VOGUE released an articled early this year in February entitled TO DIE FOR, which is the name for the 2011/2012 Autumn/Winter CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Collection! The article focuses on the launch of the shoe line, it's inspirations, and a DRAMATIC FILM that demonstrates what the TO DIE FOR collection is all about!
Inspired by Agatha Christie, the film portrays and imitates the characters that she has played in vintage films. Personally, the film tells a story of lust, sex appeal, and intimacy, but Charlotte Dellal, of Charlotte Olympia shoes, explains that "she has created a surreal murder mystery film to unveil the autumn/winter 2011-12 collection."
In the article VOGUE's own Lauren Milligan insists that the collection signatures Dellal's "humour and vintage-inspired glamour - both understated, via sleek brushed ostrich skin; and dramatic, cue oodles of sparkling stones." If no one understood the idea or the reasons for Dellal's choice of fabrics this article definitely provides great insight.
Despite that Jams (the director of the video) and Dellal's interpretation makes since in terms of what the film and TO DIE FOR THEME is all about, I just see it different! I think that the theme TO DIE FOR demonstrates the fact that the shoes in the collection are so gorgeous that they are made "to die for!" As an expression many individuals tend to say that they would die to have a certain pair of shoes!
With the shoes being designed with leopard prints and ostrich skin, the theme says a lot about beautiful animals dieing for the creation of a flawless shoe, which makes the shoe TO DIE FOR! I can go on about how I interpret the flim and the theme for the Charlotte Olympia collection but what do you think?
However, it's apparent that the shoes and the film give off a sense of DRAMA! TO DIE FOR is a collection that is overbearing with SILK PLATFORMS, LEOPARD PRINT 6' inch wedges like MARTHA and booties like Alice Siamese, and embedded CAT FACES on pumps like the KITTY. Celebrities like Olivia Palermo and Khloe Kardashian have been seen wearing the shoes from the collection. If you you would like to see what the TO DIE FOR collection about you can purchase a pair from the official Charlotte Olympia website, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus!
Stay Levitated Until next time!
Sincerely Yours, The Shoe Guru Javia Lavette