Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Charlotte Olympia Reaches New Heights

I absolutely believe that style is in the details. These to die for shoes, by up and coming London shoe designer and it girl Charlotte Olympia Dellal show exquisite attention to detail. Her signature gold spider appears on the sole of her shoes, after the spider in a favorite childhood book Charlotte's Web. Note the shoes below with a different fur print on each shoe, one tiger, one hyena. Others have ruffles, velvet ribbons, leather scallops, horse whips, piano keys, fans, and silk buttons. With heels of 5 to 6 inches, they will have you in the clouds. 

Her label was launched in 2006 in London, where it is sold at such stores as Dover Street Market, Browns, and Harvey Nichols. They have jumped the pond though, and are starting to be sold in the U.S. You can also find them online at Net-a-Porter. I love their old Hollywood sensibility, if sensibility can be applied to 6 inch heels. But what an elegant architectural silhouette they have. Gorgeous! Inspired by the glamour of the 40's and 50's, Olympia loves red lips, red nails, and Rita Hayworth. Maybe Cupid will bring me a pair for Valentine's Day.


  1. actually, kitty, i think that each shoe in the first picture, has half cheetah fur, half hyena, just on alternating sides, so when you see only one side, it looks like two different prints.

    (im reading your blog on my day off!)

    xx di

  2. Diana-You are absolutely right. I think her shoes are great and quite different , but that might have been too different! I appreciate you checking out our new blog and posting a comment. I hope you will visit again.