To Quote the T-Shirt, “I’m With Stupid”

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, starring in Bullwinkle and Rocky the Marriage

Manolo says, clearly the studies showing that botox reduces bad feelings are incorrect.

Manolo the Columnist: The Rex from Donald J. Pliner

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m taking my wife to New York for a romantic weekend. However, I’m have a devil of a time finding a pair of hip, downtown shoes in my size, which is sixteen. Please help.


Manolo says, at the least, the Manolo’s friend can take comfort that the size sixteen, while enormous, is not the biggest feets of which the Manolo has ever heard. Indeed, the Manolo had the acquaintance many years ago, who wore the size eighteen (which he covered most frequently in the red Converse All-Stars). And even this freakishly large size is still well below the extra freakishly large Shaquille O’Neal size twenty-threes.

It is the opinion of the Manolo that men with such majestic feet deserve nothing less than the finest custom made English shoes, although such luxurious feetwear are generally beyond the means of the average person.

In America, many big-feeted men and professional athletes (including Shaquille O’Neal) shop at the venerable Friedman’s Shoes in Atlanta which has specialized in extra big shoes since 1929. (If you cannot go to Atlanta you may visit their website at www.largefeet.com)

Likewise, there are other on-line shoe stores which carry the big sizes, including the always reliable Zappos.

Speaking of majestic shoes, here is the Rex from Donald Pliner. Wear them with blue-jeans and you will be the hippest big-footed man in all of the TribeSoNoLitaHo.

Rex Mens Shoes from Donald J. Pliner


Say, Mister…

Jon Voigt: 'So, what's your name again son?'

Manolo says, it makes the Manolo angry to see someone of such wealth happily walk right by the homeless person.


The Bianca from Kate Spade

Bianca Sandals from Kate SpadeBianca Sandals from Kate Spade

Manolo says, the Manolo needed to see something beautiful and sparkly today, something that was not merely fantastical but also wearable. Hence, the Biana from Kate Spade.


Beyonce Knowles, Arms Akimbo

Beyonce Knowles, Arms AkimboBeyonce Knowles, Posing Arms Akimbo

Manolo says, Fierce!

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Beyonce Knowles Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Beyonce Knowles!

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


Manolo says, at the Manolo’s Food Blog, Mr. Henry considers the great issues of the day.

What does Christina Hendricks eat?

And now, go read the answer for yourself..

The Cage Sandal, Manolo Blahnik Style

Manolo says, normally when one thinks of the cage sandal, one of the shoe trends which has recently swept the field, one thinks of the aggressively urban, Queen Boadicea, lady-warrior-straps-on-her-leather-armor type of shoe, in black or dark brown.

Not our beloved Maestro Manolo Blahnik. For the man of such delicate and whimsical sensibilities, when he hears the words “cage sandal”, he thinks of birds, and of making the dainty bronze containers for your tiny parakeet toes.

Manolo Blahnik Cage Sandal
Or else, he uses brilliant blue satin to swaddle your lower extremities in Bird of Paradise color!

Manolo Blahnik Satin Cage Sandal

Ayyy! Such beautiful shoes!

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

Taryn Rose on the Sale

Manolo says, February is usually one of the best months for the shoe sales, as it is the end of one season, and the beginning of the other. And now, here is the perfect opportunity for the Manolo’s internet friends who love the muy comfortable shoes of the Taryn Rose to purchase them at the discount.

Here are four of the Manolo’s favorite current bargains.

Harmony from Taryn by Taryn Rose

Above is the Harmony, the shoe the Manolo recommended exactly one year ago in his newspaper column. They remain the handsome and fun shoe, but now they are selling at the unbelievably ridiculous price of only $75! Hurry!

Camora from Taryn Rose

The red satin Camore slingback pump catches the eye with its shiny heel, making it the perfect feetwear for the cocktail party of moderate swankiness. And it is nearly half off the usual price!

Tyra Sandal by Taryn Rose

The Tyra from Taryn Rose looks smashing in the disco silver and black. And, it is greatly reduced in price!

And, saving the best bargain for last…

Calypso by Taryn Rose

This is the Calypso from Taryn Rose, the simple, elegant, evening sandal which will never go out of style, selling for only $135 of the American dollars! This is
the savings of nearly 70%! 70%!!!!!! Seventy Percent!!!!

Hurry! Before they are all gone!


Piscatorial Millinery

Ava Gardner in Hip Waders

Manolo says, over at the Ayyyy! blog our friend Raincoaster has put together what the Manolo considers to be the greatest gallery of famous people wearing fishing hats ever!. If you have ever wondered what would Ava Gardner would wear with her hip waders, or what the late Queen Mum wore on vacation, this is the post for you.