzenberg On”. Jesica is a feisty fashionista hailing from Peru with an affinity for all Bravo TV programming. If you desire the unpredictable and love a hint of spice, then she’s your girl! Her heart is currently in San Francisco, but her soul floats around the globe.