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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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Iconic high heels

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm

Picking just five 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 five designer high heels you must own before you die. Cesare Casadei’s…

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Buckle up for Manolo Blahnik’s new Martagamod sandals

We did say that big buckles were on trend, but the maestro Manolo Blahnik has managed to surpass even our enormous expectations with the ferocious fastener on his new Martagamod sandals. It’s pretty hard to go past the oversized buckle on these new white textured leather 4 inch heels, and it seems not many have. The…

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The look for less: Manolo Blahnik’s “something blue” pumps

Manolo Blahnik something blue shoes sex and the city

Chosen by Carrie Bradsaw as her “something blue” for her wedding in the Sex and the City movie, Manolo Blahnik’s “Hangisi” satin pumps are one of the most famous – and coveted – shoes of recent years. However they are not cheap. In the 2008 movie Carrie stated they cost $525 per pair. The current…

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What’s new in blue high heels from Manolo Blahnik

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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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