We've often heard guys lament that they have so many less fashion options than their girlier counterparts. To be honest, we don't think this particular injustice will ever change, but it looks like at least one designer is trying his hardest- Manolo Blahnik is designing shoes for men! The L.A. Times got a sneak peek of a few pairs, at left. Needless to say, we’re hoping these are the most flamboyant of the bunch. It’s clear that guys have painfully few options when it comes to high-quality and fashionable footwear. And while we like the idea of more off-beat shoe options for our boyfriends, we’re not so into open-toe, suede slingbacks (for them) either. Incidentally, if the leopard print sandals come in a mens' size 6, we might be willing to shop the collection... What’s a guy to do? --ALISON COOL
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First Look: Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew
Here's an awesome Valentine from J.Crew to us. Jenna Lyons mentioned a while back that she would love to do a high-end collaboration along the lines of Christian Louboutin for J. Crew, and now it looks like her plans have come to fruition. For Fall 2012, Manolo Blahnik has collaborated with J. Crew on a line of their classic Bebe style heels. The shoes will be available on J. Crew's website both in J.Crew exclusive prints and seasonal colors. No word on price yet, but go ahead and get your credit cards ready, because you'll definitely want to grab these.
Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Manolo Blahnik Collaboration and Working For Free at Halston
When fashion glossies do cover stories about Sarah Jessica Parker, they tend to focus on her ability to juggle so many different careers. And her latest, for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, is no exception. However, it was written by Cathy Horyn and thus unsurprisingly hones in on her fashion career, including how she nabbed that rare Manolo Blahnik shoe line, and what happened at Halston.
That Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew Collaboration Is Not Happening After All
Well this is a disappointment. Turns out that Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew collaboration, which the shoe designer reportedly had no idea about, is not happening after all. Despite the fact that Jenna Lyons told The Daily, "We are in a good place with [Manolo Blahnik] now. Everything’s OK," both parties have decided not to move forward with the project "due to wholesale production restraints on [Manolo Blahnik's] end," a spokesperson for the shoe company told us. In other words, you better take a good look at those pretty stilettos in the above image because you may never get to see them in the flesh. Or at least not anytime soon.