The Christian Louboutin expansion continues.Fresh off the news of the footwear designer’s new range of lipsticks, Louboutin has unveiled its new photo-filter app “Louboutinize” today.The app, available for free on the iTunes App store, features three photo filters that can be added onto existing photos. The “Rouge” Authentic Christian Louboutin Outlet filter, no surprise here, is a riff on Louboutin’s signature red soles, filtering images in an all-over red hue.The “Legs” filter adds playful legs to the bottom half of an image. Users can customize their image to have the legs of Dita Von Teese, a horse, soccer player, ballerina or matador. The third filter, “Crystalize,” distorts images for a crystal-like effect.Users can scroll through a Christian Louboutin Outlet Store curated list of images the app’s homepage, which appear to be from fans shared via social media (with the hashtag #Louboutin, of course).Just this past week, Louboutin presented its new collection of lipsticks, which will launch in stores on September 1—just one year following the debut of his nail polish line. The lipsticks will retail for $90, and will feature the famed Rouge Louboutin shade, Christian Louboutin Shoes as well as 35 additional colors to choose from.
Khloe Kardashian stepped out in bombshell style to help celebrate Scott Disick’s birthday.The reality star on Friday donned a pair of snakeskin Christian Louboutin pumps complemented by a skintight Atsuko Kudo mini dress at 1 OAK Nightclub in Las Vegas.She was joined by her sister Kourtney Kardashian and friend Malika Haqq at the soiree, honoring Disick’s Christian Louboutin 33rd birthday.Kourtney was clad in black cage heels that featured fringe detail and a Versace camouflage mini dress. She and Disick have three children together.Haqq wore an all-black ensemble, including simple heels and a plunging Christian Louboutin Outlet dress that had a thigh-high split.Disick played it casual in ripped jeans, a black T-shirt, a Gucci bomber jacket and a pair of Saint Laurent Chelsea boots in tobacco suede, retailing for $895 on the label’s website.
Christian Louboutin is all fired up about its trademark.After initiating legal action against French luxury house Yves Saint Laurent last week for selling shoes that infringed on his trademarked red soles, the designer has accused another footwear brand — Carmen Steffens of Brazil — of the same offense.The S?o Paulo-based brand issued a press release Monday responding to Christian Christian Louboutin Sale Louboutin’s allegations, made in January, saying it has “since its inception created a logo in red, called ‘rosette,’” and finds it “surprising that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any color.”The statement added, “The tones are not the same, and, as catalogs dating from 1996 can prove, Carmen Steffens shoes contain soles of all colors, including red.”Louboutin was awarded a registered trademark Christian Louboutin Shoes On Sale for its red soles in 2008 by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, but the complaint is directed only at Carmen Steffens France and no other markets.Meanwhile, Gabriel Spaniol, Carmen Steffens’ international development director, said in the statement, “We are ready to provide unassailable evidence that we have been using colored soles, especially red, before Mr. Christian Louboutin popularized his.”Carmen Steffens, which is sold in Red Bottom Shoes For Women more than 160 namesake shops and 450 doors across South America, plans to open 25 stores in France by 2015.Online research by Footwear News showed that even French magazine Tout Ma compared its shoes to Louboutin’s. “The very bling-bling shoes, set with crystal or embroidered, are reminiscent of the spirit of Louboutin, especially as they display a red sole. But they are much more Red Bottom Shoes affordable (between 200 and 350 euros),” said the magazine article, which Carmen Steffens was touting on its blog, along with images of shoes.Carmen Steffens’ president of U.S. operations, Mark Willingham, told FN that “Carmen Steffens France is confident in its position regarding the brand’s long-standing use of color on the soles of some styles of Carmen Steffens shoes, including the infrequent use of various tones http://www.christianlouboutinshoessalesinc.com of red.” He pointed out that “of the 250 styles in Carmen Steffens France’s current collection, only three styles utilize red tones on their soles.”Christian Louboutin could not be reached for comment.