Alexander McQueen, Requiescat in Pace

Manolo says, it is always sad when someone dies, and doubly so when someone in the prime of life, full of talent and promise, kills himself. And so it was with great sadness that the Manolo read this morning of the suicide of Alexander McQueen.

Although, not everything he made was to the taste of the Manolo, everything he made was emphatically his own, stamped with his own unique style and standards. And, his shoes were often undeniably beautiful, or striking.

He will be very much missed.

And now the Manolo must ask, why the prominence of the skull motif in his most recent collection?

Alexander McQueen Lazer Cut Skull Motif SandalsAlexander McQueen Skull Thong Sandals

And not just in shoes, but scarves, t-shirts, even the macabrely humorous rings.

Alexander McQueen Skull Ring

The skull motif was among the most popular things Alexander McQueen had ever done, and yet the Manolo wonders, why?

Why did Alexander McQueen produce his own memento mori?

In retrospect, it is now all so sad.

Update: Catie at the Cuffington Blog has something important to say about Alexander McQueen’s suicide.


The Ubiquitous Octomom!

Plastic Surgery is the cruel mistress

Manolo says, Cher looks very good, as if she’s made of bees wax and bailing wire.

P.S. Previously, the Ubiquitous Octomom!

Sigerson Morrison on the Sale

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friends at Zappos are offering several end-of-the-season bargains on the super fantastic Sigerson Morrison shoes.

Sigerson Morrison High Heeled Sandals 9438Sigerson Morrison High Heeled Sandals 9438

For the example, these knotted high heel sandals from Sigerson Morrison are over 50% off of the regular price, the true bargain!

Flat Thong Sandals from Sigerson Morrison

And these silvery thong Sigerson Morrison sandals are selling at the discount, over $170 of the American dollars off of the usual price!

And now you must hurry! Before these bargains are disappeared!

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Salma Hayek's Shoes!

Manolo answers, it is the Salma Hayek!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend ChimChim (the multiple time winner!) for being the first person to correctly identify this week’s bodacious personage of note.