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May 02 2014

Shoe Lust: Charlotte Olympia AW14 ‘Shanghai Express’

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I adore Charlotte Olympia, not only does she produce exquisite designer heels and clutches, but she does so with such fun and creativity. Previously I have gushed over her whimsical fairy tale collection, I still have my eye on the ‘She Wolf’ heels, I will forever have the ‘Gemini’ flats and clutch on my wishlist, and how cute would any little girl look in the adorable Incy kitty flats, also it doesn’t hurt that my girl crush Diane Kruger is a huge fan of the brand.

For autumn/winter 2014, the British footwear brand is inspired by the Far East, filled with gorgeous colours, textures and traditions including the Chinese dragon, ‘Ming’ vases, takeout boxes, paper lanterns, masks, lotus flowers and panda bears, even the kitty flats have been given an all-gold makeover as well as ones with Chinese knots for the eyes and nose.

Everything is so striking, if you are a fan of colour, embellishments and patterns you will not be disappointed with this AW14 collection, there is so many pieces that really stand out – I love the fun of the dragons and the panda, that black and white panda clutch is so cute, but for me it is the elegance of the lotus flower kitten heel, the hand-painted ‘Ming’ vase pumps and the Geisha t-bar peep-toes that really makes this collection stunning.

Which design from the Shanghai Express collection stands out for you?

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[Pics: All taken by me, Fashionista Barbie, do not reproduce without permission/crediting]
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