Take the Good With the Bad

Ok. So. I don’t know how to do this so I’ll do it quick like a band-aid

Ben and I split up and I’m really depressed and I haven’t worn heels more than 3 times in the last month and I don’t know what to blog about because every time I try to write a post I just get real sad and shut my computer and my life is a crazy mess and I’m a mess and I don’t want to talk about it!

Ahhhhhh, much better.

Ok? So that’s out of the way.

In other news… The shoe show starts tomorrow and although I’m in a little bit of a zombie state, I’m sure I’m excited somewhere in there. I’m really happy with how the Cece L’amour shoes turned out and can’t wait to share some of them with you :) It’s so frustrating that I can’t just show you the shoes but you know, that isn’t the smartest thing to put them out there before buyers buy them ;) … so we’ll wait.
You can see the 3 page ad spread in Footwear News too!! I’ll post those soon.

There are also the Adrienne Maloof shoes that are SUPER sexy and fantastic! Hopefully you’ll get to see some of our design process on the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!!

Bebe looks really good- I’m really happy with that and I have NEWS about the glitter wedge you guys email me about like every other day. haha

They will be available in stores November at Macy’s for sure and I’ll get info on more stores as soon as I hear about it.

So that’s what’s up with me. I love you guys… thanks for your patience and support!


Filed under: adrienne maloof · bebe · Cece L'amour · new york · shoe design


  • Stefi Sep.29.2011, 5:09 pm

    Celine, I live in Spain and I was wondering how can I buy your shoes?!? Seriously! There are a couple that I love already! Also… How come a shoe fanatic like you never mentioned Jimmy Choo?!?!?

  • IsabellasMommy Sep.21.2011, 4:48 am

    NVM!!! Just Figured It Out!!! Will Be Waiting For These Babies I Plan On Buying Them In Every Color :-)

  • Jenny Brewer Aug.05.2011, 5:48 pm

    so sorry to hear this. :( hang in there, girl. And congrats on the new lines, they look amazing! xoxo

  • room6designs Aug.05.2011, 4:59 am

    Wow. You are so strong… To even blog when you are going through something like that. Very commendable and inspiring. Not only are you amazingly talented and beautiful and hysterical- you are one strong woman. You shine like a star and don’t forget that. Good luck with everything!

  • rachiecakes Aug.04.2011, 11:44 pm

    you are so amazing, talented and inspiring – the real deal! big hugs from Boston! <3
    the glitter wedges are the type of thing that make a girl dream a thousand dreams :::swoon::: and Cece L’Amour? too good to be true! can’t wait to see in person and get my little tootsies into a pair :)

  • Gina Aug.04.2011, 10:44 pm

    hi celine. i am sending you a big hug.
    ps-and i will be buying your shoes the moment they hit my local department store.

  • ++MIRA++ Aug.04.2011, 7:27 pm

    Also…hopefully i’m not feeding a bad illusion, but I feel like sometimes couples go thru stuff that makes it feel impossible…but come back again when they realize they were meant to be and it was all silly…i’m not sure what the case is..if anything unforgiveable happened…but I wish you both the very best…and that your lives come full circle. Ben, if your reading this..send the girl some flowers :) Celine love, get yourself some haagendazs chocolate flavor.

  • ++MIRA++ Aug.04.2011, 7:24 pm


    I have been following your blog almost from the beginning, and seen your many highs..and I guess now a low…:( I’m very sorry about that. Heartbreak is what it is….heartbreak. No matter what I say you will feel how you feel, but with any low…it just builds up to another high. Truly heart you. Many Many hugs…

  • Anonymous Aug.04.2011, 2:53 pm

    I’ve never commented before but I’m a longtime reader… I’m so, so sorry for the hard time you must be facing. But I’m also so happy for the exciting developments happening in your career, nobody deserves it more than you!!! Nobody knows why God gives and take things away, but sometimes things just fall into place for a reason and we have to take the good with the bad. Stay strong Celine, wishing you all the best xxx

  • Mystique Aug.04.2011, 4:01 am

    Celine I’m SO sorry :( I hope it will get better soon <3 Keep your head up!!

    You have many great things to look forward to, you were destined for greatness!!!

    I’m excited about your line, congrats, you deserve it soo muchh :)!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a pair!!!

