Childrens shoes, boots and Mr Manolo

  • Surging around I found the CUTEST collection of children’s ballet flats and booties by Bottega Veneta. Ohhh I wish I knew someone who’s child needed expensive designer shoes. Come to think of it, a girl I went to high school with did email me pictures of her baby girl recently… But I think I need designer shoes more than she does.
  • Did you know that Manolo Blahnik designed the shoes for the Sophia Coppola directed movie, Marie Antoinette, staring Kirsten Dunst as the young queen?“When the producers called, I dropped everything,” he says. “When I was a boy, my mother read a Marie-Antoinette biography, and I have read Antonia Fraser’s version. I can’t wait to see it. They said ‘make them sexy’, but I wanted to do something very academic.” So he began by studying original 18th-century shoes in Paris and at the V&A Museum.