Dear Manolo, To celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, my husband, who is a real outdoorsman, has surprised me with a weekend in New York City, featuring dinner at Daniel, and tickets to see one of my all time favorites, South Pacific. I want to show my appreciation by wearing a really hot pair of shoes in red. Please help. Carolyn Manolo sings… Some enchanted evening, you may see South Pacific you may see at the Lincoln Center, sitting behind a column You got the tickets half price, from a man on Broadway He assured your woodsy husband, that they were the best seats. Some enchanted evening, you may eat at Daniel. You may eat at Daniel, on East 65th Street. And somehow you know, you know even then That you’ll talk about that rude maître d' again! Who can explain it, who can tell you why, fools give you reasons, wise men never try! Some enchanted evening, you may see South Pacific You may see it from the cheap seats, with the angry indigestion. an' night after night, as strange as it seems the sound of mocking laughter will sing in your dreams! Your man is still the sweetheart, because he tried his best. Never let him gooooooo. Manolo says, Michael Kors, MK14031 strappy sandal, in the rosso red.
Something is afoot in men’s fashion. So steady yourselves, because high heels for the heftier sex are making a comeback. Diminutive shoe aficionados including Karl Lagerfeld, Prince, Richard Hammond and Nicolas Sarkozy have long championed the discreet(ish) Cuban heel. Now, though, height-enhancing footwear has begun to permeate across a broader demographic. For the first time since Glam Rock peaked three decades ago, men of average height are discovering the delights of a few extra inches. Well-heeled shoes of all types, from craftily sized “status” shoes to 21st century platforms, are enjoying a new vogue. [...] Some male style mavens, however, do even go so far as to wear extremely feminine styles out and about. The street fashion photo blog of Peter Stigter shows one example of a young man outside the New York fashion week venue wearing strappy, open-toed stilettos — teamed with a fringed handbag. These camp, provocatively gender-skewing style statements are not the only way in which the man-heel is flourishing. A mariachi-meets-Keith Richards shoe shape — a pointed shoe or boot teamed with a silhouette-boosting heel — is proving popular among a more overtly masculine crowd. Dior Homme’s collection features a cool pointed suede ankle boot that gives about two inches of extra lift.This is nothing new. The Manolo reported and commented upon the "Sarkozy Effect" more than two years ago! Here is the Dior Homme 6.5 Boot... (more…)