Archive - April, 2010

La Duquesa de Wildenstein

The Duchess of Alba, Doña Maria del Rosario Frankenstein

Manolo says, traditionally, Halloween is not the Spanish holiday.

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The Web Snob

Manolo says, here is the best fashion blogging from this week…

Stiletto Jungle thinks that Rick Owens Wedge Clogs are the only clogs worth wearing.

All Lacquered Up attempts a water marble manicure and shares her frustrations with the technique.

Allie is Wired discusses Jessica Simpson‘s questionable personal hygiene.

Frugal Snob options for a very popular IT Bag on Bag Snob!

If you have previously been opposed to waterproof mascara, try this Beauty Snob option to see if you change your mind.

Coquette can’t decide which stylish pair of espadrille wedges to get, so she may have to get them all!

Fashion Pulse Daily is quite taken this week with the marvelous jewelry of Winifred Grace.

The Jet Set Girls reveal Chanel’s Paris Shanghai collection.

SHEfinds Broke big news: Hermes Australia Admits the Birkin Bag Wait List Was A Hoax.

Second City Style powdered, glossed, slathered and scrubbed in the name of beauty…presenting the winners of our 4th Annual Beauty Olympics!

Shopping and Info loves the simplicity of the Enza Costa Rogue tank top worn by Katie Holmes recently.

StyleBakery asked their favorite fashion bloggers to share their must-buys for spring

Stylehive Says Ruffled Handbags Are Cute & Feminine Without Being Prissy

The Beauty Stop test drives Kryolan Paint Stick foundation.

The Shoe Goddess loves how Heidi Klum strikes a pose in her Christian Louboutin “Zigounette” T-Strap Sandals!

Manolo the Columnist: Evie from Kate Spade

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m getting married in two months to the best guy in the world, pretty much my Prince Charming. Thus far, all of the wedding planning has gone as smoothly as possible except for one thing: I’m 6’1” tall, exactly one half inch taller than my husband-to-be. I have no problem wearing heels when we’re together, and he likes it that I’m tall, so normally I wouldn’t consider not wearing heels. But, for my wedding, I don’t want to tower over him by three inches. Please recommend a pair of fabulous low-heeled wedding shoes.

Mona

Manolo says, the Manolo wishes that tall girls would no longer worry about this sort of thing. However, the Manolo also knows that weddings are the dramatically artificial events in which, like the land of Disney, stressed out people labor mightily, in secret, to make every detail conform to the fairy tale.

Because of this desire for aesthetic perfection, slovenly couch potatoes, both male and female, are forcibly scrubbed, trimmed and coifed all over, dressed in the fancy clothes and then prodded to remain upright and standing for nearly one whole hour,

Likewise, tall women are required to wear low-heeled shoes so that the men appear sufficiently manly and the women sufficiently girly. (As the aside, why does the Manolo never receive frantic missives from short grooms looking for fashionable elevator shoes?)

Look, here is the kitten heeled Evie from Kate Spade, available in virginal white, or the slightly-fallen-angel ivory.

Evie from Kate Spade

Baby Got Back

To the beanpole dames in the magazines: You ain't it, Miss Thing!

Manolo says, some things work on almost anyone. Some things only work on the skinny models. Some things work on no one.

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

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

What IS “Selma Blair style?” Sadly, these questions must remain unanswered for now, but one question HAS been answered: Is is possible to wear the Bad Girl look without looking like a bisexual roadie for The Donnas?

This is a particularly shameless copycat…

The New Cupcake

Anglomania + Wing from Vivienne Westwood

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Anglomania from Vivienne Westwood

Dearest Manolo,

I have discovered the cleverly concealed portal to shoe paradise….Zappos Couture

My question is, can I wear these shoes and not fall over?

Besos,

Beth

Ayyyyy! The real question is not “could you”, but “should you”!

On the one of the hands, this shoe is so wonderfully hilarious and unusual that you would feel bouyant all day long.

On the other of the hands, small children and drunken men would point and laugh at you, which you may, or may not enjoy.

On the third of the hands, this is not the elegant or understated shoe, indeed, it is comical and lighthearted.

On the fourth of the hands: “Would the Jackie O. wear these?” asks the Manolo. “Who?” replies the girl who would consider wearing them.

On the fifth of the hands, the Manolo prefers the white version to the black, because the marbling effect shows up so much better.

Anglomania from Vivienne Westwood

On the sixth of the hands, if you were to attempt these shoes, you would have to carefully examine your wardrobe and self. These are such particular examples of the VIvienne Westwoodian world. Obviously the girl who wears Vivienne Westwood is the sort of girl who wears Vivienne Westwood.

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Lin Yu Chun Should Still Be On Glee

Lin Yu Chun as the Foreign Exchange Student on Glee

Manolo says, the Manolo takes this opportunity to politely remind you that he has started the Facebook group dedicated to convincing the producers of Glee that they should cast Taiwanese Susan Boyle (only better!) Lin Yu Chun as the Foreign Exchange Student.

Please be so kind as to think of joining this group, and suggesting to your friends that they should also join.

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Felicity Huffman's Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Felicity Huffman!

Congratulations to the Manolo interweb friend, the fabulous Rondi, for being the first to solve this week’s very difficult celebrity conundrum.

Mirror, Mirror

Tiger Wood's Evil Twin...er..Tiger Wood'Good Twin?And Yet, Evil Spock is Still Logical.

Manolo says, the Manolo remains unconvinced that the Tiger Woods has completely mended his ways.

The Maxi-Dress Moment, Pt 2

Manolo says, it is the summer of the Maxi-Dress!

Regan Maxi-Dress by Lilly Pulitzer

Here is the Regan Maxi-Dress from Lilly Pulitzer, the white strapless maxi with the so-called “burnout” tropical leaf pattern. And now, we must need some colorful shoes to add interest and flavor to the dish. The Manolo recommends pink!

Metro T-Strap Wedge Sandals from Kate SpadeDolce & Gabanna Estelle Wedge Sandal on Sale

On the left is the Metro T-Strap Wedge Sandals from Kate Spade. On the right is the Dolce & Gabanna Estelle Wedge Sandal (which you may recognize as having been recommended by the Manolo in the green color the couple months ago).

Of the course, you are not limited to pink with the dress such as this. Indeed, almost any vibrantly happy color will work.

Kate Hudson Wears the Louis Vuitton Cape of Aging

Kate Hudson is 31, and yet her face appears to be tightened like the drum.

Manolo asks, when did Kate Hudson turn into the hardened, 53-year-old divorcée?

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Manolo’s Wednesday Miscellany

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

Ayyyyyy! Sanuk: The Tube Flop

Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Olympia

The Manolo’s friend Cojo is fast becoming the funniest fashion person on the interwebs. Absolutely hilarious.

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