Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

One of my best friends is getting married for the second time in October, in what she says will be a “simple wedding” of “only 100 guests”. Of course, I’m to be one of the bridesmaids, and the dress—knee-length in a subdued pumpkin shade—is especially unflattering. The good news is that we can buy our own shoes? Please help.

Marie

Manolo says, it is the old story, your best friend is getting married for the more than first time, and you are supposed to be the bridesmaid (again!), only the dress the bride has chosen for you is unsightly, but you are the good friend, and so you button up your tongue and hold your lips, expressing your discomfort through the passive-aggressive use of quotation marks (including those which you make by wiggling your fingers in the air) and by talking smack behind everyone’s back.

Ayyyy! The Manolo suggests that you remember that this is your friend’s big day, and that your cheery and supportive demeanor and lack of air quotes are the greatest gifts you can give to her.

Besides, you can sooth the pain with beautiful shoes, such as these bronze sandals, the Tantalize from Stuart Weitzman.

Tantalize from Stuart Weitzman    Manolo Likes!  ClicK!

2 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. bethgirl September 26, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    The Manolo has made the bethgirl laugh with his statement that quotation marks may be used to convey the attitude of passive-aggression. The bethgirl is highly amused and will never see air quotes in the same way again. Thanks, Manolo for your gentle chiding of this bridesmaid in need.

  2. JK September 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    Subdued pumpkin? My goodness that sounds dreadful. What happens after the stroke of midnight? At least you can look down at your feet and admire the pretty shoes.