Me and My Manolos

“Exclusively Ours”:: To kick off New York Fashion Week Barney’s New York held a beautiful event in honor of Manolo Blahnik and his spring capsule collection of breathtaking heels designed exclusively for the store. It was a dark, wet, and altogether miserable winter weather day in NYC, but by the looks of the sparkling shoes and the entirely inappropriate bright colors both Mr. Blahnik and I were sporting, you would never know we were caught in the middle of a big-city-style blizzard!
Because no Polar Vortex could stop of us from partying with these pumps!
Chatting with the extremely charming, effervescent, and witty shoe icon was entirely spell binding. An artist in every sense of the word he is exceedingly observant and a master of the sound bite suggest: in a matter of seconds he had sized me up and decided three pairs of his shoes that I simply had to have and explained why they were perfect for just me. It was impossible to not feel like Cinderella slipping into magical glass slippers over and over and over again.
Darcy models the Metallic BB Blahnik’s

With champagne and chocolates to accompany this magical mystery tour through Manolo’s mind, my time interviewing the master will stick out in my memory as a moment with greatness. If you remember that moment in the first Sex in the City film when that heavenly light shines down on Carrie Bradshaw’s closet filled with shelves of Manolo Blahnik stilettos, you can imagine that meeting man behind these creations amidst an entire Barney’s floor of his artworks was very much like steeping through those clouded gates into a well-heeled heaven.

A star-studded suede wall of Manolo stilettos: the Suede BB Blahnik pictured

Find all the Barney’s Exclusively Ours Manolo’s online HERE or at their Madison Avenue flagship store in NYC.
A divine day, a magical moment with an icon of style and shoes, and an experience caught somewhere between controlled fantasy and utter madness. An unparalleled way to usher in a new season of fashion filled with fantastic footwear: a very special thank you to Barney’s, Manolo Blahnik, and Billy Farrel Agency for the wonderful afternoon. 

On Darcy: Canary Dress, Zara // Silver Fox Cashmere Shrug, vintage // Earrings, Alexis Bitar // Bag, Gucci, similar // Bracelets Vintage Hermes, Vintage John Hardy, Zara // Rings, Maison Martin Margiela

Because after all, isn’t Cinderella the ultimate proof that a pair of heels can change a girls a life?

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