Olivia Palermo Designs Shoes for Aquazzura

07/21/2014 at 04:59 PM ET

There are many ways to enter the world of fashion design, but “look so good in a label’s pieces that they offer you a design gig” is a very rare entry point reserved only for the most stylish stars in the universe. Olivia Palermo is one of those stars. Following her gig for Westward/Leaning sunglasses, another brand has unveiled their collaboration with socialite/blogger Palermo: Aquazzura shoes.

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Palermo has always had a soft spot for Aquazzura’s elegant and often elaborately designed heels (she’s worn her favorite feathered “Madison” style, above, at least three times) and now the shoe line is repaying the admiration with a six piece capsule collection due to launch in September. The line hinted at what we can expect — high heels, lots of glamour and plenty of feminine design details — with two sketches, released Monday. One shows a jeweled sandal inspired by a Victorian necklace Palermo owns and the other is an over-the-knee suede boot; the press release promises gladiator sandals, metallic leather sandals and a suede bootie, among others.

“Olivia basically has been our unofficial ambassador,” designer Edgardo Osorio told WWD. “She’s always wearing the shoes. We’re friends and we were talking more than a year ago about a small capsule that would be Olivia’s eye and aesthetic but with the Aquazzura style.” Added Palermo in the press release, “I think it is no secret that I love a good shoe, so I very much enjoyed creating a ‘survival pack’ for every occasion and women of all ages. I hope they have as much fun wearing them as we had creating them.”

Ready to shop the collection when it hits Net-a-Porter this fall? Be prepared to shell out: Prices range from $600 to $1,625, which WWD notes is meant to be on the affordable end of the spectrum. “Everything is so expensive these days and you still want to have things that you can find and have quality and the design aesthetic and be happy,” Palermo said.

Are you going to save up for this collection? Thoughts about Palermo’s style and/or design career?

–Alex Apatoff

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x2023 on

Ummmm….I think I’ll make a couple of car payments instead. Always amazes me how out of touch these folks can be from the rest of us…

Denise on

Who is this woman?

janeaustenrocks on

The day I think $600 is an affordable amount to spend on a shoe — much less a creepy shoe that appears only to be warn by underweight cartoon characters — just shoot me.

janeaustenrocks on

worn, sorry.

janeaustenrocks on

Dear Olivia and who Edgardo, $30 is an affordable amount for a shoe. $30. You people amaze me, you really do.

ImALadyToo on

Yeah, those look really comfortable and good for your feet.

DaisyMoon on

I rarely like her clothes…too much clashing of patterns and colors, but her shoes are fierce!

ana on

Who is she?

laura on

I seriously don’t understand how women can wear these monstrosities. Just the illustration makes me pained let alone wearing them.

sntierney on

The drawings look lovely. Spendy, but very good quality shoes – I will definitely consider getting a pair as a treat.

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