Purple Rules!

Manolo says, over in the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums, the Dr. Nic poses the question.

Why is it that so many actresses and other public figures feel they can design clothing?

To which the Manolo’s internet friend the Purple Rules replies in the definitive terms!

Because so many people are willing to buy their “designs”. Or someone thinks people will buy them. I’ve never seen anything “designed” by a celebrity that I was even tempted to buy but someone must be shelling out for the stuff.

In the case of H&M, maybe they’re just happy if people come into the store and look at it. Perhaps it really increases the foot traffic in the store so it doesn’t matter if it actually sells.

It also helps that they (actresses) have huge egos. They’re on the cover of magazines (when was the last time you saw a model on the cover of a magazine?) and are constantly told what a “great style” they have. It would never occur to them that having great style doesn’t necessarily translate into great design skills. On top of that, most of them don’t have great style. They’ve got a great stylist, whose got great style.

Once upon a time, it was enough to be regarded as a great actress. Then they had to release an album. Then they all had to have their own perfume. Now it’s a clothing line. I’m almost afraid to ask, what’s next?

The Manolo might not have used language this blunt, but he could not have said it better. And thus, the Purple Rules is exactly correct, the plethora of the celebrity designers is all about the Benjamins.

The Personality of The Amish Man

Manolo says, wha?

The idiosyncratic language, writing in the third person, and taking on the personality of an Amish man are part of “the Manolo being different”.


Perhaps this is the erroneous reference to this article which the Manolo recently wrote.

Nontheless, the Manolo is flattered that someone has found the Manolo’s advice about the blogging to be useful.


The Fluevog Flat

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Manolo says, here is the new and flippy little flat from the John Fluevog. Not only is it cute, but it also has the bizarre Fluevog details which so appeal to the odder of the Manolo’s internet friends. Look, here is the sole…

Tardy by John Fluevog

Still, despite the oddities, this fun little shoe is simple enough that it could be worn by even the most traditional of women.


The Reforms of Vatican III

Manolo says, the Manolo has watched this many times and he still laughs each time.