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41 posts tagged "Charlotte Olympia"

Shop the Deep Blue Sea

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Shop the Sea

My daughter is definitely brainwashing me. Nearly everything in my house has something to do with a Disney princess. For a while it was all about Snow White, and now everything is about Ariel from The Little Mermaid. With the news breaking this week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a new Little Mermaid film, I’m getting excited to see what kind of world Coppola will come up with, and who will play her red-haired sea maiden. I guess my daughter is one on-the-pulse 5-year-old. Here, a slideshow of ten items that will transport you under the sea.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Shop the Look: Street Cred

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Shop the Look

Even though spring is (hopefully) right around the corner, we always get end-of-season shopping ideas from Tommy Ton’s street-style photos. The Fall ’14 scene was as inspiring as ever, and we’re already planning our wardrobes accordingly for next season. For starters, the only way to brave New York’s Polar Vortex was with a bright, bold fur (real or faux). The array of eye-catching styles we saw rendered our standard puffers and peacoats pretty much useless. Comfort and warmth took priority in other ways, as well: We saw a lot of dressed-up denim, especially loose, light-wash boyfriend styles. And instead of teetering around in stilettos, pointy-toe flats became our chic, walkable go-tos. Novelty clutches are still the must-have accessory, especially Charlotte Olympia’s trompe l’oeil camera clutch, which would turn more than a few lenses your way. Top off your look with a pair of rainbow-mirrored sunnies and you’ll blend right in with the style set. Shop our favorite (and sometimes aspirational) pieces from Saint Laurent, The Row, Valentino, and more, below.

1. Saint Laurent fox fur coat, $23,500, available at mytheresa.com

2. Oliver Peoples Braverman x The Fashion Guide sunglasses, $550, available at mytheresa.com

3. The Row Ashland mid-rise slim jeans, $550, available at net-a-porter.com

4. Valentino Rockstud leopard-print calf-hair point-toe flats, $995, available at net-a-porter.com

5. Charlotte Olympia Flashback brass and textured-leather clutch, $2,595, available at net-a-porter.com

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.

Shop the Look: Heart’s Desire

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Heart's DesireValentine’s Day gets a bad rap, however it’s not the worst excuse to wear pink and red. But who says you can only wear V-Day’s palette and prints once a year? Burberry Prorsum’s Fall ’13 collection proved heart motifs have real staying power, especially when shown on a luxe camel trench or oxblood sweater. Paired with a patent leather pencil skirt, the result is far from cutesy—in fact, it’s even a little sexy. Of course, throwing in a candy-shaped clutch or glittery heels never hurt anyone—we’re all for having a little sartorial fun. Shop our favorite Valentine’s Day pieces from Valentino, Lanvin, Miu Miu, and more, below.

1. Burberry Prorsum silk-blend sweater, $1,403, available at mytheresa.com

2. Lanvin “Love” two-finger ring, $720, available at neimanmarcus.com

3. Valentino patent pencil skirt, $2,690, available at net-a-porter.com

4. Miu Miu glitter-coated pumps, $650, available at mytheresa.com

5. Charlotte Olympia arm candy “Be Mine” perspex clutch, $1,295, available at net-a-porter.com 

Baby, What’s Your Sign?

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Charlotte Olympia's Eastern Cosmic CollectionNew 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.

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia