That's right ladies and gentlemen. Manolo Blahnik is reissuing the Tim Boot for Fall. Believe it or not, this shoe was actually my introduction to the designer. In 2003, I was still in high school, just outside of Washington D.C. I wasn't allowed to watch Sex and the City, so I didn't find out about Carrie's obsession with the brand until a few years later. I did, however, watch music videos. Living in an urban environment, of course Hip Hop culture was prevalent.
When J Lo wore the Manolo Blahnik Tim Boots in her Jenny From The Block video, every girl at my school collectively swooned. This shoe was the definition of Hip Hop fashion at the time - the perfect blend of rugged streetwear with glamour and sex appeal. For many years, urban fashion was strictly masculine, but this boot represented a change in the culture. Females finally had their own version of the ever popular Timberland boots, commonly called "Tims" by male rappers.
Beyonce and Jay Z actually showcased their matching Tims in his Bonnie & Clyde video. The Manolo Blahnik Tim Boot is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,175. Personally, I'd love to have a pair to showcase in my home, just for the memories. Are there any fashion designs that evoke nostalgia within you?