Designer Shoes: Charlotte Olympia

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Lea Michele wore Charlotte Olympia Dolly pumps to the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards held at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles. They’re from the Encore collection featuring nude-pink suede, almond toe, 145mm heel and 35mm mirrored gold covered island platform. Dolly is available in blush suede at Forward by Elyse Walker, Matches, Ssense and Charlotte Olympia.

She was pretty in azalea pink wearing a beautiful Elie Saab sleeveless lace cocktail dress with a scalloped eyelash hem plus silk georgette straps & corset-like trim from the Spring 2014 collection.

Lea’s hair & makeup, particularly the wispy faux bob and hot pink lip looks a little forced but overall it’s a playful, fun look – and perfect for the Nickelodeon orange carpet.

She carried a Fan di Fendi Baguette nude patent leather bag and also added a complementary peach parfait mani. A diamond Arrow cuff bracelet and Cat Mask ring by Anita Ko provided the perfect finishing gold touches.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lea.

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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.

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Diane Kruger wore Charlotte Olympia Isadora 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.

Check out more shoes spotted on Diane.

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Charlotte Olympia Soda 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 candyice 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.

*You can take $50 off your $200 select regular-priced purchases at Neiman Marcus with the promo code JAN50 expires 1/17*

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Kate Mara wore Charlotte Olympia Ursula 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.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Rashida Jones wore Brian Atwood Tribeca 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.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rashida.

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Emma Roberts wore Charlotte Olympia Daphne 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.

For jewelry, Emma added a Chopard diamond ring, several Jennifer Meyer rings and beautiful Neil Lane turquoise dangle earrings (previously seen on Kathleen Robertson at the ’12 Globes).

She put the finishing touches on this beautiful red carpet look with a sleek side-parted wrapped ponytail, berry merlot mani and also carried a Margo Faille clutch by Kotur.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Olivia Wilde wore Charlotte Olympia Daphne 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.

Olivia also accessorized with Forevermark diamond jewels including a Marquise ring, Maria Canale Swing tennis bracelet and Cushion Drop earrings. With her hair styled in textbook beachy waves, she finished her look with a stingray & mother-of-pearl Costes cylindrical clutch by Emm Kuo.

Check out more shoes spotted on Olivia.

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Nina Dobrev wore Charlotte Olympia Tokyo 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 MarcusBergdorf 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.

Here’s a closer look at her hair which was styled in a glamorously piled high knotted fohawk. She also carried a Rauwolf Emerald Cut Gemstone clutch and finished her look with a glittery dark gray smokey eye.

Check out more shoes spotted on Nina.

red carpetAward 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.

Check out this fancy footwork:

Christian Louboutin:

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Styles available: Pigalace sheer pump, Iriza half d’Orsay pump, Gwynitta cross-strap sandal, Athena t-strap sandal

Brian Atwood:

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Style available: Wagner peep-toe platform pump, Tribeca platform sandal, Zenith ankle-strap platform pump, Hamper platform pump, Cassandra pump

Jimmy Choo:

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Styles available: Vibe peep-toe platform pump, Kallai crystal-embellished sandal

Charlotte Olympia:

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Styles available: Paloma platform pump, Tiffany t-strap sandal, Monroe glitter covered pump, Paloma satin platform pump, Ursula satin platform sandal

My picks, styles I like:

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Styles available: Casadei rose gold sandal; Gianvito Rossi crystal ankle-strap sandal, Sergio Rossi crystal Puzzle sandal, Giuseppe Zanotti white snake-effect leather pumpManolo Blahnik Chaos ankle-strap sandal, Casadei crystal & mesh stripe pump, Gianvito Rossi lightening bolt ankle-strap sandal, Giuseppe Zanotti satin peep-toe pump, Giuseppe Zanotti pink suede ankle-cuff sandal