I am not a fashion blogger and Luxury on the Lips is not a fashion blog but like when I purchased Betty (read about my love here), I really want to share my latest designer purchase with you (though this post is long overdue, I made this purchase about 2 months ago).
I am by no means a very fashionable person. I wear what I want and rarely spend much on clothes (there is better things to spend money on, like make up). I do love fashion though, I have been an avid reader of Vogue for years and love browsing Net-A-Porter which is how I found these babies.
Meet the Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats!
Being a bit of a crazy cat lady I fell in love with these shoes as soon as I saw them. There price put me off though! I had never spent that much on a pair of shoes. I ummed and ahhed for ages as to whether to make the purchase. But then my tax return arrived and there was no way I could stop myself.
I purchased the Kitty Flats in black velvet and oh my, when they arrived I feel even deeper in love. They are absolutely gorgeous. The cat face is stitched in gold and the small heel is also gold. There is also a spider web (which seems to be the Charlotte Olympia logo) in gold on the sole of the shoe.
I love the included polaroid photograph to stick on the side of the box - such a good idea! I also love having dust bags for the shoes - my first pair of shoes with dust bags!
I have only worn my babies since getting them almost 2 months ago. I was too scared that they would get damaged. Sadly the first time I wore them, they tore up the back of my feet. I have a problem with blisters and didn't put anything on my ankles to protect them. It won't stop me from wearing them though!
I was really annoyed to see you can purchase a almost exact copy of the Kitty Flats from Rubi Shoes for less than 30 bucks! I don't understand how they can get away with it. Isn't it breaking copyright law?
Anyway I am extremely pleased to own these babies and I feel like I have started a new addiction. I am currently really desiring a pair of Jimmy Choo Gilbert Leather Pumps. I have a feeling the purchase will happen sooner than later. But in nude or black?
The Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats can be purchased from Net-A-Porter here. The price has decreased by over $150 since I purchased!
What was your first designer shoe purchase?
Or if you haven't purchased a pair, what pair would you want as your first designer shoe purchase?
I think places like Rubi shoes only have to change the slightest thing and call it "inspired" to get around any laws... if there are any! I think some countries don't even have copyright laws on fashion!ReplyDelete
I would MUCH rather have the "real deal" than a Rubi knockoff, especially in this case. When it's something you've truly coveted, the authentic item is something you'll treasure, and a cheap imitation just wouldn't feel the same. I have a pair of studded Wittner flats and they were pretty pricey, but I had tried to "make do" with a cheap pair and they fell apart and were hot and uncomfortable. I ended up taking a deep breath and buying the Wittners full price and I don't regret it at all. Even when they eventually went on sale for 60% off I didn't feel bad, they were worth every cent at full price! From that moment onwards I decided that when it comes to items where quality matters, I would get the real thing. It just feels so good and makes me happy every time I look at them.ReplyDelete
I wholeheartedly agree with you!Delete
Ahh, I've been really wanting these and after reading this post I want them even more. They are the cutest shoes! My first "designer" purchase, was a pair of Jeffrey Campbells (not sure if they're considered designer?), but they were pretty expensive and there's just this special feeling you get when you wear them that no knock off can replace. Congrats on your purchase! I'm also longing after a pair of Louboutin's which are ridiculously expensive :(ReplyDelete
I'd love a pair of Louboutin's too! They are just so gorgeous!Delete
I have never seen those shoes but one look and I am in love.ReplyDelete
That is how I was the first time I saw them!Delete
Your shoes are just gorgeous! Love it!ReplyDelete