    Lots of love and be strong!! Hugs and blessings!! <3 xoxox

  • chipsHH Aug.04.2011, 2:37 am

    (Don’t worry. I’m no spam, haha)


    Hey, just wanted to let you know that you and your new shoes have my full support, as well as my Page on Facebook. Can’t wait for the line to make it far, darling~

  • Pink Haired Princess Aug.03.2011, 7:03 pm

    Oh man, I’m absolutely gutted for you..obviously I don’t know you both personally, but you seemed like soulmates, so I’m genuinely sad to hear that. So sorry x x x

  • Hannah Aug.03.2011, 4:34 pm

    break out the heels girl, they’ll make you feel better. *hugs*

  • MissB Aug.03.2011, 5:45 am

    its so strange how the world works – happy times and sad times all together…. but maybe the happy things happening are the little push you need to show you that you are strong and beautiful and will survive the sad times *big hugs*

  • MissB Aug.03.2011, 5:44 am

    its so strange how the world works – happy times and sad times all together…. but maybe the happy things happening are the little push you need to show you that you are strong and beautiful and will survive the sad times *big hugs*

  • Eve Aug.03.2011, 4:30 am

    *Hugs* Let me know if you need anything…

  • Anonymous Aug.03.2011, 2:35 am

    Like others, I’m coming out of lurking status to say that I’m so sorry to hear about your breakup. *hugs*

    I could comment on the nasty anons, but why feed the trolls?


  • professionaldawn Aug.03.2011, 12:16 am

    Celine – Life sucks but you don’t. It’s ok to be sad. But you are a strong, amazing and talented woman with so many good things to come (least of which is your amazing Cece L’Amour shoe line). One day at a time.

  • Melissa L. Aug.02.2011, 11:40 pm

    Hang in there! We’ve all been there, and even though you probably can’t see it now, it really does get better. (:

  • Anonymous Aug.02.2011, 10:08 pm

    Hi Celine,
    I’ve been reading your blog for ages, never commented before. I love it. You’re such a breath of fresh air in fashion blogging, unpretentious despite your uh-mazing (!) shoe collection and generally just gorgeous. I admire your honesty, you don’t have to share details like this but I’ve been wondering what’s been up with you.
    Heartbreak hurts, especially when you’ve invested so much of yourself into the relationship. It can be hard to work out who you even are without this person by your side. From what I’ve been able to observe you have best friends who adore you and a strong family that will stick by you (sister hangs are KEY in heartbreak).
    Be proud of yourself and your achievements – you have an exceptionally well-developed career for one so young and the talent to back it up.

    Eventually it’ll stop feeling like you’re walking through quicksand 24/7. WIsh there was a fast fix for you though.


    P.S. I can’t believe some of the vitriol that’s been aimed at you in the comments. It’s such a fucking bizarre phenomenon, this anon internet commenting thing. People seem to get empowered in a really sick and twisted way. Laugh at them – hilarious that they are taking the time to spread that negativity around. Petty in the extreme.

    Head up gorgeous. And put some heels on, it’s Summer out and you’re a babe!

  • ShoeZQ Aug.02.2011, 7:58 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about you and Ben :(. Hang in there and keep rocking those heels, my friend!

  • shoe-radar.com Aug.02.2011, 7:49 pm

    Awe I am so sorry to hear about you and Ben… Kepp your head up and keep pushing forward the pain will subside in due time….. In regards to the shoe news I am happy for you and all your projects I for one can not wait for the glitter wedges!!!! mwah xoxox Feel better love =)

  • Love + Marriage Aug.02.2011, 7:18 pm

    PS. just after I read your post, I went to another blog in my reader and it just seemed like I needed to share it with you.

  • Love + Marriage Aug.02.2011, 7:12 pm

    Hi Celine,
    I was hoping it wasn’t true because I’ve followed your love story on the blog and it was clear how sweet you two were together. Sometimes life is just hard (and it sucks!).
    I wish you nothing but the best and hope that all of your accomplishments can distract you for the time being and that your friends, family and us virtual blog friends can offer some comfort.

  • Jules Aug.02.2011, 6:00 pm

    Love you! xoxoxoxo!

  • Anna B. Aug.02.2011, 5:30 pm

    Celine, I’m so sorry to hear about your break up, nothing hurts quite like a broken heart. As a fellow shoe blogger, I’ve been there and trust me, it DOES get better :) You are so talented, and I’m super-excited for your shoe line. Oh, and I’m lining up NOW to buy those glitter Bebe wedges! Much love! xx

  • Aug.02.2011, 5:03 pm

    Dear Celine,

    I’m sorry to hear about your split but I am very excited about your new shoe line. Life only gets better and this is just a bump in the road. Much love from Canada!

