The cast members of The Real Housewives franchise on Bravo are each quite different in their own way, but if there is one common denominator among the women, it’s that they all love shoes. And, more often than not, they like to get their footwear fix from Christian Louboutin (as discussed in several of my previous posts). So, it’s no surprise that we saw plenty of red soles flashing on the The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion for Season 3. After all, when you have some explainin’ to do for all of your antics during the season, you must have your best power pumps on. What I didn’t know, however, is that host Andy Cohen also has a thing for shoes. On Watch What Happens Live, he let us in on a little tradition where he selects his favorite pair of shoes from those worn by the Housewives during the reunion taping. And, according to this video footage, Andy is all about sparkly and rock ‘n’ roll styles, making him a man after my own heart for sure. You can see all of the shoes up close in the video, but here’s a rundown of what the ladies wore:
Kandi Burruss wore the Christian Louboutin Miss Fast booties with spike detail. These were available at Saks for $1,095 at Saks, but are now sold out.
Phaedra Parks wore the Christian Louboutin Ambertina, available for $895 at Barney’s, but only a couple of sizes are left.
NeNe Leakes wore the Christian Louboutin Pigalili in gold. The silver version is available in limited sizes for $3,545 at Christian Louboutin.
Kim Zolciak wore a nude version of the Christian Louboutin Pigalle spiked pump, like this one in denim. I don’t see the nude pair for sale online.
Sheree Whitfield wore these $895 Christian Louboutin Maggie heels, which are also sold out.
Cynthia Bailey was the only one not in Louboutins. She wore a YSL platform pump that appears to be this metallic silver version, available for $895 at YSL.
Andy’s favorite pair was Phaedra’s Ambertina sandal. Of course, we can’t all splurge like the Housewives do, so I tracked down some shoes that have similar elements, but at a much lower price. Here’s what I found:
BCBGeneration Flossy boots on sale for $51.99 at Shoemall (originally $129.95). Act by today and use coupon code SAVE25 for 25% off $25 or more and you’ll score them for just $38.99 (expires 2/23/11).
Fever Raven for $250 at Fever Shoes.
Wild Pair Celeste for $80 at Amazon or for the same price at Bakers.
Betsey Johnson Ice in gold glitter for $85 at Zappos.
Sam Edelman Lorissa spikes heel in nude for $200 at Karmaloop. Apply coupon code OHSNAP to get 15% off $75, making them $170 (expires 2/28/11).
Paris Hilton Patty for $59.95 at DSW. Members get free shipping with coupon code SHIPR (expires 3/21/11)
Steve Madden Fantasha for $99.95 at Steve Madden. Coupon code rmn15f takes 15% off and gives free shipping, making them $84.96 (expiration unknown).
Real Housewives photos from bravotv.com
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