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Christian Louboutin, shoe god

Even though it seems as if everyone is doing a diffusion line for either H&M, Target, or other major retail chain, there’s one designer who is counting himself out: Christian Louboutin.

While he’s happy to shell out his time and effort for Barbie, it seems as if the shoe designer has no other collaborations in mind: “They [H&M] proposed me to do the diffusion line and I declined… Not that I don’t think it’s an interesting idea, but it’s a lot of work really, so it’s just difficult for me to do it.”

When asked about whether he would consider such a project in the future, my dreams of purchasing an affordable pair of his godlike creations were crushed. A girl can dream, eh?

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Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik

First were his comments about Sex and the City. Now famed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik is saying that he hates celebrities—well, at least just the pointless ones.

“I hate celebrities. All those pointless girls—I won’t name names, but you know who I mean. They are ‘famous.’ Ridiculous. I like women with style: actresses like Uma Thurman, icons like Audrey Hepburn. I like women with style to wear my shoes.”

Ouch. Too bad he didn’t name names! Then again, he does still want to be in business.

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You saw the images of Jimmy Choo’s H&M line. Now you can get a better experience and effect from the collection when you watch the ad campaign, which features Sasha Pivovarova and Edita Vilkeviciute.

Hopefully you’re doing a better job than I am at saving up for the line, which hits stores November 14th in 200 stores across the country. One must also note that, unlike the other lines released on Thursdays, this one comes out on a Saturday (and it’s Jimmy Choo!)... Just sayin’.

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Barbie in Christian Louboutin

For the most iconic and stylish doll around, it was no wonder that Barbie decided to finally team up with famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin. From the looks of the newly-reinvented doll and her photo book diary, Louboutin didn’t let our girl down.

“Barbie has a long history of working with various designers and artists who use Barbie as a muse… It was a natural for Barbie, not only with her fashion heritage, but also because of her passion for shoes. She has a billion shoes and we needed to do something special for her shoe collection,” said Stephanie Cota, senior vice president of marketing of Barbie brands at Mattel.

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Dsquared Spring/Summer '10While Jeremy Scott looked to the Flintstones for his Spring/Summer ‘10 collection, Dsquared looked to camping.

Designers Dean and Dan Caten even injected the topic into the set of their show at Milan Fashion Week, with curtains drawing to reveal a woodland scene with tents and mirrors resting on trees.

The clothes included cut-off shorts, T-shirts, and jean jackets teamed with vertiginous platform shoes. In case of bad weather, models were given full-length clear plastic macs with neon trims, worn over eye-popping bikinis. Caps were also a big look, with a purple evening gown accessorised with the headgear and a bottle of Budweiser beer.

Men were also catered for at the show, with the twin designers—who recently designed costumes for Britney Spears‘s Circus tour, and have previously dressed Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Lenny Kravitz—dressing them in gardening gloves and leggings teamed with walking boots. More wearable were the suit jacket, shirt and skinny tie combination.

Jimmy Choo for H&M

Slowly but surely, more pictures of the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection emerge online, and to be frank, aside from the shoes, I’m not too impressed.

The suede and animal prints are a bit on the tacky side; as for the clothes, I could find the same pieces for most likely less than half the price at Forever 21. The sandals, over-the-knees boots, and men’s footwear, however, are killer.

Check out all 20 images after the jump.

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Mika was given Michael Jackson's custom shoesMika has been given Michael Jackson‘s designer shoes.

The King of Pop had hired famed footwear designer Christian Louboutin to create all his shoes for his comeback shows at London’s O2 arena, which were due to begin in July. Following his untimely death, Christian gave all the shoes to close friend Mika to wear at his own concerts.

“Christian Louboutin designed all of Michael Jackson’s shoes that he was supposed to be wearing for the O2 concerts. So when he died, Christian asked if I wanted them for my tour. They are amazing. One is a black soft leather lace-up which goes up to the ankle to support Michael while he was dancing,” Mika said.

However, the “We Are Golden” singer says he won’t wear one particular pair because he wouldn’t feel right: “There is a pair which must have been made for him to moonwalk in. They are gold with a metal toe and the soles are really smooth and slippy to make it easy to moonwalk in. I think they are the only pair I might not wear. It’s a little freaky to think he’d have worn those to do the moonwalk in.”

In honor of his new boutique on Robertson Boulevard, famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin wrote and directed a short film starring Elisa Sednaoui and Miss Robertson.

The film, titled Psycho-Logic, begins very much like a fashionable homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho; however, the latter part of the film brings to life an envisioning of what it would be like to experience in shoe heaven (I want to go!).

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Rachel Zoe loves her shoesRachel Zoe has “too many shoes.”

The celebrity stylist, who has worked with Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, and Anne Hathaway, is obsessed with footwear and can’t help splashing out on new pairs.

“I love them, I have way too many shoes.”

Rachel wore a pair of Louis Vuitton Cancan boots, which are thigh-high with laces and a four-inch heel, to the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week on Monday and revealed that they are her current must-have item.

“These boots, I’ve got to have these frickin’ boots. I love them. And I’m obsessed with them. They take a while to get on, but they’re definitely my favorite boots. Clearly they were not meant for me—on the runway they were on a six-foot model—but I don’t care. I think that’s the whole fun of fashion. You should wear it because you feel like it.”

Rachel is a firm believer in experimenting with different looks and adapting your style to suit the season, but admits that she is always inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s: “Some of my favorite things are vintage scarves, vintage sunglasses, and great cocktail rings. You find them all over the world at flea markets!”

Christian Siriano for Payless Spring/Summer '10

Project Runway graduate Christian Siriano debuted his Spring/Summer ‘10 shoe line during New York Fashion Week yesterday, just as his initial collection hit Payless stores last week.

From what can only be described as “talon-heeled” pumps, dare I say that the line looks fiercer than his last collection? Then again, Payless will most likely water down the designs somewhat so as to avoid customer injuries (one of the models during the show almost fell on the runway).

I have to admit that my eyes are thoroughly enjoying the booty/Mary Jane hybrids and eccentric prints.

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