Designer Shoes: Charlotte Olympia

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Jennifer Lawrence wore Charlotte Olympia Joyce pumps to the 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards held in London. Joyce is from the Fall 2016 collection featuring black satin which is layered at the toe along with an adjustable buckled ankle strap, knotted detail at the counter and sky-high stiletto heel. You can see a closer image of her shoe here. Shop current Spring 18′ styles online at Moda Operandi, Matches, MyTheresa and Charlotte Olympia.

Jennifer also wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring 18′ tuxedo gown with baby pale-pink chiffon sleeves. She accessorized with emerald and diamond jewels and carried a Roger Vivier Boîte de Nuite satin clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

Charlotte Olympia’s electric Pre-Fall 2016 Mechanix collection was inspired by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ sci-fi epic. It’s a match made in heaven for Charlotte’s signature retro style as the film portrays a “highly stylized futuristic city” complete with snazzy robots, 1920s’ glamour and of course a dramatic love plot. Here’s a look at our favorite 5 styles:

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Amped Up Dolly pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring red patent leather, pearl-like baubles along the platform, gadget embellished heel and jade covered platform.

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Merylin wedge | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring a circuitboard inspired embroidered wedge with silver  crystals and textured metallic gold leather strappy upper cage design.

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Millicent sculpted pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring black suede and think chunky sculpted heel and covered platform.

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Vreeland platform sandal | shop at Shopbop
Pin-up inspired sandal in burgundy with a knotted suede strap across the front, croc-embossed leather platform and thin wrap-around ankle-strap.

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Sky Scraper platform sandal | shop at Nordstrom
Textured silver leather Art Deco obelisk-shaped sandal with a thin wrap-around strap at the ankle and flying saucer inspired crystal bijoux at the peep-toe.


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Taylor Swift wore Charlotte Olympia Belinda sandals to the 2015 BRIT Awards held at The O2 Arena in London. These heels feature crimson red leather, delicate cut-out detail, scalloped edges, tie-up closure plus a 35mm platform and 150mm heel. Belinda is available at Farfetch, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Charlotte Olympia.

Outfit Details: Roberto Cavalli black silk cady gown with a decollete on the back in silk tulle, a romantic red lip and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.

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Elle Fanning attended the ‘Maleficent’ Paris photocall held at Hotel Bristol wearing Charlotte Olympia Sleeping Beauty pumps. These enchanting shoes are from the ‘Once Upon a Time’ Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, pointed toe, sleeping princess detailed vamp and crystal studded gold leather crown. You can shop new Spring ’14 styles at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Charlotte Olympia.

She joined her costar, Angelina Jolie wearing a fern green wool blend short sleeve cocktail dress with a front gusset pleat, side seam pockets and pleated full skirt from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

For hair & makeup, her platinum blonde locks were loosely curled at the ends and Elle added soft bronze eye shadow plus a pink glow lip. She also accessorized with a Cartier Juste un Clou bracelet. I appreciate the overall simplistic styling, nothing felt too forced.

Check out more shoes spotted on Elle.

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Anne Hathaway wore Charlotte Olympia Daphne platform pumps to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They feature black satin, clear elastic across the front, 35mm signature island platform and 145mm heel. Daphne is available in black leather at Farfetch, leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus or white suede at Charlotte Olympia.

For her second dress of the night, she switched into a Viktor & Rolf custom white silk strapless gown with a graphic trompe-l’oeil knit bodice, sweetheart neckline and column skirt.

Anne also switched up her accessories adding a Neil Lane tennis bracelet and black diamond stud earrings.  She carried a Paint Box mirrored clutch by Roger Vivier.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.

Winter is upon us, which can only mean one thing for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:

Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.

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Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.

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Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!

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Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.

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Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.

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Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.

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Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.

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Written by Shannon Weston



I know it’s not even Halloween yet, however, Resort & Cruise 2013 styles are already rolling in! I still plan on posting many more fall styles however I wanted to feature new designs that have caught my eye.

Notes:
One of the most talked about new shoe designers, Sophia Webster, has two new styles available online at Colette. More styles (these are actually Spring 2013) are also arriving at Net-A-Porter very soon.

I seem to always love Alexander Wang’s resort shoes more than any other season…I love the red-hot croc-embossed leather.

Brian Atwood’s new TriBeCa sandal is also available in blue at Nordstrom.

In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Choo’s cruise collection is now available for pre-order on their website and a few shoes are also at Nordstrom

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Brian Atwood Tribeca embellished platform sandal | Giuseppe Zanotti satin stripe embellished pump

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Charlotte Olympia Dolly platform flower pump | Valentino pink Rockstud slingback

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Alexander Wang Aminata ankle-wrap sandal | Lanvin t-strap lucite wedge sandal

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Sophia Webster dotted lace-up sandal | Jimmy Choo Belle chain & stone embellished sandal

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Heidi Klum wore Charlotte Olympia Ursula sandals to the 2012 Emmy Awards. This style debuted in the the Spring 2012 collection featuring satin and were made custom to match her gown. You can find the Ursula sandal available online in green at Neiman Marcus, gold at LuisaViaRomaBoutique1 & Neiman Marcus and in several colors at Charlotte Olympia.

She’s also wearing a sea foam green Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. I love this color on Heidi but I don’t like the double slit for this red carpet event. Check out more shoes spotted at the Emmys.

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Charlotte Olympia Greta | 6″ heel & 1″ platform | buy online at Harrods & Charlotte Olympia for £665

These pumps are from the Russian-inspired Pre-Fall 2012 collection. They feature black leather covered in small gold studs with a chunky tapered heel. Cheryl Cole was recently spotted wearing the Greta with polka dots.

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Kelly Rowland wore Charlotte Olympia Priscilla platform pumps to celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Vegas Magazine. These heels are from the Spring 2012 collection featuring fuchsia snakeskin. You can find this pump online in fuchsia and teal snakeskin at Harrods.

Kelly was featured in the Summer 2012 issue wearing a white satin pump and black satin d’Orsay pump, both by Giuseppe Zanotti. I absolutely love her outfit, including her Roberto Cavalli printed stretch-jersey dress (similar one at MyTheresa & FarFetch). Check out other pictures from her feature including a behind-the-scenes video and more shoes spotted on Kelly.

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