MAR
2007
22

Shoes for the Bridesmaid in Red

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.

Dear Manolo,

I need a superfantastic shoe to wear with this bridesmaid’s dress. Please Advise!!!! Though I am a poor grad student, money is no concern as I need something beautiful on my feet for this long day.

Thank you kindly,

Kat

Ayyyyy! The friend of the Kat must be the very secure bride indeed to allow her maids to wear such the hot dress as this.

As we all know, historically, the typical dress of the bridesmaid employed such undermining tactics as the over abundance of rump-enlargening ruffles, and the strategically misplaced, bust-minimizing wickety-wack, to make the attendants look faintly (if not explicity) ridiculous.

Naturally, the good friends endured this humiliation, safe in the knowledge that, someday, this bride would herself be wearing the ridiculous dress in someone else’s wedding. And thus the circle of fashion violence remained unbroken.

Now, however, the few brave brides are attempting to end this ancient practice by selecting the truly attractive dresses for their attendants. Such is the case here (although the Manolo is not overly fond of the kerchief hem on this dress).

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As for the shoes, here are the pair of the red and gold D’Orsay sandals with the wrap-around ankle straps from the Enzo Angiolini that sell for under $100 of the American dollars. They are beautiful enough to make even the most secure bride jealous.

MAR
2007
22
MAR
2007
22

Phat Jewel

Manolo says, the true fashion it is found on the border between the trashy and the classic, and here, straddling that border is the Jewel of the Nile luxury sneaker from the Kimora Lee Simmons and the Baby Phat.

Yes, with the colorful anaconda and the diamonds and the 14 karat gold trim it is over the top and almost ridiculous, but it is also excessively pretty.

Thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Wayne!

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, The Madonna!

This was far too easy, as virtually all of the Manolo’s internet friends identified this straight away. Next week, the Manolo promises the more difficult challenge.