My shoe of the season is actually a long-time favorite – Manolo Blahnik’s BB. They are the most comfortable heels you will ever own, I have run in them without taking a single fall (can you tell that I’m already planning out my Fashion Week outfits?). When it comes to a single sole heel that you’ll be wearing from sunup to sundown, there’s just nothing better. It’s 105mm which is around 4″, don’t go any higher in a single sole unless you don’t mind pain or walking hunched forward. The BB is a go-to for everyone from perfectly put-together Victoria Beckham to risk-takers like Rihanna. The style is timeless, and yet exceptionally timely (both single sole pumps and pointed toes are on-trend, and lush suede is just the rich texture you want for fall).
I’m ordering electric blue, but now on the advice of Ken Downing, I think a violet pair might have to move into my closet, too. Pack your bags, BB! We’re going to be spending a lot of time together. As for the other hues…well, I’m certainly tempted. Who wouldn’t want a rainbow of Manolos? However, my father sent me a Confucian-esque poem last night that talked about how 70% of our material “things” are unnecessary, and that we should be content with what we have. So I’ll settle for two pairs instead of every pair! It’s all about balance, right? At Barneys New York in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, electric blue, purple, light gray, and black for $595 each.