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The Floozy? | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Floozy?

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Manolo says, once again the Manolo he is confounded by the way the designers they name their shoes.

Look at this beautiful pair of the suede boots from the Michael Kors. It is both sportif and sophisticated, and has the clean, almost classic lines, which it is why the Manolo is puzzled that the Kors he would choose to name this boot the “Floozy”. When the Manolo thinks of the floozy, he thinks of the gaudy colors and the cheapness, he does not think of the semi-refined suede boots.

Even with the ridiculously inapproprite name, this it is still the beautiful boot.

10 Responses to “The Floozy?”

  1. Annalucia October 18, 2005 at 9:54 pm #

    The Floozy? The FLOOZY? Did the Michael Kors pick this name because it has fewer syllables than “The B-girl” or “The Five-Dollar Hooker”? Or does the Michael not speak English, and did he pick the name of the shoe by closing his eyes and landing his finger at random upon the open page of the Webster’s Unabridged?

    The Annalucia, she is in shock, and she must go lie down awhile.

  2. enygma October 18, 2005 at 10:35 pm #

    Owch. That is definitely an unfortunate name for such lovely boots. Normally, I’m not a big fan of suede but these are really gorgeous.

  3. tinka October 18, 2005 at 10:56 pm #

    But what a vista! ‘The Bimbo’, serious office pump; ‘Superskank’, ballet flat;
    ‘Ha-ha-u-bought-my-shoes-u-dumb-ho’, orthopedic penny loafer? But somewhere, ‘The Slut’, must surely already be among us.

  4. mommydoc October 19, 2005 at 1:14 am #

    Remember the Reebok Incubus? The mommydoc is no longer surprised by anything, let alone the borderline literacy.

    Any rapping ho can buy expensive shoes these days, whether she has the innate sense of style or anything beyond the third grade education. Look at the Lil Kim.

    If you must.

  5. Phia October 19, 2005 at 5:33 am #

    It’s self mockery to keep them just a little bit more humble… or a cruel sene of humor because they know women will crave ‘Floozy’ boots just because of who made them.

  6. Kourtney October 19, 2005 at 9:16 am #

    I don’t know what to say anymore. Somehow, the name seem reasonable, after I heard a radio blurb this morning where a sports coach was talking about how “if he doesn’t keep producting, like anybody, he’ll be on his way.”
    At least the shoes aren’t floozing? And I rather like the idea of lovely shoes with ironic names – we could have a subtle suede pump called “sequined-sweatrrrr-grrrl”.

  7. Joey Patina October 19, 2005 at 11:49 am #

    As someone who works with designers on a regular basis, Joey Patina, Talent, would like to point out that designers are the artistes–great talents with the eye and the hand but with the words–well not so much. That is why we are all so glad that it is the Manolo who blogs on the shoes rather than the Maestro Manolo Blahnik. This is the only reasonable explanation Joey can offer.

    Of course it is possible, that Mr. Kors was being ironic–something designer attempt occasionally. Or that he was caught up in a moment of playful deconstruction–affirming the denied or denying the affirmed. Another thought; Perhaps Kors was aiming at moral uplift, offering a glimpse of a world where even the most humble “working girl” wears the lovely boots of suede.

  8. Texasexile October 19, 2005 at 12:14 pm #

    $400 boots should at least rate a more clever name . . . like Hoochie.

  9. zippy October 19, 2005 at 1:27 pm #

    These boots are a class act, forget who named them and the horse they rode in on. $400 a pair is a great tab, suede or not.

  10. nat October 19, 2005 at 3:38 pm #

    When they come out with flats called “Boozies,” I’m there. Perfect for a night on the ground! ;)