Shoes for the Princess

Manolo says, the people at the Feetwear News have asked five famous designers of the shoes to tell the world what they would make for the Princess-to-be Kate Middleton to wear for the wedding.

Here is the design of our maestro, the Manolo Blahnik.

Manolo Blahnik for Kate Middleton

Manolo Blahnik for Kate Middleton

His design: An ivory silk pump with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls
“It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about.”

And now, you must go see the rest of the designs (be sure to click on the “images” button).


Rene Caovilla for the Monday

Crystal Snake Sandals from Rene Caovilla     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is Monday, and you know what that means, that you are back at the office, slaving away for the Man. Sometimes, your job is fulfilling and meaningful, but other times, such as today, you are filled with ennui.

What is needed in such case is the jolt of fantasy, and so the Manolo would recommend leaning back in your reproduction Aeron chair, closing your eyes, and imagining for 60 seconds who you would seduce Mata Hari-style while wearing these exotic and super sexy sandals from Rene Caovilla.

And begin…..


The Shoes and the Snake

Here is the example of the most amusing publicity stunt.

To their high society owners, a pair of haute couture shoes can be a precious thing.

But to guard a 62,000 pound pair of ruby- sapphire- and diamond-encrusted Rene Caovilla sandals at their London launch, retailer Harrods went to extreme lengths: bringing in a live Egyptian cobra to patrol the shoe counter.

Yes, and if he fails to do his job, the most poetic fate possible awaits.


Rene Caovilla Flats

Renè Caovilla Spring - Summer 2007

Manolo says, so beautiful, so costly, so perfect for the most splendid of occasions.


Caovilla for the Weekend

Rene Caovilla gold satin rhinestone ankle wrap sandles   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is the Friday, and the Manolo he felt the need to see something luxurious and sexy. This shoe from the illustrious Rene Caovilla, it fits that description perfectly.


The Red Shoes of Splendor

Rene Caovilla red lizard beaded sheer slingbacks     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, gorgeous, beautiful, fiery, exotic, dramatic.

The adjectives, they cannot do this Rene Caovilla slingback the justice.

To the Manolo they savor of the exotic East. These they could only be worn to the most special of the events; perhaps the state dinner with the Yul Brenner-ish King of Siam, or maybe the opening night of Turandot at La Scala with the young Tom Selleck look-a-like as your escort.



Rene Caovilla silver and gold leather strappy slide with pink and purple butterfly brooch

Rene Caovilla white and light green leather open lattice 'Fence of Roses' slide with suede rosettes

Manolo says, the Manolo he cannot help it, he has recently become obsessed with the shoes of the Rene Caovilla. These two pairs above, they show the delicate, feminine prettiness that has made the shoes from the Caovilla the choice of many of the stars of the Hollywood. There is much of the flowerly/butterfly-y decorations, yet somehow, it seems to the Manolo to be admirably restrained.

Are they not most special?


Celebrate With the Rene Caovilla

Rene Caovilla Beaded Mesh Mule    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Rene Caovilla Silk Moire and Mesh Beaded Slingback      Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, in honor of the new version of the blog, the Manolo he gives you two beautiful and fancy pairs of the Rene Caovilla suitable for the celebrating. (Of the course, they are both on the deep discount at the