Carine Roitfeld’s New Hat

Manolo says, ayyyy! It is the Goddess Diana as interpreted by Mammy Yokum!


The Manolo Twitters

Manolo says, the Manolo reminds you that he is twittering now. You may sign up to follow him at and see how he is struggling to compresses his rather verbose style into tiny 140-character missives.

The End of the Highest of High Heels?

Manolo says, the Manolo has been predicting the end of the ultra-extreme towering heels for many months now, and at last it has come to pass, as announced by Leon Andre Talley himself.

Designers with an obsession for towering torture chambers, often poorly designed for the well-being of the foot, must get a reality check. I, for one, am over the mania for the high, high heel. Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes . . . Can’t anyone take a cue from First Lady Michelle Obama, in the elegant low-heeled shoes she always wears? A flat would be nice.

Of the course, the reason that the First Lady wears the flats has less to do with the comfort and more to do with her amazonian stature.

Be that as it may, the Manolo agrees that the heels had gone beyond what was both advisable and attractive. It was time for the predictable reaction, the return to more practical shoes.

Thus, the old hotness.

Ridiculous shoes in which you cannot walk.

Versus, the new hotness.

The Low Heels of High Spark Girls.

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, it is the Michelle Pfeiffer!

Congratulations to the Manolo dear internet friend Rondi, who was the first to identify this week’s personage of note.