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.
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.