The pursuit of..."Something blue"



Last week I went shopping with my friend who is getting married soon (exciting!!!) and we were following the old adage "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" - the something blue being her wedding shoes!
We ended up in Liberty on London's Regent Street and made our way to the ultimate shoe heaven destination - Manolo Blahnik!



The Manolo Blahnik "Hangisi" embellished shoe (above) is the perfect bride or bridesmaid shoe....it is just beautiful!! 
So exquisite and the perfect heel height too (not ridiculously high!), it was love at first sight for my friend and I!!
This shoe in deep royal blue was the infamous (now iconic!) shoe seen in the Sex and The City movie as Carrie Bradshaw's engagement present from Mr.Big.
It is such a perfect choice, as who really wants to wear cream or ivory satin shoes again after their big day??! (Does anyone actually really go through with dyeing their shoes so they can wear them again?...) 
With these Manolo's you are able to keep the something blue tradition whilst feeling extra special and elegant on the day itself.  My friends wedding dress is very long but you will just be able to get a glimpse of the fabulous jeweled toe as she walks...it will look stunning!

I didn't know this before but the Hangisi shoe comes in an array of gorgeous colours (below).  
Seeing all of the collection displayed on the table like a Manolo Blahnik rainbow was too much for me...I wanted all of them, in particular the emerald green, white, mustard yellow, fuschia, purple, rose pink....you get the picture!! How can you choose just one?!!

Priced at £650 they are a luxury...but one that would give you endless pleasure no doubt!!



I also fell in complete love with the "Eufrasia"collection from Manolo (below).  Again, another fabulously embellished toe area and it comes in different colours and a velvet or satin finish.   
The jewel reminds me of an elaborately detailed vintage brooch - I love the emerald stone detail in the centre, 
When I tried these ruby shoes on, even with just my jeans, these shoes looked incredibly chic! 
I spent the whole day dreaming of outfit ideas that incorporated these amazing pumps!!....they also come in white. which again, I think would make a fabulous wedding shoe if you wanted to keep the traditional colour scheme.


Manolo Blahnik "Eufrasia" (£700)

Which shoe do you like? Would you opt for a coloured wedding shoe?


Love, Ivy George x 








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