EVENT Charlotte Olympia store opening
WHERE Landmark Atrium
HAPPENINGS: Shoe-aholics in Hong Kong have a reason to celebrate, as Charlotte Olympia has just planted its feet firmly in our shopping haven. The fun and flirty shoe store opened its doors with a ceremonial and literal "unzipping" of the storefront by designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal. The blonde bombshell also mingled with some of Hong Kong's hippest fashionistas, including socialite Victoria Tang, model Kathy Chow and rising designer Melissa Bui. Also spotted at the cocktail party were power couple Jaime and Benedict Ku, and yummy mummy Alexa Bui.
OVERHEARD The only way Charlotte can top this kitty flat is if it looked like my cat.
CHIC CHAT with Charlotte Olympia Dellal
Who’s your style icon from the 1940s and ’50s?
It’d definitely have to be Rita Hayworth. She’s my favourite pin-up and Hollywood actress.
Who is the Charlotte Olympia girl?
Someone who likes to dress from the feet up, and who is feminine, playful and a bit nostalgic.
What was the inspiration for your now-iconic kitty flats?
It’s a cheeky and flirty take on a men’s smoking slipper, but much more delicate and feminine.
Tell us about your upcoming “work-appropriate” 9 to 5 collection.
It’s not necessarily workwear, but it’s something you can really wear from 9 to 5 each day. The heels are also 5cm to 9cm.
How do you like Hong Kong?
It’s just a short trip this time, but I love the city. It’s so cosmopolitan and everyone dresses up.