Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik Unveil their “So Stoned” Collection

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Rihanna is one of the most accomplished stars in the world of celebrities. She is not only a singer but also a designer, philanthropist, and actress. The young singer is definitely one of the greatest fashion icons, that everyone wants to collaborate with. Her distinctive style and ability to make everything look good, placed her on the throne of the fashion industry.

After two very successful collections, Rihanna and the shoe master Manolo Blahnik are going strong with a third one. The shoe line is named “So Stoned” and includes four different shoe styles. If you are confused about the name, it will all become clear once you see the new collection. Rihanna announced the news on Instagram with pictures of her flaunting the new bejeweled sandals. She also refers to the line as her “hands down favorite” so far.

Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik unveil their “So Stoned” Collection

Rihanna actually debuted a pair of eye-catching gladiator sandals in her latest video for “Wild Thoughts”. Once the video was uploaded, everyone started going crazy over the pair of emerald shining sandals. What none of us knew is that those same sandals are going to be a part of her line with Blahnik. According to the fashion-forward gals, the sandals are now officially a must have for the summer. In the video with DJ Khaled you can see the famous singer wearing an off-the-shoulder turquoise Alberta Ferretti dress that perfectly complements the glamorous vibe of the sandals.

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The limited-edition capsule collection features two pairs of mules, one of them high-heeled, the other one mid-heeled, a pair of knee-high gladiator heels and a pair of strappy high-heeled sandals. The four pairs carry the same glamorous style. They are all made of transparent PVC that gives a special effect. Once you put the sandals on, you can barely notice the straps. All of them have a Perspex heel that adds to the whole transparent look. The most noticeable element of all is the diversity of the Swarovski crystals used to accessorize the shoe line. Fans claim that only a queen like Rihanna can do such a powerful shoe line.

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The pair that everyone is going crazy about is the one from the “Wild Thoughts” video. It carries the name “Poison Ivy” and it is expected to be sold at approximately $2,325. The gladiator heels are decorated with green and yellow Swarovski crystals. This style will definitely be sold out in minutes and will be the biggest hit in the collection. The strappy sandals are called “Purple Chalice”, and just like the name says, they are bejeweled with purple stones. The expected price for this pair is around $1,325. “Bajan Princess” is the high-heeled mule sandal that has two transparent straps. One of the straps is decorated with astonishing large blue stones and smaller yellow ones. They will retail at around $1,435. The last pair is the mid-heeled mule sandal. It is called “Spice” and it is bejeweled with red stones. The “Spice” will be the least expensive pair in the collection, sold at around $1,265. Most certainly not the cheapest purchase, but totally worth it.

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Photo Courtesy: Manolo BlahnikRihanna and Manolo Blahnik unveil their “So Stoned” Collection purple chalice

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This is an exclusive and a limited-edition collection which will be available only at certain Manolo Blahnik stores and online. The line is expected to be released on June 6, and you can purchase the sandals at manoloblahnik.com. Unfortunately, this will be the third and the last collaboration between the singer and Blahnik, at least for now.

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Photo Courtesy: Manolo BlahnikRihanna and Manolo Blahnik unveil their “So Stoned” Collection spice

Photo Courtesy: Manolo Blahnik

The previous two collaborations between Rihanna and Manolo were a huge success. The first capsule made its debut back in 2016 and it was named “Denim Desserts”. The jeans and the tattoo-inspired line showed six different styles that were sold starting from $896 to $3,995. Even the fabulous J.Lo rocked a pair of high denim boots from the “Denim Desserts” line. The second one was a completely different one named “Savage”. It was released in December 2016, offering three types of boots, inspired by the 2000s. Celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Taraji P. Henson paraded in Rihanna’s designs.

The Barbadian singer already has a very successful collaboration with the German sportswear label Puma. Her Fenty Puma by Rihanna line broke all records, with the sneakers being sold out within minutes.

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Christian Louboutin unveils new Nudes collectionChristian Louboutin unveils new Nudes collection

Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin is taking his 'Nudes' collection to the next level. The footwear brand introduces two sandal styles in seven different hues that will match a variety of skin tones. First, Louboutin transformed his Cherrysandal with a platform silhouette and block heel.

Then there is the Christeriva--a high stiletto with grosgrain ribbons that wrap around the ankle. Louboutin also introduced two new shades--the Matilda no. 2 and Toudou no. 7. Priced between $875 and $895, get ready to update your shoe collection with Louboutin's new 'Nudes' line. The accompanying campaign was photographed by Sofia & Mauro with showgirl inspired imagery.


An image from Christian Louboutin's New Nudes sandal collectionAn image from Christian Louboutin's New Nudes sandal collection

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Louis Vuitton Alma Bag

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Even if you’re new to high-end accessories, the Louis Vuitton Alma Bag probably looks familiar to you. Not only is it one of LV’s icons, but its signature domed shape is one of the most important designs in modern handbag history. The day version of the Alma as we know it was first commissioned from Vuitton by Coco Chanel as a one-off piece based on the larger travel bag of a similar shape, and soon after the Alma handbag went into production in the 1930s.

Since then, Louis Vuitton has made countless versions, sizes, colors and structures of the Alma, which can make it a little difficult to tell what’s currently available and how much it costs. Below, we’ve assembled Louis Vuitton’s lineup of currently available bags, including size comparisons, price information, modeling shots and the materials you can commonly expect to find.


