Julia entrusted her sentimental Manolos to Restoration for their transformation. Like many team members vogue, Julia had previously turned to the expert services of The Restory to repair and revive her designer handbags. Last year, the platform introduced a new dedicated collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, Mend My Manolos, which provides aftercare for Manolo customers – re-tailing, resoling, dyeing and restoration – all undertaken by skilled artisans. “If there’s a way to rework something that you can reuse, then I think that’s a good idea,” notes Julia.
The video of The Restory’s makeover process, which Julia shared on Instagram, has prompted many brides to reach out to her to breathe new life into their own wedding shoes. “A lot of people got in touch, but they didn’t know where to go and if it would work,” says Julia. “This sector of the industry is going from strength to strength.”
Julia has already taken her new Manolos for many nights out on the town, including British vogueThe fashion and cinema evening of in March, for which they paired perfectly with her shimmering Paco Rabanne dress and shimmering bag.