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Do Not Despair! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Do Not Despair!

Manolo says, according to science! today is the most depressing day of the entire year.

Dr Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University psychologist, devised the formula that shows today is the most depressing.

His equation takes into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action.

Taken together they pinpoint today as ‘Blue Monday’.

But be not afraid, dear friends, for the Manolo has been saving something spectacular for just such the situation, when the desperate circumstances called for the desperate measures…

Fushia Pucci Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Behold the fuschia knee high boots with the black and gold metallic trim from the Pucci!

Are they not the crazy, wonderful, over-the-top boots?

Do they not, in their crazy, wonderful, over-the-topness bring the smile to your face?

Mission accomplished! Pucci has made the smile.

Let us see the Jack Bauer do that!

18 Responses to “Do Not Despair!”

  1. furlagirl January 22, 2007 at 10:02 am #

    And 10 per cent off, to boot.

  2. deja pseu January 22, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    If shoes were cities, those boots would be Vegas. Yowza!

  3. Amy January 22, 2007 at 10:07 am #

    The boots made me smile. But for the record, Jack Bauer makes me smile too. Especially when he says, “Chloe! We’re running out of time!”

  4. ed January 22, 2007 at 11:29 am #


    Somehow I don’t think they’re quite … “me”. :)

  5. EvenHappier January 22, 2007 at 11:41 am #

    According to Dr Cliff Arnall, today is the day we realize we are not giving up alcohol after all, regardless of what we promised after that New Years Eve binge. Our self esteem might take a drop, and a smile will not help to recover it. So maybe, instead of just looking at those booth, we should actually buy them and show them off to the unsophisticated masses: the envy of the passerby might restore our previous sense of self worth, or not?

    Marco ;)

  6. stori_lundi January 22, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    Pucci makes the big smiles. Now all I need is the sugar daddy to buy me the fabulous boots.

  7. MarleneD. January 22, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    I love you! I was actually haveing the worst day of the year so far and you made it better for some seconds. Then I realized how I can’t affort shoes that pretty and I was depressed again. Not more than before though, so it was worth it.

  8. Leah January 22, 2007 at 1:27 pm #

    No lie, for the last four months I have gotten on shoes.com to look at these boots every time I felt bad.

  9. danilo January 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm #

    The challenge to deliver should be issued to someone else aside from Jack Bauer who proclaimed, ‘Mission accomplished!’

  10. Chris January 22, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    Ahh the Manolo is very brave. We duly noted these boots…unfortunately we could not find a super-heroine to wear them…thus they remained unpurchased.

  11. Esther January 22, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    I find it is not so much the boots that make me smile, but your enjoyment of them that does. ~E

  12. Imelda Blahnik January 22, 2007 at 6:13 pm #


    I’ll be your super-heroine!!!



  13. Tachina January 22, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    I’ll vouch. Today’s my birthday, and I got fired this morning! But, one look at these boots, and everything is bright and beautiful again. Maybe a good use for severance pay?

    One thing’s for sure, I am not giving up alcohol.

  14. Ninjarina January 22, 2007 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m sorry Tachina! Happy birthday regardless.

    Oh Manolo, you should have seen the way a smile spread across my face as I scrolled down and saw the boots. Gracias!

  15. GETprada January 23, 2007 at 11:45 am #

    Amazingly beautiful boots..love to get one of those pair!! :D

  16. Pencils January 23, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

    They have metallic gold soles! They are definitely boots to make you smile. And never to be worn off the carpet, because who could bear to mar those beautiful soles?

  17. Anonymous January 24, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    *gasp* They’re in my size! Squee!

    Oh, but I have fat calves, they’ll never fit me. Eh, like I was really going to be able to afford to buy them. It made for a nice-if-brief fantasy, though.

  18. Jenzilla January 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    Whoops, forgot to own that post a minute ago, I’m not really Anonymous.