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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

First glimpse at Manolo Blahnik for AW 2013

Manolo Blahnik pump

Manolo Blahnik has published a sneak peak at his Autumn / Winter 2013 range on his Facebook page. The high heels are not yet available in stores or even on the internet so its a case of look but don’t touch at this stage. One standout piece are the Solola pumps, seen above. This pump … Read more

What’s new in blue high heels from Manolo Blahnik


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 … Read more