Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I love heels, especially all the new stacked heels out for fall. But I’m pretty tall at 5’10” and would hate to break the 6’ mark. Is it possible to have heels cut down?
Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! Have the heels cut down? Have you no shame woman?
Yes, you may have the heels cut down, although the Manolo doubts that any reputable cobbler would desecrate the beautiful shoes in such the manner, so you would have to do it yourself, perhaps with the series of inexpert blows delivered forcefully overhand with the small hatchet.
Of the course, the real problem here, it is not with the shoes–the poor, innocent, much maligned shoes–but in the stead, the real problem here it is the habitual and unnecessary insecurity of the tall girls.
It has been the experience of the Manolo that too many of the tall girls worry that if they wear the heels they shall appear freakish, and will not be able to attract the mens, who they believe are intimidated by their Amazonian stature. And so these beautiful girls spend their lives slumping their shoulders, slouching around in the flats trying to look shorter.
Bah! The Manolo would have none of this!
Stand proudly tall sisters! Throw back the shoulders and wear the heels, and the mens will fall over themselves attempting to climb your heights.
The Manolo reminds you that some men like them the taller the better, for the example, the magnificent 5’8” tall Rod Stewart who has been married to both the 5’11” Rachel Hunter and the 6’1” Penny Lancaster.
Wake up Maggie, and put on these beautiful stacked-heel patent leather shoes from the Marc Jacobs, shoes of which even the Rod Stewart would approve.