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Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s column in the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading. This week’s topic, it is the not boring shoes for the super fantastic professional girl.

Dear Manolo,

The new year is almost here, and I’ve resolved to be more fabulous in my choice of footwear for the coming year, especially for what I wear to work. I’m an accountant, so I need lots of help.


Manolo says, Every year, the Manolo he makes the same resolutions he has always made, to be ever more super fantastic than he was in the preceeding year. This it is not easy, especially as the Manolo he has grown into the age of the middle, when the battle against the forces of nature must be fully engaged.

However, this it does not mean you should not make the valiant attempt to achieve super fantasticness, even if, unlike the Manolo, you toil in the professions that are perhaps not known for their fabulousness.

Indeed, the problem for those in the occupations of respectablitiy, such as the accountants and the lawyers, it is that you must maintain the gravitas suitable to the job, so that the clients they will not be frightened away by your taste for the avant garde.

Sadly, the hot pink Puccis on the accountant they do not make the smiles in the person facing the IRS audit.

And so, the Manolo he must counsel his seriously-employed friend to express her office-based super fantasticness with the shoes that are conservative in style and color, but have the luxuriousness of the first-rate material and workmanship,

954690 by Christian Lacroix   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Thus, the Manolo he would recommend this smart suede shoe from the
Christian Lacroix as something that embodies the qualities the Manolo has mentioned.

Christina Desk to Disco by Donna Karen  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Likewise, if the friend of the Manolo wishes to “sex it up” the bit the Manolo would have her consider the “Christiana Desk to Disco” from the Donna Karen.

2 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. diana January 18, 2006 at 11:12 am #

    Actually, there’s another way to wear hideously expensive super fantastic shoes in a conservative industry (I work in one). Wear tailored clothes in conservative colors, severe (but not boring — think fitted, classy, stylish, no frou-frou).

    Then wear the bitch heels.

    Generally, as long as the toes are covered, you’re in the clear. Safe shoe: Blahnik’s classic Carolyne (avoid the kid which scuffs easily and looks unprofessional). Slightly more adventurous: Caovilla’s swarovski ribbon-trimmed number (the man is my God of shoes) or Sunflower shoe. Fabulous: Versace’s gold python pump. To be worn with all black, very, very understated jewelry, and a completely straight face.