Follow Man Repeller | August 17, 2012

My crack dealer (read: a shoe salesman at Barneys by day, wildly ambitious fellow with brilliant ideas and killer style to boot by night,) sent along this photo of a new pair of Manolo Blahnik mules that just hit the floor at Barneys. My reaction? Internal fireworks. And why? I’m not sure.

When I say they’re new I mean that literally and not figuratively at all because ultimately what we have here is a tangible recollection of 18th Century literature and all the romance that comes along with the personalities depicted in the aforementioned, in shoe-formation.

And while I appreciate a good mule, this is more than that. It’s a great mule. You see, Manolo Blahnik is one of few designers who have never neglected the shoe silhouette in question. While according to fashionable convention, it’s back now, it wasn’t two or three or five seasons ago, and that never stopped his hunger to continue manufacturing it, selling it, giving it new life.

In tie dye velvet green and elaborate embellishments Manolo Blahnik deserves, at the very least, a hardy hats–or rather, shoes–off. In mules, that’s an easy one.

  • Celia

    Manolo Blahnik rocks ’cause he is canarian! yes, he was born in the canary islands, just like me! love the way you write leandra, keep on please!


  • Samkoontz

    I am in love! I see these shoes stepping out of a horse and buggy or carriage. True master of art dream of these

  • Anniewear

    ok manolo blahnik is great,but these are not my taste at alllll
    X, Annie

  • Astrid sicard

    hiiiiiso beautiful! 

  • Olidi

    Only you could rock these mule!

  • Troy Griffith

    The Manolo shoe silhouette is what gets me every time and makes me fall in love over and over Again!!

  • LabellaLuxe Boutique

    Wow! These shoes are beautiful!

  • are these f/w 2012?? can’t find them online anywhere and live in the middle of nowhere temporarily. this sucks!