Tag Archives: charlotte olympia

Nude Hues

There is something eternally chic about a nude high heel. If we were glass half empty kind of girls, we may say that nude shoes are a bit, well…. Bland. Especially when you consider all the rainbow bright, fluro colors that could be decorating one’s feet. Not to mention prints, stripes, polka dots and embellishments by the bucket load. BUT we are glass half full kind of girls and let us be the first to say, nothing is cooler than going nude.

A neutral hue is a blank canvas and that makes it incredibly versatile – so a nude or vanilla shoe is one that can go with anything. That makes a nude show incredibly exciting as it can be paired with the most outrageous or classic of ensembles and like a Hollywood ingénue, never look out of place. That’s good for your poor old bank account too because a nude show can be worn season after season, year after year – because it doesn’t have any of the outrageous appeal of an acid yellow, it can adapt and be adapted, making the shoe more of an investment than a one season only deal.

And did we mention the leg lengthening benefits? Yes, that’s right girls. If you’ve long since lusted after pins that even Giselle would envy, slip on one of our top nude picks and gain inches way above the 4 or 5 inches the heel supposedly measures. It’s an optical illusion for  sure but trust us, once you dare to go bare, you’ll never look back.

The iconic Dolly by Charlotte Olympia makes nude chic once again

The pocket friendly Peloquin by Aldo

The sophisticated Dina in Buff, by Alexander Wang 

 

Show Stopping Summer Shoes

When the mercury starts to creep up, nothing says summer more than a zingy bright shoe. Even if you’ve been reluctant to embrace the neon craze sweeping the catwalk, it’s easy to add a touch of floro to your footwear. What’s more, if you do normally play it safe with your fashion and are more of a chic stylista than frow-hopping slave to trends, footwear is an easy way to take a risk.

Whatever you’re planning to rock this week, whether it’s cut offs and a band tee and off to a festival, a playsuit to hit the beach or a cute summer dress for shopping with the girls, finish your outfit off with one of our show stopping picks and take your summer style savvy to a whole new level. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

In tangy coral, these sassy patent Alice + Olivia pumps are a go-to summer stiletto. $147.50 from Shopbop.

Does anything say summer cocktail more than chartreuse? Slip on this gorgeous Temptation sandals to brighten even rainy days. $875 from BrianAtwood.com

Aptly named Sunset, these multi coloured Charlotte Olympia heels are festival fabulous. £895 from CharlotteOlympia.com

Your feet are guaranteed to look fabulous in these neon fuschia beauties.  The perfect accessory to tanned skin, $795.00 from JimmyChoo.com

Name that Heel! Michelle Williams at ‘Blue Valentine’ Screening

Actress Michelle Williams attended the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of “Blue Valentine” in New York City this week wearing a little white mini with a pixie cut to match. Her simple, but elegant look was topped off with a punch of color from her purple heels. The name of that heel: The Paloma by Charlotte Olympia. The shoes are available at netaporter.com and are sold out in purple but available in white. The retail price is US$840. Photo via zimbio.com