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Have you ever seen a shoe as pink and sparkly as this? Of course it belongs to famed burlesque performer and vintage fashion plate Dita Von Teese, and of course it's a custom-made design for her by Christian Louboutin. Dita uploaded a TwitPic of what she calls the "LouBOOTin" yesterday evening, and it's already creeping up to 50,000 views. You won't be seeing these in Barneys anytime soon, but would you be able to get your foot into them anyways? And yes, that is a Swarovski-covered crystal spur on the heel. [TwitPic]