Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, it is the Hilary Swank!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend 3 to get Ready, who was the only person to get the correct answer to this, the most difficult Whose Shoes Wednesday ever!

As for the Hilary Swank, the Manolo loves her, but girlfriend does have the giant, manly feets.

Manolo for the Home

Manolo says, the Manolo reminds you that the Never teh Bride is blogging up the amusing home-based storm at the Manolo’s new blog Manolo for the Home.

Please, go there now and offer her your support and blog-reading attention.

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asks, whose shoes?


Stuart Weitzman Spring Trunk Sale

Manolo says, so it is not even officially winter yet, and already you are sick of the snow and the cold and the slippery ice on every surface, to say nothing of the incessant playing of “Silver Bells”.

So, what must one do?

Archie by Stuart Weitzman, Spring Collection 2008Delovely by Stuart Weitzman, Spring Collection 2008

The Manolo suggests visiting the Stuart Weitzman Spring Trunk Sale at Nordstroms, where you may look at the beautiful shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Spring Collection, 2008, and imagine that the first crocus has just emerged, signaling the return of warmer weather, and gorgeous sandals.

NORDSTROM.com-Shop Stuart Weitzman

By the way, if you have the gigantic wide foot, these beautiful shoes are available up to the size 14 EEE, but only if you preiorder for spring delivery.


Manolo says, there is hope for the Manolo’s modeling aspirations.


Build the Outfit #8, The Winner!

Build the Outfit #8

Manolo says, after much deliberation the Manolo has finally selected the winner of the latest episode of the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest, and there it is above, the winning ensemble put together by the Manolo’s internet friend Rachel.

Here the Rachel, talking about her entry.

I’d go with a short dress to show off the over-the-knee boots. The ribbed tights make the leg look even longer. The earrings and bag complement the blues of the dress. And the coat, I just love the coat. I was going to go for a hat, too. But as I pictured the long-legged girl wearing the ensemble hurrying down the streets of Manhattan to meet friends for an informal party, I just knew she wouldn’t want to ruin her look with hat hair.

For the Manolo it was the very colorful short dress that made this outfit. Tall, dark, and handsome boots like these require a the short dress, so that the tiniest bit of thigh might be shown. The splash of color here enlivens the boots and makes what could be somber, more festive.

For her winning effort the Rachel will receive the $100 worth of credit at the
Heels.com, the brand new online shopping venue, one that brings the Web 2.0 to help with the search for the perfect pair of heels.

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Holiday Shoes 2007, IV

Dolce Gabbana Gold Peep Toe Pump   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here are the beautiful Dolce and the Gabbana golden peep toe pumps, perfect for the most festive of holiday events not involving Santa-intoxicated children and mountains of tattered wrapping paper.


Manolo for the Home

Manolo says, The Manolo now wishes to introduce to you the latest addition to the Manolo’s network of blogs,

Manolo for the Home!!!

As the subtitle says, it provides “house, home, and lifestyle advice from Manolo the Shoeblogger,” although, as you will see when you visit, it is actually the redoubtable Never teh Bride who is providing the most sensible and super fantastic of advices. (The Manolo is merely riding shotgun, pointing to things on the big map and kibitzing, much in the way one imagines Martha Stewart guides her media empire, only nicer.)

So, you must now go read this new blog, as undoubtedly you will find much here that is of interest to you.

Worst Christmas Songs Ever

Manolo says, Glinda has put together for us her list of the Worst Christmas Songs Ever! Special props from the Manolo for including Madonna’s version of Santa Baby.


Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I am 13 and I have a boot crisis. I want to wear boots to middle school, but I don’t have much money to spend, just $60 or $70. I like tall boots, preferably in a brown or hazel-ish color and with flat heels.


Manolo says, the Manolo commends his young friend on her fashion sense and her desire to look stylish while she suffers the multifold emotional travails of middle school.

However, as always, the Manolo must note that it is exceedingly difficult to find decent boots for less than $150 of the American dollars.

Yes, there are many so-called boots available in the lowest price ranges, but these are dreadful things you would not wish upon your worst “frenemy” , seeing as they are most often fabricated from the toxic plastics recycled from the lead-filled toys recalled to China.

But, the Manolo understands what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must make your own boots out of buffalo hides you have softened by chewing, Comanche-style.

And so the Manolo would recommend the Gambit, the attractive tall suede boot from Penny Loves Kenny. Yes, it is $40 more than your budget, but trust the Manolo, you cannot find better for less.

Gambit by Kenny Loves Penny   The Manolo does not hate!   Click if you must!

Outfit Factory

Manolo says, if you love the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest, and are good at building the stylish outfits, you will undoubtedly go nuts over the Outfit Factory the new contest being promoted by the Manolo’s internet friend Lesley at the Fashion Tribes blog.

The best part of this is that there are some serious prizes– $7,000 worth– being given away to the winners.

So, after honing your skills here in the Manolo’s minor leagues, it is time to move up to the big show and try your game against the best.