24 posts tagged "Charlotte Olympia"
Agent Provocateur seems to have found its go-to girl in Charlotte Dellal. Just last year, the shoe designer lent her fashionable hand to the luxury lingerie label’s ad campaign, starring Josephine de la Baume, and now she’s done a sexy Charlotte Olympia shoe collaboration for AP’s premium Soiree line. Two styles of sky-high heels (pictured), the Candice, a modern take on a classic boudoir slipper, and the Bellatrix, a black patent leather stiletto with zipper detail, will make their debut tonight at Seven Bar Foundation’s Lingerie London Fashion Show and Gala. But those who are itching to get their hands on a pair right away are in luck. Both variations ($1,190) are available on Net-a-porter.com starting today.
From the handbags at Phillip Lim‘s latest ready-to-wear show to the sand-filled Plexiglas heels at Rodarte this past February, it’s pretty safe to say that clear accessories are having a fashion moment. And if we needed further proof, Tommy Ton caught an early adopter of the trend in Milan as she rummaged through her see-through Chanel bag while en route between menswear shows. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite show-all-you’ve-got Perspex accessories from the likes of Charlotte Olympia and Christian Louboutin to buy right now.
From top left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, $650, available at www.barneys.com; Illesteva Leonard sunglasses, $180, available at www.madisonlosangeles.com; Christian Louboutin Just Picks pumps, $1495, available at www.netaporter.com; Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch, $845, available at www.netaporter.com.
The story we are hearing all week from designers is that stores are requesting more and more products for Resort delivery, and the sell-throughs are higher and higher during this particular season. And for her part, Charlotte Olympia delivered—her latest collection of accessories, on display at the Carlyle Hotel this week, filled three whole rooms. It was so extensive, I found it hard to keep my attention on one pair before I was distracted by another, each one better than the next.
In the entrance room was the Encore collection, including the Dolly (the designer’s famous platform pumps), the Paloma (evening platform pumps), and the Kitty flats. The far back room was the bridal footwear—for sure the most exquisite bridal shoes you can possibly find in the market—classic but with an edge (think: leopard print). In the largest room, I found her main collection, called Glamazon, inspired by her Brazilian roots. There were fuchsia, orange, and turquoise shoes and bags with “Senhor do Bonfim” ribbon (colored wish ribbons) prints; Baianas’ faces made up the little pouches inside the designer’s famous Pandora’s clutches; and large tote bags with Ipanema and Copacabana-inspired prints. Wood heels were intricately etched with the country’s landscape on them. Just looking at the accessories made me think about how much fun it would be to wear them. As a Brazilian, I can safely say I can’t recall seeing a collection that illustrates the country as well as Olympia’s. Each piece is unique—playful and young yet sophisticated, just like Charlotte herself.
Style.com’s market director, Marina Larroude, opened up her closet to The Coveteur. Check out her collection of pieces from Repossi, Mary Katrantzou, Manolo Blahnik, and more. [The Coveteur]
In honor of this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee, Charlotte Olympia has crafted a special version of her Pandora box clutch. The bag features a Union Jack clasp and gilded detailing with the usual trio of interchangeable cloth wallets and will be available in all Charlotte Olympia boutiques in London and New York City. [Vogue.fr]
Coco Rocha certainly made a good impression on Dennis Basso at the Met gala. Less than a month after the event, the designer has tapped Rocha as the face of his Fall collection, explaining that he “fell in love with” the model and the pantsuit she was wearing—a purchase made at the Elizabeth Taylor auction. [Page Six]
You won’t have to travel all the way to Paris to find Hedi Slimane hard at work. The new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent has decided to make his studio in L.A., where he relocated in 2007 after leaving Dior Homme, his home base. Slimane follows the footsteps of Celine designer Phoebe Philo, who works on the Paris-based brand from London. [Vogue U.K.]
Emma Watson and Rihanna were spotted in New Orleans on the set of their new film, The End of the World, a Seth Rogan-directed comedy set for release in 2013. The ladies star alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, who (in the film) all attend a party at Franco’s house when the apocalypse strikes. We wouldn’t mind an invite to that shindig. [Vogue U.K.]
The truth is, I’ll be home in New York this weekend, taking long walks in Central Park and having friends over for a barbecue. But a girl can dream. And where I’d really like to be spending my weekend (and, what the hell, next week) is Cannes.
What to pack for the French Riviera? Neon and zebra-print K. Jacques St. Tropez flat sandals ($315) to wear with an all-white outfit, or to pair with crazy printed cotton pants. And this Proenza Schouler boho dress ($1,650) is perfect to wear from the pool to cocktails. For evening, I’ll take my inspiration from Giovanna Battaglia, who was the star of the Cannes red carpet last year at the amfAR gala—I would go with vintage, in my case, this Chanel one-shoulder gown from 1986 ($2,298) with a couple of bows in the back and peplum on the waist. To finish the look, Irene Neuwirth‘s black and diamond earrings (price on request) would bring it all up to date, as would my customized Charlotte Olympia clutch ($745), embroidered with my name.