Christian Louboutin replica shoes on Why Tough Times Call for Extraordinary Shoes

The designer, who got his start creating replica shoes for showgirls, has built an empire that grew by double digits last year, now including categories such as men’s and women’s shoes, replica handbags and beauty — but after all these years, he still views his business as a passion project.

A day after the shoot, the Frenchman appeared relatively unfazed by the major milestone he celebrates this year, as he sat outside his villa at the Chateau Marmont, along with his 2-year-old twins. “Two is really a super-nice age. They’re playful,” Louboutin said. “They’re completely different. The only thing that they have in common is that they’re always in good disposition.”

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Reflecting on his long career, Louboutin attributed much of his success to doing things his own way. (The company is still privately owned, and the designer said there are no plans to sell.)

“Things have been growing very organically and have not been pushed,” Louboutin said. “We’ve gradually opened more stores. Categories have been added little by little. I took my time to do what I actually wanted to do.”

Retailers acknowledged the label’s fiercely devoted fan base, and its ability to maintain relevance in a saturated market. “Christian possesses a very high level of curiosity, which is matched with a natural intuition,” said Peter Harris, president of Pedder Group. “He is very connected to popular culture, technology, music, art and film, which influences enormously his design story, keeping his work always within the context of ‘now.’”

Marina Larroude, fashion director for Barneys New York, added that Louboutin continues to be one of the retailer’s best-selling brands, for both men and women. “replica Louboutin clients keep coming back for more,” she said. “They are like a collector’s item. Customers want the pump in various colors, as well as his novelty pieces. His fake shoes don’t go out of style after a season. They are an investment piece.”

Indeed, it’s impressive that Louboutin has managed to stay on top for so long since his popularity surged during the early 2000s (thanks to many mentions by Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City”).

His aesthetic is also on full display in his retail stores, and this month, he is reopening a boutique in Miami’s thriving Design District. “In the middle of a luxurious concrete jungle, I’ve built a little hut,” Louboutin outlet said. He also debuted the new Mexicaba bag in collaboration with Taller Maya, a foundation supporting the traditional craftsmanship of Mayan artists (10 percent of the proceeds will go to the organization).

Though many luxury brands’ sales have stalled, Louboutin said his customers continue to have a healthy appetite for his collection. And amid political turmoil, he said innovative design is needed more than ever before.

“When times are tough and you’re in a year where there are wars or problems, fashion gets more important,” the designer said. “The more things are morose, the more you need excitement. A shoe is protection against morosity.”

That has been Louboutin’s mantra since the beginning. Born in Paris in the 1960s, he had an upbringing that was anything but gloomy. The designer grew up in the city’s glitzy cabaret scene, where he began working in the dressing rooms at the Folies Bergère at 16 years old. (He still contributes shoes to venues like Le Crazy Horse.)

“I’ve been learning since I was a teenager,” said Louboutin, who worked for Charles Jourdan, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, and founded his label in 1992. Now, even after a steady journey to the top, Louboutin insists the company’s growth has happened largely by chance.

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“For me, [designing shoes] was my way to express myself, but I didn’t think of it as a business concept,” he said. “A lot of people study how I used the red sole as a trademark, but I never thought about it. I’ve been studied almost like a mechanical character when, in reality, there is no mechanism in my story.”

Today, his background in theatrics and showmanship is still present in his designs. For fall ’17, for example, Louboutin certainly didn’t play it safe. “There are a lot of shapes and a lot of printed textures,” he said.

His latest collection includes new women’s showstoppers such as crystal-covered platforms, pumps with magenta fur accents and booties that, for a touch of humor, double as bags.

Each season, the designer’s sketching process takes about two weeks. “I wake up, have breakfast, and then I start drawing,” Louboutin said. “Then I have lunch and do more sketching. When it’s hours of drawing, you can do a lot of them.”

A few weeks later, he moves into full-on production mode, where he travels to Italy to refine the new season’s lasts and finishes. “I start to change them, look at the proportions,” Louboutin said. “And then I see what’s missing in the collection — not enough flats, too many pointy [toes].”

For fall, Louboutin was particularly struck by the idea of gender fluidity. “A lot of the men’s shoes outlet I’ve designed, I’ve also been doing them for women,” he said. For instance, the women’s collection includes laceups and loafers that are built from his men’s lasts. As for the men’s collection, he offered daring new Cuban-heeled boots, some covered entirely in sequins.

