Diane von Furstenberg Iris

Iris from Diane von Furstenberg

Manolo says, here for your Tuesday afternoon viewing pleasure is the Iris from Diane von Furstenberg the versatile platform sandal made from the rich Corinthian leather*, just like the seats of the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba.

And which is, just like the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba, guaranteed to attract suavely handsome foreign men of dubious character and shady associations, which may perhaps be just what you are looking for as this fine spring afternoon drifts into the warmly sensuous evening.

*Actual shoes may contain no Corinthians.


Strange Advertisements on the Blog of the Manolo

Manolo says, one of the Manolo internet friends has sent the Manolo the note.

Dear Manolo,

I just wanted to let you know of the abomination on your ad space.

Your friend,


They Just Won't Die.

Many thanks to the Sarah and the others who have alerted the the Manolo to this.

It is curious, no?

One would think that the people behind the Crocs would know how the Manolo feels about their ungainly, life-sapping, and horrifically unattractive product, for it is not as if the Manolo has made any secret of his feelings.

But, the Manolo’s position is that the Crocs are the legal product which, if you are not riding on the escalator or wrestling alligators, pose little physical threat to humans. (Of the course, the aesthetic threat is incalculable.) And thus the Manolo the Capitalist is not opposed to taking their advertising dollars.

Much more troubling to the Manolo is the frequent reappearance of the advertisements promoting the fake designer shoes, especially the fake Christian Louboutin shoes. Indeed, for nearly two years now, the Manolo has been waging the continual war against these criminals in his comments section and his banner advertising. And yet the fake ads continue to reappear, usually with the slightly different website or name. And the Manolo must again contact Google or Glam to get them to remove the new offender.

And so you may see, there are far worse things than the Crocs, which although ugly, have the virtue of honesty. They do not pretend to be anything other than what they are, which is why the Manolo does not mind their advertisement, even if he thinks the Crocs peoples are ultimately wasting their monies.


Tonight on Glee…Not Lin Yu Chun

Lin Yu Chun as the Foreign Exchange Student on Glee

Manolo says, the Manolo reminds you that he is still on the crusade to convince the producers of Glee to cast the astoundingly amusing Lin Yu Chun as the Foreign Exchange Student.

To that end, the Manolo has started the Facebook group dedicated to that proposition. Please be so kind as to consider joining if you are at all concerned about increasing level of entertainment present on network television.

And now, for your viewing pleasure… Lin Yu Chun busts the move…

P.S. The Manolo has restated this case on the Celebrity Beehive.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…



Listening to…

Before this past month, the Manolo had never heard of the R&B singer Billy Stewart, and now he cannot get enough. This has been one of the serendipitous musical discoveries the Manolo has made since he has been listening to Pandora.

From the Manolo’s experience, the Pandora is very good with pop and rock music, both old and new, and very bad with such things as light opera and German lieder, which is perhaps not surprising. (And by “good” the Manolo means, serves up the good mixture of old standards and surprising selections that the Manolo has not heard, or has not thought of in the very long time”.)