He’s Booked a Room at the Holiday Inn

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, look, it’s prom night… in Hell!

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25 Responses to “He’s Booked a Room at the Holiday Inn”




  1. jezabelle Says:

    Oh Camilla.. So windswept.. So.. strangely black for the future Queen of England.




  2. Lizzie Says:

    I’m very fond of Camilla. Nature wasn’t kind to her looks-wise, but she’s learnt how to make the most of what she does have, and she’s looking much more elegant these days. Bless her. And I love that shade of blonde on a late-middle-age woman – it’s easy to let the grey come through subtly.




  3. Buttercup Says:

    Another vote against the “windswept” look. I think she could find a more flattering hair style. Though I agree with Lizzie that the color is lovely. The sleeves of the dress disturb me. If it was a red dress, I’d think she’d have broken out in ring worm. Can’t really say to much about him because I gather that outfit is traditional, but of course Manolo said it best!!! And a great headline, too!




  4. The Scarlett Says:

    His nose looks rather festering. He needs to put some product on it to calm that redness!

    I rather like the dress on her. But he just looks like a dolt. Why can’t someone tell him to at least attempt to stick out his chin?




  5. Phia Says:

    I find myself liking the couple, just because they’ve retained their connection all these years. Dear Scarlett, considering the gene pool he’s from he’s lucky if he has a chin at all. O_O!




  6. Abfabdude Says:

    What scares me is that I can give an answer as to the style of C.P. Bowles…Her hair has to be long enough to style around the Tiara, She is following a protocol that is a bit older than contemporary fashions. She is very conservative, so the “Sharon Osbourne” is indeed OUT.




  7. Christina Says:

    Actually, I can also say that according to Yahoo News, CPB had to borrow that tiara from the Queen. It belonged to the Queen’s grandmother and hasn’t been worn since 1911 or something.

    And, it may be irrational, but I really feel a sense of injustice when I see that the 2 of them got what they always wanted and are DELIRIOUSLY happy, after the way they set up Diana for a life of unhappiness–there is something not right in that.




  8. Annie Says:

    She could possibly have chosen a smaller tiara. That one looks like it should be guarding a Balmoral log fire.




  9. Fausta Says:

    That one looks like it should be guarding a Balmoral log fire.
    Wouldn’t it be funny if it had!

    The wind-swept look reminds me both of this, and of the dying days of disco.




  10. zippy Says:

    Oh, oh, one major gaff here; real royalty NEVER wears black except to a funeral. She clearly does not belong in the ‘family.’ Thank God she will never have the title of queen. the best she’ll get is ‘consort.’ Hum, that’s a bit close to mistress isn’t it? She’s had a lot of practice at that. Meow… Meow…




  11. zippy Says:

    Oh, oh, one major gaff here; real royalty NEVER wears black except to a funeral. She clearly does not belong in the ‘family.’ Thank God she will never have the title of queen. the best she’ll get is ‘consort.’ Hum, that’s a bit close to mistress isn’t it? She’s had a lot of practice at that. Meow… Meow…




  12. Kimberly Says:

    I can understand needing to style her hair with the tiara in mind, but why the wings? Or why can’t she just grow it out enough to make a bun/other updo? I don’t think a member of the Royal Family should be looking at Farrah Fawcett circa Charlie’s Angels as a hair model.




  13. Ryno Says:

    Kimberly, I think you just answered your own question. They undoubtedly believe she IS Charlie’s angel. Terrible, isn’t it?




  14. Jenzilla Says:

    “And, it may be irrational, but I really feel a sense of injustice when I see that the 2 of them got what they always wanted and are DELIRIOUSLY happy, after the way they set up Diana for a life of unhappiness…”

    They set Diana up for a life of unhappiness. Right. She married Charles ONLY because she loved him, money and position had nothing to do with it.




  15. Gidget Bananas Says:

    The Gidget is all for illusion sleeves, especially on the woman of a certain age, which the Gidget is herself, but not when the illusion is of the ringworm. Plain net would have been a better choice for the glamouflage ((c) Tania 2005), no?




  16. elayne Says:

    ROFL This is great – the ULF crew is bickering on Manolo now! Jen, Christina, get to the forum and bump the Punishment thread up so I can get 3K!

    Everyone else, you have no idea what I’m talking about, sorry. Carry on…




  17. tigg Says:

    The description I read of the dress, was that it was a midnight blue, so within the bound of protocol.

    Diana was batshit crazy. Charles at least stuck with Camilla. Diana boinked half of Knightsbridge.




  18. Kate Says:

    Will I ever be able to look upon these two without recalling Prince Charles’ immortal endearment: “I want to be your tampon?”

    Sadly, probably not.




  19. beth Says:

    Kate, please stop reading my mind. When I saw the picture I thought the same thing.




  20. zippy Says:

    Midnight blue, black, windswept hair, last centurys’ tiara – the woman is out of place; she knows it, Prince Charles knows it, the whole bloody British Isles knows it.
    Her only position is under Prince Charles.




  21. jezabelle Says:

    Tres true.. Couldn’t have said it better myself.




  22. AskMom Says:

    While not wishing to interpose herself between the various factions here, AskMom would like to remark that the real function of the British Royalty, it is to provide the comic relief and the antiquated pomp. In this Charles and Camilla cannot be bested. Also a note of consolation for Diana sympathizers – her son will one day be King while Camilla’s sons will serve him in obscurity. The universe, it provides the balance and the justice if we are patient enough to see it.




  23. desertwind Says:

    The desertwind will argue that Madonna’s current hairdo is not homage to the 70s, but an attempt to emulate Camilla and ingratiate herself with the Royals.




  24. rachel Says:

    The thing w/Diana is this–she was pulled out of school at **sixteen,** got engaged at nineteen, and married at twenty. I don’t know about you all, but I knew crap at those ages, and my coping skills were even worse. I’m not surprised in the least that she went batshit crazy…but Chuck definitely paid for his family’s wacked-out sense of duty. He and C seem to be 2 peas in a pod…fashion-wise and otherwise.




  25. War Says:

    What scares me is that I can give an answer as to the style of C.P. Bowles…Her hair has to be long enough to style around the Tiara, She is following a protocol that is a bit older than contemporary fashions. She is very conservative, so the “Sharon Osbourne” is indeed OU













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