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March 29, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Olympia

 I'm in LOVE! I know I know... I say that every other week about a new shoe or two but my new love isn't just for one shoe, but for all Charlotte Olympia Shoes! It all started when I saw this pic of SJP in a gorgeous green Lanvin dress. When I looked at her shoe choice, I saw a hint of exterior gold platform on a blush colored shoe and instantly went to shoe heaven:

 Sarah Jessica Parker in Charlotte Olympia

Here is a close up:

Voila! So perfect!

Designer Deets: Charlotte Olympia Dellal launched her label Charlotte Olympia in 2006. Her designs have become "synonymous with classic shapes and meticulous attention to detail." Each shoe is finished with the brand's signature gold spider web on the sole and she is most known for her 'island' style platforms and intricate heel details. Read an interview with Charlotte on Vogue.com.

Charlotte Olympia Spider Web

Her designs are extremely exclusive and can only be found on a few e-commerce sites and a handful of brick and mortar stores. See her website for the Store Finder.

Celeb Fans: Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Watson

 Emma Watson in Charlotte Olympia

So feminine and sexy!

My true shoe style is feminine with a hint of funk. I love classic shapes, peep toes, and stiletto heels. Flower and bow details are on the top of my list too. I'm a true girly girl at heart and I think that's why I have fallen head over heels (pun intended) for Charlotte Olympia.

 Charlotte Olympia Shoes

Her designs are so girly and unique. They truly are fantastically fun and magical! How can you not fall in love with those twisty heels and bright colors?! Shoe love at it's finest!

Adding Charlotte Olympia heels to the top of my shoe list!

March 17, 2010

Steve Madden vs. Aldo

My super cute pregnant boss is sporting these lovely sandals today:

Caressa for $60 @ Aldo 
(Also Available in red, white, & blue)

I knew I saw a similar pair at Nordis this weekend and then I realized Steve Madden has their own version of the braided gold chain sandal:

Steve Madden at ShopStyle
Steve Madden 'Chainge' Sandle for $89 @ Nordstrom
(Also available in pink, white, & cognac)

Which one do you like better? The 'Chainge' obviously has the mini-wedge but they both have the zipper back detail and same braided look. Interesting...very interesting indeed!

March 11, 2010

Shoe Pic with ABDC's Poreotix

I went to a live taping of America's Best Dance Crew on Tuesday and of course had to get a shoe pic!

The guys of Poreotix were really enthusiastic about showing off their kicks! I love clean and crisp Nikes. Check out more of my behind the scenes of ABDC on Allie is Wired

March 8, 2010

Stuart Weitzman Red Carpet Collection

Every year Stuart Weitzman hosts an annual Oscar Styling Suite where he premieres his "Red Carpet" collection and invites some of the hottest makeup and hair pros to give beauty touch-ups and tips! I was so excited to cover the event for an Allie is Wired Exclusive - it was fantastic! Here are some more pics and info about Weitzman's "Red Carpet" collection:

Thigh High Boots
These magical thigh high boots are covered in 200,000+ Swarovski Crystals and took over 200 labor hours to make... Oh my goodness! A Weitzman rep explained to me that this is more of a "performance" shoe and as of now there are only two pairs in existence. Clients can custom design these, changing the amount of Swarovski crystals or the length of the boot.

 Close up view

Stunning!! How soon 'till Rihanna or Lady Gaga rock these?

Feather d'Orsay Pump
These are my favs! You know I'm a sucker for feminine shoes especially ones adorned with feathers and bows. The purple color is fantastic and the feather detail is perfect!

Top: Back Zipper Sandals & Bottom: Swarovski Crystal Sandals

It was nice to see funkier, more contemporary pieces in the collection (back zipper sandals).Weitzman noticed a trend in functional day to evening shoes and decided to create a sandal fitting for the on-the-go woman. The zipper detail is right on point for the season:

Close-up of Back Zipper Sandals

I think these will appeal to the 20-something woman looking for a funkier evening sandal. Hopefully the dept. store buyers agree!

More from the "Red Carpet" Collection: 

Platform Sling Back Peep Toes with Bow detail

Platform Pumps (Middle w/ Crystal Platform Detail)

 Evening Sandals

I spoke with Jane Weitzman about the availability of the "Red Carpet" Collection and she said some styles will be in dept. stores within the next couple of months. Not all styles will be chosen by the buyers and therefore some designs in the collection may never see the shoe department! Good news though, there were multiple sizes of each design made for the Oscar Styling Suite and they will be available starting today at the Stuart Weitzman on Rodeo Drive. Go get 'em before they are gone!