I love me a good monochrome look. There’s something so French Chic about a black and white outfit that makes you feel instantly stylish. Kim Kardashian obviously thinks the same way because she’s been sporting some monochrome fabulousness lately alongside color coordinated boyfriend Kanye West. While I agree that the peplum top did look a bit unflattering from some angles I also think this would make a great outfit for someone tall with lean legs or perhaps an apple-shaped person. What do you think?

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Who?Kim Kardashian
Where?Out & About with Kanye West in West Hollywood, California
When?July 11, 2012
What?Zara Peplum Top, J Brand Jeans, Hermès Birkin Bag, Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Pumps

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 2, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

All hail the master of the stiletto heel, Monsieur Christian Louboutin. Whenever I start wondering which Louboutin will rock my world next I discover a style like the “Clou Noeud” (try spelling that!), a perfect symbiosis of a feminine blush bow-adorned slingback pump and rocker, kickass conical studs and a platform a stripper heel would be proud of. Needless to say we’ve gotten quite a few reader requests for these beauties which are long sold out how despite the shocking price tag of $1.195.

Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud Spiked Slingback Pumps in nude

Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud Spiked Slingback Pumpsls
($1.195, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Ashley Tisdale, Dakota Fanning, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Jennifer Love Hewitt wearing nude Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud Spiked Slingback Pumps

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JustFab “Makeeda” Spiked Slingback Pumps

UPDATE (08/02/2012): Found another budget-friendly Louboutin Clou Noeud look-a-like in fun colors by JustFab.

JustFab "Makeeda" Spiked Slingback Pumps in black, red and blue (Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud knockoffs)

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N.Y.L.A. “Genevieve” Slingback Platform Pumps

If you follow me on Twitter you might have read my tweet where I said that I just might have found THE knockoff of 2010. Well, here it is: the “Genevieve” by N.Y.L.A.. The color and heel vary slightly, but otherwise they’re practically twins. Except you’ll only have to pay an affordable $44.50 for the N.Y.L.A. platforms to get mad Louboutin style on a budget. Now wouldn’t these be the perfect christmas gift to yourself or any shoe-loving fashionista on your gift list? They come in either nude, red or black leather.

N.Y.L.A. "Genevieve" Slingback Platform Pumps in nude (Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Genevieve” Slingback Platform Pumpsamazon
($44.50, Amazon)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 24, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind the designer footwear aesthetic. Often considered to be one of the most well known designers, his designs are truly never lackluster and always exude luxury. Capturing our attention a few months ago were the Pigalle Plato Pumps, and now these Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps do just the same. This papaya-pink color featured below is simply amazing with the addition of a pointed toe. Before, I never really appreciated any pointy toe shoes, however these pumps have sincerely changed my perspective. Priced at $625, I, for one will not be purchasing these any time soon. Conversely, take a look at more affordable versions of these pumps below!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps in neon watermelon pink

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumpsls
($595, Christian Louboutin)

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KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumps

UPDATE (07/24/2012): And here’s another version of neon pink & yellow Pigalle look-a-likes. This one’s by KG Kurt Geiger and also available in white leather.

KG Kurt Geiger "Carey" Neon Pumps in neon pink and neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumpsls
(£120, Kurt Geiger)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps

UPDATE (07/20/2012): Found the almost perfect neon Doppelgänger Louboutin Pigalles (minus the red sole) over at ShoeMint today.

ShoeMint "Kaylen" Neon Pumps in neon pink and yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

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Alloy “Molly” Heels

Our most affordable steal, priced at $14.99 (sale price!), are these Alloy “Molly” heels. Simply put, I love this color! With summer shortly approaching, I have been craving bright colors in my wardrobe and this shoe is the perfect way to incorporate them. These also come in neon yellow for even more vividness. Truly an eye capturing shoe, one can make quite a statement in these heels.