  • Emma Lilly Aug.02.2011, 4:54 pm

    Sorry to hear that, heartbreak can be so defeating. No matter what you choose to do I hope it will work for you. Your spread in the magazine looks awesome and I can’t wait for the glitter wedges.

  • Anonymous Aug.02.2011, 4:38 pm

    please cheer up darling! you are really really amazing and you are the best ^^ may god bless you dear (:

  • Anonymous Aug.02.2011, 3:57 pm

    you. are. amazing.

    all of us are with you :) cheers, we love you!! :)

  • OhNuts Aug.02.2011, 3:47 pm

    Just a regular reader not even a long time one but one day…My heart goes out to you in your difficult time. I know first hand how rough it is.

  • jewlz Aug.02.2011, 3:26 pm

    I’m so sorry about you and Ben. Marriage is definately not easy but if you think its worth it then make the effort to stay together, if its done, then give thanks for having that in your life and keep it moving! XOXO


  • talktomyshoes Aug.02.2011, 2:51 pm

    Keep your chin up girl, don’t forget how wonderful you are!! Congratulations on your shoes, perhaps I’ll have to make a special trip down to the States to check them out?

  • Kayla Aug.02.2011, 2:22 pm

    Sorry life is full of so many ups and downs right now. Enjoy the show! Eventually there will be a light at the end of the tunnel!

  • lizzie Aug.02.2011, 1:48 pm

    I’m so, so sorry :( You are the sweetest girl and deserve nothing but the best, things will get better. Good luck at the show!!

  • LADYSTEPHAss Aug.02.2011, 1:33 pm


  • Jessica Aug.02.2011, 12:45 pm

    I don’t comment to often, but I wanted to say you deserve every happiness! Like others have said before, you seem like a lovely and hard working girl. You’ll get through these hard times a stronger person! Can’t wait to see your shoe line! :)

  • Anonymous Aug.02.2011, 10:53 am

    Hi Celine

    Long time reader. The beginning of your post made me really sad. Whatever it is, I hope to be able to buy your shoes where I am when it’s available in stores!

    All the best with everything!

  • Dominique Aug.02.2011, 10:10 am

    Hi Celine, you will get through this, it is hard but you will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. I can’t wait to see all the shoes avaiable will any be sold online? Love get a pair ASAP! All your blog readers adore you take care Celine.

  • very irresistible Aug.02.2011, 10:02 am

    i’m sorry about your relationship :( *hug*

  • courtenay Aug.02.2011, 9:41 am

    Hi celine, I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now and never commented, but I just wanted to say my heart goes out to you and things will get better with time (such a lame thing to say but it always ends up being true) xxx

  • Mucki Aug.02.2011, 9:17 am

    Im so sorry for you, hope you get besser, soon.

    Can i buy youre own Shoeline in Germany or online, too?

  • chipsHH Aug.02.2011, 8:54 am

    OMG!!! Those wedges…. are too darling ;) I WANT THEM!! lol

    Could you pleaseeeee make sure they can make it to the Macy’s in either Merriville, IN or the River Oaks Mall in Illinois???

    if so, I’ll love you forever and possibly buy TWO pairs ;DDD Love yaa~

  • Temi Aug.02.2011, 7:16 am

    I’m so sorry you’re hurting Celine :(
    I dont know much but I do know that things get better with time.
    Feel better soon and congrats on the shoes. From the sneak peeks, you seem to have done an amazing job :)

  • Aligoat Aug.02.2011, 6:36 am

    I am terribly sorry, Celine. :(
    I am hoping things will turn lovely for you again soon, because you are fabulous.
    Also, your glitter wedges are divine!
    Sending you lots of love,
    Aligoat xx

  • Ashley Aug.02.2011, 5:42 am


    I’m so sorry about you and Ben. Although I don’t really know you… like your other readers, I feel like we are bff’s from reading your blog. My heart goes out to you two and I wish you the best. I’m so so excited to see your beautiful shoes. Good luck at the show!!!


  • wale Aug.02.2011, 4:51 am

    Soon the dark clouds and rain will stop; the sun will shine again but this time it’ll look brighter than ever, your days will be happy again, be patient and have faith….you seem to be a smart, sweet, hard working girl, just take life day by day and focus on the blessings you have….

    All the best for you ;)

  • missbehaved Aug.02.2011, 4:31 am

    I could have told you this was going to happen months ago. It is no secret to anyone with half a brain that your sweet little husband is GAY!

