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April, 2007 | Manolo's Shoe Blog
Archive - April, 2007

Britney with the Boots but No Style

Manolo says, two months ago, the Manolo announced that he no longer had any desire to ridicule the Britney Spears.

Lately, however, the Manolo has been sorely tempted to ridicule like the dickens, to ridicule as he has never ridiculed before, to ridicule like the wind.

But, the Manolo is the man of his word, and thus he shall restrain himself and attempt to make only the constructive criticisms.

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First, from the most recent paparazzi photos, it is apparent to the Manolo that the Britney is groping for her own style, something which seems to involve the short-short skirts, the visible underwear, and the boots, lots and lots of the boots.

At the least she is trying. She wishes to be stylish but, sadly, she does not know how. She has tossed many trendy things together into the unslightly heap and then shouted “will it blend“.

The answer? No. It does not blend. It is still unsightly heap.

So, the Manolo must now prescribe the radical making over.

Britney Spears must, like the astronaut Steve Austin, be rebuilt from the ground up. Her closet must be emptied, her hats and shifts and frilly scanties must be burnt to ashes, and she must be guided by someone much smarter and more capable than she.

Who would this person be?

The Manolo the Shoeblogger, who else?

Of the course, the Manolo Plan for Personal Style is not the quickie fifteen minute daytime television make-over. It is something more akin to the arduous Kung Fu training, involving dedication, long hours of practice, and the seriousness of intent.

There would be books to be read, and movies to be watched, and lessons in elocution and deportment and how to sit like the lady…

Of the course, at this point, the Manolo would probably settle for getting her to regularly wear the underpants.

Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…

The unidentified man was spotted sitting on a bench on the basement floor of a nearly vacant medical building Wednesday afternoon.

Goyard bags and Tory Burch ballet shoes.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friends the Chris and the Ellen

The Top 100

Manolo says, according to the Self Made Minds Website the Manolo’s humble shoe blog is currently the 44th most subscribed to blog “feed” on the internets.

As you may see in the Feedburner counter above, as of today the Manolo has somewhere over 9300 subscribers.

Naturally the Manolo must profusely thank all of his many, many internet friends who have liked the Manolo’s Shoe Blog well enough to include it in their RSS blog readers. You are indeed most super fantastic!

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Also, many thanks to the peoples at the Bloglines, who have kindly included the Manolo’s Shoe Blog in their list of favorites.

Tod’s Jackie

Tods Womens Shoes - Spring-Summer 2007 - JACKIE

Manolo says, it is no secret that the Manolo intensely admires the casual shoes of the J.P. Tod’s, and this red patent leather shoe, the Jackie, only further increases the Manolo’s admiration.

The Inimitable Voice of Mrs. Elva Miller

Manolo says, oddly compelling!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Maria.

Manolo’s Saturday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…

Unlike most brides that I know, her feet probably weren’t killing her.

In the painting she wears a soldier’s breastplate over her dress, hair streaming from under a helmet, and runs across a landscape toward the mouth of Hell

I am heading to East Africa this summer to volunteer.

“Artist” at Work

Manolo says, Bjork sings to us of the joys of the shower bath.

Flats for the Weekend

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Manolo says, finally, the weekend is here! And what better way to express your independence from the working day than by wearing these cute and flirty ankle-strap, patent leather flats from the Belle by Sigerson Morrison.

The Spectre is Haunting Los Angeles

Manolo says, ayyyyyy! The Ellen DeGeneres is looking bad these days.

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo

I handle show dogs and, unfortunately, dog handlers are notorious frumps; think no-wrinkle poly-knits and ugly shoes. I am resolutely unfrumpy, so I need a pair of low-heeled shoes that are sporty, great for both indoors and outdoors, and will work with a suit for a formal occasion. And because my dog is a black and white whippet, the shoes can’t be black or white.


Manolo says, it is no secret that the Manolo is the dog person. Indeed, as the tiny impoverished boy he owned the small rat terrier, although, in hindsight, given that “Pepillo” lived in the hole in the baseboard, he may actually have been the largish rat.

This would have accounted for the rude reception the teeny Manolo received when he attempted to register Pepillo as the purebred with the Real Sociedad Canina de España.

Nevertheless, the Manolo and Pepillo were devoted to each other as only the small boy and the small dog and/or rat can be, and many were the times the Manolo was lulled to sleep by the sounds of his gnawing.

Here is the smart, tailored low-heeled shoe from the Marc Jacobs that would make the frumpier dog handlers envious of your style.

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Christie Brinkley is 53 Years of Age!

Manolo says, this, it is just not fair for the rest of us.

Kate Spade Genevieve for the Thursday

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Manolo says, here from the Kate Spade is the Genevieve, the sort of light and airy shoe that would be perfect for wearing with your summery frocks.

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