Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I just purchased a Max Azria jersey knit wrap dress to wear during an upcoming trip to Ireland. It has ¾ length sleeves and is black with a green and white print. My question is, can I wear this dress with knee high boots during the early spring?

Leslie

Manolo says, Max Azria and Ireland! Truly, this is the combination the Manolo has never considered.

But then, the Manolo’s mental image of Ireland is firmly planted in the distant and picturesque past of red-headed peoples in tweed who carry the shillelaghs in one hand and the pints of Guinness in the other.

Of the course, the new Ireland is the dynamic and modern place where digitally-savvy immigrants from foreign lands mingle with the natives in the fancy gastro-pubs serving nouvelle Irish cuisine, like corned-kobe and bok choy.

Even Irish fashion has begun to make its mark, with designers like Pauric Sweeny, Margaret O’Leary, and the shoe designer Eileen Shields, whose main store is in the Old City part of Dublin, and is well worth the visit.

Natrually, you will need the boots to outfit you before your Irish shopping expedition, and so the Manolo recommends the Connie from Bruno Magli. It is simple, elegant, beautiful and eminently wearable.

Connie from Bruno Magli    Manolo Likes!  Click!

4 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. Cat February 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm #

    WANT. Those are the perfect heel height for me!

  2. elena March 1, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

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  3. oakling March 3, 2008 at 12:31 am #

    I want to see Irish people tramping all over the emerald hills and whatnot in those :)

  4. trio March 10, 2008 at 11:54 am #

    I’m currently typing in Dublin and I look outside and see those boots everywhere, so good job! Boots are indespensible – the weather is vile 10 months out of 12. Leslie need not worry – she can safely wear boots in Ireland right up to July! She should also bring a cute woollen beret, as she’ll certainly need it. Incidentally, that’s the best description of modern Ireland I’ve ever heard.