There is an entire room in Liberty (a high-end department store right around the corner from my office) dedicated to Manolo Blahnik. Of course, I have only been introduced to Manolo by Carrie (Carrie Bradshaw that is). God (and everyone else for that matter) knows that I can’t afford a pair of these crazy, beautiful shoes. Even if one day I can, I don’t see myself spending £500 on a pair of shoes. I just don’t think I have it in me.
Although I never be walking the streets in a pair of Manolo’s (if I did ever own a pair I highly doubt I would wear them on anything but carpet in fear that they would get nicked or scratched – heals on the cobblestone streets of London = bad idea) visiting the room a Liberty was quite a fun “window” shopping experience. It’s wonderfully decorated and the shoes really are gorgeous, even if they are a bit wild.