MAY
2007
23

Whose Shoes…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, the Catherine Deneuve!

She is shown here with her daughter Chiara Mastroianni and the author Marjane Satrapi, yesterday at Cannes.

Congratulations to the the Manolo’s super fantastic internet friend the Super* who was one of only two peoples to correctly know who this was, the other being the Kym.


And here is the Catherine Deneuve at Cannes today, wearing the pelt of the gigantic saber-toothed leopard.

MAY
2007
23

Don’t Hassle the Hoff Week!

Manolo says, finally! The holiday the Manolo can celebrate with complete abandon!

Don’t Hassel the Hoff Week!

As with every holiday, there is a beginning, an end, and various traditions to abide by. DHH week will hoffcover.jpgkick off this coming week, partially celebrating the release of David Hasselhoff’s autobiography “Don’t Hassel The Hoff”, and will be in effect for 7 days afterwards. You are urged to participate, mostly due to peer-pressure. If you have a website and will be celebrating this glorious holiday, we implore you to send us a link to a page on your site demonstrating your practice of the DHH week holiday traditions, so that we may proudly list you on our participants list. Participants are hereby known as Hoffsters, who will practice, to the best of their ability, the 10 Traditional Mandates.

Here is one of the Manolo’s personal favorites:

3. If you possess Hasselhoff merchandise, please wear it loud and wear it proud.

Like this?

Celebrate the Don't Hassle the Hoff Week!

Truly, it is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Ever teh Bride? Now teh Bride?

Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! You must go this very instant and give your heartfelt congratulations to the Artist Formerly Known as Never teh Bride!

There is even the wedding picture!

P.S. The Manolo is not certain why some of his internet friends cannot see the Manolo for the Brides site. Please try the trick with the clearing of the cache and the restarting of the browser. Also, please note that the address for the Manolo for the Brides is http://manolobrides.com.

Whose Shoes…The Hint

Manolo says, this week’s whose shoes has again proven to be very difficult, so the Manolo will now provide the hint.

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Here is the very recent photo of the featured celebrity. She is on the left. Her daughter is on the right. The person in the middle is not related, but of moderate fame.

Build the Outfit, Update

Manolo says, the Manolo reminds his internet friends that the latest iteration of the Build the Outfit contest is taking place in the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums. This is the difficult challange to build the budget outfit to go with the luxurious shoes. Of the course, the prize, the $100 gift certificate from the Zappos is not inconsiderable.

Go now and participate. It is fun!

The Manolo Blahnik Website

Manolo says, finally, it has happened! The internet is now complete!

The website of the Maestro Manolo Blahnik has arrived on the interwebs!

ManoloBlahnik.com

Hurry! Go look at it! You will not be disappointed.

MAY
2007
23

The Shoe Shrine

The Shoe Trees of Imelda Marcos

Manolo says, not surprisingly, among the biggest tourist attractions in Manila are the shoes of the Imelda Marcos.

London has the crown jewels, Paris has the Mona Lisa and Manila has Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection.

In a city little known for tourist attractions, the Marikina City Footwear Museum is a bright spot, annually attracting thousands of visitors curious to see the treasure trove of shoes amassed by the Philippines’ shopaholic former first lady.

“Remove Imelda’s shoes and this museum would be nothing,” said tourism officer Mario Villanueva. “Curiosity about Imelda’s shoes does not wane.”

Lined up in glass display cases, the collection of 758 pairs includes black leather boots, silk brocade stilletos and leather slingbacks by local designers as well as world-famous names such as Chanel, Charles Jourdan, Bally and Bruno Magli.

Interesting enough, although, the best details from the whole article are at the very end…

Once feared, the 77-year old widow, who returned to the Philippines in 1991, is viewed by many Filipinos as an eccentric figure of fun.

Imelda opened the museum in Marikina, the home of the Philippine shoe industry in the east of Metro Manila, in 2001.

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A spokeswoman for Imelda said her current shoe collection runs to around 5,000 pairs, most of which were presents from admirers.

5,000 pairs!

Imelda Marcos still has 5,000 pairs of the shoes!

Who could not admire this woman’s incorrigible determination to acquire the beautiful feetwear?

Whose Shoes?

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Manolo asks, whose shoes?