The Manolo he is the Famoso!

Manolo says, Ayyyy! The Inquirer of the Philadelphia it has done the whole article on the Manolo! Here take the look at the part of it.

It began inauspiciously with an Internet posting at 2:02 a.m. on Oct. 16:

“Manolo say sound the fanfare! Shoe blogging begins!”

So was launched the journey to stardom of the mysterious Manolo, who riffs in a wacky Eurotrash patois about celebrities and stiletto heels on Manolo’s Shoe Blog, at http://shoeblogs.com.

His arrival as a buzzworthy blogger may signal the start of the next big blog trend. Just as pundit bloggers emerged during the presidential campaign, and military bloggers on Middle East battlefields, marketing bloggers seem poised for prominence as the economy improves.

Manolo, he is already there.

In mere weeks his voice, with its Ivana Trump cadences and lounge lizard charm, broke through the blogosphere, where an estimated eight million blogs compete for attention.

In the general, the Manolo he found this article most gratifying and most fair, although he must complain that the woman who wrote it, the Beth Gillin, she failed to mention the central, salient fact about the Manolo and his blogs, that Manolo Loves the Shoes! (and, of the course, the fashion.)

In the stead, she focused on the commercial aspirations of the Manolo, and his acknowledged position as the God of the Blog Marketing.

Yes, the Manolo he loves the capitalism, but he also loves the shoes and the fashion. And in America do we not celebrate the people who can follow their bliss while making the buck or two?

The Manolo he does not hide what he does in this place. He tells the joke or two, he bloviates on the fashion, he gently mocks the celebrities, and he recommends the shoes and the clothes that are worth the wearing. He is like the personal shopper who is also an amusing friend.

But enough of this! You must go read the article for yourself.

22 Responses to “The Manolo he is the Famoso!”

  1. Cult of the Manolo Groupie :-) March 17, 2005 at 9:40 am #

    Oh Manolo! I am so happy that the Inquirer of my Philly has put the finger on the pulse of the blogging of the shoes. I do not even remember how I found the Manolo, but I know it was a day of great boredoms at the office that led to the diversions of the smiles. Although I had not considered the possibilities that there might be many Manolo’s (and that would explain how one person can read so many books and watch so many movies and write so many blogs…hmm), to me that man behind the curtain is still the wizard; despite the Hasselhoff thing that I will never understand.

    :-)

  2. Manolo the Shoeblogger March 17, 2005 at 9:43 am #

    The Manolo he can assure you that there is only one Manolo; one very busy, fueled-by-the-too-much-coffee Manolo.

  3. Fausta March 17, 2005 at 10:28 am #

    The Manolo he is the Famoso!, indeed he is, but is The Manolo the father of the Jan?

  4. Ann Marie March 17, 2005 at 10:51 am #

    Ah, the Manolo, he loves the shoes, and us?

    We love the Manolo.

  5. The Jasmine March 17, 2005 at 11:01 am #

    The Jasmine, she is not surprised that The Manolo is receiving even more acclaim for his seminal blog on the shoes that give our lives meaning.

  6. Owlet March 17, 2005 at 12:34 pm #

    You deserve it! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!

  7. caroline March 17, 2005 at 12:48 pm #

    i just read that article minutes ago and came here! i’ve never been to your blog before, but i must say, j’aime beaucoup!

  8. Carol March 17, 2005 at 1:01 pm #

    It is unfortunate, however, that in the title of this article the reporter she calls the Manolo “wifty.”

  9. Bridget March 17, 2005 at 1:23 pm #

    The Manolo brightens my day with his wit and wisdom so who cares about “wifty”? It’s all about “the fashions and the shoes”! Rock on, Manolo Man.

  10. Dimestore Lipstick March 17, 2005 at 2:28 pm #

    The Manolo left something out…The Manolo is ever vigilant in warning us of the evildoings of The Lagerfeld.

  11. bathory March 17, 2005 at 3:28 pm #

    Huzzah for Manolo!

  12. The Scarlett March 17, 2005 at 4:33 pm #

    The Scarlett adores The Manolo and venerates his wisdom and with (especially so that she might use the word ‘venerate’). She is ecstatic that her Inquirer of the Philly has put The Manolo on yet another radar screen where he so rightfully belongs. Finally, The Scarlett is relieved that the evil of the poncho is yet again exposed. Snaps to The Manolo.

  13. The Scarlett March 17, 2005 at 4:35 pm #

    grrrr…. The Scarlett meant to say “wisdom and wit” but The Internet has added an “h” to “wit” making a “with” which is senseless! This is evil approaching that of legwarmers!

  14. Jezzy March 17, 2005 at 10:18 pm #

    Congrats to the Manolo!
    x

  15. Mimi March 18, 2005 at 1:40 pm #

    How wonderful! The Manolo, he is like the pied piper of super fantasticness because he leads us to be the most super fantastic that we can be.

  16. wichitagirl March 18, 2005 at 11:09 pm #

    I have been a fan of yours ever since I discovered you, on the occasion when you hat-tipped Roger Simon for sartorial elegance.

    My fanhood was rewarded when I went shoe shopping last weekend and discovered that, through your tutelage and example, I had suddenly and miraculously acquired Taste in Shoes. I’ve never had that before (my husband thanks you too).

    Keep up the good work, Manolo… there’s a whole generation of Birkenstock-and-Teva wearers that badly needs your help.

  17. Myopist March 19, 2005 at 10:36 am #

    I think wichitagirl may have a good handle on this: if this is primarily a commercial blog, then it’s a commercial site that’s giving some damn good practical advice. And one that does so without being nasty about it, either.

  18. Anonymous March 19, 2005 at 12:16 pm #

    What I find most interesting about this post is how The Manolo says, “[The Manolo] is like the personal shopper who is also an amusing friend.” This is very true. There must be some people out there who would criticize The Manolo for making a buck, but I don’t get these people. I have encountered people out there who seem to resent anyone making money on anything, which is completely ridiculous. Guess they’re just jealous. And another thing, Manolo is not just a shill. He gives his opinions and entertains us whether we buy something or not.

  19. pennys gal March 21, 2005 at 1:30 pm #

    I too, just discovered Manolo blog, via the PHiladelphia Inquire article (Im from philly) and thought the poncho obeservation was right on the money and hysterical as well! I have resisted the allure of the poncho, for fear it was “too trendy” and Manolo was able to articulate to me why…lol

    While I may not be a fashion plate (I shop at JCPenney – dont hate me!), I really enjoy the pithy observations….

    I will be sharing this blog with others!

  20. Camera Obscura April 11, 2005 at 11:27 pm #

    The Manolo, he is how I knew to grab ‘em when I found Cole-Haan loafers for $40 American. Props and snaps to The Solo Manolo!

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