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.
Here’s Carrie Underwood, leaving a taping of The View in NYC in a pair of iridescent purple Manolo Blahnik Satin BB Pumps. Carrie paid the ladies of The View a visit to drum up publicity for the upcoming CMAs (which she’s hosting with fellow country artist Brad Paisley) and her upcoming album Greatest Hits: Decade #1. You can find Carrie’s exact pumps for $695 at Saks.
It is not at all obvious here, but Carrie is actually several months pregnant, and her baby is due in the spring. It seems that preggers celebs like Carrie and Kate Middleton are favoring frocks that are belted at the natural waist line. It’s a very workable style for expectant moms, as it gives that baby bump a little extra room without telegraphing that you’re dressing for two.
Here’s Nicole Richie, heading into the Sirius Radio studios in NYC to promote the second season of her show Candidly Nicole. She’s wearing an eternally chic pair of black Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps, which set off her gilded chevron pants, emerald satin blouse, and purple-tinted ‘do quite nicely. These BBs are available in a rainbow of colors for $595 at Saks.
The iconic BB Pump was at the top of our list of “The 17 Shoe Classics Worth Owning,” right alongside other celeb favorites like the Casadei Blade Pumps and the Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals. Nicole Richie has her pick of the lot, of course, and you can check out an expansive selection of her best designer handbags, shoes, and style statements in “The Many Bags of Nicole Richie” on PurseBlog.
Selena Gomez recently attended the LA premiere of her new flick Rudderless in a low-cut little red dress from Dior paired with striking, translucent Manolo Blahnik Pacha Pumps. I was somewhat surprised to find that designer PVC pumps are still widely available, but you can purchase Selena’s exact Manolos for $665 at Saks.
These shoes were initially extremely popular with celebs in 2013, and the brand’s first few offerings sold out almost immediately during the PVC pump craze of a couple of seasons ago, but people seem to have mostly moved on from that. Selena is actually the first celeb in PVC pumps we’ve featured on TS in over a year.
Here’s actress Nikki Reed, unloading some newly acquired housewares from her car with the help of her mom in LA. Her shoes are bright red Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps. As you can see, these pumps look amazing with dark denim jeans and a leather jacket, proving once again why they are the ne plus ultra of the style. You can find Nikki’s exact pair for $595 at Barneys.
Earlier this summer, Team TS was invited to check out Manolo Blahnik’s opulent new collection for Fall 2014 in person, and I have to say, we weren’t disappointed. You can take a gander at all the new BB Pumps from Fall 2014 right here. BB fans will also be excited to know that you can still get made-to-order BB pumps at the Manolo Blahnik BB Boutique at Neiman Marcus.
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Leopard-Print Thong Sandal
Price: $795 via Bergdorf Goodman
Why They’re the Shoes of the Week: We may only have a few weeks left in summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s times to pack away the sandals for good. Makes this strappy animal-print sandal from Manolo Blahnik your last summer shoe purchase and you can wear to your all end-of-season cookouts!
We checked out the Manolo Blahnik Fall 2014 collection in person when it made its media debut, and it lavishly references the 19th century. Now that this collection is starting to trickle its way into stores, we couldn’t resist bringing you some exquisite pairs of BB pumps that are available now!
With a loyal fan base to both the brand and the BB, it’s wise that Blahnik would capitalize on the timeless allure of its most classic design. In the past, the BB pumps has been featured in patent, suedes and print. When Blahnik and his team thought about the BB pump for Fall, exotics and traditional patterns were a must, and even with these new materials and patterns, it still feels like the same BB pump we all know and love.
Be prepared to see these pumps adorned with ostrich, snakeskin, embroidery and laser-cuts. I have a feeling these pumps are going to be well received by many BB fans, and they have the longevity to be true wardrobe classics.