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BB pump by Manolo Blahnik: “totally timeless and very chic and flattering”

Manolo Blahnik BB pump

In 2012 Manolo Blahnik confirmed that his BB pump is the best-selling shoe he had ever produced, describing it as “totally timeless and very chic and flattering.” BB is named after sex symbol Brigitte Bardot, and it is inspired by the fashions of the 1950s when Bardot reigned supreme. Blahnik reintroduced the BB court shoe in 2009, and…

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How much do Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik REALLY care about comfort?

Manolo Blahnik shoe sketch

Back in April 2012 poor old Christian Louboutin was quoted as telling Grazia that he had “not so much sympathy” for women wearing his designer high heels. “High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them,” Christian thundered, causing a predictable outcry. This followed 2011’s hullabaloo when Christian told…

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5 most iconic designer high heels in the world ever

Casadei blade heels

Picking just 5 heels as the greatest high heels in the world was tough business, but we’ve made our list. They’re all modern classics, all available right now and come from the most famous shoe designers on the planet. And they’re all amazing. Here’s our list of 5 designer high heels you must own before you die. Cesare Casadei’s…

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What’s new in blue high heels from Manolo Blahnik

Manolos

Beautiful, classical and sexy and never crass or slutty. That’s the magic Manolo Blahnik formula and it works year after year. Today’s post covers two new blue four inch high heels that exemplify this approach: the time honoured BB pump above, and the classic Blahnik d’Orsay heel below. We’ve written about the versatility of the BB pump…

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Free shoe exhibition for the high heel obsessed

Manolo Blahnik d'Orsay

Over the past decade, stiletto heels have soared to new heights —and so have their prices. High-heeled shoes—the fashion shoes of the 21st century—have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered “low.” Neither height nor price seems to deter consumers, and today the average American woman has approximately 20 pairs of shoes -…

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