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mike & ton silk chameuse poet dress, Zara belt, and Manolo Blahnik shoes 

On Saturday I wore this mike & ton silk dress to a Manolo fashion show at Neiman Marcus. I spotted this dress several months ago at a local trunk show hosted by the designers and I immediately loved it. For the looks shown here I tied the bow and added a belt for a more fitted look.  But even if you take away the belt, un tie the bow, and add a big statement necklace, the dress looks just as stylish. It’s like having two dresses in one. 

And the Manolo Blahnik event at Neiman Marcus was really interesting and fun. Manolo Blahnik’s president George Malkemus was in town hosting a fashion show where he personally showcased the Manolo shoe collection, told us some wonderful stories about each pair, and welcomed feedback to take back to Manolo. (I asked for wider shoes) 

The best story had to be about a trunk show George and Manolo had in LA many years ago where a woman asked about putting a few pairs of Manolos’ on layaway. Manolo did not offer layaway but in this one time he allowed this charming customer to put three pairs of shoes on layaway. Unknown to George and Manolo at the time, this person was Sarah Jessica Parker. Sarah Jessica has always remembered this kind gesture especially when she went on to star in Sex and The City. And as we all know Manolo’s became a favorite of character Carrie Bradshaw and were mentioned frequently on the show. 

Reader Comments (12)

That's such a cool SJP story 🙂 And I agree with your comment about wider shoes 🙂

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternmaha

Naina, wow the color of that dress is gorgeous! And what a fun and charming story about Manolo and SJP. Just goes to show, you get what you give.

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlissy

Gorgeous dress and color! What a great event to attend as well.

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShanna-Marie

What a wonderful antedote to include !

I love the deep color of your dress and belting it was such a wonderful choice 🙂

Have a lovely day!

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgina

What a cool story about SJP!

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

You have the most amazing legs! Love the dress too 😉

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

oh manolos…fun event and love that color on you!

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjaime

I had to miss it! I was so sad. But you look great — that color is awesome on you. And I love that story about SJP!
xo Josie

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

Very pretty, love the color of the dress!

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAracely

Love your dress!!! Awesome blog! We also live in Boston!! come by and let's follow each other 😀

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaSquared

what a fun story to share….must have made the event very personal!
I can see why you were drawn to this dress…beautiful color on you and love it belted! Hope you had a nice weekend.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercarly

what a beautiful blue dress. very mad men. 🙂

April 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

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