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Liberty of London to Create "World of Manolo"

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    Premiere shoemaker Manolo Blahnik will kick off his first-ever collaboration with London's Liberty department store, filling the World of Manolo with re-worked Liberty prints, his own Liberty print, accessories and exclusive shoe styles come September.

    Blahnik unearthed three 19th-century Liberty prints from their archives to dictate a collection of scarves, notebooks, shoehorns, Wellies and candles.  The designer's bread and butter, of course, is shoes, and for the first time Blahnik will branch out from his own boutiques in the UK to offer exclusive styles to Liberty, along with a few styles emblazoned with Liberty prints.

    When describing the prints that inspired his collection, Blahnik said they're "so modern, you'd die," and his enthusiasm is already contagious -- we're already trying to figure out ways to hop the pond and snag a pair.