Before Carrie Bradshaw, Manolo Blahnik was the well-shod woman’s best kept secret. Now he’s a household name and what’s more, his super glam and ultimately feminine shoes are available on Saks.com. After pining over his blue suede pumps and iconic Akkin Mary Jane, Saks POV talked with Blahnik about the jet-set life — his other area of expertise.
SaksPOV: What are some of your favorite destinations?
Manolo Blahnik : The South is one of my favorite spots. The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta is a home away from home.
POV: Are you ever inspired on vacation?
M.B.: I’m often inspired by hot isles and warm spots… sandals in tropical colors come to mind.
POV: Do you have a tip for staying fresh on a long flight?
M.B.: I watch movies non-stop.
POV: And what about packing tips?
M.B.: I hate packing, but as I’m an insomniac, I’m always redoing my bags in the middle of the night. Kiehl’s products and Gore Vidal books are must-haves.