Manolo the Columnist

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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

Dear Manolo,

I will be going to Paris in October for a beauty event, which is sure to be full of the amazing and stylish glamazons. I don’t want to look like an American tourist, so I am in need of black heels that are comfortable enough to walk around in all day, will work with both pants and skirts and finally are stylish enough to fit in with the fashionistas.


Manolo says, Ayyyy! Paris and glamazons in the fall! Such joy!

Of the course, the Manolo, being himself possessed of the less than elegant bodily shape, understands his friend’s natural anxiety about being around the beautiful peoples. To be the turkey in the room full of peacocks, this is not the situation which encourages the boundless self-esteem so prized by modern educators.

The usual advice given to reduce social unease is to imagine others in their underwear, but this does not work when the others in question are already the famous underwear models.

The only real solution to this discomfort is to recognize that you are unique and special, and that you can wear amazing shoes than will make others envy your good taste and style.

Shoes such as these marvelous and unusual split-wedge heel, patent leather pumps, the Tain from Robert Clergerie. They are comfortable, super stylish, and French!

Tain by Robert Clergerie     Manolo likes!  Click!


9 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. Jennie Says:

    Manolo, as usual your taste and style are impecible. I do think the heel height on this shoe may be a bit high for the walking around all day. The link below is the same designer with a more moderate heel height.

  2. Christine Says:

    Thank you so much Manolo! I had not even thought to consider a wedge.

  3. Toya Says:

    Yay, Christine – you will look so ultra-stylish and glam in those shoes!

  4. roz Says:

    Wow, those shoes are perfection. Gorgeous and really timeless, the way the almost-wedge heel separates just a bit from the front of the shoe. LOVE!

  5. Matthew Kimel Says:

    the turkey in a room full of peacocks is genius!

  6. Phyllis Says:

    Oh yeah.

  7. Livia Says:

    These astonishingly perfect wedges AND the Luna pump should conquer all shoe fears in Paris or anywhere else! Manolo is the master!

  8. Victor Says:

    I’m usually not a fan of wedges (to me, wedges seem to anchor the feet to the floor), but those have an elegance that leaves me speechless. Fabulous choice, sir!

  9. littlem Says:

    Um. Yep.

    That’s worth saving for two and a half months for.

    Even during a recession. ‘Cause you know you’ll wear those shoes until you’re 80.

    As Johnny Utah would say: “Yeah. Definitely.”

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