Though I have never nor will I EVER read the book, Charlotte Olympia has forced me to inadvertently participate in the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon. I ignored the nods to the pathetic bible of the sexually repressed soccer mom when it first jumped from iBook squarely onto the runway. I ignored it all (it’s that debauchee rebellion in me) even though the trend caters to all my fashion sensibilities.
Side note: It’s just so boring. Didn’t we already do this with 9 ½ Weeks? Would these women be so geeked if they knew Christian or whomever would turn out to be Mickey Rourke?
The influence was almost impossible to shake with all the black lace and black leather and strappy see-through-sexiness from Jason Wu to Versace to McQueen. All of these things are things I happen to LOVE, but I refused to enter into the shades of fray. That was before my life was forever changed by the burgundy Dolly suede platform with ankle strap.
In its infinite genius, that shoe combines two trends that I approve – burgundy and shades-of-greyness with the ankle strap that screams French maid sexy time. There are so many ways to wear them and I have approximately three options here. There’s something here for every body. So, charge up your ereader, pull out your credit card and let your freak flag fly.
And the Jason Wu ‘Daphne’ clutch …well, the name says it all.