Alloy "Molly" Heels in neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Alloy “Molly” Heelsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps

Out of all the featured look-a-likes, this one by Devious appears to be the most significant because it very closely resembles the Louboutins. The patent shine, color, and super elongated heel are perfectly intact and maintain that Louboutin-esque look. With this type of shoe, it’s very difficult to go wrong especially when it radiates such a bold energy. Ultimately, these can be worn as a transition to summer and even in the winter for a nice pop of color.

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumpsls
($85.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shiekhcj.

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes

Topshop is definitely one of my favorite stores due to their eclectic wardrobe varieties. Not to mention, these “Game” Pointed Court Shoes are absolutely beautiful. Though these are a bit pricier than the other alternatives above, I believe that they will become a permanent staple in one’s closet. They complement any outfit, and provide that extra vitality to spice up a dull look. I would love to pair them with perfectly tailored pants, but the wardrobe possibilities are simply superfluous.

Topshop "GAME" Pointed Court Shoes in neon pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

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($96, Topshop)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 18, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you come around regularly (and if you don’t, you should), then you’ve heard me profess my love for Giuseppe Zanotti shoes here and there. So here I go again. What I love about these Stud Crisscross Sandals is the combination of the colors, textures and detailing. It’s bold and edgy without beind in your face.

Giuseppe Zanotti E00330 Stud Crisscross Sandals in green canvas

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($450.36, Amazon)

bebe “Keana” Studded Animal Print Sandals

UPDATE (07/18/2012): Two years later and I have come across another great Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like. The bebe “Keana” sandal does have a few differences (e.g. the animal print back, gold instead of silver studs), but apart from those minor things it does look a lot like its designer counterpart, don’t you agree?

bebe "Keana" Studded Animal Print Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti E00330 knockoffs)

bebe “Keana” Studded Animal Print Sandalscj
($149, bebe)

Steve Madden “CHARMMER” Sandals

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These Steve Madden shoes are clearly inspired by the Zanotti pair, but the platform wedge, gold instead of silver studs and noticable lack of the color black gives it an entirely different look. Isn’t it funny how two things so similar can be so different at the same time? Well, that’s what makes the world of style go round. There’s plenty of options for us to all take our pick! Available in olive or black.

Steve Madden "CHARMMER" Sandals in green (Giuseppe Zanotti E00330 knockoffs)

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($109.95, Steve Madden)

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Brian Atwood is a very reliable source when it comes to the craftsmanship of brilliant footwear design. As he is known for bold silhouettes, it is not surprising that this “Glamazon” heel is an amazing statement shoe. The leather braiding details are slightly reminiscent of Grecian inspired shoes; however, I am not such a big fan of the lack of color. And though without a doubt Coco Rocha looks absolutely stunning wearing these killer heels, I wish they would at least have contrasting hues to contribute to the luxurious appeal and attempt at fulfilling the grand price. Like so, the steal below is both affordable and immersed with just the right amount of chromaticity!

Brian Atwood Glamazon Open Toe T-Strap Platform Sandals in taupe grey

Brian Atwood Glamazon Open Toe T-Strap Platform Sandals
($1.350, FORWARD)

Coco Rocha Loves Brian Atwood

Coco Rocha wearing Brian Atwood Glamazon Open Toe T-Strap Platform Sandals

ALDO “Jillanne” T-Strap Platform Sandals

As I criticized the shoes above for not having enough color, these ALDO “Jillanne” sandals are the perfect example of how I wished color would be incorporated in the BA heels. The contrasting hues perfectly complement one another and add more definition and zest to the design. Just like I mentioned that the “Glamazon” sandals reminded me of modern Grecian shoes, I think these sandals exhibit a very similar look, if not almost identical! Plus, they are very well priced and on sale for $69.99!

ALDO "Jillanne" T-Strap Platform Sandals (Brian Atwood Glamazon knockoffs)

ALDO “Jillanne” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at for £41.99.


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