Born in 1943 in the Canary Islands to a Spanish mother and Czech father, raised on a banana plantation, Manolo certainly wasn’t born into the life of a fashion designer. Now, however, the story has changed. This shoe designer is truly a living legend, not to mention one of the most commonly referred to designers in the entire “Sex and the City” series. Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw, Manolo quickly became a household name to ladies from coast to coast that were bored stiff with the suburbia department store brands, craving the big city shopping experiences that Carrie indulged in. True, most households can’t afford Manolo’s, but one can either dream, or max out their AmEx, which feels perfectly justified the first time you slip your foot into a ‘Costa Samba’ pump. The next best thing to owning a pair of Manolo’s? Owning his beautifully illustrated coffee table book, “Drawings”. Divided by decade (1970s-current), it gives you an overview of the evolution of his amazing line. With limited text, and the focus on bold illustrations, It will definitely appeal to design aficionados everywhere (like you!). This sexy book would also look smashing lounging gracefully as a featured piece on your coffee table. As you flip through each page, you’ll be in jaw-dropping awe at the large, full-color illustrations of shoes that Manolo is so famous for. I’ve entertained the thought of purchasing a 2nd book so I can frame some of my personal favorites for my walk-in closet (Yes, I decorate my closet. Currently, I have a collection of vintage hats on display). Manolo Blahnik Drawings is 11.7 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches and only available in paperback. The list price is $39.95, but I’ve seen it brand new on eBay and Amazon in the mid 20’s. Search under ISBN: 050028413X. Enjoy!
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