Archive - September, 2005

Low Heels for the Working Girl

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends have been asking the Manolo, “Manolo, we are the working girls who need to stride forcefully through the halls of the workingplace so that our co-workers may be impressed by the aura of power and competence we exude. But, we need the low-heeled shoes of business because we are the peoples who find it difficult to stride forcefully in the high heels. Please help us!”

Although it is the opinion of the Manolo that the forceful business striding would best be done in the highest of heels, so that you may tower Godzilla-like over your pitiable coworkers, who will quail before your awsome majesty, he is nonetheless sympathetic to the plights of the super fantastic girls who believe that they cannot wear the high heels.

And so, the Manolo he has selected three pairs of the super fantastic low-heeled shoes that would be suitable for the wearing in the place of the employment or on the street.

Coach Tia    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This pair of simple black flats from the Coach, they can go with virtually any outfit, and best of the all, they are on the sale at the Gotham City Online, selling for under $100 of the American dollars. These they would go well with the power suit of the pants.

Bruno Magli Marli    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This shoe from the Bruno Magli, it is the simple black business pump, one that would help the super fantastic girl look tailored, and it is 50% off of the regular price, so it will not break the bank, and thus throw your plans for office domination into disarray.

Isaac Mizrahi Versus    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Finally, these pair of the low heeled pumps from the Isaac Mizrahi, they are perfectly suitable for the office striding, and in the green they would look good with the tones of the earth.

The Fourth Winner!

Manolo says, the Martha Garvey of the Hoboken, New Jersey, she is the Fourth Winner in the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Essay Contest!

The Manolo he has randomly selected her to receive the copy of the Jane Eldershaw’s most amusing book Heart and Sole : The Shoes of My Life. (The Jane Eldershaw she is of the course, one of the judges of the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Essay Contest.)

Only the couple more weeks to enter the contest of the Manolo. The sooner the better, as those who enter sooner stand the better chance to win one of these wonderful little prizes!

Nano

Manolo says, the Manolo he must have this, immediately, if not sooner!

Careful, Joan Rivers, Don’t Tear the Stitch

Manolo says, on the face lift.

Miss Meghan Interviewed

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend, and one of the judges of the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Shoe Contest, the Miss Meghan Cleary, she has been interviewed by the Gothamist!

Where are you on the comfort vs. style continuum? Do we have to sacrifice one for the other?

I have plenty of shoes I love but can only wear in very limited doses. You gotta be comfy and confident in your shoes or the rest of you will feel bad, that is sort of my philosophy. Saying that though, I have a pair of Sergio Rossi’s that I can only wear for like an hour or so at a time–the key is to know your shoes and know when you need to change it up. If I am out wearing this one pair of Sergio’s (they are SUPER hot tri-color python pump 100mm heel!) I know my time in them is limited so I wear them for the most important part of my eve then switch into other shoes I tuck in my bag. You’ve got to have a Stiletto strategy!!

What about guys, should they care as passionately about their shoes?

Guys really just need to make sure their shoes are in good condition, more than the actual type I would say. A man who takes care of his shoes has a high sense of self-esteem!

If you would like to see the Miss Meghan Cleary on the television, tomorrow she will be the guest on the show of the Tony Danza.

Betsey Johnson on the Sale

Betsey Johnson Giglio     Manolo Likes!  Click!Betsey Johnson  Giglio    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, with these elegant and fun shoes from the Betsey Johnson you could paint the town any color you wish.

Even the better, it is on the sale! Almost 70% off of the regular price, saving the frugal party girl nearly $200 of the American dollars!

Men’s Fashion from Barcelona

Manolo says, last week, it was the fashion week in the Barcelona, and so now we take the look at what the stylish mens they will be wearing next spring.

Hawkman superhero headgear.

Saffron, Ali Baba organ-grinder-monkey’s vest with matching low rise sans-a-belt pantaloons.

Liberace twin-set casual wear.

?!?

The Manolo he is simply at the loss for the words.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is the Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…

Reading…

Watching…

Reading…

Listening to…

This week, the Brazilian mixed grill!

Fester, Morticia, Lurch and the Kids

Manolo says, They’re creepy and they’re kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They’re altogether ooky
The Willis-Moore-Kutcher family

Australia Loves the Manolo!

Manolo says, the New York Times they may ignore the Manolo, but the Sydney Morning Herald, they do not!

It should come as no surprise to the fashion media that fashion blogs are on the rise: they’re starting to attract large audiences and ads while regularly lifting material from mainstream sites such as http://www.style.com. But a recent story in The New York Times on this burgeoning arena of citizen fashion reporters sadly overlooked the guy we think is the most entertaining: Manolo the Shoe Blogger (www.shoeblogs.com). Calling himself “the Manolo”, he has coined numerous Manolo-isms (many available on T-shirts, totes and mugs) such as “super fantastic!” (read: chic); “Manolo says, the true fashion it is found on the border between the classic and the trashy”; and “the Manolo says, the mania for the poncho, it is now over”. Despite a disclaimer to the contrary, we’re not entirely convinced that he’s not the shoemeister Manolo Blahnik himself – he curses in Spanish, predicts the next blog generation will come from “fashion insiders” and constantly bitches about Karl Lagerfeld.

This it is most amusing and flattering, but the Manolo of the Shoe Blog, he is most certainly not the maestro Manolo Blahnik. He is just the humble shoeblogger toiling in the vineyards of fashion.

Of the course, this it does not mean that the coincidence of the similar names and the passion for the shoes have not led some to the amusing misunderstandings. For the example, just this month, the quote from the Manolo the Shoeblogger, in the Telegraph of London (the link it requires the registration), was wrongly attributed to the Maestro Manolo.

Depardieu’s appreciation of food and drink stands out in any scrutiny of his lavishly illustrated book. But how many illustrations does anyone actually want of a man whose appearance might be considered an acquired taste?

The shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, on his internet blog, recently described Depardieu as “slovenly and outwardly repulsive. But at the same time, is there not something magnetic?”

As the readers of the Manolo’s Shoe Blog well know, the Manolo the Shoeblogger he is not the Manolo Blahnik.

D & G Sophistication

Manolo says, the Manolo he has been most impressed by the fall shoes from the Dolce and the Gabbana.

Dolce & Gabbana Manolo Likes!  Click!

This one, for the example, it is urbane and sophisticated, but the brassy D&G hardwears, they make the shoe more assertive and edgy than the understated material and classic line would normally justify.

Dolce & Gabbana  Shoes   Manolo Likes!   Click!

This shoe it has contrasting rich brown leathers and the loafer-ish details of the kiltie and the chain all wedded incongruously to the pointy toe and stilleto heel. There is the sort of sophisticated visual wit here that gives the Manolo much pleasure.

The Gallery of the Horrors: The Sweat

Manolo says, the Manolo he has finally added the new horror to the Gallery of the Horrors, the Sweat from the Steve Madden.


Steve Madden - Women's Sweat   Manolo Hates!  Do Not Click!

Manolo says, here you see one of the more lamentable fashion statements of this the new millenium, the Steve Madden’s “Sweat”.

Yes, it is named, the Sweat. Most descriptive, no?

Does the name and the shoe not conjure up the mental image of the three-hundred pound man-child, shuffling down the street in the filthy pajamas, clutching at the half masticated piece of the pizza?

Yet, what is most unaccountable is that this shoe it is intended as the stylish casual shoe for the young womens, and indeed the Manolo he has on more than one of the occasions seen this shoe on the foot of the otherwise sane seeming person. Why? Why would someone wear the shoe that looks like the slipper that belongs on the foot of the mental patient?

Why? Why? Why?

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