La Duquesa de Wildenstein

The Duchess of Alba, Doña Maria del Rosario Frankenstein

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


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.


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