Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question
I am chairman of a black tie charity ball to be held in a few weeks…I love the charity, but I’m not the black tie type and have trouble putting together a look, beyond a pair of 501′s, white t-shirt, and tretorns.
I will be wearing a beautiful (albeit a few seasons old) couture Jill Sander evening gown, (bought after a drunken lunch in SF) black silk sheath w/ boatneck, 3/4 sleeves, gorgeous fit…(reminds me of Jackie Kennedy)…I do have a nice pair of Weitzman silk pumps, but they look too staid with such a conservative dress… could you recommend a pair of evening sandals or pumps that could “sex up” this dress? The dress is really fitted, and pretty hot, even with the sleeves and covered bosom.
Manolo says, this it is exactly the sort of the question that the Manolo he can really sink the teeth into. Picking the beautiful shoes for the fancy party, it is perhaps one of his most favorite things to do in the whole world.
This gorgeous shoe by the Claudia Ciuti it has been christened with the ridiculous name of “Otis”, like the town drunk in the Mayberry RFD. However, despite this, this shoe it is in the humble opinion of the Manolo the perfect thing for the party of the black tie.
Here is the simple but most beautiful shoe from the Charles David. The ring of the crystals on the strap will add the needed sparkle to the black ensemble.
Finally, the Manolo he must recommend this stunning shoe from the Donna Karan. Notice how the addition of the simple ankle strap “sexes” this shoe up. Not only is it most beautiful, but it is now on the sale, it is still not “cheap” but it is 50% off of the usual price.
The Manolo he is most certain that his friend she will indeed be the belle of the charity ball!