Lea Michele wore Charlotte OlympiaDolly 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.
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.
Remember when we covered the best shoes from New York Fashion Week? Well, we’ve abandoned the states and headed to London to gander at the most fabulous footwear from across the pond. They’re funky and kooky – just how we like our London looks!.
We love Matthew Williamson’s unabashed adoration of sparkly, glittery things and vivid bursts of colors. This time around, he toned down his patterns and mixed boho with business…assuming your business meetings are conducted in Studio 54. The footwear paid homage to the theme, being both eye-catching and the direct opposite of demure. Sky high and imposing, the ankle booties come in black satin, banana yellow, Beetlejuice stripes, and shocking glitter. We want to live in a world where these are workplace appropriate.
The boots Joanne Stoker designed for Eudon Choi are definitely one of a kind. With schoolgirl plaids, a red camouflage motif, and cobalt blues being stars of the collection, Eudon Choi’s presentation is eclectic and modern. Polka dots and brown calf hair, zebra stripes with electric pink – all topped off with contrasting tassels. Did the funky shoes match the futuristic air of the collection? Well, we’re not so sure. However, they certainly make a statement.
Michael van der Ham is known for colors and appliqués and this line took us back to Mod style sensibilities. Bright citrus colors, vibrant pinks, and punches of blues make every look eye-catching. The shoes were no different, with as many as five colors appearing on one color-blocked thick heeled take on the loafer curated by Christian Louboutin. Think of it this way: the heels are a fail-safe for every outfit. With so many colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong!
In keeping with the unique, nearly-random compilation of colors and textures found in Jonathan Saunders’ Fall 2014 collection, the footwear Christian Louboutin designed for the line blend wow-factor with classicality, glitter with smooth and supple leather. Our favorite? The lace-up ankle booty with a shining, glittering panel. These shoes remind us that everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their life.
Todd Lynn’s line might be known for blending masculine and feminine themes, but there is no doubt that the footwear – designed by Christian Louboutin – are all sex appeal. The billowing leather, snake skin, and suede is confined by an edgy wrap-around strap. The muted colors are offset by Louboutin’s iconic red sole.
Mosaic patterns, Byzantine influence, and Art Nouveau floral prints were all part of Temperley London’s eclectic and beautiful collection. The shoes themselves – designed by Shoerazzi fave Charlotte Olympia – were relatively basic, save for a color blocked trompe l’oeil ankle bootie. We also love the geometric shape of the suede and leather pump – it’s a classic shoe that will work well for a variety of events.
Antonio Berardi’s latest line was swimming in varying themes. Sculptural tailoring, hand-painted chain embroidery, lamé, flannel – and those are just a few ideas and textures he played with. Still, it managed to encapsulate the powerful sex appeal he’s known for. The shoes, designed by Rupert Sanderson, were no exception and definitely amplified the seduction. Dramatically laced over-the-knee boots in dominatrix black leather, strappy closed toed sandals, and ankle booties that would practically scream “bad ass” add a welcome edge to this collection.
For Roksanda Ilincic’s Fall 2014 line, Nicholas Kirkwood amped up the classic tasseled loafer. The modern feeling flats are sometimes color blocked and sometimes metallic, but the shoes are always a hint of modern and a lot of sweet.
Nicholas’ work for Erdem has perfectly captured the dark, romantic vibe the brand is known for. The dramatic shoes come with a chunky heel and are in variants of a stunning floral pattern (swoon!), bedazzled and bejeweled, and with hints of crocodile skin. Every dynamic pointed-toe shoe has a flat counterpart – just in case you want to switch up your heel game a bit.
Credit: Vogue; photographed by Sonny Vandevelde
Hot on the heels of a fiery collaboration with Target and Net-A-Porter, we knew that Peter Pilotto’s shoes would be something incredible to write home about. Utilizing the designing prowess of Nicholas Kirkwood, the heels are strappy, they’re a gorgeous combination of leather and suede, they’re gem toned, they are piped with iridescent colors and neon, and they’re accented with colorful takes on tortoise shell. They might just redefine “cool.”
One of the standout collaborations Manolo Blahnik was a part of for the Fall 2014 season is surely his gorgeous heels for the ever eclectic, yet always classy, designs of Osman Yousefzada. The collection was rich and dynamic, filled with prints inspired by Morocco’s ornamental tiles – the best way to accent the vivid line? Blahnik kept it simple with a major edge. Black velvet heels accented with tassels, rabbit fur booties with a shocking teal heel, and fuzzy cream and black pumps; at first glance, the shoes might seem standard, but they truly redefine trend setting.
For Emilia Wickstead and Richard Nicoll, Manolo Blahnik recreated classics. Whether casting snake skin prints in satin for a slingback pump or reinventing the heeled oxford (metallic leather and velvet? We can’t swoon any harder, seriously!), Manolo Blahnik proves time and time again that classics are truly wardrobe workhorses.
Because apparently Manolo Blahnik refuses sleep for more designer collaborations (the Karl Lagerfeld of footwear, he’s everywhere!), he also created footwear for Felder Felder, Maros Schwab, and Pringle of Scotland. Each shoe seemed to be more classic than the one before – from satin to lovely metallic leather, the sheer versatility of the pieces make them instant wardrobe staples.
Christopher Bailey deserves a medal for his latest collection for the fashion powerhouse that is Burberry Prorsum. It was bohemian, yet graceful. It was wild at heart, yet still retained an air of sophistication. Patterns, art, and color – simply viewing the collection is like a trip to the nearest art museum. Imaginative and vivid, the shoes mirrored the gorgeous myriad of colors in the collection by acting as canvases for whimsical swirls of varying hues. The open toed bootie was accented with a wooden heel and platform, somehow making these shoes even dreamier.
Mary Katrantzou’s line always sets our hearts aflutter, she’s one of the designers at the forefront of modernized romance. That said, not a single digital print seeped into her designs this time around, having been inspired by the world of the “professional.” Was she crazy? Has the world gone mad? And then you see the footwear and everything just…clicks. Color blocked and packing a punch, the square-toed shoes are hefted upon a thick heel – at times solid, other times as a sandal. If this is Mary’s take on professional, we’d love to see her take on weekend fun!
There is something expensively gaudy about Tom Ford, a luxurious flamboyance that cemented his legacy at Gucci and an essence that still resonates within his latest collections. Channeling Studio 54 and the mid-sixties, the soles we saw were nearly cowboy inspired in that when you saw the stiletto boots tromping down the runway, the correct response was “wow, those are definitely boots.” Exotically skinned, baby blue, and sometimes velveteen, they were as excessive as we expect from Tom Ford. For a more discerning consumer, he also designed an ankle bootie embellished with TF in rhinestones, because “understated” simply is not in his vocabulary.
With a theme like debauched debutantes, it’s only expected that Henry Holland turned out some truly outrageous apparel. Sequins, neon lame, and frilly frocks that would have Paris Hilton circa-2002 clicking her heels in joy. Speaking of the shoes, they kept with the near-cartoonish allure of the bombastic collection. Oversized pearls? Check. Velvet, velvet, and more velvet? Check. Giant pom poms? Check. Candy colored hues indicative of House of Holland? Check! The master of kitsch has struck again.
Christopher Kane’s sumptuous, unpretentious collection was filled with creativity (those 3D effect dresses will haunt our dreams in the best way) and surprising bursts of color. As always, the accessories were pictures of perfection – the handbags detailed and edged in geek chic and the shoes? The shoes. Dynamic takes on the platform Mary Jane, amped up by ruffled leather, mule backings, and exotic snakeskin, make this classic design utterly modern.
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.