Manolo the Columnist

Manolo say, the most recent column of the Manolo for the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading.

Again with the wedges!

Dear Manolo,

I’ve been visiting your blog this week and I’ve noticed that you’ve been featuring lots of beautiful, but very expensive wedges. Can you recommend something for the impoverished working girl?

Erika

Manolo says, as the readers of the Manolo’s humble shoe blog know the Manolo has been completely entranced by the most fabulous wedges of this season, and indeed if the super fantastic girl she has $400 of the American dollars to spend the possibilities they are endless.

Sadly, however, not all of the Manolo’s readers are so flush, and with them the Manolo cannot but sympathize, for the Manolo, he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic glittery wedge-heeled shoes out of the shards of disco balls and broken dreams you have recovered from the dumpster behind the Studio 54.

And so the Manolo has found for his many reader friends this beautiful high-heel wedge from the Franco Sarto selling for under $100 of the American dollars. He is especially fond of the pewter metallic finish, although it is also available in the bronze, the black, and something called the “tobacco waxy calf”.

Crete by Franco Sarto   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here, as the bonus for the readers for the Manolo’s blog, is another attractive and affordable wedge from the Franco Sarto.

Disbark by Franco Sarto    Manolo Likes!  Click!

10 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. JayKay March 31, 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    I *SO* love that the Manolo has a new story of how he has had to fashion his footwear from various scraps of garbage and riff-raff and whatnot…However, today’s, BY FAR, is my favorite:
    “…for the Manolo, he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic glittery wedge-heeled shoes out of the shards of disco balls and broken dreams you have recovered from the dumpster behind the Studio 54.”
    This, it is, VINTAGE. I love it! =D

  2. la petite chou chou March 31, 2006 at 1:09 pm #

    Banana Republic has some cute wedges right now…$68 I think.

  3. Daisy March 31, 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    I just got a pair of wedges by Easy Spirit that are kind of plain but extremely comfortable, perfect for strolling around the city in the summertime:
    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/9130260/c/328.html

  4. curious March 31, 2006 at 1:21 pm #

    do not neglect the wedges of the target if you are truly poor:

    http://tinyurl.com/mq5n8

  5. Ankles March 31, 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    What about Ann Taylor (http://www.anntaylor.com)? I got these (http://www.anntaylor.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&RestartFlow=t&Section_Id=3465&Product_Id=819805) in the ivy, and they are not only incredibly comfortable, but they make my ankels look really skinny. And I do not have skinny ankles!

  6. Suma March 31, 2006 at 5:25 pm #

    There are some great wedge styles that are on sale now at Shoebuy.com. I just bought the Thora by Tommy Hilfiger (on sale for $48.45); I bought the natural, but they come in a gold finish and black.

    http://www.shoebuy.com/sb/s.jsp?Style=154524

    I also like the Yasmin and the Serafina by Hush Puppies (comfort and style, oh my!). They have a nice braided thong strap on some beautiful colors; only $56.95 at Shoebuy.com.
    Yasmin: http://www.shoebuy.com/sb/s.jsp?Style=144740
    Serafina: http://www.shoebuy.com/sb/s.jsp?Style=144734

    Hope you find what you’re looking for!

  7. Phyllis March 31, 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    “for the Manolo, he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic glittery wedge-heeled shoes out of the shards of disco balls and broken dreams you have recovered from the dumpster behind the Studio 54. ”

    *sigh* – Manolo – you are a true poet !

    xxoo !

  8. Kitty April 4, 2006 at 7:45 am #

    ayyy! they are delicious! but alas! Zappos do not deliver internationally :(

    you know, any of you guys wanting to make some money should buy a few pairs of the shoes the Manolo reviews & shove them on Ebay! Us Brits would rip your arms off to get them!

  9. la petite chou chou April 5, 2006 at 1:41 am #

    Kitty—interesting proposition.

  10. ang April 5, 2006 at 1:31 pm #

    Curious- I agree I got a most fantastic pair of wedges by Mossimo at Target for 24.99. And they are not plastic!