Q. What have Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Christine Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, and Madonna got in common?
A. They’ve all sported red bottoms in 2009! Oprah was even seen leaning back to show off her red bottoms on TV!
I’m referring of course to the achingly fashionable Christian Louboutin shoes which retail for nearly $1000 a pair.
Honestly now, what else could I have meant?
As Jay-Z’s song I Know from the American Gangster album proclaims:
“Red bottoms, you gotta have ’em, you glad you got ’em!“
And as a leading shoe retailer said on his blog recently:
“I’ve had so many women ask for the shoes with the red bottom.”
Lady: Excuse me, I’m looking for red bottoms?
Salesman: “Only too happy to oblige, madam!”
I’d like to see a video of some spoiled fashionista being given a red bottom with one of her own Louboutins – perhaps for maxing out her credit card. The heels might get in the way a bit but they could always be used as handles. It would make a great subject for a cartoon too.
This classy photoshoot from Harpers and Queens is halfway there. The location is the Ritz Hotel in Paris and the model with the very long legs is Russian Natalia Belova. Click on the final picture (which was very carefully chosen) below and read the quote about Christian Louboutin meeting up with a more than satisfied customer!
Click to read the quote top left
And if you’d like to see a bit more of Natalia Belova…
…this time she is modelling Aubade lingerie, with no sign of a red bottom, unfortunately.
2 thoughts on “Red Bottoms”
I can’t imagine that the double meaning was not apparent to those who conceived this “product”. Very charming.
Could be the perfect signal clothing that a spanko sub might wear, though that meaning would be diluted by all those who just wear these because they’re fashionable or cool or expensive.
Still, usage establishes meaning and I can just see these shoes as the perfect product placement in the movie that will become the successor to Secretary in carrying the spanko meme into mainstream awareness. Of course we don’t yet know what that movie will be.
The sole of the shoes do tend to get an unusual amount of exposure during otk spanking scenes. Prime advertising space indeed!
You could be onto something there Karl. 🙂
If you type “red bottoms” into google images at the moment you get roughly 50/50 pictures of shoes and spankings. A lot of women’s first introduction to our fetish perhaps.