Designer Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

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Rihanna wore Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals to the 2014 MTV Movie Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. They feature nude leather, thin straps and 105mm heel. Chaos is available in mirrored rose gold leather at Neiman Marcus, two-tone suede at Nordstrom or mirrored silver leather & black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.

The 26-year-old singer performed her hit song ‘The Monster’ at the show with Eminem. She arrived to the red carpet wearing an off white silk satin two-piece outfit including a sleeveless corset bodysuit and sheer robe with ribbon tie sleeves by Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko from the Spring 2014 Couture collection.

For the other accessories, Rihanna added a Vieri Lily pendant love, The Clouds ring, and The Hidden ring in pink. She also added an Ana Khouri Pearl ear cuff.

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Emilia Clarke wore Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals to the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 New York premiere held at Avery Fisher Hall. These classic shoes feature black silk satin, thin straps and 105mm heel. Chaos is available in mirrored rose gold leather at Neiman Marcus, two-tone suede at Nordstrom or mirrored silver leather & black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.

She also wore a Donna Karan black shimmery silk chiffon handkerchief wrap dress with an open-back, semi-sheer skirt and plunging halterneck and thin glazed leather belt from the Fall 2014 collection.

Emilia styled her hair in ’50s inspired glamorous curls and accessorized with Art Deco diamond jewelry by Fred Leighton including an onyx cocktail ring. She carried a black satin Christian Louboutin Aida clutch.

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Cameron Diaz wore Manolo Blahnik Tayler d’Orsay pumps to ‘The Other Woman’ UK Gala Premiere held at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema in London. They feature nude patent leather, pointed toe and 100mm heel. Tayler is available in several styles at Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

Up until now, I’ve loved all of her footwear choices during this promo tour but seeing how this was the perfect LBD to wear with a spicier new spring shoe, I’m a bit underwhelmed. Cameron posed in a three quarter sleeve Hentner black leather dress with a jewel neckline by The Row.

She also accessorized with a magenta lip, Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague ring and diamond Ana Khouri Libertines earrings.

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Cameron Diaz wore Manolo Blahnik Amatis pumps to ‘The Other Woman’ Amsterdam premiere held at the Pathe Tuschinski Theatre. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring a d’Orsay design, black silk satin and gold acrylic stone covered ankle-cuff. Amatis is available (with a 89mm heel) at Neiman Marcus.

Continuing the press tour for her latest comedy film, she chose another mini dress. Cameron posed wearing a Dior LBD in silk with a fitted bodice, flared skirt, three-quarter sleeves and sheer tulle underlay.

Her hairstyle is almost as effortless as it gets, worn in a simple part tucked behind both ears. She also accessorized with a fuchsia lip and Amrapali rose cut diamond encrusted bangle.

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Manolo Blahnik Bombita sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop in seafoam green and rose gold at Barneys for $950

These beautiful strappy sandals are from the Spring 2014 collection stocked in two summery colors: seafoam green and rose gold. Bombita features watersnake leather, three thin cord straps, adjustable ankle-strap, classic thin stiletto heel and tonal leather insole.

I never forget a good shoe and immediately remembered one of Manolo’s biggest celebrity fans, Rihanna, debuting this signature style last year in iridescent snakeskin. Half sizes are available.

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Lupita Nyong’o wore Manolo Blahnik BB pumps to the celebration of her DuJour Magazine cover in NYC. This style is from the Spring 2013 collection featuring pistachio leather and 100mm heel. BB is available in pistachio and several other colors at Saks Fifth Avenue or you can customize your own style at Neiman Marcus.

The Winter 2013 cover star posed wearing a Peter Pilotto Mira stretch silk dress with a crew neckline, cap sleeves and center gusset from the Resort 2014 collection.

She also carried a Michael Nelson black Maasai beaded Lucy box clutch and accessorized with an iridescent pink lip. Lupita finished her look with a Joan Hornig ametrine stone Nugget ring and Y.G. small square stud earrings by Jamie Wolf.

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Rita Ora wore Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. These classic shoes feature metallic silver leather, thin adjustable ankle strap and 105mm heel. Chaos is available in metallic gold leather, nude patent leather, black patent leather or two-tone suede at Nordstrom.

When browsing through the photos, I was shocked – Rita looked truly fabulous! This Miu Miu ivory lace rebrodè sleeveless column dress with a nude silk-tulle underlay and asymmetric peplum wasn’t easy to rock. I especially love Swarovski the crystal-embroidered neckline.

She left her signature red pout behind opting instead for the perfect nude lip, dark brows and heavy eyeliner. Rita also carried a Jimmy Choo Cloud minaudière.

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Jessica Biel wore Manolo Blahnik Carolyne d’Orsay slingback pumps to the 2014 Academy Awards. She gave us a closer look at her shoes via Instagram which feature pale gold silk satin, long pointed toe and 105mm heel. Carolyne is available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue & Nordstrom.

She attended the event as a presenter wearing a Chanel iridescent blue sequin embroidered nude tulle strapless gown with a raw hem and sweeping train from the Spring 2014 Couture collection.

Jessica’s overall ethereal look was complemented with a sheer pink lip and nude nails. Similarly to Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner, her hair was left down in soft curls.

She also accessorized with Tiffany & Co. aquamarine and diamond jewelry from the 2014 Blue Book Collection.

