The Contest of the Manolo

Manolo says, it is only the few more days until the unveiling of the Super Fantastic Contest of the Manolo. Your jaw it will be astoundingly dropped at the prizes the Manolo he has arranged for his contest, many hundreds of dollars of the shoes and the books and the certificates of the gift, from some of the top designers of the fancy shoes. Indeed, this it will be the most amusing contest of fun and entertainment.

P.S. If you would like to contribute the prize for the Manolo please contact him soon, as the contest it will begin soon.

The Shoes of the Magnolia

Magnolia Adriana   Manolo Likes!   Click!

Magnolia Arabella   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he must give the out shout to one of his internet friends, the Magnolia Shoes, who make the colorful and wearable shoes with the classic lines, selling them at the prices that will not break the bank.

The pretty shoes above, the Adrianna and the Arabella, they are very much to the liking of the Manolo.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is the Tuesday and here is what the Manolo is…



Listening to…

For the Manolo “Song of Black Max [as told by the De Kooning Boys]” sung by the Joan Morris, it is the definition of genius.



Charles David Luscious    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, on many of the occasions of the past the Manolo has complained about the way the shoe designers they name their shoes, however this time the Manolo he cannot but agree that the Luscious from the Charles David, it is perfectly named. Is it not indeed most muy sabroso?


Muffin Top Pop Tart

Manolo says, far be it from the Manolo to suggest that this it is not the most flattering outfit for the Kelly Clarkson.


New Orleans

Manolo says, many are the times that the Manolo has been in the New Orleans, that most enchanting of the cities, and so the Manolo he is praying fervently for the delivery of the this city and for the many peoples who are in the path of the hurricane. May they be preserved.


Fairy Tail

Mmmmmm, croaky

Manolo says, Froggy goes a whoring.


The Shoes for the Teachers

Isaac Mizrahi Sidney  Fuschia   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here is the original director’s cut of the Manolo’s latest column.

Dear Manolo,
I’m a new teacher of middle and high school students, so I need comfortable yet fabulous and affordable shoes to go with dress pants and knee-length skirts.


Manolo says, well the Manolo remembers from his own days of schooling the new teachers who would arrive the first day filled with the indomitable spirit of young idealism. Of the course, by the end of the month many had decided to take up less challenging occupations such as the professional wrestling.

But, perhaps it will be easier for the young teacher to hold on to the idealism (and avoid the unsightly hammertoes and bunions of the elderly school marm) if she has the stylish and wearable shoes.

Such as the Sidney from the Isaac Mizrahi. It is the traditional but attractive moccasin-toed pump that comes in the untraditional colors, such as this fuscia. Even the better they are on the sale at the Zappos, over 50% off!

The Manolo he does not wish to complain, but the process of the newspaper editing, it takes some of the color out of the Manolo’s prose.


The Axis of Ego

Manolo says, Tweedlevulgar and Tweedlephoney.


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the latest installment of the Manolo’s column it is available for the download at the site of the Washington Post Express.

Later, for his many readers who cannot download the item, the Manolo he will post the column for all to read.

The Chucks Without the Laces

Manolo says, in the spirit of the discussion of the sneakers of the old school, the Manolo’s internet friend the Cranky Professor sends the Manolo this note.

I was shopping for a simple pair of Bass slip on camp mocs — I’ve had a fresh pair every other year since 1977 or so — and found this:
Converse All Star Slip  Pepper Red
I thought you should be notified. The last paragraph of the description is especially poignant: “With a deconstructed upper and All Star embroidery, it’s a unique look, too. Laces? We don’t need no stinking laces!

Yes the Manolo he has seen these shoes, in the stores, and on the feets of the youths. They do not impress the Manolo.

Trust the Manolo this faddish version of the classic shoes, it will shortly fade, leaving the Chucks to stand alone as the monument to timelessness they have always been.

Happily, on the side of brightness, the Manolo he cannot but believe that the use of the word “deconstructed” in the shoe advertisement signals the final end of the pernicious reign of the Derrida and his toadies!


The Rod Lavers

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends the Rob D. has left the question on the blog of the Manolo.

Forgive me for being off topic, Manolo, but what do you think of the new single color Rod Lavers that have come out recently? Do you think the black one would be acceptable as the dark colored tennis shoe? Do you like the all white Rod Lavers, or should I still buy the ones with a little color in them?

As the Rob D. may know the Manolo he is the dedicated and long time fan of the Adidas Rod Lavers. (In the fact, the only people who love the Rod Lavers more than the Manolo are the players of the hacky sack.)

For the Manolo his favorite version it has always been the leather with the navy blue trim.
Rod Laver Classic Leather   Manolo Wears!
Sadly, this classic shoe it is no longer available.

Instead, recently the Manolo was forced to purchase the nylon mesh version in the white with the orange and green trim.
Rod Laver Originals   Manolo Likes!
Much to the Manolo’s dismay the mesh it quickly becomes dirty, and as one would imagine this does not please the Manolo, who as the creature of cleanliness and habit wishes he could have another pair of the easily-cleaned, leather Rod Lavers.

Worse, now, the mere months after the Manolo he has purchased his latest, and unsatisfactory pair of the Rod Lavers, Adidas introduces many different versions of the Rod Lavers.

Rod Laver High Tops
Rod Laver Black
Rod Laver Stitch
Rod Lavers Bone/True Blue

Look! Rod Lavers in the black, and in the high tops, and in the “stitch”, and in the “bone with the true blue” but no simple leather with the navy trim.

So in the answer to the Rob D., the Manolo does not like the black, nor does he like any of the shoes with the nylon mesh top. What the Manolo prefers most of the all he can no longer obtain.

Finally, when the Manolo he wishes to wear the dark sneakers he favors the Puma Clydes, another of the sneaks of the old school which are virtually unobtainable in the versions the Manolo prefers.