Can you hear that sound? It’s my American Express, preemptively begging for mercy from deep inside my wallet at the sight of Charlotte Olympia Fall 2011. My credit card knows my taste, after all, and this set of spunky, modern, sexy shoes fits it perfectly. I may leave some of the collection’s more irreverent pieces (the piano pump and the whole slew of Marc by Marc Jacobs-reminiscent cat shoes) to other ladies, but all of the multicolored, textured platforms? The ladylike mid-heeled pumps? The cute flats? Sign me up.
Charlotte Dellal took several risks with her designs for fall, but most of them work out in the end because she knows her customers: They (we?) are not only confident style risk-takers with a sense of humor about both themselves and their accessories, but they’re also the type of women who value a bit of youthful sexuality in their footwear. I suspect that Dellal is one of these women herself, which makes her shoes all the more covetable.
Photos via Charlotte Olympia.