Thursday, September 23, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, Liberty launched its Manolo for Liberty Accessories collection, a range of Liberty prints designed by Mr Manolo Blahnik. Arriving at the Liberty store, my friend skillfully sweet-talked our way into the press room where we got to meet the man himself. A charming man with a presence about him that can fill any room, he was dressed impeccably and with style and grace, not unlike the shoes that he brings to life, to the delight of so many women around the world. Yet, the whole time in that room, I remember praying that he wouldn't notice the well-travelled and tatty $30 ballet flats on my feet. If he did, he was certainly polite enough not to say anything.