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Andre Leon Talley and Manolo Blahnik

Last night I was dawdling on Twitter (My handle is ewllingtonphl) when I saw a post by Vogue Contributing editor, Andre Leon Talley (Twitter Handle: OfficialALT) about an article on The Daily Beast.com by Manolo Blahnik. It was entitled My Greatst Mistake: The Shoe That Almost Ended My Career. Have a look. I like it because in the story Blahnik is totally twisted from designing a beautiful shoe that turns out to be structurally dreadful on the runway. The fickle fashion public, of course, is in awe of this shoe. (Go figure.) Just goes to show you that what you consider your worst fashion faux pas can be your best style moments. Do you have any?

Andre Leon Talley and Manolo Blahnik

photo of Manolo Blahnik, courtesy of TheDailyBeast.com

Last night I was dawdling on Twitter (My handle is ewllingtonphl) when I saw a post by Vogue Contributing editor,  Andre Leon Talley (Twitter Handle: OfficialALT) about an article on The Daily Beast.com by Manolo Blahnik. It was entitled My Greatst Mistake: The Shoe That Almost Ended My Career. Have a look. I like it because in the story Blahnik is totally twisted from designing a beautiful shoe that turns out to be structurally dreadful on the runway. The fickle fashion public, of course, is in awe of this shoe. (Go figure.) Just goes to show you that what you consider your worst fashion faux pas can be your best style moments. Do you have any? 

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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