If you've started to follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed the copious amount of pictures I've taken featuring my new Charlotte Olympia "Abstract Kitty" flats. To be honest, they are just too cute not to take pictures of, and staying true to my style, they are definitely a fine example of fashion as art. In fact, the "fashion as art" aesthetic was taken quite literally by Charlotte Olympia because in creating these wonderful velvet slippers she directly references the work of Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter who is credited for creating the first purely abstract painting. These shoes are definitely "purrly" abstract!
I wasn't quite sure what to wear for the "maiden voyage" of these shoes. Sure, jeans would obviously look great, but I wanted to opt for something a little more special. After much deliberation, I decided on this houndstooth skirt that I picked up at the end of summer from Forever 21. I wasn't sure if I could pair hounds with kitties, but they seemed to get along just fine!
I love quirky shoes, and I have started to amass quite a collection of shoes (and also bags) that are either in the form of animals or different objects. I guess it's the fashion equivalent of programmatic architecture, where buildings are designed to look like specific things, such as the Bulldog Cafe that's in the shape of a bulldog or the iconic Randy's Donuts that's the shape of an enticing donut. I like that type of architecture because it's so kitschy and offbeat, so why wouldn't I like shoes with a similar aesthetic?
Below you will find some of my picks for other "critter" flats that feature a vast array of animals. I tried to encompass as much of the animal kingdom as I could, so you'll find everything from more kitties, to dogs, to pandas, and even some mice to occupy the kitties.
Blouse: Forever 21 here
Skirt: Forever 21 here
Clutch: J. Crew Factory similar here
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia "Abstract Kitty" here
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses
Watch: Tissot similar here