I’m totally shoe obsessed. Since I haven’t been doing Fashion Friday that long and it’s already my second shoe-centric post, you are probably starting to figure out just how much I love shoes. When it comes to shoes, Manolo Blahniks are definitely some of my favorites. The first designer anything I bought was a classic pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps. I’ve since added many Blahniks to my collection. I wear them all the time because I love them and they’re actually very comfortable.
I’m also obsessed with custom made things. There’s something incredible about knowing a talented, skilled artisan made something just for me. No one else tried it on; I am the only person that will ever wear it.
So when Neiman Marcus offered its customers the opportunity to order a custom pair of Manolo Blahniks that would arrive in six weeks instead of the typical six months, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. For a change, Mom couldn’t pass it up either. I love when Mom buys things!
There were an array of colors in leather, patent leather, and suede to choose from. This was a tough choice, as they were all so pretty, but Mom chose a blue-black metallic patent leather (I already have a pair of Blahniks that color), and I went with bright purple suede, even though it’s showing up blue in the pictures. The color is about the same as Barney . . . you know . . . the dinosaur.
Heel height options were also available. They ranged from the demure 50 millimeters to the outrageous 115 millimeters. Mom went with the classic 90 millimeters, about 3 ½ inches, while I was the crazy fashionista, ordering the 115 millimeter shoes, which are about 4 ½ inches. They’re my tallest non-platform shoes.
When placing a special order, there’s always a risk it won’t work out. It might not look like you expected or it doesn’t fit right. So when Mom and I picked up our shoes earlier this week, our fingers were crossed for success. Success was definitely achieved. Mom’s classic pumps fit like a glove and shine from the pointy toe to the skinny heel. And I love my shoes! Seriously, LOVE them! They don’t feel as tall as they look, fit perfectly, and seem pretty comfortable. My favorite part is the awesome, unique heel. I don’t have any shoes with that structure, so these were there perfect addition to my closet.
In case you are interested in your very own pair of custom Manolo Blahniks, Neiman Marcus is doing orders again starting this September! Check with your local Neiman Marcus or online for details. If they have more color choices, who knows, maybe I’ll find another pair in my closet too!