Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I’ve been invited to an outdoor wedding in New Mexico later this summer, one that will be held in an “untrimmed meadow”. So I need a closed-toe shoe that can resist cacti and which can be worn with either dressy pants or a knee-length skirt. Also, I’m short, so I need a bit of a heel, and I dislike wedges. Please help!
Manolo says, when the Manolo thinks of meadow-based weddings he thinks of wildflowers, songbirds, and bubbling brooks, not cacti, coyotes, and kokopelli.
But, to each bride her own, and the Manolo is certain that this ceremony will be lovely, assuming that the guests do not fall down the canyon or stumble into the prickly pears patch.
As for the proper feetwear, the Manolo should probably recommend the stout cowboy boots and leather chaps, items suitable for wading through the Southwestern mesquite-and-cacti thickets. However, one must assume that the bride and groom have taken measures to minimize the danger from puncture wounds, snakebite, and rabid animals, thus the Manolo will suggest the chunky heeled, 7014 from Sigerson Morrison, available in the red and black patent leather finishes.