Green with Envy

Pre­cious New Heights

Upscale Living Magazine - - Content - BY SMITHA SADANANDAN

As high jew­elry met lux­ury fash­ion, what emerged was a foot fa­tale. Mai­son Bul­gari and shoe cou­turier Manolo Blah­nik re­cently dreamed up a mind-blow­ing pair of strik­ing, green silk-satin pumps with a lav­ish sprin­kling of pre­cious gems. Em­bel­lished with di­a­monds, rubel­lites and amethysts, the an­kle strap’s pre­cious trim­mings were in­spired by Bul­gari’s Festa high jew­elry col­lec­tion, launched ear­lier this year. With its pink-hued gems re­sem­bling pep­per­oncini, Ital­ian ex­trav­a­gance sparkles on Blah­nik’s unique shoes.

“To co-de­sign these unique pieces to­gether with leg­end Manolo Blah­nik was the re­al­iza­tion of a per­sonal dream, I am just ad­dicted to his shoes!” con­fesses Lu­cia Sil­vestri, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor-Jew­elry, Bul­gari. “Col­ors, cre­ativ­ity, dar­ing fem­i­nin­ity, un­ex­pected ma­te­ri­als, ex­cel­lent crafts­man­ship, at­ten­tion to de­tails…Manolo Blah­nik and Bul­gari have a per­fectly shared view in mat­ters of lux­ury cre­ations.” While de­sign­ing the be­jew­eled shoes, Lu­cia had the per­fect coun­ter­part in front of her. “The green silk satin re­minded me of the col­ors of peri­dots and I just needed to find the right gem­stone com­bi­na­tion,” she ex­plains.

“It has been an honor to work with such an iconic brand with a won­der­ful Ital­ian her­itage. We both share the same vi­sion and cre­ativ­ity to pro­duce beau­ti­ful things for beau­ti­ful women. I adored the ac­ces­sory which was used, to­tally di­vine and per­fectly com­pli­mented the zesty green satin!” adds Blah­nik. This shoe was co-de­signed in cel­e­bra­tion of The Art of Shoes ex­hi­bi­tion, or­ga­nized by Vogue Spain, as a trib­ute to the Span­ish footwear de­signer. |

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