With the clattering of Manolos ringing in the air, Marissa Collections was a buzz this morning anxiously awaiting a visit from Manolo Blahnik’s CEO, George Malkemus. After happily making introductions, Malkemus was kind enough to speak about Mr. Blahnik, the designer and brand we all covet even before he made Carrie Bradshaw swoon on Sex and the City. These beautiful, sexy, and comfortable creations are not just your regular, everyday pair of shoes, but an investment piece; shoes women can appreciate for years to come and stand the test of time.

In fact, Manolo Blahnik is the only designer strictly concentrating on shoes. In today’s fashion world, that’s unheard of; it’s flooded with brands and their extension brands or licensing deals. Mr. Blahnik wants his shoes to be about the totality of a woman. Nothing bold, distracting, or in your face; but a timeless and sexy pair that will make your look complete. What’s not to love about that?