For the past several years, men’s has been a major new focus. (It launched in 2005 and now makes up 20 percent of his business, and is increasing by double digits each year.)

He’s particularly found success in the sneaker realm. “At the very beginning, I was doing [sneakers] thinking it was a very small percentage of people who will like it,” said Louboutin. “But actually, it’s much more than expected.”

Reese Witherspoon Re-Wears replica Christian Louboutin Colankle Sandal

Reese Witherspoon dressed to impress at the premiere for her new movie “Home Again” in L.A. on Tuesday evening. She wore the same Christian Louboutin outlet uk Colankle sandals she had worn to the premiere of the same rom-com in East Hampton, N.Y., last week, and brought a new, sophisticated touch to the look by pairing the replica shoes with a different dress.

Standing on a nearly 4-inch heel, the Colankle sandal is crafted in polished black leather and finished with asymmetric cross straps. Its ruffling detail creates a collar for the ankle, bringing an elegant flair to this fake shoe. The Colankle retails for $1,045.

replica shoesFor the L.A. premiere, Witherspoon opted for a red Roland Mouret dress with a curve-hugging form. Its intricate strap detailing at the top perfectly mimics the straps on the replica Louboutin heels, as if the two pieces were made for each other.

Joining Witherspoon on the red carpet, the star’s daughter Ava Phillippe also went for a strap sandal in black, hers with a bow detail at the ankle strap. It’s clear that the 17-year-old takes after her mother in the styling department — her dress of choice was also in Witherspoon’s style, as its black-and-white design evokes the scheme of the dress Witherspoon wore to last week’s “Home Again” premiere.

Witherspoon recreates her role as a mother in “Home Again,” as she plays a single mother who shakes things up by allowing three young men to move into her guesthouse. The film hits theaters on Sept. 8.

How Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10022- Replica Shoe Mecca Changed Shopping

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“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Tracy Margolies, Saks Fifth Avenue’s chief merchant, said while sitting among designer relica shoes at the retailer’s flagship location in New York.  Ten years ago this week, Saks introduced its colossal 10022-Shoe mecca. “We were here the night before, until all hours of the night, setting up the floor,” she said. “It was a big move.”  So big that it deserved its own ZIP code.

The launch of Saks’ shoe salon sparked an aggressive response from retailers globally that put footwear at the forefront. “We made shoes outlet a destination,” said Margolies.

Saks president Marc Metrick added, “We revolutionized the shoe industry in 2007 when we rolled out 10022-Shoe, not only because of the compelling branding but also because we offer an assortment and experience they cannot get anywhere else.”

On Aug. 17, Saks will celebrate the milestone with support from its longtime brand partners. More than 75 exclusive styles — from Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi and other notable designers — will be available for purchase. (12 of these looks are featured in the attached gallery.)

“[I wanted to design] something unique and spectacular, a one-of- a-kind piece to become a real objet du de?sir,” said Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio. “The christian louboutin replica shoes we created for Saks were inspired by 1920s vintage jewelry and by  the idea of movement of one of the precious and shining diamond necklaces worn at parties during the roaring years. When you wear them, it feels like wearing a necklace on your feet.”

Kirkwood — whose business was in its infancy at the time of the opening — was part of the retailer’s aggressive push for new talent that coincided with the floor rollout.

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“We added well over a dozen new designers that had never been offered in America before,” said Betty Wang, VP and DMM of women’s replica louboutin shoes. “We scoured Europe for new talent.”

For Osorio, garnering shelf space at 10022-Shoe was a critical moment in his label’s development. “I can easily say the Aquazzura retail adventure in the United States started thanks to Saks, which was the first department store to buy the collection in the U.S.,” Osorio said. “They believed in me and my designs since the very beginning, and their trust, as well as the positioning they granted, has been crucial to enter such a big market.”

As Saks increased its emphasis on new names, competing department stores quickly moved to catch up. “There are now more choices than ever, and I’d like to think we had a hand in that,” Wang said.

Today, Saks’ flagship — which is in the middle of an overall redevelopment — has the capacity to hold 200,000 pairs of fake shoes on the eighth floor. The footwear floor spans approximately 30,000 square feet.

