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If you are reading this blog, you are probably a shoe lover. So I’m sure you need not additional reasons to purchase more shoes except this particular excuse should go over well with your significant other.
According to Manolo Blahnik, “The male reaction to heels is half normal and half perversion, but some men tell me I’ve saved their marriage. The first thing men look at are a woman’s legs, and there is nothing more flattering than high heels.”
I’m sure that a number of couple arguments have been over shoes. I figure they could range from “we can’t afford more shoes” to “couldn’t you leave me more room in the closet?” So what do you think of the great Manolo’s comment. Women who purchase Manolo’s aren’t exactly middle class ladies so perhaps the budget/affordability argument doesn’t apply here or maybe you just need to wear the right type of shoe.
For me, I feel that looking good could never hurt a relationship, particularly since men are visually driven. But a nice pair of legs with high heels isn’t the cure all to a marriage that does not have a solid foundation.
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Manolo Blahnik Shoes
I am just going to admit right here that I woke up at 7:30 this morning NOT FOR YOGA, NOT FOR RUNNING (I’d never do that) but so that I could spend nearly an hour at a Manolo Blahnik sample sale.
The prices were very similar to these below.
And I emerged victorious, with all body parts and various appendages still intact. I feel like I fought in the trenches.
I am also going to admit that I can get down like Isla Fisher at a sample sale, because that’s what sample sales are about when the stock is of such a wide variety (I mean I saw some of the most hideous puffy weird flowery things I’ve seen in a long time next to gorgeous metallic things of beauty).
I took about 50 pairs of shoes into the corner and hoarded them until I had tried them on. Yes, that’s right, I hogged Manolos. I’m not afraid to admit it. Every other woman in the room was pretty much doing the same thing.
At one point, a somewhat frightening looking woman trying to stuff her giant feet into tiny netted shoes looked over at me suspiciously from her dragon’s hoard and said, You stealin’ your shoes from me? Are you takin’ from my pile???
Oy vey. Not one to take that sort of comment lying down (I doubt this woman and I share a single shred of common taste), I snappily replied, My arm doesn’t reach twelve feet, but even so, I wouldn’t want any of your shoes.
And that, ladies, is how women at a New York sample sale say Good Morning to one another. It’s like a tipping of the hat. I myself couldn’t believe I’d said that, but then, I am a New Yorker, and she WAS steppin!
I didn’t get photos of the sleepy-eyed women in action, but I will post photos of my two beautiful pairs of shoes later when I get home to my uploader. But for now, what I want to know, ladies, is:
What are your Sample Sale Techniques? I go with a buddy if I can who will work with me like a team, and I hoard, and I take photos of myself wearing the items before I buy them. Other than that, I’m not really sure what other techniques to use even after years of doing it. Suggestions from you pro sample salers? It was vicious in there today!
UGG Australia recently collaborated with a number of popular designers in the 7th annual UGG Art and Sole (Charity) Auction with proceeds benefiting the St. Judes Children’s Hopital. According to the St. Jude’s website, this event has raised more than $315,000 for the hospital to date.
From the UGG’s website:
In 2005, UGG® Australia decided to use St. Jude as the primary charity for every annual Art & Sole celebrity boot auction. Each year select high profile artists, actors, and musicians are asked to hand design a pair of Classic Boots to auction off on the brand’s homepage during a fourteen day period in December. All of the proceeds are then donated to further the research for St. Jude. Last year, the 5th annual auction raised more than $105,000. Celebrity participants included: Liv Tyler, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Martha Stewart, Jessica Simpson, Sharon Stone and many more.
Each participant that agrees to design a pair of UGG® Boots is sent an art kit which includes everything they need from paint to sharpie markers. When finished, each celebrity signs each boot and a headshot before sending back to us. Then the auction begins!
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.
This year’s designers included Manolo Blahnik, Betsey Johnson, Reem Acra, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rebecca Minkoff, LaROK, True Religion, Stuart Weitzman, Christian Siriano, Lauren Moffatt, Thomas Wylde, Chrome Hearts, PPQ, Zang Toi, Rebecca Taylor, Erin Wasson, Jenni Kayne, Miss Sixty, Leanne Marshall, Pamela Roland, Carlos Falchi, Eugenia Kim, Chloe Dao, and Rafe New York,
My favorite was the flowers and butterflies offering from LaRok (Final bid $2100)
But, the biggest winner for St. Jude appears to be this strappy, studded boot by Rafe New York which ended it’s bidding at $2750.
Final bids on the boots varied from that just-shy-of-3k high-bid down to a more modest $500 for these Thomas Wylde’s skull-themed boot:
Now, let’s play a game!
How many boots can you match to their designer without peeking at the auction link at the top of this story?
Answers are listed after the break below.
Today is Mr. Blahnik’s 67th birthday. To celebrate I am going to serve cupcakes with pump shaped icing for dinner. Here are some of my favorite Manolo Blahnik shoes.
This season’s favorite Ankle Cuff d’Orsay $945 When I put this pair of shoes on, my husband asked if the maker had a heart attack before the shoe was finished. Gorgeous pair of shoes.
Best Known Something Blue $945 Neiman Marcus
An all around great shoe Campari Maryjane $665 at Neiman Marcus
Maybe I will have a cosmo to celebrate.
-Manolo Blahnik offers his thoughts on the spring 2010′s shoe trends. His take on Chanel’s runway clogs? Manolo says, “…When I design, personally I like delicate shoes, but I actually like this season’s clogs; I love flats – and I like the peasant look. We have actually ordered two styles of clogs to be made this season for Manolo Blahnik.” [via Vogue UK]
-Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection gets its own musical. The shoes made up 40% of the $1,500-$2,000 costume budget. [via WSJ]
-The Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach boasts a wall of shoe art which pays tribute to former First Ladies and other dignitaries. Since the suite costs $4,000 to $6,000 a night, the closest we’ll get to viewing these shoes is online. [via Stylelist]
-Christian Louboutin is known as a shoe and handbag designer. For the release of the Le Rituel champagne, Louboutin stepped out of his norm and into the role of a movie director. Watch the Cinderella inspired video on YouTube.