Personal Style: Charlotte Dellal

Like her smile-inducing bags and heels, the London-born Charlotte Olympia designer puts the fun in fashion.

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Like her smile-inducing bags and heels, the London-born Charlotte Olympia designer puts the fun in fashion.
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Charlotte Dellal with her poodle, Blade.
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My muses: "I love the movie stars and pinups from the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Rita Hayworth in Gilda is a favorite. I have dyed my hair red on several occasions because of her."
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My style: "I am nostalgic for a time when fashion was glamorous, but also had a sense of humorand a hint of surrealism. Women used to wear sober outfits but wouldn't leave the house without a spectacular hat, gloves, matching shoes and stockings. Classic silhouettes are the perfect backdrop for more elaborate accessories."

DRESS $2,600, Bottega Veneta; (212) 371-5511.

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Spring inspiration: "The collection is a clichéd and romantic view of Paris from an outsider's perspective, including all the obvious objects and landmarks that come to mind — perfumes, poodles, the Eiffel Tower."

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CLUTCHES $1,295, Charlotte Olympia at Neiman Marcus; (888) 888-4757.

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SHOES $1,695, Charlotte Olympia at Gregory's; (972) 490-1285.

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CLUTCH $1,395, Charlotte Olympia at Neiman Marcus; (888) 888-4757.

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Artist whose work I'd love to own: "Van Dongen, but I will have to keep on dreaming!"

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New obsession: "I fell in love with the color pink for the first time. That's how my spring collection's title, La Vie en Rose, came about."

SHOES $1,095, Charlotte Olympia at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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Favorite scent: "Jane Birkin for Miller Harris L'Air de Rien candles."

CANDLE $72, Miller Harris L'Air de Rien Scented Candle; millerharris.com.

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Signature lipstick: "MAC Russian Red."

LIPSTICK $15, MAC Lipstick in Russian Red; maccosmetics.com.

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Currently listening to: "Maria Gadú. I love Brazilian music."

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