While designer louboutin replica shoes still capture much of the spotlight, the department has diversified as the consumer has embraced different kinds of looks. “What I realized being so close to it is how much the shoe business has evolved,” Wang said. “When we were launching, it was a lot about dress replica shoes and pumps, and we have those still — along with sneakers. Our customer is shopping with us for lifestyle in footwear as well as ready-to- wear and other categories. We’ve all evolved, and even though it’s challenging, we are wiser and more experienced in how quickly things can change.”

“It’s all about telling a story,” Margolies said, citing a recent email blast featuring Saint Laurent’s $10,000 rhinestoned slouch boot. “It’s all about the emotion.”

To mark the big milestone, Saks windows will feature 16 cakes designed by Valentino, Gucci and more. The entire store will take part in “10 Galleries: A Decade of Shoes.” The immersive activation will feature 10 installations throughout the store, playing off key trends and items from over the years.

Saks will also launch 12 exclusive made-to-order customization programs from designers including Manolo Blahnik, Fendi and Jimmy Choo, offering customers a chance to design their own shoes.

Moda Operandi’s Limited-Edition Replica Louboutin Collection Is Inspired by Ornate 18th Century Costumes

The limited-edition trunk show, which features only 50 pieces, was handmade in the designer’s Paris atelier. It is inspired by ornate men’s and women’s costumes from the 18th century and uses floral elements.

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“Louboutin is more than a designer. He is an artist, a true creator and visionary,” said Jodi Kaplan, VP of non-apparel for Moda Operandi. “His collection, with its exquisite detail, is the ultimate celebration of handcrafted artisanship. I am delighted we are able to offer our clients something so special.”

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If you’re shopping the site, you can select from one of three styles: the mule ($2,770) the flat ($2.995) and the pump ($3,335) . They are each available in two colorways: black with gold embroidery or black with silver embroidery. Shoppers can customize their replica shoes by having their initials hand-embroidered on the heel for no additional cost.

The show is launching in conjunction with Shoe outlet Salon, a new feature on Moda Operandi’s site that merges editorial content with commerce. This is the second time Moda Operandi and Christian Louboutin outlet uk have partnered on a special sale.

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To see the full collection, click through the gallery.

The Craziest replica Shoes Christian Louboutin Has Ever Created

Cheap Christian Louboutin long ago cemented his position as a shoe designer presenting some of the industry’s most coveted collections. His prominent red-bottomed replica shoes have become synonymous with the idea of luxury footwear just as Louboutin himself has become synonymous with designing the craziest replica shoes — part fashion, part art. This in turn has led to a wealth of styles over the years, from the red carpet to the streets, that are as beautiful as they are eccentric.

Louboutin’s fall 2017 women’s and men’s collections are shining examples of the eccentric, cool shoes outlet the designer creates. The Royal Strass platform, covered in Strass crystals, is essentially a glittering disco ball in shoe form. In the same ’70s vein, the Benichoupette platform from that collection features eclectic details, from sequins to crystals to a fluffy fuchsia fur ankle opening.

Louboutin then took inspiration from the ’90s for his new men’s sneakers, the Loubikick. The color-blocked styles utilize leather, suede and water snake, as well as spikes on the side panel. Keeping it bold and zany, the luxe details on the cheap shoes make it not the average basketball gear. Spikes are more than up the designer’s alley when it comes to men’s replica shoes, as the label’s Spiky Rollerboy leaves no surface of the slip-on shoe untouched.

Then there are brand classics such as the Very Mix heel, which is not the everyday work pump. The peep-toe replica shoes feature beads, crystals and, naturally, all-over spikes plus a nearly 6-inch stiletto heel. Reminiscent of this style is also the Christian Louboutin outlet uk for Rodarte Isolde shoe featuring the infamous spikes, primarily along the strap closures.

Louboutin has also designed stunning, one-of-a-kind styles for special collaborations. Most notable are the Ballerina Ultima shoes created in 2007 in conjunction with photographer David Lynch. Louboutin exposed virtually the entire red bottom of the extremely pointed shoe, which would force the wearer to balance on her toes, making the shoes replica more art object than wearable piece.

