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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’m attending a wedding, and I have a delicate situation. My date previously dated the bride, and so I must look super fantastic. I’ve chosen a just-below-the-knee satin dress in dark blue, edging to teal. Please help.


Manolo says, there is so much information missing. Most importantly, the Manolo needs to know, how long ago did Theresa’s male friend date the bride, and did the bride break off with him, or did he break off with her?

Such things are important, for they may determine the date’s behavior during the festivities.

For the example, will he insist on dancing aggressively and prominently with Theresa, so as to show that he has done better, in which case more comfortable shoes may be needed, or will he desire to sit in the corner, sulking, drinking, and muttering about the one that got away? In which case, wear what you want (unless, of course, he is the angry drunk, and then perhaps the Wellingtons are best).

The word of advice: whatever happens, do not, under any circumstances, allow him to make the toast.

The Manolo is betting that Theresa’s friend is the great guy, and so why not wear the beautiful and super sexy
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3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. linda grant September 14, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    Sage advice as ever, but what follows is the sad and bitter truth about Stuart Weitzman, the designer of the superfantastic fashionable comfortable but not, as I have discovered, good quality shoes.

    I purchased a pair of superfantastic platform ankle boots with high heels in the sales some months ago, and they have been sitting quietly and patiently in their box until yesterday, until I wore at last.

    After some time I was aware of a pain in my left ankle, and something unusual about my gait, which I put down to too much walking in heels. When I got home last night, I noticed that the the rubber heel had come off, exposing and wearing down the white plastic concealed under the leather so that for some time, like Britney, I had been walking lopsided.

    This morning I took them into my trusty Greek Cypriot shoe repairers (popular in our neighbourhood for their resemblance to Elvis Presley) who examined them and told me that the shoes were unspeakably shoddily made. The heels should have had a metal rod in them, the rubber tip should have been attached by some superior method which I now can’t remember. They also showed me how the height of the heel was not true with the height of the platform.

    And now I am just exasperated, because if Stuart Weitzman can’t get it right who does, anymore?

  2. deja pseu September 14, 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    Wow, my experience with Weitzman shoes has been just the opposite. A pair of ankle boots I bought two years ago and wear almost daily during the cooler months are still holding up beautifully. Maybe they have switched factories?

  3. JK September 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    Hmmm yes Theresa could potentially out-shoe the bride, who has to wear comfortable heels since she will be on her feet most of the time.