Yup, it’s THOSE shoes again. I know Charlotte Olympia’s Dolores platform pumps can have something of a “love ’em or hate ’em” effect on people, by which I mean “I love ’em, but an awful lot of you seem to hate them, mostly because of the slightly awkward shape of the platform”. But we’re not here to talk about the platform today. Nope, I know we’ve seen this shape too many times now for there to be anything left to say about it, so instead I’m showing you these purely because of the print.
The brand themselves describe this print as “Discover Brazil”, and I have to say, I’m really glad they gave it a specific name, because before I read it, I was trying to describe this as a “planes, houses, ladies in old-fashioned costumes and… is that a monkey?” print. Which really doesn’t have the same kind of ring to it, does it? It is, however, supposed to depict a journey to (or through) Brazil, and I’m actually STILL not sure if that’s a monkey or some other kind of creature that keeps popping up in the pattern, but at least I know I’m right about the planes, houses and ladies in old-fashioned costumes. Phew.
It’s definitely one of the more unusual prints I’ve seen on a shoe, that’s for sure, and it has a quirky kind of charm to it which is only fully realised once you get up close: from a distance the effect will be simply of the ‘Dolores’ platform shape, with a pretty pink, yellow and green upper. As with bolder patterns, I think shoes are a wonderful way to work something a little bit different in your outfits,so if you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Gosh, if only I could find shoes with a ‘Discover Brazil’ print on them!” I think your search is over…