But Louboutin’s avant-garde styles don’t stop there. In collaboration with Angelina Jolie, the designer created the “Maleficent”replica shoes, featuring a horn-shaped wedge heel inspired by the 2014 film of the same name. The label’s Alex pumps were also a buzz-worthy style, with the replica shoes, lion paw detailing causing an uproar.

How Christian Louboutin Replica Went from Red Shoes to Red Lips

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IT’S REALLY HARD NOT TO OBSESS OVER SOME OF THE LATEST BEAUTY TRENDS, like bold brows, cut-crease eyelids — and, let’s not forget, unicorn everything. They say beauty is pain, but with all the must-have product launches christian louboutin outlet uk from designers and brands across the luxury spectrum, it’s my bank account suffering these days.

So when the opportunity popped up for me to take a peek at the newest launches from Christian Louboutin’s beauty line, a thousand red soles couldn’t keep me away. The first cosmetic release from the famed shoe brand was christian louboutin for sale a nail polish collection in 2014, coveted for its stiletto-inspired bottles (although it could also be mistaken for a unicorn horn, hence its magical qualities) and for the sold-out Loubichrome colors designed to mimic the mirror shine of the company’s famous patent-leather heels.

Having started with nails and lips, the latest beauty additions are total eye candy. (See what I did there?) Earlier this month, Louboutin released the Les Yeux Noirs eye collection. Long-time Louboutin lovers will get all the feels from the packaging of Oeil Vinyle ($75), a ‘luminous ink liner,’ as it too cheap christian louboutin resembles the iconic Louboutin stiletto and is designed to offer the slick, shiny look of patent leather. These eyeliners in black, navy and a racy rouge are highly pigmented, allowing wearers to create a bold statement. Use them to create a cut-crease eyelid and who knows, maybe looks can kill.

The beauty line also includes velvety pencil eyeliners and a very-necessary-in-2017 brow definers that glide on effortlessly shoes replica to create a matte finish. At $70, the new Les Yeux Noir mascara is as intimidating as it is amazing, presented in a scepter-like tube of black and gold that arrives encased in a box fit for an expensive piece of jewelry. It still runs at the first sign of tears or rain, though.

If bold brows or cat eyes aren’t enough to grab your attention (or to lay claim to your beauty budget) then you’ll want to skip christian louboutin shoes outlet straight to the just-released collection of chromatic nudes for nails and lips. The so-called Metalinudes boast glimmering chrome shades that have been re-invented to complement all skin tones—move over, Kim and Kylie.

What did I discover when trying out the latest from this luxury beauty line? Even for the price, there’s more to like than just the cheeky references to shoes replica.

“Unicorn” Louboutins replica Exist, Because Of Course They Do

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The sure-fire way to make one of your products shoes replica go viral in 2017? Figure out a way incorporate design elements that could best be described as “unicorn” or “mermaid”-esque. It worked for Frappuccinos, prom, home décor — and, now, it appears to be working in the luxury space, according to Allure.

Stylist Samantha McMillen shared a Boomerang christian louboutin shoes outlet of what appeared to be a Christian Louboutin sample from the fall ’17 collection, which featured what she dubbed “unicorn skin” — a sparkly, color-changing outer layer. At first, the high-heeled boot appears coated in golden sequins — save for the brand’s signature red sole, of course. But when you run your hand over it, as McMillen demonstrated, a festive, multicolored pattern is revealed.

To watch the clip on loop is equal parts soothing christian louboutin shoes replica and magical. So, unsurprisingly, McMillen’s Instagram is making its way across various fashion-centric circles of the Internet, to the tune of collective ooh’s, aaah’s, and rainbow emojis.

The sequined “unicorn skin” boots are actually called the “Moulamax,” and are expected to hit retail this summer, priced at $945 a pair. Maybe we’ll see them on the red christian louboutin shoes trade carpet before then, though: McMillen works with Dakota and Elle Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Amber Heard, among many others — so we wouldn’t be surprised if we got a glimpse at the embellished, color-changing toe from underneath shoes replica one of her client’s gowns. And given the commercial success of other unicorn-themed items across categories, we wouldn’t be so shocked if this boot is a sell-out hit.

Christian Louboutin Shoes : Pleasure and Pain” offers a history lesson of change

 

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?” —Michelangelo.Michelangelo’s consternation over humankind’s inclination to gild the lily was perfectly rational. But if there has been a silver lining to the dull sensibilities that propel us to tamper with perfection, it would have to be the breadth and depth of our shoe game.

