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Anglomania + Wing from Vivienne Westwood | Manolo's Shoe Blog

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?



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.

On the seventh of the hands, you only live once. If they make you happy, they make you happy.

On the eighth of the hands… Giambologna’s Renaissance Hermes!

Hermes, not by Vivienne Westwood

On the ninth of the hands…. priapic Pompeiian Mercury!

Pompeiian Mercury, possibly by Vivienne Westwood

On the tenth of the hands….The Manolo does not know.. He. Just. Does. Not. Know.

P.S. The Manolo has been in love with the Zappos Couture from the very first instant he started his humble shoe blog. It is the magic fairyland of beautiful shoes.

7 Responses to “Anglomania + Wing from Vivienne Westwood”

  1. Lisa April 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Wear them wear them wear them!!! (I am never the voice of restraint in any conversation.) Wear them with a simple sundress that falls just under the knee!! Such whimsy. I could never wear them as have the large calves. Wear them for me!

  2. LaLarson April 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    I also say wear them. They’re wicked fun.

    I’d wear the black pair with cropped black slacks, and then try spend all my time leaning forward, to give the impression I was running at top speed.

  3. g-dog April 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    This is what Frankenstein would wear when he plays Mercury in the high school play…

  4. Tebonin April 30, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    …I am not brave enough to wear them sorry. I think superman should try them on.

  5. Michelle April 30, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Don’t waste your money on them!

  6. Lisa April 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    I like them even more after the Frankenstein comment. You could clomp around saying “urrrgghhhh” instead of answering people.

  7. raincoaster May 1, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    Small children and drunken men would point and laugh at me all the damn time, and I’ve never gotten any Vivienne Westwood shoes!