By Sherazade Khan
If you’re travelling abroad anytime soon and are dying to get your hands on a pair or two of Manolo Blahniks, look no further for inspiration. We’re here to help you pick a Manolo for every occasion!
On a very important side note, Manolo Blahnik’s exhibition, ‘The Art of Shoes’, is happening in Prague’s Museum, Kampa, and will continue till the 12th of October 2017.
For The Bride
If you’re looking for something glitzy to wear on your special day, something you can wear later in life too (and not just the wedding day), then our pick is the Nadira Bride 70.
It is a white satin pointed toe shoe with mid-sized heel, which makes it comfortable when you’re on your feet meeting a gazillion guests. The Swarovski crystal embellishments add much-needed sparkle and the genuine silk and leather are built to last.
It is available here for US $1030
For The Quirky You
If you’re looking to stand out and simply being in a pair of exquisite designer shoes doesn’t cut it, then Vestala is the pair for you.
Designed as a homage to renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, these shoes feature cut outs and angular features in kid and cow leather. The contrast colours and panelling make this pair stand out and would look killer even with a pair of regular jeans.
It is available here for US $875.
For The Playful One
If the Vestala is a little too much for you (or too little, depending on how you look at things) and you’re more of a single loud colour kinda gal, then Actium is another pair dedicated to Hadid.
The bold coloured suede, angular lines, and the cut-out back can spruce up any outfit!
It is available here for US $725.
For The Statement-Maker
The So Stoned collection, released in collaboration with Rihanna, is all about bejewelled sandals. While a pair of these may look a bit OTT to few, they’re definitely apt for someone who wishes to make a statement.
We personally recommend Bajan Princess – the high heel mules embedded with swarovski crystals.
And the knee high gladiator sandals, Poison Ivy, which is currently out of stock.
The Bajan Princess is available here for US $1248.50. Keep an eye out for Poison Ivy!
For The Elegant You
Available in black, nude and red, Chaos is simple and elegant. you will get a lot of wear out of these, simply because of the colours, and the simplistic design, which can go with both, eastern and western wear.
It is available here in suede or leather for US $725
For An Understated You
Campy is basically Mr Blahnik’s take on Mary Jane. Available in black and nude patent leather, these are wardrobe staples for summer and autumn.
It is available here for US $ 745
For The Girly Girl
Inspired by English gardens and delicate roses, Xafiore seems almost too delicate to wear. The pink nappa sandals exude femininity and are made entirely in leather, More importantly, they look beautiful with eastern wear. They can be dressed up or down, depending on your attire.
It is available here for US $1295