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August 28 2014

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36 posts tagged "Charlotte Dellal"

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Olympia Scores With a World Cup-Inspired Capsule

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In case you weren’t already aware, Charlotte Olympia is our go-to brand for playful, whimsical, festive accessories. Do we really need those heart-appliquéd pumps for next Valentine’s Day? Absolutely. And for our upcoming summer barbecues, the new peach minaudière will do quite nicely. For those of us who still need a reason to watch the World Cup, designer Charlotte Dellal’s new capsule collection is a total game-changer. Launching on July 4, the special-edition Hat Trick Pandora clutches consist of classic Lucite boxes and satin inserts printed with team flags. Whether you’re rooting for the USA, Argentina, or Brazil, these bags are a luxe alternative to fan-girl jerseys and face paint. “I am half-Brazilian and have three small boys, so I wanted to create this fun and feminine collection to celebrate Brazil hosting the World Cup,” Dellal said of the range, which debuts exclusively here. Even the trademark spider closure is hand-painted to look like a soccer ball. Priced at $1,195, the Hat Trick Pandora clutches will be available at Charlotte Olympia stores in New York, London, Beverly Hills, and Miami.

Photos: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia 

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Olympia’s Workin’ 9 Till 5

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Charlotte Olympia

While she’s best known for her sky-high platforms, trompe l’oeil accessories, and whimsical color combinations, Charlotte Dellal dialed things back with her latest offering for Charlotte Olympia. The new shoes are even appropriate for the office (and we don’t just mean a fashion office), which explains the new range’s title, 9 Till 5. Leather and suede single-sole silhouettes have lower heel heights, ranging from 55 mm to 90 mm, and a mostly neutral palette of black, burgundy, and taupe (with a few pops of color for good measure). “As a working mother of three, I understand the importance of ease whilst at work, and the playful hints of PVC, fuchsia, and leopard allow you to do this with style,” Dellal told Style.com.

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Each pair of shoes comes with matching colored stockings and a briefcase-inspired shoebox to stow under your desk. But we had to ask: Will Dellal actually wear any of these styles? “Personally, I wear super high-heeled platforms, flats, and everything in between. You can really determine your day by the shoes you choose to wear,” she said. “If I’m feeling particularly glamorous, I’ll reach for my most flamboyant platforms, but if it’s a day of work meetings, I’ll be wearing my leopard block heels. And for a day out with my three boys, my Kitty flats are perfect to run around in.”

Priced between $635 to $665, the Charlotte Olympia 9 Till 5 collection is available now at charlotteolympia.com and launches tomorrow at net-a-porter.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia 

Legacy of Style: Fashionable Mother-Daughter Duos, Just in Time for Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day“You’re just like your mother.” Many women meet such a comparison with dread, but for those lucky enough to have ultra-stylish mums, it’s a compliment of the highest order. Who wouldn’t want to learn the art of getting dressed from an icon like Kate Moss, Jane Birkin, or Jerry Hall? Having good taste is a birthright for their respective daughters Lila Grace, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, and Georgia May Jagger, so it comes as no surprise that many of these girls have become fashion darlings in their own right. In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we rounded up twenty of our favorite mother-daughter pairs. From the quintessentially French Roitfelds to the pinup-worthy Dellal clan to the edgy power duo that is Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz, there’s plenty of multigenerational inspiration here.

Click for a slideshow of stylish mothers and daughters.

With an Assist From Lena Dunham, Isa Arfen Has Arrived

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YASMIN SEWELL AND SERAFINA SAMAFor an up-and-coming label like Isa Arfen, dressing the biggest television star of the moment is a game-changer. So when Lena Dunham appeared last week wearing the “eye” shift dress on the red carpet in Hollywood for the Television Academy’s “An Evening With Girls,” designer Serafina Sama said it was her “second dream come true.”

Her first dream? “Working with The Shop at Bluebird.”

Despite being on the scene just shy of two years, Sama (Isa Arfen is an anagram of her full name) has become known for her use of texture, color, and volume. The digitized eye was her first experimentation with print, and she knew from the onset who she wanted to collaborate with: “Marcela Gutiérrez was my fellow classmate at Central Saint Martins, and she had such a talent for print she moved from fashion to illustration. She is really gifted at portraiture, with a focus on the eye, so it was natural for us to work on that and draw it out.”

Sama created two eye pieces—culottes (£420) and a skirt (£635)—exclusive to The Shop at Bluebird, one of London’s most underappreciated retail concept stores (but perhaps not for long, as its online launch begins next week). “I not only love their edit of designers,” said Sama, “but also the way they curate furniture and art. I can easily lose hours in the shop, wandering around.”

Last night at Bluebird, Charlotte Dellal, Yasmin Sewell, and more turned up for a preview of Isa Arfen’s AW 2014 collection. Sama explained how Dunham’s eye dress came to be: “It was originally a little cropped top, but Lena thought it was too short for her, so I basically made it into a dress in two days, sent it out, and crossed my fingers.” Dreams, apparently, come true sometimes. Twice.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Made to Measure: Charlotte Olympia’s Craft-Inspired Capsule

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Charlotte Olympia

When it comes to quirky, thematic accessories, Charlotte Olympia has the market tapped. For Christmas, designer Charlotte Dellal whipped up a pair of jingle-bell platforms; on Valentine’s Day, it was suede-heart-appliquéd pumps; and for shoppers with a year-round sweet tooth, a gilded gummi-bear-shaped clutch. In the spirit of fashion week (which is basically a holiday in our books), Dellal was inspired by the detail and craftsmanship that go into each new collection. “I took inspiration from a vintage sewing box with needle and thread embroidery, gold loose buttons, and a measuring tape,” Dellal told Style.com. The capsule, titled “Shear Delight,” includes the classic “Kitty” flat, this time with gold buttons for eyes; a black “Pandora” box clutch with a measuring-tape-printed insert; and chunky wedges featuring a spool of thread looped around the base. Debuting exclusively here, the range is a little bit meta and long on charm—we wouldn’t expect anything less.

The Charlotte Olympia Shear Delight collection will be available exclusively at charlotteolympia.com beginning March 3.