Shoes: Shoe of the Week: Manolo Blahnik Topos Crystal Buckle Evening Sandal

Price:$975 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Shoe of the Week: If you love Manolo Blahnik’s classic Hangisi pump, the shoe’s signature crystal buckle has now been incorporated (twice!) on the new luxe evening sandal.

Here’s Kerry Washington, engaging with paps in Brentwood over the weekend before heading into Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence celebrity gifting party. She’s wearing a navy blue pair of Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps and carrying a gorgeous Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin Shopper Tote. You can find Kerry’s exact shoes for $595 at Barneys.

If you’re wondering if “Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence” is exactly what it sounds like, the answer is YES. Jennifer Klein is a prominent producer who has a rolodex of celeb gal pals, and every summer they gather together at Jennifer’s home for a day full of pampering and copious freebies. This is the 17th annual “Day of Indulgence.”

I know it’s approximately one million degrees outside for most of us, so I’ll forgive you if you’ve arrived at this post in order to tell me in the comments that even looking at suede is giving you back sweat. Believe me, I understand. If you look at these Manolo Blahnik booties long enough, though, maybe you can conjure a little Christmas party in your head. (more…)

Shoes: Shoe of the Week:Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Metallic Leopard-Print Pump

Price:$985 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Shoe of the Week: We love Manolo Blahnik’s classic Hangisi pump, and this metallic leopard pattern gives a hint of edge to very a very elegant design. What can we say–we couldn’t resist!

As any die-hard Anna Wintour fan already knows, Anna does not mess around with shoes. She only wears Manolos. Here she is attending Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015, which is a charity party hosted by the Meatpacking District fashion boutique Jeffrey. Her shoes are Manolo Blahnik Coddilla Sandals, which are a slight change from the normal nude-colored Manolo mules and slingbacks she usually dons on a daily basis. You can find Anna’s Coddillas in a slightly different hue for $995 at Neiman Marcus.

If you love the look of simple, chic, single-soled Manolos, but you can’t reconcile yourself to their price, check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe line. Several of SJP’s designs are noticeably similar to a few of Manolo’s signature styles, but they only retail for $300 to $600. That’s roughly half the price of a good pair of Manolos. And since SJP’s line has been in existence for over a year now, you’ll very likely be able to find select styles on sale when the next “Semi-Annual Sale” at Nordstrom rolls around.

Things are looking pretty good for Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP shoe line. This past month, she celebrated her line’s one year anniversary, and it’s now branched out beyond Nordstrom to retailers like Neiman Marcus and Zappos Couture. Also this year, the designer also incorporated bridal footwear to her growing business.

SJP’s CEO George Malkemus is also Manolo Blahnik’s CEO, so it’s inevitable that Parker’s influenced by one of the shoe greats; SJP is also, of course, a person fan of Blahnik’s work. Parker’s latest creations to hit retailers’ websites are very similar to Blahnik’s classic Hangisi pump.

The Hangisi pump is a fan favorite among Sex and the City enthusiasts; Carrie Bradshaw wore this pair of Manolos with a vintage dress to get married in the Sex and the City movie. It was only a matter of time before Parker incorporated a very similar pair to her own shoe line. Parker’s version includes three different jewel ornamentations on satin pumps; the heel is a quarter of an inch shorter than Blahnik’s version. Like all of the SJP pumps, you’ll also find the designer’s signature grosgrain backstay.

If you’re a big fan of the Blahnik’s Hangisi pumps but they’re out of your budget, the SJP satin pumps are the look for less alternative you are looking for.

Shoes: Shoe of the Week: Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Crystal-Toe Pump

Price: $965 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Shoe of the Week: You can never go wrong with a classic, and that goes doubly for a Manolo Blahnik classic. Along with the BB pump, the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi is among the brand’s most well-known designs. This timeless, elegant pump in this vivid emerald color would be an asset to any woman’s closet.

Manolo Blahnik always delivers on exquisite craftsmanship and a ladylike aesthetic, and his Resort 2015 collection doesn’t deviate from those ideals. The entire collection is available for pre-order through Saks, and it’s more than worth a look.

Blahnik’s signature floral prints dominate in this collection, and you’ll find them on the BB pump and the Chaos sandal in both brights and pastels. Blahnik also looks to leopard prints, which we also spotted in the upcoming Louboutin Spring 2015 collection–perhaps we’re seeing the beginnings of a trend. In Blahnik’s collection, you’ll see lots of demure laser-cut designs and ankle straps.

Blahnik’s chic resort collection is not one to be missed, so pre-order the collection now through Saks and check out some of our favorites below.

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