Hey gorgeous! One of my favorite fashion houses, Dolce & Gabbana has just introduced the bold new Leo shoe. The new pointy-toe pump is special because of its leopard-print sole. Let’s take a first look at the Leo Shoe campaign:
I see on the brand’s website that this is available in a range of colors – pinks, red and greys in both suede and patent leather. And even the inside sole is lined with leather-print.
Doesn’t that remind you of the iconic Christian Louboutin heels with their red soles? The Louboutin pumps are recognizable from miles away because of their bright red bases, and have come to be a symbol of wealth and taste! And I can’t help but wonder (Carrie Bradshaw style), are the brand new Dolce shoes made solely to compete with them?
Did Dolce think, “Hey look at those Louboutins! They are recognizable from miles away!” (I know, they think just like me!) “Why don’t we, too, create a shoe that’s recognizable from far, far away!?” And then Gabbana would have been like, “But black is our color, dude! What are we gonna put? Black soles? We already have that! Duh!” “No,” Dolce replied. “We’ll put something nature-y on it. Leopard or Zebra or something. And we’ll call it the Leo! Or the Zeb!” Yeah, that’s how it must’ve happened.
“The unique roaring detail,” the ad campaign claims.
So what’s next? Tiger print shoe soles by Saint Laurent?
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]