Tag Archive: Shoes

Jul 15 2014

Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You? 

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Charlotte Olympia Kitty & Co

I’m a lover of Charlotte Olympia, so much so I joined the gang recently with my first purchase – some gorgeous green beauties, but I think my heart will also belong to her Kitty flats.

Before you just had to choose a colour, I have the classic black on my wishlist, but now you can choose your personality with the new Kitty & Co capsule collection.

So are you feeling Clever, Pretty or in a Party mood? Or how about showing off your fun side in the Cheeky or Pouty Kitty flats. Or are you madly in Love, acting a little Hippy, or a totally Superstar? I love how each Kitty really does portray the personality perfectly.

There are eight in the collection, each of course in a luxurious velvet finish, and just look at those gorgeous colours, I think I want them all. Priced at £465 each I think you realistic have to choose one, but I have been told from lots of trusted sources that the Kitty flats are super comfortable, so you will definitely wear them all the time.

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Charlotte Olympia Clever Kitty

I love the Pouty, because they are fun and so Charlotte Olympia, as well as the Love Kitty just because of the gorgeous hue, but I think my favourite has to be Clever as a girl who wears glasses what’s not to love!!!

So which Kitty best represents you?

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Charlotte Olympia Pretty Kitty & Cheeky Kitty

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Charlotte Olympia Love Kitty

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Charlotte Olympia Superstar Kitty, Hippy Kitty, Pouty Kitty, & Party Kitty

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May 30 2014

Shoe Lust: Charlotte Olympia – Cruise 2015 ‘Down Mexico Way’

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Lusting over designer shoes seems to be at the top of my to-do lists at the moment, I am searching for a pair for my wedding, and top of my wish-list has to be owning a pair of Charlotte Olympia, so I was in heaven this week when I got the chance to check out the British footwear designer’s Cruise 15 collection, Down Mexico Way.

Like with all Charlotte Olympia collections this is one fun line-up of statement shoes and clutches, filled with tequila references, maraca detailing, hibiscus florals, cacti prints, chillis, tacos, pinatas, and my favourites being the striking Day of the Dead designs with embroidered skull and skeleton appliqués. It is basically everything you can think of when it comes to Mexico in a kitsch, fun way, and I basically want it all.

The collection is huge, I am only sharing a small selection, basically my favourites – from the ‘It Makes You Happy’ tequila bottle-shaped clutch bag to the heart adorned ‘Sacred Pandora’ clutches, which have a Romeo & Juliet feel about them, and the gorgeous, wear all summer ‘Rachera Sandals’ with their colourful woven design that kind of makes me think of a Mariachi player. I  also really adore the chilli print, the ‘Fiesta Magazine’ clutch, and the ‘Tequila Sunrise’ court shoes with a tequila shot glass as the heel.

Then there is that one piece that is so impractical but cute as hell that kind of made me squeal a little – the ‘Nacho Bag!’. Like the name suggests it is a miniature nacho shaped clutch with a silk tassel, but to call it a clutch is a bit of a stretch as you can fit nothing in this beauty unless it is a triangle, I think you would be OK with a miniature lippy but that’s all. I think of it as more of an ornament, an instagramable delight, but I do hope that a celebrity sees its beauty and takes it on a trip down the red carpet.

With the Cruise 15 all about Mexico and AW14 all about Shanghai, I wonder where in the world Charlotte Olympia is going to land next.

Which shoe or clutch is your favourite? I am finding it hard to choose just one!!!

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

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]

Feb 04 2014

Shopping: Orla Kiely x Clarks Now Online

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The gorgeously retro Orla Kiely x Clarks collection is now available online and all you really need to decide is whether you are a Matilda, Milly, Maggie, Mary or a Marianne – as each pair from the spring/summer 2014 collection is amazing.

From closed-toe Mary Janes to wedges and vintage-inspired slingbacks, each pair of shoes from this fabulous collection will brighten up your wardrobe and you will be willing summer to come along. My favourites have to be the navy and cream version of the Marianne, which could be easily worn with tights until the weather gets better, and the red Milly slingback Mary Janes flats.

Prices range from £90 for the flats to £120 for the platforms – but seriously who can resist the glossiness of this collection.

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Jan 15 2014

Shoe Lust: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Footwear Line

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There couldn’t be a more perfect tie-up for Sarah Jessica Parker than shoes, her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & The City was renowned for her wardrobe being packed with Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin beauties – well from February 28 shoe fans will be able to wear designs from her very own, SJP Collection.

Unlike Carrie’s collection, which cost a month’s rent, her line is much more affordable starting at $195 and ranging to $485 – that means you can get two pairs right??? The collection is exclusive to US department store Nordstrom and also includes bags, which are priced $375 and under.

So far, we have seen this gorgeous red number, the Mary-Jane strap ‘Diana’ heels and now The Coveteur has an exclusive video ‘If the Shoe Fits’ of Sarah talking O Magazine’s Gayle King through the collection – I am loving that she has a style called the Carrie and how lovely does Anna look in “asparagus”.

Shoe fanatics get ready, after seeing this adorable video I think there will be a long queue for SJP’s debut collection. UK fans don’t worry Nordstrom do deliver to the UK, here’s hoping that if it is a success, which I am sure it will be, they will tie-up with a UK name – I think the SJP Collection would look at home in Selfridges incredible shoe hall.

Are you excited about SJP’s debut shoe line?

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Dec 09 2013

Shoe Lust: Orla Kiely x Clarks For SS14

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There is something about that Orla Kiely that instantly appeals to me, I just love the charming prints and the retro-tastic styles, and I am always a fan of the designers presentations at London Fashion Week. This spring/summer 2014 show was incredible, packed but amazing, and as well as loving all the clothes and accessories the shoes in collaboration with high street footwear retailer Clarks was one of the highlights.

Last month I got to have a closer look at the Orla Kiely x Clarks collection and I was blown away by the pieces that will be on sale from February for as little as £90. There are six styles in the capsule collection from vibrant block platforms to 70s-style wedges, feminine mid-heel shoes, and my favourite the slingback Mary Jane flats. As well as loving the bright yellow, red, blue and green hues, I adore that each pair features the designer’s signature Orla Kiely floral print.

What can be better than stylish, colourful and comfortable shoes – seriously lusting after the whole collection.

Are you excited about the Orla Kiely x Clarks collection?

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Nov 11 2013

SS14: Sophia Webster Is Supa Dupa Fly

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Last week I had the chance to see her collection up-close and it was everything I was expecting and more after falling in love with the pictures of her presentation. Granted it wasn’t the same as standing in the middle of the secret garden being serenaded by Katy B, and seeing the models frolicking with the flowers, but I did get to see the incredible attention to detail in each piece.

There is something about Sophia Webster that gets me a little excited – maybe it is the fun girlie vibe of the brand or the kitsch elements, but I can’t help but love her pieces. The SS14 collection is no different, filled with butterflies, ladybird polka dots, bumblebees, with a hint of hilarious 90s attitude on her signature speech bubble clutches – every-time I see the BugABoo clutch I can’t stop singing Destiny’s Child to myself.

My favourite pieces had to be the butterflies, I am slightly obsessed with the fluttering beauties, and her laser cut leather flats and sandals with butterfly wings on the heels are divine. I also adore the cloud perspex heels and the ‘Killer’ heels.

Oh how I would love to flutter into spring in a pair of her heels!!!

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