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Karla Otto Spring 2012 Press Preview

Karla Otto’s Spring 2012 press preview in London was heavenly for me.

Aside from the breathtaking pieces from Emilio Pucci, Thakoon, Vionnet and Valentino, there were shoes, glorious shoes everywhere.

Seeing the many styles on display, I have to wonder yet again why celebs stick to the same brands or the same styles.

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Sergio Rossi certainly took things up several notches with a colourful collection of ombre sandals, floral-accented heels and some neon-coloured laser-cut sandals which are begging to be worn by Fergie or Katy Perry.

Whilst at the press preview I was introduced to Shamballa jewels.

Shamballa jewels have become known for their Macramé braided bracelets using 18K gold balls with precious stones.

They already have a huge celebrity following, which includes Jay-Z, Karl Lagerfeld, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne, plus many athletes have been spotted wearing them as well.

My personal favourites from this preview were the bee-accented Giuseppe Zanotti for Vionnet heels. Brooklyn Decker has recently made yellow heels very popular, so Vionnet are ahead of the trend with two yellow pumps in their collection.

The Rochas floral slingbacks were also much loved, as were their supple leather totes.

Other designers on display included Gareth Pugh, Dsquared², Viktor & Rolf, Loewe, Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy, Celine, Maison Martin Margelia and Marni accessories which were to die for.

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Credit: Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards & Karl Lagerfeld picture is from Getty

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14 Responses to Karla Otto Spring 2012 Press Preview

  1. Shaina December 14, 2011 at 13:15 #

    The shoes are seriously incredible!

  2. AW December 14, 2011 at 13:24 #

    I’m so jealous FC, this preview is amazing!!!

    The laser cut sandals___________________-I just died.

    Celebs wear the same styles because it’s too much work to be original.

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2011 at 13:47 #

      I died several times over at this preview

  3. Jones19 December 14, 2011 at 13:35 #

    I’m dying over the blue Sergio Rossi sandals!

  4. Raquel December 14, 2011 at 13:47 #

    Gorgeous pieces.

    Maybe personal stylists just want to work with the big names…

  5. Forgethediamonds December 14, 2011 at 13:56 #

    LOVE IT!:)
    XoXo

  6. Ashley December 14, 2011 at 14:57 #

    This post made my morning! I’m in love with the Vionnet bumble bees & blue snakeskin is trending! First Katy Perry in Choo & now Sergio Rossi. Thanks FC, wonderful post X

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2011 at 15:58 #

      U are very welcome x

      Have to get those Vionnet heels

    • Carolina December 19, 2011 at 03:46 #

      it made my night just now. Gotta love FC :(

      • Carolina December 19, 2011 at 03:48 #

        that was supposed to be a happy fface :) …..lol

  7. Hannah December 14, 2011 at 16:27 #

    Oh the shoes! I always feel the same about footwear on the red carpet but press review days just make it even more dumbfounding. I seriously picture Emma Stone in the fuchsia Rossis with the red toecaps and Leighton in the second from the left pair of Rochas.
    Also, I know someone who already has the turqouise and white Rochas tote and it is DIVINE!

  8. TeaAtTwo December 14, 2011 at 21:34 #

    I will have to start saving now for a pair of those amazing shoes!

  9. Jess2 December 15, 2011 at 05:28 #

    O M G! I am lost for words this is definitely my favourite press preview, I am in love with the Sergio Rossi shoes and the orange and blue with gold clutches!! This has turned my day right around! Thanks so much, you rock!!!

    • Fashion Critic December 15, 2011 at 09:57 #

      Thanks Jess2 x

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