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

The Ron Paul and His Disgraceful Shoes

Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friend Darren sends these pictures of the presidential candidate Ron Paul, and asks the question, “What would the Manolo say?

The Manolo would say, “Ayyyyyyyy!”

He would also hope that the Croc in Chief would be replaced by something better than the Wal-Mart trousers and the ratty Reeboks.

Member’s Only

Manolo says, perhaps the single best commercial ever.

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

Starting in late July I’ll be spending two weeks of my vacation with some friends in a rented house in the Hamptons. During the day it’ll be beach casual, but at night we’ll be going out. What do you suggest?


Manolo says, summer in the Hamptons! It is just like being in Manhattan, only without the nice people.

It is the experience of the Manolo that during the weekdays the Hampton beaches are mercifully free of the preening young investment bankers and their snooty socialite consorts. But at night, these creatures emerge into the bars and clubs, bringing with them their reign of social terror.

“Say, Muffy, who’s that with Skipper Boddlington, the 3rd? Where did she prep? The Dwight School! Good Lord, this place has gone down hill.”

However, fear not, for you are the young person of accomplishment, confidence, and natural charm, and no snubbing, however brutal, can keep you down for long, for this is your vacation and you are determined to enjoy it.

Unless your goal is to capture the fancy of the unctuous i-banker, which it should never be, the Manolo recommends that that you go Lower Long Island Super Fantastic. Key word: Snakeskin!

Look here is the appropriately named Nite Life from the Kenneth Cole New York!

Nite Life by Kenneth Cole New York    Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Help Wanted

Manolo says, the Manolo empire is again about to enter the period of expansion, as the Manolo will soon unveil the new blog, one devoted to fashion, lifestyle, and humor for the super fantastic plus sized girl.

In other words, the Manolo will soon introduce Manolo For the Big Girl!

To this end the Manolo is now seeking two bloggers who have the unique and entertaining authorial voices, the obsession with clothing, fashion, and celebrity, and are possessed of the special knowledge of issues relating to the big girl. If you believe you are such the person, please send the Manolo the email outlining for him your qualifications, together with the brief samples of the writing and/or links to your bloggings.

The Manolo now wishes to again emphasize the necessity of the strong writing ability for this position. If you have been the regular reader of the Manolo’s other blogs, Manolo for the Brides, Manolo for the Men, and Manolo’s Food Blog, you will have undoubtedly noticed that the writers behind these blogs, Izzy, Never teh Bride, and Mr. Henry, are exceptionally knowledgeable, unusually funny, and possessed of the very strong voices.

In short they are excellent writers, and this is what the Manolo hopes to replicate in the new bloggers for his potential Big Girl Blog. So, if you feel you have these qualities please send the Manolo the email.

The Manolo should mention that this it is the paid position. Not well paid, nor anywhere near the full time, but there is the potential to perhaps make more, and the exposure may be beneficial to the freelance writer who wishes to make the name in fashion.

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

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

Don’t get me wrong, I like a nice bum as much as the next gal, but jeez… all that self-conscious decadence just exhausts me.

There are only a few pairs of shoes I own that cannot be walked in for at least one mile on city streets.

Summer is the social season for flightless birds.

Moschino Shoes with Flowers

Flowery Sandals by Moschino    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, this summer the Manolo has been especially enjoying the casual flat sandals from Moschino (see here and here) which combine the elements of whimsy and style in the delightful ways.

Here is another of the charming sandals, this one with the pretty flowers.

Throws Like the Girl

Manolo says, Nurse Ratched Shoes.

The Daily Mail renders it differently.

Californians are better known for their laid back approach to fashion, but Posh Spice has given them anything but, even donning towering heels disguised as trainers when she took to the pitch for the Americans’ other favourite pasttime – baseball.

Mrs Beckham tried out the sport as part of a reality television series which follows her first moves around Los Angeles.

Just what the world needs, more Posh Spice and her glowering puss of mustard.

The Shoefly Sale, Last Days


Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friends at the Shoefly.com have gracious offered the Manolo’s readers the special coupon deal good for 25% off!

Go to their site, pick out your shoes, and then at the checkout enter the secret code word Manolo and save 25% off of the whole order.

But you must hurry, for the sale ends on Friday, June the 29th!

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?


Manolo answers, The Dolly Parton!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend the Doralong, who got the answer straight away, literally one minute after the Manolo posted the question. Such knowledge of celebrity feetwear is to be both commended and admired.

Plastic Armor is The New Black!

Manolo says, “First he girded his goodly greaves about his legs, making them fast with ankle clasps of silver; and upon his belly he set the cumberbund which Byblos had designed for him as the fashion frippery.”

Whose Shoes Wednesday


Manolo asks, whose shoes?

The Boogie Shoes

Manolo says, after seeing this the Manolo now wishes to put on his boogie shoes.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friends at the Shoe Blog who found this amusing video.

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