The Manolo Blahnik signature slingback in all its iterations—high to low heels, suede to patent leather finishes, neutral tones and knockout yellow—is named for the woman who came up with the original silhouette back in 1986.
Denni Elias’ blog (Chicmuse) is aptly named, as she consistently inspires me to expand my style horizons. There’s a little superhero vibe to her look today that I am totally digging. There’s so much fun texture and pop prints, but it still feels refined in a youthful way. Those d’Orsay stilettos, however, are the scene-stealer for me. But, then again, I’m a shoe girl and can’t say no to a cool design.
The lovely Italian blogger Gilda Koral Flora (Thank God It’s Friday) has been featured on our blog before, so I obviously had to style-stalk her again! Gilda’s fabulous mixed-print look speaks to both the modern picnic and global themes we’ve been tracking this season. A relaxed button-up and a slim pencil skirt are the ultimate in Italian style. Chic d’Orsay pumps and a kitschy-cool clutch cap off the look.
I know I’ve already raved about stripes a dozen times, but they’re just the most versatile pattern ever! Nausheen’s bold, body-con pencil skirt and knotted silk blouse combo is yet another excellent example of casual urban femme.
As a stylist, Nausheen Shah is always thinking ahead, but keeps her roots in the classics. I wish I could have Nausheen style my outfits everyday!
Blogger extraordinaire, Garance Doré, has that special je ne sais quoi quality that makes French women so effortlessly chic. Despite her fashion world celebrity, Garance is so sweet and calm. This tranquility is represented in her style, which is understated and yet unique.
Garance’s gold miniskirt garnered a ton of attention this morning, and I love how she’s toned it down with a loose cashmere sweater. We love you, Garance!
This denim-clad duo understands the power of coordination. I love spotting friends whose styles fit effortlessly together. Kate and Lynsey (Tomboy KC) look casual and cool. There are hints of menswear themes, but they add a bit of modern sex appeal with sky-high stilettos and distressed denim. I think I’ll be copying both of these looks in the near future!
Sub-freezing temps didn’t stop this pretty pair from rocking their favorite dresses at Fashion Week. I love catching friends on their way to the shows. One of the best parts of FW is catching up with your besties!
Erika and Ria said they were having a blast and loved the excuse to get dressed up. They both look gorgeous, while showcasing their own personal styles. Thanks, ladies!
Born in the Canary Islands, Blahnik began making shoes in London in 1971, and this year, for the first time in his illustrious career, he’s elected to hold a spot on the official London Fashion Week calendar. Blahnik hosted an intimate presentation at the Covent Garden Hotel right in the heart of the theater district, which was fitting, as the designer made his LFW debut via his first fashion film, directed by Michael Roberts and starring actor Rupert Everett and socialite Lucy Birley.
Vivid colors and floral and African motifs defined the look for spring ’14.
Watch Manolo Blahnik unveil his latest handcrafted designs.