  • Jason, Cecily, and Taryn Aug.02.2011, 3:59 am

    I’m so sorry About the rough time you’ve been going through. I love reading your blog and always makes me want more daring heels in my closet. I can’t wait to see your new line and what your future will be! Hold your head up high and be proud of all your accomplishments!

  • Jia Xuan Aug.02.2011, 3:09 am

    the shoes are so sexy

  • Nat Aug.02.2011, 3:06 am

    Those glitter wedges. WOW. I need the pink ones and will definitely stop traffic when I wear them.

  • LA Lynn's Aug.02.2011, 2:13 am

    So sorry to hear this!!!! Just know that trouble don’t last always. Wishing you the very best!
    Take Care…


  • Sabina Aug.02.2011, 1:10 am

    So sorry to hear of your split. :-( You’re doing the right thing by being creative though and the shoes look fierce. Keep going forward.

    And as for not wearing heels–start again tomorrow. a) You’ll feel hotter and b) The physical pain will distract you from the emotional kind. Superficial sounding advice perhaps but hey it’s true.

  • Irina Aug.02.2011, 12:58 am

    So sorry to hear this, Celine. Hope you’ll feel better soon. Love and the emotions it summons upon us are irrational and uncontrollable and sometimes relationships just fall apart.

    Wishing you all the best!

  • Dee Aug.02.2011, 12:25 am


  • A Maze In Grace Aug.02.2011, 12:03 am

    Okay so I was just on the cusp of a huge break up. But I did just as you have been doing, started working like a crazy person. And up and out of no where we were back stronger than ever.

    I don’t know you or your relationship, but I do know that what God has for you, it is for you… Who knows where you will find two will find yourselves in the future.

    I just hope your heart mends soon.

    God bless,

  • Love Eliza x Aug.01.2011, 11:33 pm

    Massive congratulations with your shoe line! I cant wait to see the new designs!

    I hope everything works out with you and Ben and that you find true happiness. Remember that Diamonds are made under pressure- this’ll be your best year yet regardless of tough times :)

    Much love from a seriously-loving-your-shoe-collection, shoe obsessed shopaholic xx

  • Anonymous Aug.01.2011, 11:14 pm

    Dear Celine,
    I am a long time reader of your blog and though I never comment, I want you to know that your posts cheer me up on gloomy days :) You seem like a genuinely kind, hard-working woman and I am sure that you can get through these hard times. I know it is not much but I will keep you in my prayers. Much love and positive thoughts to you. Rock that shoe launch, I know I will be running to get me some Cece L’amour shoes as soon as I know where to do it!

    I also wanted to say that I admire you for staying classy when people leave nasty comments. Please never let them get to you, you are way above them and they don’t deserve your time or attention.


  • WendyB Aug.01.2011, 11:05 pm

    Aw, so sorry!

  • elizabeth marley Aug.01.2011, 10:52 pm

    Coming out of my usual lurking…I’m so sorry you’re going through this awful time right now. Do whatever you need to do to feel better.

    Good luck with the new shoe line–I know I’ll be buying a few pairs!!

  • Susie 142-B Aug.01.2011, 10:28 pm

    Celine…CRY, SCREAM AND KICK all you want get it out of you its the best way to get it out of your system. Trust me i know. And im sure everything will be just fine cause your an amazing person. And if that doesnt work take a little vacation trip to Brazil and visit me. xoxo

  • Jennifer Aug.01.2011, 10:22 pm

    Wow. So sorry to hear the news. Been there myself a few years ago, and you will be fine. You’ll be great! You have my best wishes for strength and courage. And congratulations on your new line!!

  • donna Aug.01.2011, 9:23 pm

    I normally don’t comment either (I like to lurk), but my god! I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. But you seem like an awfully strong and hardworking girl – qualities that I think will help you through this. You’re young and talented, so excited to see (or rather, read) where your journey takes you!

  • Maureen Aug.01.2011, 9:19 pm

    Hang in there darling and remember there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

    All your readers love you



  • Anonymous Aug.01.2011, 9:14 pm

    Celine,darling…Cheer up!! All your readers and friends love you!! I don’t normally comment but I feel I need to today.
    Sweet words are not going to change your situation but just know we are all here for you.
    You rock! You are an amazing person and you’ll get through it!!!
    Sending you lots of love and positive vibes :-)

  • miss twinkletoes Aug.01.2011, 9:01 pm

    so sorry lady – I hope you start to feel better, but I know how hard it is to deal with a loss like that. Just remember – things will get better!


  • Thomas Clifford Aug.01.2011, 8:53 pm

    WE LOVE YOU!!!! Cheer up and remember it only get s better!

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