Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Christian Louboutin Very Privé 120

After the great response to my first attempt at this Christian Louboutin Style Catalogue, if you may, I will continue with another one of the classic styles that have been available for many seasons, in a variety of colors and materials. The Very Privé is a signature pump from Christian Louboutin and we experience a steady stream of inquiries from customers all over the world regarding this style. Many people prefer a platform for the extra stability and free extra inch in heel height, not easily achieved on a one sole pump. What’s not to love, really? The Very Privé is also said to be extra comfortable, with a well-balanced heel and wider fit than most Christian Louboutin pumps. So let’s get started! I’ll use the same categories as before and just fire away.

Description – The Very Privé pump is always on a 120mm / 4.5″ heel, with a 25mm / 1″ platform and has a peep-toe. The platform is covered apart from the open toe, of course. The heel is slightly wider at the base and then narrows down towards the tip, giving a feminine and flattering silhouette. The style is cut low at the sides, showing a lot of the foot. As always, the Louboutin pump is a sexy pump.

Colors/Materials – The Very Privé is a classic pump in chic black kid leather, a sexy evening shoe in either patent black or elegant black satin, and a favorite of mine in black suede. All the black materials are best sellers and key items every season. In patent black or black kid, the Very Privé sometimes has a patent red peep-toe sole to accentuate the red/black theme of Christian Louboutin.  The patent nude is a true classic and leaves the shelves as soon as they arrive in the sort of frenzy always associated with Christian Louboutin shoes. The Very Privé also turns out beautiful in all sorts of exotic skins, such as python or watersnake, python being the more expensive version. The off white satin version has always been a bridal favorite and comes with a contrasting light blue leather lining. The Very Privé is also a great way to play with color and metallics, a fuchsia suede still nags my memory. I loved it but passed it up for some other combination, can’t for my life remember why!

Fit – Most Christian Louboutin pumps are regarded as quite narrow or slim fit, and this is something that you should consider when trying out your Louboutin pumps. A peep-toe always gives you a little more wiggle room if you have a wider foot. This might not be a universal truth, but it is my experience that peep-toe pumps are more prone to adjusting according to the shape of your foot. The Very Privé is no exception. The style is wider over the toes and has a normal fit. Most customers do not need to take the next half-size up unlike most Christian Louboutin styles.

Good to know – Remember that a peep-toe pump mostly is worn without stockings, so remember to make sure to choose a size where you know that your foot will be comfortable even without a stocking. Usually you need a little more wiggle room when wearing pumps in bare feet.

My personal take on this style – I love how this classic shape seems to fit everyone, and is easy to make your own. No Very Privé customer is another alike. Women of all ages love this shoe, and wear it according to their preference. I love how I sold the silver metallic watersnake Very Privé to rock n roll girls with studded leather jackets and to an elegant woman to wear with her couture cocktail dress with lace and sequins. It is such a versatile shoe, you just have to love that.

The Very Privé family – A few other classic styles have emerged from the Very Privé shape. The N°Privé is a Very Privé with a sling-back, also highly popular in patent black or nude. The Hyper Privé has the same heel height as the Very Privé, but a slightly higher platform to ease the arch angle. A super luxe version of the Very Privé is the Very Riche, completely covered in Swarovski strass in various sizes.



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