Christian Louboutin

Questions & answers. Excerpted from The Little Black Book of Style, by Nina Garcia.

Q: What should a woman look for or avoid when shoe shopping?
A: Depending on the ankle, avoid the ankle strap. If you have a great leg, then great, but the ankle strap can cut off the leg instead of elongating.

Q: What is the one shoe every woman should own?
A: A classic black pump with a four-inch straight heel.

Q: Why the red sole?
A: It’s a green light for men.