The Shoes: Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ Embellished Satin Flats, £620
You’re all familiar with Manolo Blahnik’s ‘Hangisi’ pumps. I assume?
If this version isn’t ringing any bells, I’m sure the bright blue stiletto version will: they were the shoes made famous by the Sex and the City movie, and went on to become one of Manolo Blahnik’s best-selling styles because of it. Now, I’ll be completely honest: I’ve never been a huge fan of ‘Hangisi’ – or of Manolo Blahnik in general, really. I know that’s almost sacrilegious for a shoe blogger to admit, and don’t get me wrong: if a pair of those shoes were to magically appear on my shelves, I’m sure I’d wear them until they fell apart. I probably wouldn’t run out and buy a pair, though (or save up and buy a pair, more accurately), because there’s something about Manolo Blahnik shoes that always strikes me as just a little bit dated.
That’s also the case with this flat version of the iconic Hangisi’ style, and in this case, I know exactly what the problem is: it’s that funny little heel. Heels like this one always make me think of little-old-lady shoes, and this is no exception. With that said, however, I LOVE the colour of the upper, and I have to give props to any pair of flats that has some kind of of WOW factor – which these ones definitely do, thanks to the diamante brooch on the toe.
Those toes are really quite something: they’re very slim, elegant, and fabulous, and they’re a lot more interesting than most flats, I have to give them that!
DRESS // CLUTCH
Of course, all of my thoughts on these shoes are purely academic, because £620 is way, WAY more than I’d ever pay for a pair of flats: ouch!