Who’s read Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White? Just about every kid right? Didn’t you love it?!?! Cuz I sure did!
One of my favorite books has evolved into a shoe line allowing me to continue fantasizing my childhood dreams. Ever since 2 years ago when I laid eyes on this new designer’s signature emblem, which is a golden web casted on the soles of every shoe, she’s marked a place in my heart. The designer says it perfectly in that there’s a certain nostalgic feel to her shoes. Only until recently, did she open her website for international buyers. I love the “girliness” of her designs as well as the fun, quirky attitude that she has!
Charlotte Olympia is without a doubt one of the most highly sought after upcoming new designers and this marks my new unhealthy obsession for her shoes 😀
I was desperately searching far and wide for her shoes, but of the few upscale boutiques that carried some limited styles, they were all sold out in my size. I stalked her website and at last, my effort and persistence finally proved to be worthwhile as I saw the new inventory being restocked yesterday. I was able to grab a pair of the infamous Dolly in black suede in my size. Even while I was doing so, several pairs were already sold out within a few hours, and another pair in red suede that I wanted to purchase was also snatched from my basket! I originally planned on getting two pairs since I’m paying an exorbitant amount for shipping – 100 GBP?!?!? That’s about 160$ CAD! Anyhow, maybe it’s best to just buy one pair first and see how the sizing fits me.
Preview for CO’s SS11 Dolly in Black Suede:
^Picture from CharlotteOlympia.com
^Picture from Net-a-Porter
Pictures below are of Charlotte Olympia’s flagship store in London on 56 Maddox Street.
Original from HauteCouturista.com
I’ve been doing more research on this brand and I found an interview with the designer which you can read about here at Sandra’s Closet. There’s also an exclusive video featuring Portia Freeman on Style.com that shows CO’s Fall 2011 collection. The video is fantastic, I highly recommend watching it, but if you’re at work or can’t access it, well lucky for you, I’ve snapped some pix of them here lol. Please click pix below to enlarge.
^Opening scene of Portia Freeman as Madame Rouge wearing “Leopard heels”
^Portia Freeman as Miss Chambers featuring the star shoes in the video
^Booties worn by maid, Miss Chambers 🙂
^Golden-blue leopard heels
^Some fabulous sparkly pink CO stockings with her signature web (sorry it’s a little blurry, but it’s the best I can do).
^Fuschia pink sandals with leopard head detail
^Golden T-bar sandals
^Portia Freeman as Lady Web wearing some lovely quirky gloves 😀
Another two pairs of kitty wedge shoes for FW11 (not shown in video)
Lastly, some random pix that I found on the net:
^SS11 Dolly in Black Canvas
^Moda Joyce Magazine August 2010 featuring the designer herself, Mrs Olympia Dellal wearing Dolly in Black Suede
^At her boutique in London, the designer is wearing AW09 Greta in Red/Pink Metallic Leather
^Harper’s Bazaar UK March 2011 featuring Mrs Olympia Dellal wearing Carmen, and Dolly in Beige Canvas
^Elle UK Magazine April 2011 Gwen Stefani wearing SS11 Dolores in Red Canvas
^Gwen Stefani in SS11 Andrea in Gold (fabric)
^CO’s SS11 campaign featuring Dolly in Red Suede
^”The Room” at the Bay in Toronto
^CO’s FW10 campaign featuring Eve in Green Suede
^FW10 Polly in Leopard Red
^Lea Michele wearing either FW10 Ellen or Dolores in Black?
^Nicole Kidman wearing SS10 Dolly in Green Python
^Kate Moss wearing an older design from FW08 Olivia in Red Velvet (or FW10 Ophelia in Red Velvet?)
^Emma Watson wearing FW08 Masako (platform) in Black Satin and Suede
^Karolina Kurkova wearing FW10 Paloma in Yellow Satin
^Closeup pic of SS11 Paloma in Black Satin
^The Beautiful Life promo with Mischa Barton wearing FW08 Cindy in Piano
^SATC gang in Tokyo with Cynthia Nixon wearing FW10 Dolly (with ankle strap) in Black Velvet
^SJP wearing SS10 Dolly in Dusty Rose Canvas
^Hilary Duff wearing SS10 Dolly in Dusty Rose Canvas
^Kim Kardashian wearing SS11 Dolores in Red Canvas
^Closeup pic of KK’s Dolores in Red Canvas
That’s it for now! To see more pix that I’ve posted, come visit tPF here: