Manolo Blahnik for the Monday

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back your desk and the Manolo is finally back at his, and all is right with the world (assuming that you do not read the newspapers, and really, who does anymore?).

Oy, but the news from the world of the economy is bad, with the bankruptcies, and the failures, and the bailouts, and the falling markets, and the fat-gato bankers having to cut back to lighting their cigars with the Ulysses S’s instead of the Benjamins.

Still, it could be worse, you (and the Manolo) still have the desks. You are not out on the street, selling wormy apples from the wooden handcart. And you still have the internet, yes?

And, thank goodness for the interwebs, for they can bring us pictures of shoes. And, now more than ever we require the curative power of shoes, beautiful, happy, cheerful, wonderful shoes!

Look! From the Maestro Manolo Blahnik, purple!

Purple Metallic Sandals from Manolo Blahnik   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Do they not turn your frown downside up?

So fun, so festive, so frivolous.

Athough..perhaps to yourself, you are saying, “Manolo have you not heard that there is the Recession on? And $800, it is is horrifically excessive for the pair of purple sandals, no?”

Indeed, the Manolo understands that perhaps the money is tight, and that even in the best of times you would not spend so much on such shoes, however beautiful.

And, yet, just because you cannot now buy such shoes, does not mean you cannot look and dream of the day when you can.

Indeed, even in the greatest depth of the Great Depression, when your brother could not spare the dime, Fred Astaire would still put on his top hat and dance lightly across the movie screens, entertaining us with scenes of luxury and frivolity and lightness.

But enough of this! Look, Red!

Red Patent Sandals from Manolo Blahnik    Manolo Likes!  Click!

And, Fuchsia!

Fuchsia sandals from Manolo Blahnik


13 Responses to “Manolo Blahnik for the Monday”

  1. Miss Janey Says:

    The Manolo is spot on, as usual. Just because Miss J cannot own the Mona Lisa doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy its beauty.

  2. Jenifersf Says:

    So true. No matter how bad I am feeling, no matter how broke I am, I can always look at shoes and love them for the works of art they are.

  3. missm Says:

    Normally red shoes should be reserved for little girls and hookers but am I forced to make an exception for those…

  4. dangster Says:

    The purple shoes are DIVINE.

  5. Jezebella Says:

    MissM, you are too strict regarding the red shoes. Red shoes are festive. They are fun. You should be less serious and buy yourself a kicky pair of red flats, or some red Converse all-stars, or these lovely red Manolos if you enjoy teetering about on 4″ heels, and see how they brighten your day.

  6. La BellaDonna Says:

    Tssk. La BellaDonna, she is the prim, she is the proper, she is the happy owner of the red shoes. And not the red shoes only! She has the red boots, too. She believes that one’s morals are reflected in one’s behaviour, not one’s footgear. And she prefers to be the careful monitor of her own behaviour, whilst allowing the greater leniency to the strangers and their choices. Including the colour of their footgear.

    In truth, she has also known some ladies whose companionship was fiscally negotiable. They were not the bad persons – nor did they necessarily wear the red shoes.

  7. KatLuvsShoes Says:

    The fuschia ones are absolutely adorable. Even though we on and off broke, I’ll still find a way to get my shoe fix. Oh lord, what a fix it is!

  8. Shoeluvr Says:

    Thanks for putting things into perspective. The purple ones are giving me spring fever! You always have to be grateful for what you do have. I believe in worse economic times, attendance at art museums and movies definitely spikes. Now, those heels are absolutely works of art.

  9. Wendy Says:

    The curative power of shoes-what a lovely phrase! And lovely shoes to match.

  10. fashweekly Says:

    I love those shoes! It reminds me that Spring is almost here (thank GOD!)
    The other thing to think about is nearing the end of each season even Manolo’s go on sale at Saks, Bergdorf, Bloomingdale’s and Neimann’s so if you can’t afford them now, keep a watchful eye on them cause they might be affordable for your budget a few months from now!

  11. sfmike Says:

    Are all the sandals $800? No matter. To have you back in the Northern Continent is enough to restore the little order to the chaotic world. Welcome back, Manolo.

  12. speasummerlin Says:

    I am in LOVE with the purple, and Neiman’s even has them in the size 35…now if only the monies were available, sigh…

  13. Nadine Says:

    Oh, La BellaDonna, you so AWESOME! xxoxx

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