Baby, What’s Your Sign?-------
New year, new shoes. Just in time for 2014, Charlotte Olympia’s Charlotte Dellal is releasing the latest addition to her Cosmic Collection: a full range of colorful kicks ($795) and matching minaudières ($1,195) dedicated to the Chinese zodiac. The flats—which, along with the clutches, debut exclusively here—are each garnished with gilded, Swarovski Crystal-embellished zodiac symbols (FYI, 2014 is the Year of the Horse), and trimmed with red silk Chinese cords. What’s more is that each pair comes with a zodiac book, so you can learn just what your totem animal says about you. “I’ve always been interested in all things mystical,” offered Dellal of her inspiration. “As with most of my collections, the zodiac is a topic that could easily be adapted into a large dose of fun whilst still being quite classic.” So what’s the designer’s sign? “When I was younger, I remember my father telling me I was a rooster, like him, which I found amusing, as I have always liked chickens,” she recalled. “Apparently, roosters are perfectionists who like to be in control and take pride in their appearance, which half sums me up.”
Charlotte Olympia’s Eastern Cosmic Collection will be available for pre-order from December 28 at www.charlotteolympia.com.