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Manolo Blahnik Goes High Street?

A collaboration between the legendary Manolo Blahnik and retailers H&M and Topshop may be possible after all. That is of course if the designer is given the creative freedom he needs.

With no conditions, the Spanish designer may just be convinced to create a collection available to the masses, much like the Balmain collection for H&M.

“I like my shoes to be outside there. Not copied, like in China, but the real thing!” said the 73-year-old Spaniard who was a close friend of the late Princess Diana.

Blahnik, whose designs were popularised by the US television series “Sex and the City,” has resisted the overtures of global fashion giants to stay independent — and now has eight solo stores in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Moscow and New York.Manolo Blahnik - BB Lace pumps

He said he would only stop being independent “after I drop dead,” adding: “I love freedom, I adore freedom of any kind.”

“People say I need to do that, I need to do that, I really can do that. I can’t work that way.

“It took me so long to live in my conditions,” he said in accented English.

Blahnik’s designs have appeared on the feet of some of the most glamorous women in the world. Asked which celebrities had the best ones, he named actresses Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot but said he was disillusioned by modern-day stars.

“They are not those great old stars that used to wear flat shoes and be so sexy,” said Blahnik, whose shoes can sell for more than $1,000 (916 euros) a pair.

Blahnik decried the modern trend of women wearing trainers, saying they “could destroy” their feet. “But they say that about shoes all the time, that they destroy women’s feet. Nonsense!”Manolo-Blahnik-Topshop

Born on November 7, 1942 in the Canary Islands, Blahnik is the son of a Czech father and a Spanish mother and grew up on her banana plantation.

His parents wanted him to become a diplomat but US Vogue’s legendary editor Diana Vreeland steered him towards fashion design. Blahnik’s new store, in London’s luxury Mayfair district, opened at a glitzy launch on Tuesday, is in the Burlington Arcade — a gallery built in 1819 near Piccadilly Circus close to some of the British capital’s most expensive shops.

He faces some busy months with a new documentary on his life and an exhibition with 500 of his designs to be launched at the Venice Film Festival in September.

“It’s going to be in the places of Europe that I love best. It’s going to end up in Spain, but first of all it’s going to be in Venice because I worked in Venice for years and it’s the most beautiful city.”

He said it would also travel to Prague, his father’s native city, and be displayed in the world-famous Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. “Can you imagine? It’s a great privilege and I don’t know why. Because I do shoes, after all.”

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The most mentioned brand in ‘Sex & the City’ is…

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Visual artist Pierre Buttin recently presented an original take on the iconic TV series “Sex & the City.” Titled “Brands and the City,” the artist’s video is an alphabetical compilation of every mention of a brand during the show‘s six seasons. The run time is just under ten minutes.

If you thought Manolo Blahnik was the name most frequently cited by Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, think again.

According to the artist, who tallied the mentions for each brand, the most frequently referenced trademark was Vogue.


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The magazine topped the ranking with 36 mentions in total, mainly thanks to Carrie Bradshaw’s brief employment at the magazine.

Vogue was followed by Martini, which was mentioned 34 times, reminding us that Cosmos weren’t the only cocktail Carrie and her entourage enjoyed.

The rest of the top five is dominated by New York references: the Yankees (26 times), the Knicks (25 times) and the New York Times (24 times).

Sex and the City 2: The Cocktails

In celebration of the return of “Sex and the City” to big screen, Moet & Chandon has created 4 champagne cocktails inspired by the film’s dazzling leading ladies.

There is the Fashionista, which could only be Carrie. Miranda’s cocktail is the Player, Charlotte’s is the Socialite, and the Bombshell is, naturally, Samantha’s.
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Sex and the City 2 – Official Extended trailer

A longer version of the Sex and the City 2 trailer has been released, and it’s much more “informative” than the last trailer.

The new trailer shows flashes of Liza, Penélope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Aidan, Charlotte’s new daughter and most importantly, Carrie’s closet!

The film is scheduled to be released on May 27.
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Sex and the City 2 – Official Trailer 2010

Et voilà the official teaser trailer for the romantic comedy sequel ‘Sex and the City 2′ starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, in theaters May 28, 2010.

Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of The Big Apple.

Returning in their starring roles as the four great friends are Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
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Sex and the City 2: dresses and prices

How many people around the globe are waiting for Sex and the City 2?

And over all how many of them wants to know all the secrets about dresses, accessories, gadgets and everything Carries Bradshaw and her friends will wear in the movie?

We don’t know but it’s true that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah JessicaParer), Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) are together an exciting gang for every fashion addicted that wants to know: what will the four lovely ladies wear?

And….how much do their cool things cost?

Let’s see: in the photograph a newly single Samantha Jones carried a VBH Palm clutch in shocking mastice drip python (worth $1300), gold hoop earrings and black Ray Ban shades.

Miranda was really lovely with her $795 Yves Saint Laurent Triumph platforms.

Charlotte was the delicious lady in pink with a $790 skirt, $3,090 jacket and $6,650 Lady Dior in Pink Lizzard handbag. Total look Christian Dior except the white and pink Louboutin slingbacks.

Carrie Bradshaw in this first shot was wearing a very chic vintage dress, $325 V-neck white Halston Heritage piece, with colurful jeweled Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace that cost $198,200.

She added gold sparkling allure with Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm shades, a lovely gold and metal Chanel clutch and sky-high Christian Louboutin sparkling gold pigalle heels.

While in this one, Carrie Bradshaw rocked $835 Brian Atwood Loca heels.

Here Parker shined in a $435 Halston Heritage cocktail dress, Jee Vice’s $170 Heated shades in orange, Christian Louboutin’s $865 Gino T-strap heels and $1,795 large Sylvia hobo bag.

Last but not least, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the same backless Christian Dior’s newspaper-print dress that she had worn during Season 3 of Sex and the City (when she apologized to Natasha for wrecking her marriage with Big).

She paired her $1,785 Christian Louboutin lace booties with this special dress.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Aviator Sunglasses

Do you like those gold sunnies? They look fantastic! Carrie Bradshaw wears a pair on the set of the upcoming Sex and the City 2 movie in New York City.

They are Mykita & Bernard Willhelm’s Franz Limited-Edition Aviator Sunglasses for $525 now on pre-sale at costume designer Patricia Field’s online shop.
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Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding dress by Vivienne Westwood sold out

Until few days ago, you could find the wedding dress of your dream on Net-a-Porter. Now on-line there is a sad message that says: unfortunately, this item is sold out.

Lily wedding gown, priced at £4,530 ($9875), for say ‘I do’ wearing Vivienne Westwood Gold Label’s dress, is already sold out.

Famous thanks to Sex and the City Movie, where sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) finally marries her Mr. Big, it is champagne silk satin bustier wedding gown with built-in corset and it has a full puff skirt with asymmetric hem, a peaked sweetheart neckline, a zip fastening on back.
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Fendi 10th Anniversary Baguette Designer Handbag

In the late ’90s The Fendi Baguette bag got a big promo in every fashionista’s favorite television show, Sex and the City.

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary since the launch of Fendi’s iconic Baguette designed by Sylvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi has created this Limited Edition Beaded Baguette Bag.

Only 40 pieces of this Limited Edition Baguette Bag were made, and each piece comes with a serial number embroidered on the inside.
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