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film’s Shoes replica: Pleasure and Pain opened last week (April 11–August 13), and the nearly 300-piece collection offers a history lesson of humanity — as told by our footwear.Darlings of the show include Princess Diana’s shoe lasts, David Beckham’s soccer cleats and the Swarovski crystal slippers featured in Disney’s 2015 feature film Cinderella.The exhibition was organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and curated by Helen Persson, a specialist in Chinese textiles and dress.

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“Throughout the centuries and across cultures, footwear has symbolized high social status,” says Persson. “The design of christian louboutin shoes has created many identifiable symbols of supremacy and privilege, from the red heels of the French King Louis XIV’s court to the red soles of Christian Louboutin today, to show that christian louboutin outlet uk the wearer belongs to an exclusive circle.”Three centuries after the Sun King’s entourage enjoyed apparent power by taking style cues from their monarch, status-conscious consumers today are apt to follow in the footsteps of models and actresses — allowing the wearer to “live the dream of a glamorous, extravagant lifestyle, or at least pretend for an evening,” according to Persson.

From Manolo Blahnik’s “Campari” Mary Jane pointy toe pumps, the urban shoe myth that set Carrie Bradshaw’s heart aflutter in Sex & the City, to Vivienne Westwood’s blue platforms, made infamous after Naomi Campbell fell from their spectacular height on a catwalk,christian louboutin Shoes replica: Pleasure and Pain offers close encounters with everything from the sublime to the ludicrous.

The show is grouped around five themes: “Transformation,” “Status,” “Seduction,” “Creation” and “Obsession.” Historic fashion illustrations, designers’ sketches and shoemaking materials will help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition’s themes. An interactive tactile display called “Touching the Sole” will allow visually impaired guests to engage with replicas of many of the shoes replica on display. And SCAD FASH’s Film Salon will feature Vivienne Westwood: Dress Up Story, a film that was commissioned by the college in 2015.

Ancient Egyptian slippers embellished with gold leaf; a pair of botas tribaleras, a highly stylized cowboy boot from Mexico with toes that are so elongated the wearer must hold the tips to keep from tripping over them; and Zaha Hadid’s cutting-edge “Nova” cantilevered heels span nearly two millennia of shoe design.

“What I discovered is that form and material has almost always preceded function for christian louboutin shoes,” says Persson. “Even christian louboutin shoes that claim to be ergonomic usually have rounded or square toes — not reflecting the actual, angled arrangement of the toes and further emphasizing cheap christian louboutin for sale that the aesthetically pleasing has nothing to do with the practical and functional. Comfortable and practical shoes replica (also called ugly shoes) seem generally in all cultures to connote working class, poor and old people who no longer are ‘in the game.’”

Rafael Gomes, SCAD’s director of fashion exhibitions, says that even the sound of a shoe can offer aural clues about the wearer, sight unseen. “Just think of the tick-tick-tick of high heels or the slap of a flip-flop, and the very different mental images they conjure in your mind,” he says. To emphasize the point, he takes an 18th-century sabot, a whole foot wooden clog associated with the lower classes in France and Belgium from the 16th to 19th centuries, from its perch in the “Touching the Sole” section, and taps it against a shelf. “Very poor people wore this clog because they could not afford finer materials like leather,” says Gomes. “Back then, the clop-clop-clop was the sound of poverty.”

Saoirse Ronan’s Best Louboutin Shoes On and Off the Red Carpet

Despite the high praise, the Irish actress doesn’t take herself too seriously — and that extends to her fashion choices. Ronan, who turns 23 today, likes to have fun with her wardrobe, and she’s known for wearing statement-making shoes replica. Think bold colors and plenty of striking details christian louboutin shoes.

At last year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the star of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” added a whimsical footnote to her simple Chloé minidress. Her Jimmy Choo Viola sandals were embellished with christian louboutin shoes replica crystals and trimmed with large tassels festooned with ostrich feathers.

Appearing in New York last year for a screening of “Brooklyn,” Ronan added a splash of color to her white-blouse-and-black-trousers ensemble with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels shoes replica decorated with multicolored sequins

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At the 2015 LACMA Art and Film Gala, Ronan’s orangey-red Pierre Hardy peep-toes were the perfect complement to her colorful, mixed-print dress by designer Duro Olowu christian louboutin outlet uk.

