Archive - October, 2009

The Fiercest of the Fierce

Manolo says, Miss Plumcake spells it out for you:

Like, sometimes you’ve had a hard year. Let’s say you’ve had problems with your convertible and your brother’s been sick and the men in your life are making you insane because you are just. one. woman and do not have TIME to deal with all their CRAZY GUY STUFF because it is NOT YOUR FAULT they have the emotional availability of a lobotomized he-goat and after a certain point you just need to unwind and spend a little “you” time.

And now go read the whole thing.

Manolo’s Saturday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which you may perhaps find amusing…

Do you remember when Karl Lagerfield was fat, and you got the feeling he sort of hated himself?

Yo, Acceshionista

The Sugar Daddie Ken Doll Causes Controversy

The Widening Gyre

Over The Knee Boots Are in This Season!

Manolo says, this photo is from what is perhaps the most depressing/hilarious/alarming/hilarious/distressing/depressing website the Manolo has ever seen, People of Walmart.

The Manolo has always tried to avoid comedy which mocks the downtrodden and impoverished (see the Manolo’s review of Borat). Intelligent people who tell such jokes, even if the jokes are funny, give evidence of their meanness of spirit. For the Manolo, the best humor is that which mocks the high and the mighty, exposing their foibles to the humanizing power of laughter.

But what the Manolo sees here, at the People of Walmart is so distressing that he cannot look away. It is the cautionary tale writ large, the portent of societal destruction, and even as he laughs, he still finds it one of the most depressing websites he has ever visited.

And now, allow the Manolo to here further quote Yeats.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Browse People of Walmart at your own peril.

Manolo the Columnist: Urban Boot from Timberland

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

Dear Manolo,

I live in Boston, which has already had some snow this year, and have need of some boots that can withstand the slushy streets and salty sidewalks. While rejecting all form of Ugg-liness thus far, my feet have been very cold, as every pair of boots I find is either made for the abominable snow monster, or for an indoor kind of person. I don’t have a car, so I also need something walkable. Are there any such winter boots (preferably $200 or under) that do not offend the discriminating eye?


Miriam

Manolo says, for much of the country winter has arrived far too early this year, pushing us out of our fantastically trendy but thin-sided boots into feetwear fit for the Earnest Shackleton expedition.

And while such feetwears may insure that your toes do not turn black and fall off while you are waiting for the bus, they also insure that the young men who are waiting for the bus with you, will refer to you as “Dude”, as in “Dude, whatta say we get a brewski, watch the Celtic’s game, and chase some ladies?”

But fear not, for sexy feminine snow boots can come from the most unlikely source, such as Timberland! Here is the Timberland Urban 14” Round Heel boot.

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Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Doris Day and Dog

Manolo answers, it is the Doris Day!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s friend, the very talented writer Linda Grant, who was the first person to correctly identify this week’s personage of note.

And now, you must go read Linda Grant’s very amusing fashion blog, The Thoughtful Dresser.

Gray Cavalli Pumps for the Autumn Evening

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Manolo says, here are the pair of tastefully embellished gray suede pumps from the Roberto Cavalli that the Manolo thinks would be perfect for autumnal soiree.

As always, the Manolo is surprised when Cavalli chooses restraint..

Manolo’s Wednesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…

This time, instead of giving my old jeans to a thrift store, I decided to try something a little different. Take a look…

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The most common shoes on campus seem to be the flip of the flop on the student feet, the large rubber sport sandal on the male faculty feet, and the comfortable large mary jane on the female faculty feet.

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Some people hate them, others are addicted and collect them.

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

Little Genius?

Manolo says, our friend Glinda has the few words for the peoples at Disney.

I read the promotional materials that accompanied the DVD’s, all of which claimed that simply by watching puppets do things to classical music, your baby would become smarter.

Seriously.

Ridiculously Sexy Gucci Bondage Boots Will Cause All of the Boys to Come to Your Yard for the Milkshake.

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Odd Couples

Manolo says, our friend Mr. Henry is discoursing on odd pairings that work:

Mr. & Mrs. Henry seem to have absolutely nothing in common, either, except a fondness for the same foods, the same vacation destinations, and the same movies.

Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…

“Maybe I lost money by not doing them when they were in fashion this time. But I don’t care. I did them in the 70s. That was enough for me. Never again! I don’t like them!”

It’s a bit drafty

Famous Footwear Trends

Celeb Trend: Gold Lame

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