Mnsr. Manolo is a genius, as we all know and worth of much admiration and accolades for the beautiful shoes he creates. I love them because they fit me like a dream due to their amazing architecture and are simply stunning. Here are a few of my personal favorites (some already in the collection and some soon to be joining it)
Satin Camouflage Sedaraby:
Resort ’07 Oro Sequin Pump:
The Urban Myth Black Patent Mary Janes:
Now Mnsr. Manolo has been given a new honor (per Vogue):
He has been worshipped by the glitterati for his unashamedly beautiful designs for years and now Manolo Blahnik has received the ultimate accolade: being made an honorary CBE, or Commander of the British Empire.
The Spanish-born, London-based shoe designer has received the award “in recognition of his status as one of the most successful and influential designers of our time”.
Culture Secretary James Purnell, who presented the honour, commented: “Manolo Blahnik is one of only a handful of designers whose name is synonymous with their product. His avant garde designs mixed with timeless classics ensure that women all over the world are desperate to get their hands on a pair of Manolos. By basing his business in London, Mr Blahnik has played a huge part in enhancing the reputation of the capital as a leading fashion industry centre.”
And Manolo himself couldn’t be more thrilled with his new title. “It is the greatest privilege to have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to receive such an honour for my small contribution to the fashion industry in Britain,” the modest designer said. “I’ll always be proud and grateful for it.”
Love him! In honor of this momentous occasion, I’m wearing a stunning pair of his creation – see the Ensemble du Jour for a peak!