Painting the Town Red - Nolia's CL Collection Thread

Nolia

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I started my journey not too long ago back in the winter of 2011 when I was on the search for a pair of wedding shoes. Little did I know that I would amass a small collection of my own. I'm sure that it will continue to grow but I think 10 is a good number to start at.

I noticed that my collection is lacking some colour. This is mostly because I feel that varying textures are more versatile than bold colours. I do plan to add colour into my collection in the future so stay tuned! My style has been described as classic with an edge and I totally agree! I love spikes and studs, fishnets, buckles, metallics and sky high high heels.


As of the starting date of my collection thread, I have:
Isolde in Rose Gold 160mm
Pigalle Plato in Nude Mini Glitter 140mm
Mad Marta in Black/Ostrich 150mm
Lucifer Bows in Black Calf 120mm
Maggies in Nude Suede/Patent 160mm
Ron Rons in Black Patent 100mm
Open Lips in Watersnake Saba 120mm
Madame Butterfly Bootie in Black Nappa 150mm
Very Croise in Ivory/Pink/Gold 140mm
Hola Chica Gladiator Sandals in Black

Pairs that have come and go:
Maudissima in Nude 100mm
Alti in Black Patent 160mm
Very Galaxy in Fuxia Moire 120mm

Hope you guys enjoy seeing my collection as much as I do. I can't wait to post in here with outfit pics and updates too! Without further ado, here is a family photo up first!
 

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Nolia

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And in order of purchase!

Pigalle Plato in Nude Mini Glitter 140mm
These were my wedding shoes. I so badly wanted my first pair to be one that I considered carefully and very seriously. After much debating between this and the Lady Peep sling, I committed to the Pigalle silhouette for my first! I was NOT disappointed!! But after purchasing several CLs after this one and not being able to put them on until my wedding, I was anxious and antsy to finally be able to debut her on my wedding day.

 

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Nolia

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Second up!

Madame Butterfly Bootie in Black Nappa 150mm

After seeing the thread on "Will I regret not buying the MBB?" I totally had the opportunity to purchase one and I jumped on it. It is my most comfortable CL heel! I don't have any recent photos so here are some of my previous outfit pics with the MBB.
 

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Nolia

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FIRST HOLY GRAIL

Mad Marta in Black/Ostrich 150mm
I am head over heels in love with this bootie. The fishnet, the buckles, the ostrich, OH MY! I knew I had to have it. Despite being a half size too big (I am still on the lookout for my perfect size 36.5) I have definitely been able to get some serious wear out of this pair. I love to rock out an awesome outfit with my MMs and they made an appearance in my boudoir photos (which was gifted to my husband on our wedding day).
 

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Nolia

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Another black pair!

Lucifer Bow in Black Calf 120mm
I tried my luck with another Piggy silhouette shoe. I was so nervous but everyone was right about the stretchy calf leather. Paired with a ball of foot cushion, the Lucifers are definitely one of my popular go to shoes. They also made an appearance in my engagement photos!
 

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Nolia

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Needed some variety!

Very Croise in Ivory/Pink/Gold 140mm
I fellow TPFer posted this pair on the Deals and Steals thread. I scooped them right up for a great price from Yoogi's Closet. However, their size was mis-listed and when I got them, I had to have the sling taken in to fit my feet. Despite this road bump, I was also able to wear them in my engagement photos!
 

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Nolia

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Craving a pair of nudes...

Maggie in Nude Suede/Patent 160mm

I took a look at my tiny collection and realized that I needed a pair of nudes! The weather was getting chilly and the new season of Maggies began to roll out. Originally I was smitten by the former Pumice colour, but was not able to get my hands on a pair in my size. However, I fell in love with these Maggies the moment I pulled them out of the box. They get LOTS of wear for a 160mm heel height (a ball of foot cushion does WONDERS). Their maiden voyage was at our Toronto CL meetup. I wore the Maggies to my bridal shower and they were also present in my boudoir photos.
 

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Nolia

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Second Holy Grail!

Open Lips in Watersnake Saba 120mm
I spotted these on Netaporter and almost died. I had just purchased my Lucifer Bows and couldn't bring myself to buy another pair. Big mistake! Exclusive to NAP, there was NO WAY I could find these anywhere again. These popped up a size too big on Ebay and I bit the bullet anyway. After a great deal of padding, the shoes are comfortable as ever but they still look a tad too large. I am still on the hunt for my perfect size (36). I wore my Open Lips to my Mostamazingnightever Moulin Rouge themed Bachelorette party paired with a bright red Herve!
 

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I couldn't believe my eyes...

Isolde in Rose Gold 160mm
I couldn't believe my eyes when Msr. L revealed the 20th Anniversary collection and one shoe basically encompassed all my loves in one heel! Rose gold, strass, height and spikes!? My heart didn't just flutter and skip a beat, it went on a quest! I was SO incredibly blessed and to thankful for Carlinha to have been able to get my hands on these. I love them SO much and, C, you are just freaking AMAZING! I was rendered speechless when the box arrived and had to catch a breath as I pulled them out of the bubble wrap. Really... need I say any more? I debuted my Isoldes at my rehearsal dinner in Cancun.
 

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Nolia

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Back to earth!

Ron Ron in Black Patent 100mm
After a collection hiatus, I decided that I needed a workhorse pair. One that I would be able to wear out regularly. A sensible pair. Enter the Ron Ron. They are so comfortable and I seriously wear them every chance I get. They're not as dressy as any other pair in my collection but they certainly have the ability to dress up the bummiest of clothes! They are my most worn pair.
 

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Nolia

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First flats!

Hola Chica Studded Gladiator Sandals in Black
I had been debating between a wedge or a flat but nothing ever tickled my fancy. I resolved that if either the Hola Chica or a pair of wedges (Red I Love, Red You Love, Beige Panier, Nude Une Plume Sling) came up for me, I'd get one. I found the Hola Chica preloved on Ebay for $100. I couldn't pass it up! Here the are. I don't have any outfit pics yet since it's still snowing up here in Canada.
 

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