Wednesday Name Brand Pronunciation: Manolo Blahnik


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Manolo Blahnik
muh-no-lo blah-nick


The shiniest, most comfortable shoes you could possibly wear down the aisle.
In case you’re having trouble with the pronunciation up there, the real way to say Manolo Blahnik is in a low, reverent whisper. You have to earn your way up to talking Manolos – a la Carrie Bradshaw – like Blahnik is your best friend and not really the chief enemy of your bank account. In the meantime, revel in the history of one of the shoe world’s most well-know names: Manolo grew up in the Canary Islands, where he was raised on a banana plantation. From there he went on to study literature at the University of Geneva, and then art in Paris. At barely 31 he opened his first store in London and he hasn’t stopped making gorgeous shoes since. With a bio like that, how could the man help but exist at the forefront of fantasy fashion?
We love these silvery-white Metallic Slingback Pumps because they hold the balance between pristine pre-dyed white and nightclub-ready silver, so they’ll be shiny fabulous beneath your wedding dress while still ceremony-appropriate enough not to scandalize grandma. Can’t get enough Manolo? Pick up these Broach D’Orsay Pumps, too – something about the d’Orsay style is just eternally right for every formal occasion, and these topaz and gold pumps can take you from the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon with no trouble at all.

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