Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
Summer is arriving soon and I’m eager to get me some new sandals. I want something super fun and flirty. Please help.
Manolo says, as the old medieval song goes, “Sumer is icumen in, lhude sing cuccu!” which may perhaps be best translated as, “Summer is a coming in, sing the cuckoo crazy loud song,” to be traditionally accompanied by the frenzied naked dancings of joy in the nearest meadow. (And to be later followed by the close inspection for hidden lyme-disease bearing ticks.)
Yes, perhaps the Manolo’s interpretation of the 13th Century Middle English lyric is imprecise, but the sentiments expressed in his version are exact, as who could not possibly be filled with joy at the arrival of summer after the long slushy dark winter of cold despair.
Summer is here! You are happy, and your toes, which were confined in the stout boots of unloveliness, now wish to run riot in the warm open air.
Wonderfully, this season you can reward your long-suffering toes with the beautiful and festive adornment they deserve, for the bejeweled thong sandals are very much of the moment.
Here is the Frey from Betsey Johnson, the beautiful pink sandal with the fancy embellishment.