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Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo

I will be attending my 20th high school reunion this summer. I was hoping for a fabulous evening of dinner and dance, but alas, the venue is a family picnic in the middle of a field, and I’ll be chasing two small children. Please help.


Manolo says, few life events are as fraught with the potential for embarrassment as the high school reunions.

“Jane, it is so wonderful to see you, how is Bob?…Oh, really, well he clearly wasn’t right for you. Ayyyy! Look! There is Sally Beistermann at the buffet. She got as big as the house! What? She’s your lover?”

One minute you are admiring your old flame’s new hair system and spare tire, and the next you’re face down in the punch.

Of the course, the Manolo also abhors the idea of the outdoor picnic reunion. How is one supposed to make the others jealous when the harsh afternoon sun reveals every crow’s foot and gray hair.

In such cases, the best policy is to use the super fantastic feetwear to direct their gazes away from the ravages of time and the egg on your face.

Here is the eye-catching espadrille from the Kate Spade that will make mean girls green with envy.

Poppy by Kate Spade    Manolo Likes!  Click!

8 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. memomachine May 4, 2007 at 10:16 am #


    Thank God I was born a guy.

    I couldn’t imagine anyone chasing after two young children wearing those things.

  2. cheeky May 4, 2007 at 11:45 am #

    There’s no way I would wear those on a field, possibly chasing children. I would break my ankle.

  3. Julia May 4, 2007 at 11:49 am #

    Manolo, you are brilliant, as proven by this one sentence:
    “One minute you are admiring your old flame’s new hair system and spare tire, and the next you’re face down in the punch.”

  4. Claire May 4, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    Such fantastic shoes. Perfect for a picnic- you can just make people bring you things when you wear these, no chasing necessary.

  5. Melissa May 4, 2007 at 1:07 pm #

    I love these shoes. However, it’s just not a “sensible shoe” for chasing small children. Yes, I’d twist my ankle… guaranteed. Manolo, thank you for your guidance. I’m off to seek a similar shoe with a lower heal.

  6. Wildflower May 4, 2007 at 2:21 pm #

    How about those Beverly Feldmans with the cherries that Manolo recommended for that one girl who needed new flats for everything?

  7. La Petite Acadienne May 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    The Lily Pulitzer “Jackie” sandal is also quite cute, flat, and has some cute colours.


    With an excellent pedicure, it will definitely give of the air of “Yes, I do have my s**t together. So sorry to hear that you do not.”

  8. La Petite Acadienne May 4, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    Of course, if the budget permits, the Manolo did mention some gorgeous flat Prada sandals awhile back.