Prize Shoes of the Magnolia

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Manolo says, perhaps if you are one of the winners of the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Essay Contest you can pick these beautiful shoes as the prize, because the wonderful peoples at the Magnolia Shoes they have donated the gift certificate for the pair of the shoes.

What?!? You have not yet entered? Perhaps it is time to begin the writing.


The Second Winner!

Manolo says, the Jolynn Cooper of the Los Angeles, California, she is the Second Winner in the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Essay Contest!

The Manolo he has randomly selected her to receive the copy of the Joan DeJean’s wonderful book of the French fashion history, The Essence of Style : How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour!

Look for the more winners soon!

This is Sad


Here is the depressing photo of the Donatella Versace, the woman who has so much, and yet still feels the intense need to carve her face into the simalacrum of beauty.

The Manolo he does not mind the occasional nip or the little tuck, this it is not bad, but the grand attempt to turn back the hands of the time, or the desire to remake the features of the perfectly attractive face, it is disturbing and suggests the sadness and insecurity at the core of the person’s being.

The Manolo, he prefers one who is content to work with what the nature has given, who understands that symmetry is frequently overrated, who knows that old is not ugly.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, here is this weeks list of what the Manolo is…




Listening to…

The Manolo he must recommend to you The Seasoning of a Chef it is funny and well written and about the food and the cooking. If, like the Manolo, you are the gourmand who enjoys reading the books about the food and the cooking, then it is certainly for you. Even the better, not only is it the good read, but it is written by the Manolo’s literary agent and friend, the Micheal Psaltis and his twin brother the Chef Doug.


Franco Sarto for the Poor Girls

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends have been again emailing the Manolo, begging, “Manolo, please to help us, we are the poor girls who have no moneys but who need the super fantastic shoes!”

As always, the Manolo he would tell the poor girls to save the moneys carefully so that they may be able to purchase the true shoes of super fantasticness. Nothing can compare to this.

However, at the same of the time, the Manolo he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic shoes out of the prison blankets and second-hand suits you have purchased for pennies at the store of thriftyness.

And so the Manolo he has selected three pairs of the autumnal shoes from the Franco Sarto that will hold the poor working girl until she is able to afford something wonderful.

Franco Sarto Cherub (Women's) - Blaco Kid Suede/Tejus

Not only are the shoes of the round toes comfortable, but they are this season in.

Franco Sarto Proud (Women's) - T. Moro Kid Suede/Coco Lizard/Gold Metallic

The colors of this shoe, the Manolo he found them appealing. And like many of the shoes of the Franco Sarto these they are strongly reminscent of the good shoes of the Bruno Magli, only executed in the China, with the inferior materials, and poor quality workmanship. (One gets what one pays for, which is why one should save the moneys and buy quality.)

Franco Sarto Iota (Women's) - Chianti Crocco/Espresso Calf

Here is another of the shoes of that would be good for the stylish working girl, perhaps the poor, just-starting-out professional who wishes to impress the hunky young FedEx man.