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Manolo the Columnist: Tealights from Stuart Weitzman | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Tealights from Stuart Weitzman

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

Dear Manolo,

A junior diplomat of my acquaintance has invited me to the French Embassy for a Bastille Day party. It’s an evening affair with dinner and dancing, so I’m wearing a long, strapless, cerulean blue, chiffon dress. I’m also considering wearing red shoes and a white shawl in honor of the French tricolore. Please advise.


Manolo says, how marvelous to be celebrating liberté, égalité, fraternité in this most exclusive of settings, with the French bureaucrats and their dates stuffing themselves with frog legs and snails and the insouciant little Burgundy, and then shaking their euro-booties to Johnny Hallyday’s latest smash hit.

Vive le rock ‘n’ roll, indeed!

Unfortunately, the Manolo must advise against adorning oneself in the colors of the French flag. Leave such sartorial symbolism to Marianne in her Phrygian cap and tricolor cockade. (Undoubtedly, she will put in the brief appearance near the end of the evening, hoisting the drapeau tricolore aloft and leading the tipsy masses in the rousing version of the Marseillaise… Aux armes, citoyens! May the impure blood of the aristocrats water our furrows!)

You, on the other hand, must look your absolute best, and be on your best behavior, so that your companion is not publically shamed, the consequences of which may be best expressed by the phrase “posted to the consulate of the breakaway Republic of Southwestern Chad.”

Here is the Tealights silver sandal from Stuart Weitzman; beautiful, simple, and sufficiently elegant enough to prevent the dispatching of your friend to Ultima Thule.

Tealights by Stuart Weitzman

6 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Tealights from Stuart Weitzman”

  1. Klee July 9, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    The Manolo uses his excellent superpower of exquisite taste to save us all.

  2. Nancy July 9, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I hope when Marianne appears her bosom is somewhat covered.


  3. Vicki July 9, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Glory be, me with all my erudition still had to look up Ultima Thule. Excellent!

  4. Nora Charles July 12, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    I like that Klee, superpowers indeed! We need Super Fantastic League headed by the Manolo himself!

  5. Celebrity Fashion July 13, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    These are what I am going to wear to the ball when I go meet Prince Charming

  6. Kimberly July 15, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    These are just lovely. And I second the notion not to dress in the colors of the flag unless specifically instructed. Next week, though, I’m attending a late July 4th gala at the Constitution Center in Philly, where we HAVE been told to wear red, white, and blue. And these shoes would look amazing with my blue dress…