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Not The Trekkies | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Not The Trekkies

Manolo says, no, this pair they are not, as you may suspect, the King and Queen of the Trek Expo 2005.

In the stead, they are the Kiwi fashion designers, who with this picture are proving some of the theories the Manolo maintains about those who make the fashion.

Here is the Manolo talking about the Project Runway designers.

Indeed, many designers they will simply give up and dress themselves in all black all of the time, thinking that non-color will deflect from them the criticisms of their poor fashion choices.


So the making over of the designers, it is something the Manolo has longed to do, to transform them from the random shambling heaps of hair balls and cleaning rags, into something more like sentient beings.

In the best of cases this it would not be the easiest of the tasks as the designers of the Project Runway, they are not the handsome peoples.This it is not the handicap in the world of fashion, as it is also true that many of the famous fashion designers, they too are ugly.

The Manolo, he theorizes that this it is because the ugly they are naturally drawn to the beauty.

Yes, one does not wish to be overly cruel to those who are not beautiful, especially as the Manolo himself is not the prize sow at the state fair, however he cannot but notice that these things are often true.

10 Responses to “Not The Trekkies”

  1. sue__white April 27, 2006 at 10:46 am #

    ahh, the Manolo, how he makes me laugh every day.

  2. Phyllis April 27, 2006 at 11:16 am #

    Manolo I so agree – I’m deeply average in the looks department – but I am well dressed…which has nothing to do with the looks one is born with – it’s just hard work – anyone can work hard.

  3. Amy April 27, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    While there is no end to the fun that can be made of the Star Trek people, perhaps Manolo should watch the documentary Trekkies, which, while humorous, also makes one wonder if maybe the world would be better off with more Trekkies. But only if they dressed better.

  4. Ryno April 27, 2006 at 6:03 pm #

    I thought the trekkies were cute. They are having fun and not hurting anybody. OK maybe some minor eye pain, but aside from that…

  5. sfmike April 27, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    Ah, such wisdom. It is like the coiffures of the hairdressers that are so often unattractive, and yet they can create beauty in others. And yes, most designers of beauty tend to be not the “prize sows of the state fair.” People who are extremely beautiful by nature tend to be rather passive, I have noticed.

  6. AskMom April 27, 2006 at 10:57 pm #

    It is not the meanness nor the arrogance to note that some of the peoples they have not only allowed their hairs to be cut with the bowls and the pruning shears; and that they have draped the car seat covers in the universal black over their torsos; but that the torsos themselves need to be pushed back earlier from the tables until the designer, he or she does not outweigh the models by more than the factor of two.

    That is simply the Manolo, or the friends of the Manolo, calling the size 24 the size 24. If the designers from the Land of The Kiwi do not like it, then the dieting advice and the good haircuts and the wonderful clothings, they are available everywhere, even in the Auckland.

  7. Zarba April 28, 2006 at 7:40 am #

    “Dear God, I hope the Vulcan over their doesn’t notice the blue high-tops. He’ll never let me play Dungeons and Dragons with him and the Sulu guy again…”

  8. Steven Den Beste April 28, 2006 at 9:02 pm #

    I sometimes think that ugly “designers” are drawn to this field because they seek revenge on those who are better looking than they are.

    They’re drawn to fashion design the way inner city teenagers are drawn to an unvandalized subway train.

  9. Tammy April 29, 2006 at 9:06 am #

    I very much agree. It’s like peopel who design jewelry and then say, “oh, I don’t wear much jewelry.” Why the *ll are you designing it then? Just to make money? If you love what you create, then you will wear it.

  10. Ang. April 30, 2006 at 1:20 pm #

    What does being ugly have to do with it? _Everyone’s_ drawn to beauty. That’s how we define what’s beautiful. The fact that most designers aren’t great looking is to be expected– very few people ARE. It must be a very difficult world in which to work for an average-looking person, though. Since I’ve moved to a city with many more thin, beautiful people than where I grew up, I do I find myself having to resist wearing simple, all black clothes in order to not draw attention to my merely above-average self. I can only imagine what it’s like to be a fashion designer!