Archive - May, 2005

Thongs of the Master

Manolo Blahnik  Floral ThongManolo Blahnik Metallic Floral Thong

Manolo says, once again Manolo the Shoeblogger he is humbled by the simple perfection of the Maestro Manolo, the Manolo Blahnik.

Frashion From the Inky Deep

Mmmmm Squidly

Manolo says, nothing makes the man more hot for you than the colorful, breast-revealing squid costume.

Kenneth Cole on the Sale

Kenneth Cole Seem Up   Brown Calf   Manolo Likes!  Click!Kenneth Cole Seem Up  Dark Brown Suede  Manolo Likes!  Click!Kenneth Cole Seem Up   Black Calf   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has recommened this simple but elegant boot from the Kenneth Cole before, but now it is on the sale, reduced over 50% to below $100 of the American dollars! Truly it is the mighty bargain.

What the Manolo is…

Manolo says, it is the Tuesday, time for What the Manolo is…

Reading…

Listening to…

Reading…

Watching…

Several of the internet friends of the Manolo they were surprised in the last week when the Manolo noted that he was listening to the Outkast.

“Manolo,” they said, “how can such the cultured person as you listen to the music of the rap, and the hop and the hip?”

To this the Manolo he cannot but reply that the Manolo likes what the Manolo likes, and that he has learned, over the years, to not fight himself with regard to his artistic tastes.

For the example, in addition to the Outkast, the Manolo he is also the fan of the Ludacris (The Ludacris, he makes the Manolo laugh.) And, on the occasion the Manolo he has also been known to kick it in the manner of the old school with Boys of Beastlyness and the Enemy of the Public.

Yet, at the same of the times, the Manolo he is also the fan of the opera, and the blues, and the classic country and the western, and of the newer genre of the alt country, and the rock and the roll, and the broadway show music, among the many other things.

The lesson, it is that one should not be ashamed of what one likes. Indeed, one should celebrate what one believes is truly good, even if others they do not always agree.

Tim Gunn Interviews the Jay

Manolo says, from the Elle Magazine, here is the gentlemanly Tim Gunn interviewing the Jay McCarroll!

The first two design challenges established Jay’s point of view—funky, artsy, and edgy, with a splash of “f–k you” spice. But those challenges were not about real clothes. How would Jay perform when actual wearable clothes were the expectation?

The third challenge, to design a dress for Banana Republic, would tell all. Jay took a major leap by creating a dress I can only call exquisite—the silhouette, proportions, and construction details (including an homage to the Chrysler Building in the form of an accordion-pleated bodice) were extremely sophisticated. Although he didn’t win the challenge (the intricacy of his construction would have made production a serious price point issue), his confidence was significantly buoyed and it became obvious that he was a talent to be reckoned with.

You must read the whole thing if, like the Manolo, you were obsessed with the Project Runway.

Berry, Berry Good

Anne Klein New York - Sugar (Berry Suede)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the color of this vintage-seeming shoe from the Anne Klein it is called the “berry”. Despite the fruity name, there is to this suede shoe the richness that appeals to the Manolo. Is it not reminescent of the beautiful, deep colors of the paintings of the Early Renaissance from the city of Sienna?

Hello, Sailor

Hello, Sailor

Manolo says, perhaps this would look enticing after many months at sea.

The Advertisers of the Manolo

Manolo says, the Manolo he must express his most heartfelt gratitude to the advertisers of the Manolo, the peoples who help the Manolo bring you his humble blogs.

He is most especially thankful for the artist DeeDee9:14 for her support. If you have not visited the virtual gallery of the DeeDee you are not seeing the sort of minimalist art that the Manolo he would be most happy to hang in his own abode.

Comfortable in His Celebrity

Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friend the Catherine she has reported back to the Manolo about her evening in the presence of the greatness.

The charity event was a great success.

David Hasselhoff could not have been more gracious and giving to the charity (Make-A-Wish). He spent much time talking with people, posing for pictures (like the one I’ve sent you….the one with he and I came out very blurry…the woman taking the photo for me was smashed!). He whipped up enthusiasm for the auction and I can’t tell you how impressed I was with his graciousness and unselfish behavior. Definitely not the usual asshole-ish behavior I’ve seen by other “celebrities” at these events. He looked very good, his wife was equally gracious and he helped our organization raise much more money than we could have without him there.

So, my shoe is off to him! Super fantastic!

Manolo says, super fantastic indeed!

Look here is the picture of the mighty Hasselhoff that the Catherine she has sent to the Manolo.
The Charitable Hasselhoff!
Manolo says, the Manolo he was glad to have been able to help prepare his friend meet this most very important and most very super fantastic person.

The Strappy Sandals in Neutral Color

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I have been graciously given a few coupons to use at Zappos.com But they are the “act fast or expire” kind. So armed with my new bonus of $70, I would like to find some neutral (bone, taupe, tan,bronze) strappy sandals.

I can probably put a few extra dollars onto it (70+150 or so) but am wondering which of their lot is

1) not matronly
2) not too high
3) fashionable

so I wonder, if the Manolo of the Shoeblogs.com would be so kind as to assist me.

Manolo says, the coupons! The friend of the Manolo is indeed most lucky. Here are three pairs of the super fantastic shoes that the Manolo thinks would be worth the wearing.

Stuart Weitzman - Suspend (Gold Matte Lame)  Manolo Likes!  Click

When the Manolo he thinks of the comfortable sandals of strappiness, he must indeed think of the Stuart Weitzman. This color, it is called the “gold matte lame”. Do not ask the Manolo how the “lame” it can also at the same of the time be “matte”. It sounds to the Manolo like the dangerous combination of the opposing materials, like the meeting of the matter and the anti-matter. Whatever, are they not indeed most pretty?

Charles David - Babe (Camel Kid)  Manolo Likes!  Click!

This one from the Charles David it is the simple and the classic choice, and in the color “camel kid” less dangerous than the “matte lame”.

Delman Café-MN (Shell)    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Finally, here is this beautiful shoe from the Delman. It is the little more elaborate, but it is also, in the humble opinion of the Manolo, stunning.

The Jay

The Jay

Manolo says, look it is the Jay McCarroll!

The Manolo he loves the Jay! He is the wonderful, sweet, talented young man. However, like many of the designers who dress the others well, he does not know how to dress himself well.

Yes, he is doing better than the last we saw him when he had the caftans and crochets, however, the Manolo he would still love to give the Jay the over-making.

The Blog of the Hollywould

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has pointed out to the Manolo that, like the Beverly Feldman, the Holly Dunlap of the Hollywould shoes has the blog!

Manolo says, Manolo loves the shoe designers who blog!

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