I have a list of people that I find simply amazing that I would die to interview. I am proud to say that I can now check one lovely lady off that list. When I received an email asking if I wanted to to interview the brilliant shoe designer Charlotte Olympia my first thought was "are they really asking?" Honestly I could have been commanded and tourrured and I would not have thought twice about it.
YES! YES! YES!
I would die to interview Charlotte Olympia! Although I do not yet own a pair of her whimsical, sexy, statement yet classic shoes. I lust after every pair I see.
Charlotte Olympia is amongst the few designers in this world that can really do no wrong. With her very distinct point of view and no apologies for it, in just a few short years her brand has become the go to for fashion standouts, celebrities and even the ladies who lunch.
I arrived at the Mariposa restaurant at Neiman Marcus expecting a press junket full of bloggers, magazine editors and such... And stepped off the escalator to find that it was just me and Charlotte.. Again I die...
Now being that we were not able to film. I planned to transcribe the interview the old fashion way. But then one quiet night a week or so ago I was listening to a 1959 interview of Lorraine Hansberry by Mike Wallace and I got an idea. Why not let you hear the interview. So here it is.. a little choppy but none the less.. The voice, words and ideas of the amazing Charlotte Olympia..
note: I attempted to condense this interview as much as possible..I got the 30 something minute interview down to 11...enjoy.
The Art of Charlotte Olympia..
A huge Stuff She Likes Thank You to Neiman Marcus for calling upon me to carry out this awesome task. I am honored!
Charlotte Olympia.... I "Like"