The Maestro Agrees With the Humble Shoeblogger

Manolo says, our Maestro, the genius shoe maker, Manolo Blahnik has made the appearance in Beverly Hills, and has granted the press the interview. Naturally, he is his typically delightful and gracious self, dispensing provocatively charming advice. (For the example, he does not like the platform shoes, he finds them “ugly”. )

For the humble shoeblogger, however, this was the section that he found most gratifying.


Can we talk about shoe etiquette — when to wear or not wear certain shoes? Like, can you wear satin during the day?

Yes, I think so. I don’t think there are rules any longer. Coming from England where all things work . . . daytime, night, it all works.

I’m proper, I like to have a pump for evening. White shoes are for a wedding or daytime in summertime when it’s hot and shimmering, yes. In the winter, if you’re going to some kind of resort like Aspen, you can also wear them. I mean, why not?

Ayyyy! The Maestro Manolo Blahnik is in agreement with the humble Manolo the Shoeblogger, who has said many times that the white shoes are acceptable after the Day of Labor.

And here, in honor of this, the Shoeblogger give you the Maestro’s classic Carolyne mid-heel halter pump, in beautiful white satin.

Carolyne Halter Pump by the Maestro Manolo Blahnik.   The Shoeblogger Adores!  Click!

4 Responses to “The Maestro Agrees With the Humble Shoeblogger”

  1. Monica October 2, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    ayaaah, so my humble opinion that platform suck is, in fact, supported by the two Manolos!
    so could i wear my wedding shoes some other time to? (respecting, of course the post labor day rule)

  2. Chaser October 3, 2008 at 12:56 am #

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeod those are lovely.

  3. Jenifer October 3, 2008 at 3:45 am #

    Yes, pretty shoe.

    I think the difference now is that what is appropriate is not as rigidly defined, that is, rather than saying you cannot wear something after a certain date or certain time of day, you have to look at whether it is appropriate for the occasion, the place, the weather, etc. In other words, a case by case basis requiring more thought is the new thing.

  4. elayne October 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    When he says “I like to have a pump for evening,” does he mean HE himself? In pumps?