Charlotte Olympia ‘Siamese’ animal print shoes – a ready-made fashion faux pas

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OK, quick show of hands: who’s ever walked out of the house, looked down and suddenly realised that, whoops, you’re wearing two different shoes? Anyone? Don’t be shy now, it’s an easy mistake to make – like, you’ll have two  black shoes on, roughly the same heel height, roughly the same shape, but… different. Or you’ll have on two pairs of ankle boots and they’ll look more or less the same, but one will be black and one will be navy. You know how it goes.

Embarrassing, huh?

Which begs the question: why would Charlotte Olympia go out of her way to create that very fashion faux pas – deliberately?   

11 Comments

  • October 22, 2008

    Natasha

    The worst part is that I actually like both of them, only not as a pair.

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  • October 22, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Oh, I like them too! Also not as a pair, though!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Alex D

    I had an ex boyfriend who always wore odd socks which was a bit annoying. This is much, much worse!!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Helen

    I rather enjoy the mismatched look

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  • October 22, 2008

    emmao414

    Actually, on second look, they are only half and half on each shoe. The shoes themselves are then mirrored. does that make sense lol?! One side of the shoe is spots, and the other stripes, and then the opposite on the other shoe.
    I wouldnt wear them, but at least its not quite the faux pas I originally thought!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Kelly S

    That’s not quite right. If you look at the front of the shoe, you’ll see that each shoe has tiger on the inside half and leopard on the outside half.
    Not very pretty, but they aren’t mismatched!

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  • October 22, 2008

    kdot6

    Now, I don’t like these, but I love Camper Twin shoes- they are mis matched, but on a theme, like a pattern running across both, or a picture made up when your feet are together.
    Think its because (at first glance, when they look odd )these just look like you just made a mistake putting them on, and thought it was an identical pair, rather than planned.

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  • October 23, 2008

    Amy

    I actually really like them, and I hate things that aren’t balanced. I suppose since the colors and the shape are the same it doesn’t jar me. As someone mentioned, they’re a bit like Camper’s Twins, which bother me because they seem unbalanced to me.

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  • October 23, 2008

    Sarah

    Like someone else mentioned, these aren’t mismatched. I still think that I wouldn’t wear them, but that’s because they’re ugly (to me; I’m not big on animal print), nothing to do with the apparent “mismatching”.

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  • October 27, 2008

    Am

    I know this comment will probably never get read on account of me posting it so late (been without internet access for a week…) But I will anyway.
    Once my Dad came back from work wearing, you’ve guessed it two different shoes. My mum and I spotted it straight away, but he’d spent the entire day at work wearing odd shoes and never noticed.

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Peggy Bundy.

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