Shoe Obsessed: Charlotte Olympia’s Runaway Bride
As you well know, we’re seriously obsessed with shoes (we’ve even created a map to track our well-heeled obsessions… and an iPhone app dedicated expressly to shoes). Each week our shoe-obsessed to the point of giddy assistant buyer, Rachel, will fill you in on the hottest styles and trends to hit our Shoe Salons.
The Charlotte Olympia Bridal Collection
Let’s be honest: shoes are just as important as the dress. And with a wedding calendar as bustling as June’s, it’s important that the bride has an unexpected kick in her step… while still honoring the something old, something new, something borrowed & blue tradition.
In her new Runaway Bride Collection, Charlotte Olympia Dellal surprises and delights while staying true to her 50s-inspired aesthetic — they’re fun, whimsical, quirky and unlike any bridal shoe you’ve ever seen. Imagine wearing them to your engagement party or with a white dress at your rehearsal dinner… or even for your bridesmaids (talk about the ultimate bridesmaid gift!).
Here’s a glimpse of what’s just arrived:
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!
A BG bride wouldn’t be complete without a dash of leopard… meet Polly with spots! The classic island platform and 150mm heel are covered in the perfect shade of pale blue leather.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Polly in Leo, 212 872 8940
A bit simpler but still classic Olympia, here’s Polly topped in lace.
This classic style features a lace and silk twill that is perfect for the bride who just wants to wear white.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Polly in White, 212 872 8940
Something With Love:
Last, but certainly not least, the Love Me pump will have guests gushing for days.
This suede platform features the slightest peep-toe with playful heart appliques.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Love Me in Red, 212 872 8940
Let our shoes come to you
Charlotte Olympia Dellal channels the glamour of the 1940s for her Charlotte Olympia collection of shoes. The London-based designer, who spent time at Ungaro and Giambattista Valli, introduced her own line in 2007. Her arresting use of animal prints, retro silhouettes, and attention to detail (each shoe is handcrafted in Italy) have made Charlotte Olympia shoes favorites of fashion designers and international celebrities.
Rachel is an assistant buyer for our Second Floor Shoe Salon. First joining us as an intern, this Mid-West girl discovered her shoe obsessions as a wee one admiring a pair of Victorian booties that inevitably inspired massive pangs of envy. From then on, she was hooked — from spinning about as a child in crystal-flecked Converse to discovering Fashion City’s sample sales just after college. In fact, Rachel has been known to spend her entire Saturday in our Shoe Salon, searching for her next pair. You can follow more of Rachel’s shoe adventures on Instagram.