Charlotte Olympia Spring 2014 Collection


Chances are, if you’re into shoes that amp up the style and add a hefty dose of quirk, you are already well versed in the gorgeous creations of Charlotte Olympia. You’ve pinned kitty-inspired pumps onto Pinterest boards, you’ve re-blogged countless shots of your zodiac emblem on gorgeous suede shoes, and you’ve flipped through every Art Deco movement- and fairy tale-influenced sole until you’ve memorized every stitch. Charlotte Olympia is emblematic of a burgeoning empire, based on classic shapes laden with a kitsch twist; she told Vogue UK, “the essence of my brand comes from my love of old Hollywood glamour. […] The Forties and Fifties are bygone eras that I am nostalgic for, and they play a huge part on the sensibility of the brand. I like to give my collections a soul and a story, and a little sense of humour.”

Charlotte-Olympia-Spring-2014-chest-clutchThis time around, Charlotte Dellal – the genius behind Charlotte Olympia – is taking us on a voyage. Sure, her standard use of glitter and sequins have been placed into fins and sea stars alike, and the classic white and navy sailor stripe is prevalent, but we’re thoroughly impressed by the new tricks up her sleeve. Rope is knotted and carefully placed, a blonde mermaid figurehead is fixed onto a wedge calming turbulent seas sidewalks, classic sailor tattoo prints cover pumps and gorgeous suede is laser cut to look like coral. Just when you think she’s found her niche, she explores new techniques and wows us again. She’s even created waterproof sandals with a foam wedge and silicone straps, because stylish shoes shouldn’t be confined solely to land.

Our favorite designs include the fish-centric “Catch of the Day” pump, the lobster t-strap sandal with beaded trim, “Splash” – where an upside down mermaid tail has taken the place of the heel, and the “Save our Shoes” design, which takes the classic S.O.S. message in a bottle motif to a new level. Some may say that she went overboard, but we think this collection is sure to take your style full speed ahead!

The best part about this nautical collection is that some of the pieces are available for order now, which means you can order some beach-ready looks just in time for the summer season. These shoes are sure to make your peers – and the Little Mermaid herself – envious.


Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in red leather with embroidered sailor emblems


Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in navy suede; available at LuisaViaRoma and Nordstrom


Atlanta teal leather anchor platform mule with a sheer mesh front and chain trim


Ava tangerine canvas slingback pump with a neon leather heel; available in blue at Neiman Marcus


Catch Of The Day platform peep-toe fish pumps in celadon with a small peep-toe and pale gold island platform; available in white/gold at Neiman Marcus


Cora platform ankle-strap pump in coral suede with PVC & laser cut sides


Coralena laser cut neon yellow leather ankle-strap sandal


Coralie t-strap red sandal covered in coral branch beads


Desi Pearl oyster pearl embellished slingback pump in silver glitter fabric


Elsa lobster t-strap sandal in black suede with a red beaded trim; available at LuisaViaRoma & Neiman Marcus


Forget Me Know twine & black linen platform wedge


Goodness Gracious Reef laser cut coral suede platform sandal; available at Neiman Marcus


Harlow platform ankle-strap sandal in orange leather with a natural canvas knotted front strap


Josie Inked sailor tattoo printed platform pump; available at LuisaViaRoma


Leilani mirrored gold leather and coral leather platform sandal embellished with orange flower appliqué


Maiden Voyage strappy beige leather platform sandal with a stacked wooden wedge; available at LuisaViaRoma


Miranda platform foam blue & white striped wedge with navy silicone straps; available in black at Colette


Miranda In Bloom platform sandal with a pineapple motif Swarovski-dotted yellow Italian-silk wedge and see-through black organza straps; available at Nordstrom


Miranda Inked ankle-strap platform wedge in sailor tattoo printed leather


Nautical Bon Bon in deep sky blue suede with a mirrored gold island platform and rope trim


Paradise embellished ankle-strap sandal in pink silk satin with multicolor embroidered straps


Plain Sailing slingback pump in beige & navy with a sailor collar trim


Poseidon embellished platform wedge with metallic gold skinny straps and metallic disc fringe


Precious platform sandal in yellow silk embellished with jewel-like crystals


Salacia sage suede strappy sandal with gold baroque designs mounted to the white washed wooden heel & platform


Salacia red suede t-srap sandal with a Roman Goddess of seawater adorned vamp and gold Baroque designs


Sandrine ankle-strap starfish sandal with a beaded red fabric and sheer mesh front strap; available in white at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus


Sandy embellished ankle-strap sandal in metallic silver leather with white sand-like diminutive beaded straps; available in red at Neiman Marcus


Seaway platform pump in blue & beige canvas with a sailor-inspired collar


Serena ankle-strap platform sandal with a black foam island platform and multicolor silicone straps


Shady Lady mirrored gold leather platform sandal with PVC panels and clear ankle-strap


Shipwrecked Marilyn platform sandal in natural canvas with a glitter platform & heel and cast net embellished vamp


Shore Thing sandal in nude leather with a shell-embellished anchor shaped vamp; available at Neiman Marcus


Siren peep-toe sandal with a mermaid t-strap and blush satin straps; available at Neiman Marcus


Sophia shell-printed silk ankle-strap sandal adorned with an oyster/pearl


Save Our Shoes (S.O.S) platform sandal with a crochet front, canvas island platform and “message in a bottle” cork cap heel


Splash! platform sandal with blue chain link laser cut leather, suede platform with an upside down mermaid heel


Tangled platform sandal covered with two types of golden nautical rope


The Dolly Roger platform pump in bright green leather embellished with a crystal-eyed pirate skull and crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom


The Dolly Roger in neon yellow leather with the signature island platform adorned with a gold pirate skull & crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom

Written by Shannon Weston

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