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Nov 26, 2012, 8:03am   #1
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Have you guys noticed the facelift that our sister site TalkShoes got right before the holiday? If not, head over and check it out – there are lots of exciting footwear-related things in our future, and if you love shoes anywhere near as much as you love bags, we’d love it if you joined us over there from time to time to, well, talk shoes with us.

Right now, though, we want to talk about shoes AND bags, and most importantly, how they go together. Normally, I’m not a proponent of perfectly matching accessories, but the Charlotte Olympia Tweetie Parrot Pouch and Cage Clutch Set and the Charlotte Olympia Birds of Paradise Cage Heels Sandals just have to be worn together. Always. Preferably while the wearer is drinking some sort of exotic drink within visual distance of a sandy beach.

In my mind, Charlotte Olympia is the only mass-market designer working right now who can get away with this kind of irreverence and literalness. If this shoe were a Louboutin, for instance, I’m not sure I would be convinced – Christian has built himself a reputation for aggressive sexuality in his shoes, even when there’s also some fun to be had, but I expect girlish shenanigans from Charlotte. In fact, I want them from her.

I like the shoe better than its clutch counterpart, to be honest, but there are things about the clutch that I like. First, that perhaps the handle is big enough to be worn as a bracelet, so you’ll always have your bag with you, even after one too many caipirinhas. Second, the clutch is actually two clutches – the parrot inside the cage is fully removable, and both pieces can be worn separately or together. That’s three potential crazy handbag options! Which, depending on your own personal style, might be three more than you need or want. Personally, I always like to err on the side of fun.

We’ve been writing about Charlotte Olympia quite a lot lately over at TalkShoes – if you dig these heels, check out some of her others!

Charlotte Olympia Birds of Paradise Cage Heel Sandals
$1595 via Neiman Marcus


Charlotte Olympia Tweetie Bird Parrot and Cage Clutch Set
$925 via Neiman Marcus


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Nov 26, 2012, 8:50am   #2
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I love her designs! They are always so cheeky and fun.
Nov 26, 2012, 9:03am   #3
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Not liking these at all...
Nov 26, 2012, 3:33pm   #4
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Cute but I wouldn't wear them
Nov 26, 2012, 7:21pm   #5
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I love the keychain!
Nov 26, 2012, 7:55pm   #6
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Too gimmicky for my taste.
Nov 26, 2012, 10:13pm   #7
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Don't like....
Nov 26, 2012, 10:55pm   #8
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I don't think using bird cage as heels makes any sense. I guess I don't have sense of humor. LOL
Nov 27, 2012, 12:48am   #9
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How quaint!
Love all of Charlotte's designs, an extremely talented designer!
Nov 27, 2012, 10:53am   #10
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Cute, but I can't see myself wearing either the shoes or the bag.
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