And as it's been nearly a month since the release of the line sold exclusively at Nordstrom, those of us that spent several fashion filled years with Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda have had a chance to look them over, so I figured it was time for a proper shoe review. Just what are shoes designed by the woman who played the greatest lover of footwear since Imelda Marcos (except way nicer!) like?
First the really good news is they come in half sizes which for me especially is a Godsend. SJP and her co-creator, Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus III have included an array of colours, fabrics and fastenings to the 25 designs all of which are made in Italy from high quality leathers and materials. Pretty much anyone that loves shoes is likely to fall for at least one pair.
Now the not so good news, the price. While it's not as cha-ching as a Louboutin tag, its not far off, and paying £125.33 for a flip flop is not something I'm (nor indeed should you be) want to do. And if you are in the UK there's yet more woes as the tax is pretty hefty:
|Duties & Taxes:||GBP 97.29|
There are a couple of disappoints in the collection as well. The Maud just didn't float my boat at all and I fear the less graceful of us (i.e. moi) would find our tootsies squeezed uncomfortably between the gaps of the Carrie 'only just' capped pump.
And there are some sparkling examples of dainty and delicate design. A foot fetish fiesta if you will that has me edging ever closer to hitting the 'Add to shopping basket' button. Maybe closer to payday!
Images kindly supplied kindly by Nordstrom Meida Press Release