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Manolo-BlahnikWhen you think of Manolo Blahnik, your mind most likely turns to Carrie Bradshaw’s adoration and incredibly stocked closet of the esteemed brand. After all, his shoes are so gorgeous that the fiction fashion icon proclaimed, “I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married; to myself. I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik.” Since his first collection debut in 1972, Spanish-born Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodriguez has brought classical elegance back to the forefront of fashion.

His legend status makes it even more surprising that the Spring 2014 collection was the first to show during a fashion week. “Everything is becoming so transparent,” the 71-year-old designer started, “with all this technology, with the blogs and tweets, and I wanted to get more in touch with normal people.” Luckily for us, that meant showcasing his luscious collection during London Fashion Week.

Inspired by the turn of the 20th century, the collection is filled with costume jewelry embellishments, vibrant colors, and a flair for the dramatic. Truly, the use of color blocking, tiered satin, and pleated silk harkens back to a time where women gladly spent a third of the household income on fashion and frippery. The modern twist? The use of braided leather and hyper-futuristic mesh ensure that the collection doesn’t become too stuffy. We especially love the use of tassels and the elaborate embroidery on many of the mules and kitten heels – they embrace Spanish history in only a way a Spaniard could. It might be over forty years since his first collection, but his attraction to sophistication and decadence has never wavered.

If you want to see this gorgeous collection in motion, Manolo Blahnik’s first feature film entitled Jealousy! showcases the old glamor collection beautifully. The silent film embraces the decadence and drama that epitomizes the era from which he drew inspiration, bringing it to the modern day.

If his mainline collection is a little too old world for your tastes, there is a very good chance that the fantastic and minimalist designs he created for Osman, Victoria Beckham, and Richard Nicoll’s collections are perfect for your wardrobe.

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Agapax d’Orsay pump in leather & suede with a whipstitch trim and long leather ankle-wrap laces

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Aghatax bootie with a striped canvas heel and multicolor suede fringe front panel

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Amatis d’Orsay pump in taupe & black satin with a bijoux covered ankle-cuff; available with a 89mm heel at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman.

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Ares double ankle-strap sandal in purple & red leather with a ruched thick toe strap

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BB pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopSavannahs

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The classic BB pump is also available in several colors & height options (made-to-order) at the Neiman Marcus

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BB Strap pointed-toe pump with a thin ankle-strap ; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Biton t-strap pump in rust & blue canvas accented with tonal tassel fringe

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Boniato pink suede sandal with multicolor color suede swatches at the toe; available at ShopSavannahs

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Chaos signature ankle-strap sandal; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopSavannahs

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Hangisi jewel-embellished satin pump; available in black satin at Barneys & Neiman Marcus and several other styles at Saks Fifth Avenue & ShopSavannahs

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Indian mesh pointed-toe pump with tonal lace embroidery and leather covered heel

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Krivog slingback d’Orsay pump in patent leather with a loose knit toe and patent leather trim

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Kuanta strappy slingback sandal in blue & brown leather with daisy appliqué

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Llanis leather slingback sandal with a wide buckled front strap and whipstitch trim

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Merlota strappy two-tone leather sandal covered with matching leather shapes

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Natuk tricolor ruched leather peep-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Nigata strappy leather sandal with two brass emblems connected to the ankle-strap

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Norf two-tone leather sandal in raspberry & white with wavy cut-out straps and black leather trim

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Taulida spectator wing-tip sandal, Bipunta cap-toe pump, Ronda snakeskin sandal

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Pacha PVC crystal-embellished cap-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

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Persefa colorful leather t-strap sandal embellished with multiple silver-tone buckles

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Plusanda d’Orsay sandal with contrasting embroidered lace; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Puktis d’Osay slingback pump in canvas with contrasting leather trim and leather covered heel

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Quadrax colorful leather sandal with giraffe and zebra printed front panels

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Reya silk satin d’Orsay pump in chartreuse, cream and red with a front ankle-tie

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Rondinaia leather and canvas slingback sandal with a layered cut-out circular front panel

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Rouer white leather pointed-toe pump with a tricolor layered leather detail at the toe

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Snayl two-tone woven canvas slingback sandal with leather trim and covered heel

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Trebula ruched silk santin sandal with a polka dot insole in black, burnt orange and fuchsia

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Twiga strappy sandal in white and green leather with leather leaf appliqué

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Worty snakeskin & leather strappy sandal with a buckled slingback strap

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Zilax black leather sandal with a thin toe strap and silver-tone grommet accents; available at Bergdorf Goodman

Written by Shannon Weston

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Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Manolo Blahnik BB pumps to the 2014 British Academy Film Awards held at The Royal Opera House in London. They feature sheer blue floral lace, satin-covered heel and 110mm stiletto. BB is available in black lace (100mm heel) at Barneys or with a 110mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue.

She also paired these pumps (in black lace) with her lacy Prada dress at a NY premiere earlier in the week.

Maggie arrived on the red carpet wearing a custom long sleeve gown in deep violet by Lanvin with sheer frosted long sleeves and black grosgrain trim. Heres a closer look at the embellished bodice embroidered with clusters of crystals, pearls and silver baubles.

She put the finishing touches on the look with a cool raspberry rose lip.

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