This it is not the wardrobe malfunction. It is intentional.

Manolo says, sometimes the pictures they do not even need the captions.


The Imitations

Manolo says, everyone they are now doing the shoeblogging, even the big blogs.


The Super Fantastic (From the Archives of the Manolo)

Manolo says, of the recently many of the Manolo’s newer internet friends they have been asking the Manolo, “Manolo, sometimes, the shoe you select I do not like, and so what makes this shoe the super fantastic?”

So, the Manolo he has dug back into his archives and brought out this post from many months ago, to explain what makes something the super fantastic.


Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has written the e-mail to the Manolo asking the question.

I must ask a question: what are your requirements for a shoe that measures high enough on your superfantastic scale to be featured on your blog? What do you look for? A certain style? A specific look? What makes a superfantastic shoe superfantastic?

Manolo says, this question, it is a very good question, but a very difficult question for the Manolo to answer.

Manolo says, sometimes the shoe it jumps out at the Manolo and says, “I am the perfect shoe!”

For the example, the Manolo, he absolultely loves this shoe by the Yves Saint Laurent.

YSL Rive Guache Suede Pump

It is, this shoe, the perfect black suede pump; the platonic ideal of the pump. The workmanship is the top level, the material is beautiful, and there is no doubt in the mind of the Manolo that this is a shoe every girl, she should own.

So, it is a very logical that this is super fantastic.

Yet the other times, Manolo says, this question it is difficult because the Manolo he cannot explain sometimes why he thinks a particular shoe it is super fantatstic. For the example, this shoe by the Donald J. Pliner.

Donald J Pliner - Ursola-Haircalf    Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, this shoe is wonderful!

On the one of the hands it is in a classic although somewhat of the stodgy form, the mocassin toe loafer. Yet, on the other of the hands, the material, it is the calf hair, in the black and white, like the funky cowboy chaps, and it has the red rubber-esque soles

Alone, says the Manolo, these things they would not make for the super fantastic shoe, but somehow, when the Donald Pliner put them together they became more than the sum of their parts! And so, it is difficult for the Manolo to explain with the logic why it is super fantastic, because there is the shoe magic at work.

Manolo has said before there is a place where the fashion it lies, and that place it is on the line between the classic and the trashy. The fashion, the real fashion, it is a balancing of the various, seemingly contradictory elements.

Sometimes the Manolo he can explain why something, it is super fantastic, other times, the Manolo can only feel the super fantasticness in the vibrating of his very being.