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The Shoes for the Teachers

August 25, 2005 8

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.


There are 8 comments

  • Allison says:

    Thank you for answering my question! These are indeed fabulous shoes and when I get my first paycheck I will have to investigate further. I am very fond of the color, I have been wanting something in the red family that will be cheerful for after slogging through the Northeast winter slush.

  • PL says:

    Indeed perfect for a teacher even in sunnier climes. Must now check how many other colors they come in. Thank you, Manolo!

  • Elvira says:

    The Manolo might want to mention to his editors that he would like to retain more of his unique voice if at all possible. Sometimes, such a request can be accommodated. Other times, no. But it does not hurt to ask.

    Nice shoes, by the way.

  • catrandom says:

    I am a newspaper editor myself, and I love the Manolo’s voice and would leave it intact to the greatest possible degree. But, as Elvira notes, sometimes these changes just have to be made.

    But I do know how to spell “fuschia,” which is apparently more than the Manolo’s editor does :)

  • Ayyyy! Fuschia! This it is the fault of the Manolo who has the reputation as the bad speller.

  • Åsa says:

    Not to be a besserwisser, but the correct spelling for this elusive word is actually “fuchsia”. The English pronunciation makes it very hard to spell! Named after a German botanist named Leonhard Fuchs, apparently.

    Oh, and the shoes are very nice!

  • catrandom says:

    Yikes! Wow, Asa, I’d be a big help to any author, wouldn’t I? But misspellings do keep us editors employed — so that one can be my contribution :)

  • Ruth says:

    I cannot help but say, what teacher can afford these shoes????