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Manolo the Columnist | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

After reading a delightful book, Bet Me, by Jennifer Cruisie, I was inspired by the heroine — an actuary who wears all manner of over-the-top, ornamented shoes. One pair has cherries dangling over her toes, another pair looks like her feets are in a tiny corset, and yet another is ornamented with big floppy satin bows. Ridiculous, I know, but in the doldrums of winter, the very thought of owning a pair of sandals that make me (and other people) smile is a very heartening thought indeed. Can you help me?

Krista (a.k.a. La Petite Acadienne)

Manolo says, ayyyy! This is the person after the Manolo’s own heart! Someone who knows that shoes are more than mere protective coverings for the feets, someone who understands that wonderful shoes lighten the heart and brighten the day.

Forget the sun-lamp, Seasonal Affective Disorder disappears instantly when one puts on super fantastic shoes adorned with bubbly baubles and frivolous fripperies. What can be more happy-making than the colors of the rainbow shining up from bottom of ones legs?

Look here are the colorful high-heeled sandals from DSquared2, with the dingly-dangly, jingly-jangly metallic ornament to herald your arrival. Ayyy! And they are on the sale!

Ornamented Sandals by DSquared2    Manolo Likes!  Click!

6 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist”

  1. Kai Jones February 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Those are delightful!

  2. Jennifer L. February 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    Yep yep yep. . . just YESTERDAY the selfsame feeling came over me. I need, no, actually, just want (um, make that desire) some fun, flirty, fuschia-tinged “fripperies” to get me through these dastardly doldrums. I hate being so
    S-A-D this time of year. Enough with the winter already.

    Thank you Krista, thank you Jennifer Crusie, thank you the Manolo for this little flight of fancy, short-lived though it be.

  3. Chaser February 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm #


  4. Katie February 17, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    *swoons* I’m in love…

  5. texasexile February 18, 2009 at 12:28 am #

    I bought them for my class reunion this summer. Just the thing to knock ’em dead.

  6. Celebrities in High Heels March 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Can’t imagine that they would be terribly comfortable, but the are certainly gorgeous. To the point of being works of art.