Olive Loves: Jerome Rousseau

I am stepping out folks, kicking up my heels and strutting my stuff!

I am thrilled to share with you my absolute favorite, on-the-rise shoe designer – the incredibly creative, immensely talented Jerome Rousseau!

Mr. Rousseau hails from Montreal and makes his home in sunny L.A. and travels the world for inspiration – color, shape, everything he makes is wonderful – each of his shoes, so inspiring! These are whimsical, imaginative designs that make me downright swoon.

I am absolutely in love with every single shoe this young, handsome impresario produces, from his towering high heels to his kick butt boots to his pumps with sweet bows and ribbons.

But if you really want to awe the crowds – why not go for firework sparkle?

These perfect, midnight black, sultry, shimmering, pair of heels simply cannot be beat – especially if, like me,  you want to stand out and take names.

Oh Jerome! How I love thee!

Olive Goil: Radarte

Rodarte is the absolutely beautiful brainchild of not one, but two fabulous gals – sisters in fact – whose eye for color and cut and unexpected and matchless looks, has made their fashion line one of the most fascinating in the whole wide world!

Miss Kate and Laura Mulleavy grew up exploring and adventuring from their California home, cutting and pasting and building and wandering through Sierra forests or Big Sur cliffsides. Now all grown up, The Mulleavy’s have conquered the fickle fashionistas and charmed clothes lovers everywhere.

This is a duo that knows a thing or two about glam and glitter and glitz and they have dressed many a bright starlet in their signature designs. But they are also good at cozy knits and amazing shoes and art collaborations that stray far outside the boundaries of ordinary clothing.

Today  the lovely ladies design costumes for operas and uniforms for Olympic athletes, create magical installations in museums and work on books and journals and other sorts of sweet storytelling, which captures their very experimental, very California aesthetic.

Ah California! The Golden State! I have been there many times my friends, and I never grow weary. Ocean, mountain, desert – and of course, the streets of Tinseltown, where I have strutted my stuff time and time again!

If I had my way, my dears, I would be wearing Rodarte, every single day! The fantabulous gowns for the nights when I am belle of the ball, or their pretty, flirty dresses for waving from the dock to my handsome man Popeye, just as he’s sailing back home.

No matter what creations I donned from these endlessly imaginative sisters, I can guarantee you, I’d always be looking both chic and unique!

Check them out at rodarte.com

Live Olive: Spring Safari

Lions and Cheetahs and Rhinos, oh my!

Just take a gander at these select looks, just the right fashion forward pieces to pack for a smashing safari! Imagine donning these duds for zebra sightings and giraffe gallivanting and cooking s’mores by the fireside light.

The lovely stylist Courtney Lowe has done it again – creating a variety of styles to strut both out on the plains and while swashbuckling through jungles – of wild or the urban kind!