Anne Hathaway wore Charlotte OlympiaDaphne 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.
Diane Kruger wore Charlotte OlympiaIsadora platform sandals to ‘The Better Angels’ premiere during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival held at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They feature blush suede, sheer nude panels and large crystal studs. Isadora is available in blush suede at LuisaViaRoma, black suede at Farfetch or caramel glitter fabric at Neiman Marcus.
For her second premiere of the day, she arrived wearing a white viscose blend long sleeve Elie Saab gown with a crew-neck, sheer paneled skirt and thin white leather belt from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.
Diane put the finishing touches on this beautiful look with a fiery red lip and gold jewelry by Bulgari including a Serpenti ruby wrap ring. She also carried a Sergio Rossi metallic leather Bolso clutch.
Charlotte OlympiaSoda platform sandal | 145mm/5.7″ heel & 35mm/1.37″ platform | shop at Neiman Marcus for $1,685 & Colette for $1,795
The Sweet Talk ’50s-inspired Cruise 2014 collection is filled with yummy sugary sweet treats including candy, ice cream, gummy bears and even our new favorite “Charlotte Olympia” soda. These platform sandals feature chocolate metallic-finish brown suede, soda bottle-shaped ombré resin heel, licorice-inspired swirly PVC straps and wrap around ankle-strap. Half sizes are available.
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Kate Mara wore Charlotte OlympiaUrsula platform sandals to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and InStyle/Warner Bros Post-Party. They feature blush satin, swirly woven straps and 145mm covered heel. Ursula is available in blush satin at Moda Operandi, metallic gold leather at Matches and several other styles at Charlotte Olympia.
She posed wearing a J. Mendel hammered silk silver plunging v-neck gown with layered cap sleeves, gathered waist and pleated chiffon tonal sheer skirt from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t care for one of Kate’s looks, however, I really dislike this metallic hue paired with the sunflower blonde hair.
Other accessories included a shimmery pink Smythson envelope clutch and Lorrained Schwartz diamond cocktail ring.
Rashida Jones wore Brian AtwoodTribeca sandals to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and InStyle/Warner Bros Post-Party. These shoes continue to be a celebrity favorite and Amy Adams also wore them with her Valentino Couture gown. Tribeca is available (on sale!) in black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue or black suede at Brian Atwood.
She arrived to the party wearing a Fausto Puglisi sleeveless ivory cady evening dress with metallic palm tree embroidery and thigh-high side slit from the “Carolina Herrera meets Axl Rose” Spring 2014 collection. I love Rashida’s unique choice and it completely matches her quirky style.
She carried a Jill Milan Holland Park clutch and also accessorized with jewelry by Ana Khouri including a Stem four-finger ring, black diamond Lucky ring plus pearl studded ear cuffs.
Emma Roberts wore Charlotte OlympiaDaphne platform pumps to the FOX after party celebrating the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. They feature black satin, 35mm platform, 145mm heel and clear elastic across the front. Daphne is available in black leather at Farfetch, leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus or white suede at Charlotte Olympia.
Thankfully Emma’s choice was a million times better than her last Lanvin look! She wore a custom black techno matte stretch gown (similar style) with a scalloped sweetheart neckline and mermaid hem.
Olivia Wilde wore Charlotte OlympiaDaphne pumps to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and InStyle/Warner Bros Post-Party. These shoes were custom dyed in green satin featuring Olympia’s signature island platform, 145mm heel and clear elastic across the toe. Daphne is available in black leather at Farfetch, leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus or white suede at Charlotte Olympia.
The pregnant actress who announced her May due date to Ryan Seacrest last night, wore a Gucci Première emerald -green silk long-sleeve gown covered in green paillettes and emerald crystals.
Nina Dobrev wore Charlotte OlympiaTokyo sandals to the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. This style debuted in the Resort 2012 collection featuring mirrored silver leather, double ankle wrap strap and thin front straps. We’ve also seen them on Julianne Moore. You can find new resort & spring styles at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Charlotte Olympia.
I was expecting to see brighter, Spring ’14 collections fill the red carpet but surprisingly both Nina Dobrev & Heidi Klum chose a Fall 2013 look. She wore a Jenny Packham slinky black silk blend long sleeve dress embellished with silver crystal beading.
Award season is right around the corner! I wanted to share what shoes we can expect to see Hollywood’s A-list stars pair with their gorgeous gowns. For the most important red carpet events of the year including The Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, celebrities need a beautiful shoe they can walk in for hours (and hours).
Platform styles are popular since they’re easy on the feet and give ample height for long ball skirts. We also usually see silk satin, sheer floral lace and metallic leather designs plus oodles of crystal & glitter embellishment.
Last year at The Oscars, Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence wore Brian Atwood Hamper pumps under her Christian Dior gown, Kristen Stewart stuck with her go-to Vibe pumps by Jimmy Choo, Jessica Chastain chose sky-high Christian Louboutin Volpi d’Orsay sandals and Sandra Bullock wore Jimmy Choo’s crystal covered Kalpa sandals.
Several designers such as Charlotte Olympia, Jimmy Choo and Brian Atwood also offer white satin styles which can be custom dyed to perfectly match any gown. At the Emmy Awards last year Zoey Deschanel wore Charlotte Olympia’s signature Paloma pumps in custom pale grey blue.
I’m a very gotta-have-it-now express shipping kind of shoe buyer so when I know a style won’t be on my feet until February, March or April I usually wait. A pre-order makes sense when I find that absolutely-in-love (over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff) shoe that I know is a rare or coveted style only carried at a few retailers.
I receive emails daily from readers trying to find their must-have shoe when unfortunately their size sold out. Pre-ordering is a good way to snag your favorite next season shoe – especially if your size is always sold out or you take a half size like me!
My favorite pre-order potentials for spring are featured below. I also added a few styles from new Pre-Fall 2014 collections which are currently available for a limited time at the pre-order hub, Moda Operandi.