Manolo Blahnik—Shoes that can get you kidnapped
Remember the stunning blue pair of beauties that Carry Bradshaw wore for her wedding with Big in Sex and the City? Who can forget those iconic Manolo Blahnik shoes which are still a dream pair for millions of brides? Such is the magic of handcrafted and designed masterpieces by none other than the man himself— Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez. The Spanish designer of the namesake high-end shoe brand, Manolo not just revived sleek stilettoes when chunky wedges and platforms were dominating the footwear fashion circuits in the 70s but brought them into the category of timeless classics.
Manolo Blahnik Shoes’ journey of becoming a symbol of pure classic style for the 21st century has also been quite exciting. The designer born and raised in Canary Islands of Spain had gone to the University of Geneva to major in Politics and Law but later changed his majors to Literature and Architecture. As fate would have it, he then moved to Paris and finally to London to work as a buyer at a famous fashion boutique. Destiny played its part and Blahnik met Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of U.S Vogue, who was impressed by the designer’s shoe sketches and advised him to create them, thus laying the foundation of a success story that was to go down in history in approaching years. It was from this very point Blahnik began his designing career and the rest is history.
The Most Famous Manolo Blahnik Shoes:
Although all Manolo creations are unique, immaculately crafted, and super stylish, some of the designs have redefined footwear fashion. BB Pump, Hangisi Pump, Swan Pump, Campari Pump, and Chaos Sandals are known as the Classic Manolo Blahnik's stiletto heels. Latest in the collection making waves in the fashion world is "Denim Desserts,” a collection of six limited edition styles in different washes of denim inspired by none other than the Queen of Hearts Rihanna’s hand tattoos. Although there are other fabulous styles in the collection including a sexy closed-toe sandal, trendy lace-up embellished bootie, and a classic strappy stiletto sandal, the real show-stealer is the intricately embellished steaming hot pair of crotch-high "9 to 5" boots which in Rihanna’s words, 'can get you kidnapped.’
Design Philosophy of Manolo Blahnik Shoes:
One-of-its-kind, sexy, and feminine without compromising on comfort and balance, Manolo Blahnik shoes are the creator’s colorful imagination on your feet. Simple in silhouette yet playful in its appeal, Manolos are not just shoes but an artful expression adorning your feet.
Hollywood’s Love for Manolo Blahnik Shoes:
Today, Manolo Blahnik shoes have acquired a cult status as a must-have in every fashionista’s closet including Hollywood heavyweights and A-Listers like Jennifer Lawrence, Katie Holmes, Miranda Kerr and Ashley Olsen. Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham’s love for Manolo is no secret to the fashion world as both the hotties are often seen sporting Manolo Blahnik shoes for their personal and professional appearances. And Sarah Jessica Parker’s Manolos have been a talk of the town for more than a decade.
Have you gotten a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes for yourself yet? Get a pair of classic Manolos now!