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August 28 2014

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41 posts tagged "Charlotte Olympia"

Shop the Look: Rainbow Bright

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While scrolling through our latest crop of Tommy Ton street-style photos, we found a range of new trends to try, from minimalist suits to basketball shorts to our current favorite look: hyper-vivid color combinations. We saw clashing patterns, three shades of neon, and interesting new fabrics—and that was all on one outfit. It’s inspiring us to think outside the black-and-white box and incorporate a few more pops of color into our wardrobes. Even one pair of standout shoes gives your go-to jeans a playful lift. Or do as the editors do and wear the entire Roy G. Biv spectrum. Either way, our approach to summer dressing just got a whole lot livelier. Shop our favorite rainbow-bright pieces by Carven, Michael Kors, and more, below.

1. Michael Kors stretch-cotton poplin skirt, $695, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Charlotte Olympia Neon Sign Girls clutch, $1,495, available at nordstrom.com

3. Illesteva Leonard tortoise sunglasses with blue-mirrored lenses, $177, available at editorialist.com

4. Carven green suede bow strap ballerinas, $212, available at avenue32.com

5. J.Crew gemstone floral printed silk top, $120, available at net-a-porter.com

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 

Shop the Look: The Eyes Have It

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STL_BLOG_062414_notextMinimalism is still the move this summer, but we’re happy to see designers getting a little more playful. Where’s the fun in wearing a crisp all-white ensemble if you can’t throw in a crazy clutch? Particularly one shaped like a turquoise eye. In fact, we’ve noted a lot of eye motifs lately, from Kenzo’s beloved Eye of Horus to cartoonish, graphic designs. A delicate necklace or pair of earrings can inject any outfit with some subtle surreal spirit, but the notion of wearing giant green eyes on our toes is almost too fun to pass up. Shop our favorite eye-spy pieces by Charlotte Olympia, Pierre Hardy, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, and more, below.

1. Kenzo embroidered cotton eye sweatshirt, $315, available at neimanmarcus.com
2. J Brand 8112 rail mid-rise skinny jeans, $218, available net-a-porter.com
3. Charlotte Olympia Eye Want You clutch in white, $1,995, available at forwardforward.com
4. Pierre Hardy suede, leather, and calf-hair sandals, $865, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry mini Priscilla lapis necklace, $220, available at jenniferzeuner.com

Photo: Courtesy Photos

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Olympia’s Workin’ 9 Till 5

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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 

Runway to Red Carpet: Hollywood Goes to Washington and a Pair of Sinister Heels

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Elle fanningAlthough many A-listers spent the week partying it up New York style while in town for Monday night’s Met gala, it was still work as usual for some. The cast of Maleficent began their press tour overseas, kicking things off with a photo call in Paris on Monday. Elle Fanning stepped out in a moss-green Valentino Pre-Fall ’14 frock, appropriately paired with Charlotte Olympia’s Sleeping Beauty pumps adorned with the sinister villain’s face. On Thursday, things moved to London for a private reception at Kensington Palace. Leading lady Angelina Jolie turned up in a plunging crystal-covered Atelier Versace gown in her signature color, black.

Stateside, Elizabeth Olsen kicked off the premiere tour for Godzilla on Thursday, donning a black Chloé Fall ’14 gown for the Hollywood premiere. Earlier in the week, Marion Cotillard took to the red carpet in a Mary Katrantzou Fall ’14 frock patchworked with signs and symbols at the premiere of The Immigrant in New York.

On Saturday, a bevy of Hollywood notables flocked to Washington, D.C., for the 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, donning designer duds for a turn on the red carpet. Lupita Nyong’o was (obviously) among the best dressed, stepping out in a black Oscar de la Renta Fall ’14 gown with a white polka-dot peplum top.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / WireImage