The last time we discussed a pair of Charlotte Olympia garden-printed pumps, I wasn’t all that excited because I didn’t think that the shoe went quite far enough in embracing its theme. Because of Charlotte Olympia’s reputation for being bold and literal in her designs, anything less than that feels a little bit like cheating. With the new Charlotte Olympia Flora Printed Pumps, on the other hand, it’s flowers on flower on flowers – just like it should be.
The logical part of my brain tells me I shouldn’t like these shoes with as much enthusiasm as I do, but the creative part just adores them. The leather flowers on top of the flower print add a lot of dimension and almost give the impression that an actual garden might burst forth from your feet at any time. That kind of added dimension can be a bit rare in footwear, but in the context of Charlotte Olympia’s whimsical world where fun and sexy don’t have to be mutually exclusive, it makes a lot of sense. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1275 via Net-a-Porter.