Manolo Blahnik honored with 2015 Couture Council Award

Manolo Blahnik was honored with the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  Blahnik is the first ever footwear designer to receive the prestigious award from FIT.   Blahnik’s award coincides with the release of his new book and the opening of the Manolo Blahnik boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Roger Vivier Sale

Over the last few months, it seems like every major shoe designer has had some kind of sample or private sale.  We can probably expect to see more as sample sale season kicks into full gear.  In the meantime, next up is Roger Vivier.  The Roger Vivier sale begins this Friday, March 20th and ends on Monday, March 23rd.  Roger Vivier always offers up some interesting designs so it is definitely worth checking out this weekend.  As usual, you should expect some long lines.  It’s a shoe sale for pete’s sake!   Details below. Enjoy!  shoe-miracle-roger-vivier-sale

Why I am crushing on Paul Andrew right now

I know that Mondays are typically reserved for man crushes. But, I would like to change that up a bit and start sharing my shoe designer crushes. This Monday I am kicking it off with Paul Andrew. There are many reasons why I love me some him. First and foremost, my first ever purchase of a blue shoes was one of his designs and I hate blue (at least I thought I did). Take a look at an illustration of the blue python Europeaus below and you will understand why I had to have them.

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Wishlist Wednesday – Alaïa Folded Suede Boots

Today’s pick is Alaïa’s folded suede boot in red.  Alaïa is known for his clingy dresses but I have to admit that I have found myself on many occasions dreaming about his shoes. They are beautifully crafted and extremely sexy.  As soon as I saw this Alaïa boot I couldn’t help but fantasize about what they would look like on my feet.  The holiday season is really kicking into gear now and I can’t think of a better pair of shoes to find under my Christmas tree.  These boots are available to purchase from Net-a-Porter.

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Paul Andrew wins CFDA/Vogue Prize

Paul Andrew took home the top prize at the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fund awards last night. He launched his footwear line with his Spring 2013 Collection. The response to his shoes in just two short years has been nothing short of amazing. They have become a regular on the red carpet gracing the feet of celebs like Lupita Nyongo, Poppy Delevigne and Victoria Beckham to name my few. Winning the CFDA/Vogue prize proves that he is a creative force to be reckoned with in the footwear arena.   The CFDA/Vogue prize was instrumental in catapulting the careers of Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra so it will be interesting to watch Paul Andrew’s trajectory.  Congratulations again to Paul Andrew!

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