Tadashi Shoji to dress Tournament of Roses queen and her court
December 28, 2012 |
Fashion designer Tadashi Shoji lives in Pasadena, so it's only natural that he's been tapped year after year as the official designer for the Tournament of Roses. For the upcoming festivities, he has designed one-shoulder gowns for the Rose Court with flounce detail and an embellished shoulder, according to a news release. The princesses will be in flame crepe and Rose Queen Vanessa Manjerrez in winter white, the release said. But no picture was included, pending the big reveal. Kendall and Kylie Jenner are 17 and 15, respectively, but their Christmas gifts are all grown up. The two youngest members of the Kardashian Klan used various forms of social media to show off their haul, which included Balenciaga boots, Christian Louboutin shoes and Celine bags.
Jessica Simpson drops baby weight
December 21, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson's new Weight Watchers ads are slated to begin airing Dec. 25. She's reportedly lost about 50 pounds since daughter Maxwell Drew was born in May. Some of the weight loss was apparent when she and sister Ashlee toured last month, promoting the Jessica Simpson Collection at department stores including Macy's and Dillard's. [People] The Kardashians' annual holiday card has the whole crew dressed in white, with confetti, balloon designs and champagne toasts making it look more like New Year's Eve than Christmas.
Christian Louboutin gets partial victory in red-sole-shoe case
September 7, 2012 |
In a legal battle over red soles, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory over design house Yves Saint Laurent when an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower-court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different colored top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.
Christian Louboutin holds on to his red soles
September 5, 2012 |
Can a color be trademarked in the fashion industry? According to a federal appeals court, the answer is yes, though the legal protection may depend on how the color is used. The New York-based 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Christian Louboutin may prevent other fashion houses from copying his distinct use of a red, lacquered outsole on a high-heel shoe of a different color, described by the court as “an identifying mark firmly associated with his brand.” “We hold that the lacquered red outsole, as applied to a shoe with an 'upper' of a different color, has 'come to identify and distinguish' the Louboutin brand and is therefore a distinctive symbol that qualifies for trademark protection,” the court said, overturning a lower court's decision.
Christian Louboutin to launch beauty collection in 2013
May 11, 2012 |
Louboutin red isn't just for the soles of sky-high stillettos anymore. Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is branching out into beauty. His luxury French company is pairing with Batallure Beauty, which helps develop brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy's, Marchesa and Sephora, to launch the Christian Louboutin Beaute line in late 2013. Sephora, a cosmetics and fragrance retailer, happens to stock perfumes from another well-known shoe titan: Jimmy Choo. Louboutin, who founded his company in Paris in 1991, has never ventured into cosmetics before.
Louboutin's Art And Sole
February 12, 2012 |
Footwear maestro Christian Louboutin touched down in Beverly Hills recently for a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his business and the new, limited-edition capsule collection of shoes and bags he is launching to mark the occasion. A busy day of shaking hands and signing the famous Louboutin red soles culminated in a dinner at LACMA's Ray's & Stark Bar, where art was in motion as guests strutted past a canvas-covered wall being "tagged" by street artist Gallo Love.