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July, 2005 | Manolo's Shoe Blog
Archive - July, 2005

Feets First Into the Canyon

Manolo says, Ayyyyy! The flip-flops they are truly the shoes of danger!

An injured 38-year-old mother of two and a handful of rescuers spent more than two hours in sweltering Butte Creek Canyon Tuesday after the woman fell about 100 feet while sightseeing.

Julie Cordero and her family — husband Danny Jr., son Danny III and daughter Jamie — stopped between Paradise and the home in Chico about 4 p.m. to take in the view from Lookout Point.

As three family members studied a makeshift memorial to one of Lookout Point’s previous victims, Julie Cordero edged close to the canyon edge several yards away.

She was wearing flip flops,” said Butte County Fire/CDF Life Safety Officer Steve Fowler. “She turned to walk away and slipped feet first into the canyon.”

Wearing the flip-flops for the hiking on the rim of the canyon is, in the humble opinion of the Manolo, asking for the trouble.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Chuck for sending this story.

It’s the Pinocchio Party!


Manolo says, it is the truism, bad fashion never disappears, it merely comes back in the different color.

The First Pullover

Manolo says, the internet, truly it is the wonderful place.

For the example, just today the Manolo he received the email from the Manolo’s new internet friend, the Richard, who is the designer of the high performance sports shoes. The Richard he wanted to tell the Manolo about his new super fantastic and super fascinating blog, The First Pullover.

If you have ever wondered about the process of designing the sneakers or the football boots, this blog it is for you.

Jessica’s Pa

Manolo says, this tableau, it makes the Manolo appreciate the Britney Spears more. Compared to this the Britney and Kevin, they are deliciously natural and refreshing, like the mason jar of corn liquor on the hot afternoon.

The Boots of the Cowboys

Manolo says, here is the article from Times of the New York about the increasing popularity of the boots of the Cowboys.

Western boots worn out of season represent “a really strong trend, one that still is gaining momentum,” said Michael Atmore, the editorial director of Footwear News, a trade weekly. And to judge by the number of boot makers who have added Western models to their lineups, Mr. Atmore said, “a lot of companies are banking on the look for spring, summer and fall.”

It is something of a paradox that the Western boot, a classic emblem of Americana, derived much of its latest currency from the streets of London, where style-setting neo-bohemians like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller were snapped earlier this year wearing boots with flounced tunics or peasant skirts. Stateside, early adopters, flaunting boots as counterweight to the summer’s wispy skirts, led to a spike in sales.

The clamor for summer boots prompted the Frye Company to raid its archives and reissue discontinued looks like the Daisy Duke, its onetime signature Western style. The company, which is privately owned, does not release sales figures but forecast that its boot business would more than double this year. Jim McCormick, the president of the company, said that a substantial portion of that growth “is reliant on brisk sales of boots in the traditionally slow months from February through August.”

As often as not, the most prized boots are vintage models.

Of the course, this it is not the news to the Manolo. He has long said that every super fantastic girl needs the pair of the boots of the cowboy, and he has always recommended the most traditional of these boots, something like these handsome boots of the Lucchese below, because these traditional boots have always, and will always, weather the fickle winds of fashion.

Lucchese - N4540 (Tan Mad Dog Goat) - Women's  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Lucchese - G9706 (Chocolate Cashmere Suede) - Women's

These boots they will be worn for many years to come.

Smells Like

Manolo says, quiet desperation.


Manolo Blahnik Floral Halter Pump

Manolo says, once again the shoes of the Maestro Manolo, the Manolo Blahnik, they have left the humble Shoeblogger speechless.

The Wisdom of the Manolo

Is not the Hasselhoff most comfortable?
Manolo says, the Manolo he would like to remind you that the wisdom of the Manolo it is available on the t-shirts and the mugs and the various other items.

Perhaps it is time for some new sayings of the Manolo to be included on the shirts. Which is the favorite saying of the Manolo?

The Heart of the Darkness, Malibu Edition

Manolo says, the Spirit Fingers, as always, the one step ahead of the Manolo.

The Heart of the Darkness

Manolo says, Ayyyyyyyy! The horror, the horror.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, the Manolo he has been so busy that he forgot to do this yesterday. So, here, the day late, is what the Manolo is…




Listening to…

Manolo says, is there not something magnetic about the young, brilliant, and not so lumpy Depardieu?

P.S. The Manolo he continues to recommend to his friends interested in the history of the fashion and the style the most amusing book, The Essence of Style by the Joan DeJean.

American Nero

American NeroRoman Nero

Manolo says, Suetonius again.

He had an insatiable desire to immortalize his name, and acquire a reputation which should last through all succeeding ages; but it was capriciously directed. He therefore took from several things and places their former appellations, and gave them new names derived from his own.

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