Manolo says, the Manolo is dismayed to see that once again the Bloggies, the annual awards for the best blogs, have neglected to include the catagory for the Fashion Blogs!

This it is the injustice! (Yes, perhaps not the great injustice, but the injustice nonetheless.)

One need only look at the dozens of the recent articles in the mainstream press about the influence of the fashion blogosphere to see that the fashion blogging has become the phenomenon that cannot be ignored. But ignore it the Bloggies have done, undoubtedly because the organizers of these awards are the post-adolescent techno-geeks more interested in talking about the electronic doohickeys and the Web 2.0 than the subjects that are of real interest to many millions of the blog readers.

If, like the Manolo, you wish to see the fashion blogging as the category in the Bloggies, go to the website of the awards and send the organizers the email politely expressing your desire to have the fashion blog category included forthwith.


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo

My husband and I are attending a wedding in Manhattan at the end of the month. I have a wonderful black dress, but now I’d like a shoe with some color, preferably a comfortable shoe for dancing the night away.


Manolo says, the Manolo has long thought that the winter weddings in the big city are among the most elegant of the weddings.

During the summer, the brides feel the obligation to include the out of doors in the ceremony, and thus the guests are subjected to the wilting heat and the humidity and the barking dogs and the buzzing bees and the nasal ravages of the floating pollens.

This is to say nothing of the strong temptation felt by some peoples to wear the bright yellow, sleeveless summer dresses with the cheap plastic flip-flops at any opportunity.

In the winter, however, the guests must be decorously covered, and the weather limits the outdoorsy nature-romping to the sidewalk between the cab and the door.

It is the grown up affair, with the elegant ladies in the little black dresses and the distinguished gentlemen in the respectable suits, tripping the fantastic light in the banquet room.

Here is the Angel by the Charles David in the pewter, the shoe that will enliven your look with the hint of metallic color.

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