The Pitter Patter of Charlotte Olympia's Cat-Faced Flats
Charlotte Olympia created the "It" cat shoe of 2011 with her collection of feline-inspired flats, heels, and platforms that sold out in stores.
They graced the soles of fashion-savvy starlets such as Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Katy Perry.
Just in time for summer, Olympia has refreshed the blood reds and leopard prints of last year's collection with a velvet skimmer in cool shades of black, blue, and pink. While the cat flat still features the same signature embroidered feline face and pointed ears, she has added grosgrain trim and yarn embroidery to give an updated espadrille look.
The shoes, which are handcrafted in Italy and come with a handy Polaroid to help keep track of them in your closet, are selling out quickly through the designer's website, despite their hefty pricetag. While feline fashionistas may have had their paws crossed that the lighter look would lead to softer pricing, Neiman Marcus is currently stocking the Capri kitties at $845 a pair!