Year Created: 1930s
Sizes Currently Produced: Nano, BB, PM, MM
Availability: In-Store at Louis Vuitton boutiques or online at LouisVuitton.com


Louis Vuitton Nano Alma Bag

6.7″W x 4.7″H x 3.1″D
$1,200 in Epi Leather, $1,320 in Embellished Monogram Canvas

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag

9.8″W x 7.5″H x 4.7″D
$1,200 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas, $1,590 to $2,000 in Epi Leather, $1,820 to $1,960 in Monogram Vernis Leather, $7,350 in Ostrich

Louis Vuitton Alma PM Bag

12.6″W x 9.4″H x 5.9″D
$1,500 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas, $2,120 to $2,350 in Epi Leather, $2,350 to $2,490 in Monogram Vernis Leather

Louis Vuitton Alma MM Bag

14.2″W x 11.0″H x 6.7″D
$1,810 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas



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Do You Care Where the Components of Your Leather Goods are Made

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Last weekend, The Guardian published a story that probably didn’t surprise or outrage me as much as its writing and editor were hoping. In it, the reporter visited a secretive factory in Romania owned by equally secretive LVMH subsidiary Somarest and observed the factory’s raison d’être: manufacturing the uppers for Louis Vuitton shoes, which would then be shipped to Italy, joined with their attendant soles and legally labeled “Made in Italy,” meeting the letter (if maybe not the spirit) of European trade laws concerning disclosure of a product’s country of origin.

In order for a product to be legally labeled as made in a particular European locale, “the last, substantial, economically justified processing” step has to take place in that country. For shoes, that’s joining the upper to the sole, which Louis Vuitton does in Italy or France. The components are made elsewhere, including in Romania, as is common throughout the luxury industry.

This isn’t a practice brands like to publicize, but it’s also not exactly a secret. Dana Thomas’s 2007 bestseller Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster documented the process extensively, and in 2017, I think most consumers are pretty well-informed about the fact that much of high-end fashion is fantasy—how the sausage is actually made is a little more complicated. After all, most fashion brands are owned by large, corporate conglomerates, and satisfying investors means cutting costs and growing profits. When you’re in the business of making physical goods for sale, that translates to searching out labor markets with lower wage expectations for workers. Designers want to tell consumers the story of the mom-and-pop shops they started out as, but that kind of operation can’t scale at the rate that global capitalism requires.

In my mind, that’s simply a reality of the industry as it stands today, and as long as I’m happy with the quality of a product I’ve bought relative to the price I’ve paid for it (and as long as the brand’s customer service is exemplary when a product falls below reasonable expectations), it doesn’t bother me too much. That might be because I’ve had a decade in the industry to come to terms with its realities, though, so we want to hear from you: do these kinds of manufacturing processes feel deceptive to you as a shopper, and does knowing about them change where you want to shop?

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Kirsten Dunst on Dazed Magazine Summer 2017 CoverKirsten Dunst on Dazed Magazine Summer 2017 Cover

Actress Kirsten Dunst lands the Summer 2017 cover from Dazed Magazine. Photographed by Caspar Sejersen, the blonde poses in a Fendi dress while holding a camcorder. Kirsten flaunts some leg in the image with Christian Louboutin heels and Pantherella socks. Inside the magazine, ‘The Beguiled’ star poses in designs from the likes of Miu Miu, Prada and Altuzarra styled by Robbie Spencer.


Actress Kirsten Dunst wears Fendi dress with Christian Louboutin heelsActress Kirsten Dunst wears Fendi dress with Christian Louboutin heels


When asked about what advice she would give to co-star Elle Fanning, Kirsten says, “I wrote her a list of great female performances that she should watch. The way I’ve always navigated is just to wait. Don’t do a movie just to do a movie. Go with your gut and try not to get pressured into things. Of course, that happens to all of us. Everybody will say, ‘Well, look at these elements. But it’s a lot of money and it’s only six weeks.’ And I say, ‘Yeah, but I don’t really care because it’s part of my body of work and what I choose.’”

Kirsten Dunst poses in Fendi blouse, Altuzarra skirt and Balenciaga bootsKirsten Dunst poses in Fendi blouse, Altuzarra skirt and Balenciaga bootsLooking pretty in pink, Kirsten Dunst poses in Miu Miu coat and dress with Gillian Horsup earringsLooking pretty in pink, Kirsten Dunst poses in Miu Miu coat and dress with Gillian Horsup earringsKirsten Dunst poses with a camcorder wearing a Fendi blouse and Altuzarra skirtKirsten Dunst poses with a camcorder wearing a Fendi blouse and Altuzarra skirtActress Kirsten Dunst poses in Acne Studios wool cardigan and Prada dressActress Kirsten Dunst poses in Acne Studios wool cardigan and Prada dressTaking a stand, Kirsten Dunst poses in Fendi dress with Christian Louboutin heelsTaking a stand, Kirsten Dunst poses in Fendi dress with Christian Louboutin heels

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Velvet is a very popular material for crafting Fashion pieces for the Fall. Besides the softness and luxury appeal, it keeps your feet happy and comfy. Velvet is ideal to wear in all seasons, but I would avoid anything wet like the rainy days. For those that are looking for Espadrilles, we want to show you all the options, here’s what Prada has to offer.

Espadrilles are very popular shoes, you definitely need a pair in your wardrobe. This new Prada Espadrilles are made in Velvet, which doesn’t come very often. It’s designed with rubber soles; to make walking more comfortable. Refined with natural robes, the shoes is made with slipper-style high vamp upper, with Prada signature crafted on it in golden hardware.

Cord-covered with 20mm wedge heel, these Espadrilles look stunning and chic. The Velvet material gives the color a bit of shiny but darker effect. It’s available in numerous color, including the classic black. Priced at $495 USD, €490 euro, £440 GBP, so which one is your favorite color?

Check them out at the Prada boutiques.








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