If ever there were a match made in pampered Princess heaven, Charlotte Olympia and Veuve Clicquot would be it. The fusion of delectable champagne and adorable accessories, seriously, what could possibly be better?! Well, this year that dreamiest of collaborations has become a reality as the legendary French Champagne house have enlisted Charlotte to design a capsule collection in celebration of the annual high society, polo extravaganza that is the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup… Like I said, dreamy.
Last Wednesday afternoon I braved the rain (with bare legs, idiot) and headed across town to The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair where, in fittingly luxurious style, the aptly named “lovely bubbly” collection was being showcased to press. After getting increasingly lost and frustrated wandering through the grand corridors, I had just about made up my mind to admit defeat and seek solace in Starbucks when I finally found my way to The Carlos Room… Boy, am I glad I did.
The opulent room was dimly lit, decorated with bottles of Veuve, flickering candles and decked out for champagne tea. But I have to say that even this most deliciously decadent of settings had nothing on the collection itself. Inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s iconic Yellow Label and Rosé Cuvée Champagnes, the palette was a mouthwatering blend of golden yellows and soft blush pinks displayed in glass cases alongside bottles of the bubbly itself. Charlotte’s signature Kitty flats and Miranda wedges re-imagined in orange suede and cork provide polo goers with field friendly (well, ish) options while sparkling platforms adorned with gold embroidery and black satin sandals with champagne flute heels simply scream “après soirée”.
Besides shoes, Charlotte’s “Lovely Bubbly” designs include four fabulous clutches, my personal favourite being “Cheers”, a black matchbox style featuring the shimmering silhouette of a red lipped woman drinking champagne. That said, the powder pink “Bouzy Pandora” comes a close second.
As you’ve no doubt gathered, I fell rather in love with this collection. I always adore Charlotte Olympia’s irreverent, playful aesthetic and combined with a heady dose of Veuve Clicquot, it’s virtually impossible to resist.
Love Ella. X
Ps) In case you might actually buy one of the pieces then a) I’m very jealous and b) the collection will be available from July 1st at Charlotte Olympia’s own boutiques and exclusively in Harrods.