The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Manolo Blahnik, for us shoe worshippers, is known as the crème de la crème of designers. Yes we love Jimmy Choo and Kurt Geiger is a girls’ best friend! But Manolo is in a whole class of his own. He has been gracing us with his breathtaking designs for over 30 years now, he has an overwhelming amount of adoring devotees and now fashion writer Camilla Morton has recreated a fairy tale that would have Carrie Bradshaw quaking in her stilettos!

Camilla has published fashion fairytale books for the likes of Christian Lacroix and Prada, and has now recreated the magical story of The Elves & the Shoemaker for Mr. Blahnik. This absolutely beautiful memoir is an art form in itself. The book takes the form of an old fairytale, starting typically with the classic beginning ‘Once upon a time.’ It has breathtaking illustrations and sketches from Manolo, with gorgeous calligraphic fonts gracing the pages and with a sense of sparkle runs front to back, this book will definitely not disappoint. So long are the days of monotonous biographies! This exquisite piece of writing appeals to little girl in all of us, taking us through a magical story of Manolo Blahnik’s life so far.

Great praise goes to Camilla Morton for this stunning memoir and I urge you to invest in the timeless classic. What tale and designer will she choose next? I, for one, can’t wait to find out!

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