Ronan looked perfectly elegant at the 2016 EE BAFTA British Academy Film Awards in a gorgeous christian louboutin shoes for sale beaded gown by Burberry, which she paired with Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels in a flashy metallic finish.

At the 2012 “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” premiere, the actress christian louboutin shoes — clad in a pretty white eyelet dress by Simone Rocha — ditched her usual heels and instead opted for something a little more unexpected: patent-leather oxfords.

Is there ever a dull, drab and monotonous moment christian louboutin shoes in tinsel town? Never! Known to make films that are larger than life, Karan Johar has also attained the fame to host some of the lavish parties in town. Last December, Karan Johar hosted the black and metallic themed party for his buddy and ace designer Manish Malhotra as he turned 50. Following a spate of much milder parties, Karan Johar hosted the most amazing gala in honor of the maverick shoe designer, Christian Louboutin whose signature line of footwear christian louboutin shoes replica with the red sole is much sought after and a must have in the celebrity wardrobe worldwide. With the who’s who of tinsel town invited for the bash, celebs that lit up the party included Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Mira Rajput, Sonakshi Sinha, Dia Mirza, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushant Singh Rajput, Anaita Shroff Adajania. But the couples who grabbed this party as the perfect opportunity to put to rest all the rumors surrounding their relationship christian louboutin replica status included Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt – Sidharth Malhotra. Arriving together, these two couples caused a frenzy amongst the shutterbugs and the fans.

Christian Louboutin Makes Replica Shoes Crayons Now

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There’s a part in The Devil Wears Prada where Andy Sachs sells her tainted designer wardrobe, using it to fund her new life as an idealistic newspaper rookie. Five years ago, Australian artist CJ Hendry did the same thing, unloading every investment piece in her closet onto eBay. “I was studying finance, and hopeless at it. But I didn’t believe that being creative was an actual job, so I got a job on the sales floor at Chanel christian louboutin outlet uk in my hometown—Brisbane, Australia,” says Hendry. “I did it for a while and then I said, ‘Right, I’ve got to do this. I’ve got to be an artist.’ So I sold everything I owned on eBay—bags, shoes outlet, jackets, everything— and I made about $36,000. I took that money, moved back in with my parents, and gave myself a year to succeed.” Spoiler alert: she did.

Today, Hendry’s client list includes Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, and her huge, hyper-detailed illustrations of designer bags and shoes replica sell mere minutes after hitting her website. (“Instagram changed the art game,” she admits. “Galleries are great, but I sell directly through my feed.”) Her fourth major show opened this week at the Fringe Club in Hong Kong, and for the first time in Hendry’s career, a brand—Christian Louboutin—sponsored it.

“I’ve drawn their christian louboutin shoes replica in the past, so they found me on Instagram—like everyone does. They were like, ‘Oh, we love artists. We’ll give you a wall in the store!’ And I was like, ‘Thanks for the opportunity, but if you’re going to be using my art, this is the scale it’s going to be at, and this is how it’s going to happen,'” Hendry explains. “I channeled my inner Beyoncé because I knew I had to be a bad bitch about making sure my art gets seen the way it needs to be seen. And I was lucky, because they’d come to my art show in New York, and they knew, when it comes to art, I don’t play.” As Hendry says all this, her poodle puppy, Ace, curls up at her feet and gnaws at her socks. She smiles down at him, then grabs a bronzed Louboutin stiletto from her desk.

“I took their shoe and made a mold,” she explains of her process, “and from the mold, I’m making true-to-size Louboutin crayons. It’ll be a Louboutin heel made entirely of wax. And I want everyone to come into the party, take a shoe crayon, and just be a little kid—draw all over the floor, and the walls! It’s not the kind of art you need a thesis to understand, you know? It’s immediately fun, and funny. We need more of that.”

The shoes replica for sale won’t be for sale, but 40 new drawings—all of eerily realistic paint blobs (a joke, Hendry says, “because I can’t paint for shit!”) just hit her website on a first-click, first-serve basis. “I wanted to do it like a sneaker drop, or what, like, Supreme does,” Hendry explains. Will they promptly sell out a lá the streetwear brand? At publish, all were gone in just about four minutes.