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Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

My husband has just gotten the dream job of a lifetime, an assignment that literally puts him at the top of the heap. So now we’re going to celebrate with a giant party in January when the new job officially starts. This party will be a dressy affair, with tons of important people, toasts, dancing, dining, a real blowout. What would you recommend in the way of shoes? I’m thinking of wearing gown by Narciso Rodriguez.


Manolo says, ayyyy! Congratulations on your husband’s great success! Undoubtedly you played the major role in bringing him to the place where his sterling qualities could be noticed, and are thus yourself the woman of considerable abilities.

Naturally, you will wish to shine on this most important evening, putting your best feets forward and stepping out in elegance and style.

Of the course, you should also not ignore the symbolism of the moment, which is why the Manolo would recommend pairing your Narciso Rodriguez frock with the shoes of Elie Tahari. Two super fantastic American designers who are immigrant children from disparate backgrounds, what better way to celebrate the diversity of this great land?

Much depends upon the color of your gown, but here is the beautiful and bejeweled strappy Elie Tahari sandal in the color anthracite.

Bejewelled Sandal from Elie Tahari    Manolo Likes!  Click!

7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. Sue November 7, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    Perhaps this letter was written by a certain Mrs. Obama???

  2. qc November 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    I see what you did there.

  3. MizzTissa shoe blog November 8, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    To be a fly on the wall at that party…

  4. abygailadams November 9, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    I guess no one here’s seen the pics of Michelle O w/her black boots from the dinner out:


    There are heels on those boots. The style, it is back.

  5. Victor November 10, 2008 at 9:44 am #

    Those would *have* to be for the post swearing-in party. It gets freakin’ cold in Washington in January!

  6. Jennifer L. November 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    Hmm! Good call Sue.

    I wonder if this was really from the First-Lady-in-Waiting or just a totally fabricated post to deftly get her attention and/or send her a message. Either way, the shoes are monumentally awesome. I certainly vote “yes”.

  7. angelhair November 10, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Ayyyyy Manolo! What happened? I posted a comment a few days ago that seemed to be appropriate. There was only the mild degree of snark when I observed (correctly) that Ms. O’s handlers probably wouldn’t let her wear such high heels since at the convention and on election night she was in flats, probably because in heels she’s taller than the President-Elect. And now my comment has gone down the memory hole! Has this become one of the places where anything other than fawning over the Obamas is not allowed? Here’s one way to know that my comment wasn’t out of line – it didn’t draw the crazy condemnations, as anything less than laudatory comments do these days.

    It is of course your site and your rules. And I appreciate your efforts to keep this mostly apolitical and focused on fashion. But I’m truly confused as to how I gave offense and why you felt the need to delete my comment.