Tag Archive: Shoe Lust

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]

Aug 08 2013

Shoe Loving: Charlotte Olympia for Kids The Incy Collection

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Suri Cruise, Harper Beckham, and yummy mummies with young girls – get ready as Charlotte Olympia is launching shoes for children, yep the footwear designer has miniaturised six of her distinctive designs.

The collection called Incy, as in Incy Wincy Spinder, features her signature kitty flats, velvet Swarovski Crystal embellished spider-web slippers, leopard print Bisoux flats, colourful Pamela party flats, and the playful Tutti Fruitti design. Yep, all the designs on my wishlist!!!

Launching on August 12, exclusively at Charlotte Olympia Mayfair, Manhattan and Beverly Hills stores, as well as online at www.charlotteolympia.com - the adorable shoes each come with a colouring book and crayons so your kids can play while you shop.

As well as being cute and teeny, Charlotte Olympia will be donating 10 percent of the first months sales to Art Start, a charity dedicated to helping at-risk youth through art, which Kate Middleton is a patron.

Anyone else a little jealous about the colouring books? 

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May 15 2013

Shoe Lust: Kate Beckinsale’s Jimmy Choo ‘Myth’ Sandals

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Who: Actress Kate Beckinsale

Where: At the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A black strapless Alberta Ferretti dress with an asymmetrical hem from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo black and yellow ‘Myth’ sandals also pre-fall 2013, statement Irit silver chain embellished earrings and a black satin clutch

Verdict: Black and neon can’t fail for me and I am in love with this high-fashion yet simple look from Kate. Black is already a slimming colour but this structured dress really nips in her already tiny waist and petite frame to perfection. I also love the voluminous skirt and asymmetrical hemline on this dress, don’t you think it makes her look even tinier or is that just me???

But what makes this outfit for me has to be those exquisite Jimmy Choo ‘Myth’ heels - I love how the delicate black suede straps are mixed in with the patent neon yellow ones. The flash of neon against the black makes these beauties stand out and they stop this look from being boring.

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I am also so pleased that Kate didn’t feel the need to pair these heels with matching neon yellow nail varnish as the nude shade that she is wearing complements them so much more.

Also I can’t mention her incredible Irit drop earrings – aren’t they interesting? I love the silver chain detailing, which kind of gives them a punk feel and they totally wouldn’t have looked out-of-place at last week’s Met Gala.

Are you loving these heels as much as me?

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[Pics: courtesy of Getty Images for Paramount Pictures]
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