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Manolo & Lace (Designer of the Week)

April 4, 2006 at 8:00 am by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Lace & Satin Pump

What a perfect shoe for my sense of style. The Manolo Blahnik “Tuccio” Satin and Lace Pump. What a perfect shoe for any style. For the sexy, for the demure, for the girly, for the sophisticated.

Unfortunately, it has a 3 1/2″ heel. Oh, and yes, it is $575. Is it worth it? For many, I’m sure.


Random Gift with Manolo Blahnik Purchase

February 27, 2006 at 5:49 pm by Designer Ella

Espadrille thongsNeiman Marcus is giving a gift away with a $700 Manolo Blahnik purchase. It’s too bad that the shoes usually cost between $520-$650. And the gift is random, not very Blahnik: espadrille thong sandals and Bobbi Brown Beach fragrance.

So, spend well over $700–probably over $1,000–on Manolo Blahniks to receive cute but cheap-ish shoes (that don’t look particularly comfortable) and a tiny bottle of fragrance. What is the incentive, here? Just focus on the Manolos!

I’m naturally not feeling very excited, today. I usually find a beautiful shoe to display, but I have been wondering if I should move on to Designer Mondays, and mix it up. What do you think?

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Manolo Blahnik for Clowns

February 20, 2006 at 6:00 pm by Designer Ella

It’s a Manic Monday for all professions and Manolo has proved he designs shoes for all them all, including the more “stylish” clowns.

Manolo Blahnik Printed Mule AtomicaI haven’t been feeling well these last few days, and my mood’s been off, so I wasn’t up to describing beautiful shoes well (that I can’t wear, anyway). I thought it might make me feel better to showcase how even Manolo Blahnik can create something that is off. Although looking at the blended rainbow shoe is turning my stomach a bit, I have to point out something: this shoe does not do what a pointy-toed shoe usually does, it cannot elongate the leg with all these colors. It’s distracting and would break up the appearance of the foot. Also, what would it match?

Prove me wrong and tell me why it is fantastic, I value other opinions, while I have my own. I’d even love to see this shoe in action and what ensemble it would be paired with. Wouldn’t you want to see the woman daring enough to bear these?

Or if you agree, and I’ve turned your stomach. I apologize, and you can feel free to scroll down or view the rest of the category.


Manolo Blahnik Early Design

February 13, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Early Graphic from Vogue 1971One of Manolo Blahnik’s earliest creations, as seen in Vogue in 1971. Photographed by Lester Bookbinder.

I found this—what appears to be a computer graphic, at least in the balloon leg—on Manolo Blahnik’s biography on

It’s immensely interesting; the chunky heel and different styling from what’s so Manolo, today. The thing is that this shoe pictured would be quite in today! We really are back to the seventies for our feet! But Blahnik isn’t going back to that design, and that’s admirable.


Manolo Interruption

February 6, 2006 at 3:47 pm by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Fretaba Leopard-Print PumpI interrupt your Fashion Week fantasies for our Monday Manolo. And this is nearly possibly the most perfect designer shoe of which to dream: a Manolo Blahnik Leopard Printed Hair-Calf Pump. Leopard is the ultimate in diva aspirations, and hair-calf is of what every luxe leopard shoe should be made. When a woman wears a shoe of this material in this print; she is noticed, and noticed for extravagance. It’s not tacky, it’s divine! Blahnik designed this vision perfectly, down to the slight toe-cleavage peep key-hole vamp. Can’t you envision the sensuality, feel the elation? The bow and modest heel make it my own fantasy; it’s just adorable. Is this another for displaying, though? I’d certainly love to take these out from time to time to play!

What do you think, what’s your dream?

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Manolo Blahnik Tiger Print Sandal

January 30, 2006 at 10:50 am by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik KulupuriRrarrr! This Manolo 3 1/2″ heeled sandal has a tiger print embossed onto oh, so textured stingray skin. If that weren’t bold enough, a buckled ankle strap is decorated with shiny stone accents, in colors and stripes reminding us of the Serengeti. Grrrr!

The woman able to strut it in this shoe is one diva, indeed. I’d like to see that animal, because I can’t believe this amazing shoe can translate into an actual wardrobe. Imagine the ultra fabulista woman?! Could it be you? for 815 dollars!