Blahnik Mink Bootie

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.

Dear Manolo,
Manolo Blahnik Nesta Fur Bootie
I was lucky enough to have scored these beautiful, gray Manolo Blahnik Nesta fur ankle boots on sale for 40% off.

The problem is I’m not sure what to do with them. They’re so fabulous but in this peculiar retro kind of way that does not mesh with my usual sense of style. I’m more of an edgy, minimalist kind of girl; think skinny jeans, motorcycle boots, thigh high boots, lots of black, you get the idea.

These boots are so not part of my usual repertoire, but they captured my heart and now I am at a complete loss. The salesperson suggested a fur scarf or fur-trimmed something or other, but I’m afraid that would make me look like the White Witch from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Is this the kind of footwear that can only be worn while sitting on a sleigh surrounded by elf minions? Say it ain’t so, because I live in Seattle where sleighs and elves are in short supply. Would you be so kind as to suggest a few possible outfits? Casual and dressy?

Thank you so much for all your awesomeness! You never fail to amuse and tempt me with your humor and delicious shoe selections. Love you!

Hien

For the Manolo, the biggest news in this note is that the Nordstroms now carries the shoes of the Maestro!

Soon, the Capital of Grunge shall become the Locus of Super Fantastic!

And this letter, it is proof of the civilizing qualities of the Manolo Blahnik shoes. Before this, our internet friend was content to wear the dour black, like the punk rock Spanish grandee.

But now she wishes to be… super fantastic!

Actually, the Manolo thinks that his friends fashion instincts, although perhaps overly muted, are essentially sound, especially as this magnificent shoe is one that will work with almost anything she might wear: tights, rocker-girl jeans, the shorty punkish skirt, with the black cashmere sweater

The one thing the Manolo would recommend, however, is the addition of the short flair coat, because these are the shoes for wearing when… Baby. It’s. Cold. Outside.

Perhaps something like this Diane von Furstenburg Lady Coat

Diane von Furstenberg Lady Coat

But, regardless, these are indeed the most super fantastic booties!

6 Responses to “Blahnik Mink Bootie”

  1. Lindsey December 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Oh, Nordstrom has been selling the super fantastic shoes of the Maestro for some time. I bought my first pair there a few years back, lovely Mary “do they really exist?” Janes. Every girl remembers her first time.

  2. Manolo the Shoeblogger December 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    This is all news to the Manolo, who now must admit to being poorly informed about the Nordstroms.

  3. klee December 6, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    I would be happy to take them off her hands if they don’t work for her….

  4. artdecodiamonds December 7, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    I adore those shoes…. my 2 vices are shoes and antique jewelry!

    I love this antique engagement ring:

    https://www.artdecoiamonds.com/products.php?id=2403

  5. Stephanie December 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    I love those shoes. I am looking for some like that this winter.

  6. Jenifersf December 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Some Nordstroms do not carry them, it depends on the location, such as the downtown San Francisco store. It’s due to the proximity of other stores that started carrying them first.