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Manolo the Columnist: Amorita from Betsey Johnson | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Amorita from Betsey Johnson

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m twenty-six years old and I feel I’m stuck in a rut. I know that I’m lucky to have any sort of job in this current economy, even if it’s low paid and a bit of a dead end, but I can’t help but think that things should be better for me. Please recommend some fun, but reasonably priced shoes to help me get past my “quarter-life crisis”.


Manolo says, the Manolo sympathizes with his friend, for he too experienced the similar sort of thing when he had his “eighth-life crisis”.

When the Manolo was twelve years of the age, he found himself stuck as the Second Assistant Shoeshine Boy in the shoe shop of the Mercurio Albornoz y Bahamonde, seemingly unable to take one more step up the ladder of career achievement. It was most dispiriting.

Happily, the Manolo’s solution finally arrived when he decided to go back to school at night, to complete his 8th grade degree. The very next year, all of this hard work paid off, and the Manolo was promoted to the management: Associate Shoeshine Boy in Charge of Laces. This exalted position even included it’s own wooden crate, upon which the Manolo could squat while he labored!

Look! Here is the Amorita from Betsey Johnson, both fun and on the sale!

Amorita from Betsey Johnson

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Amorita from Betsey Johnson”

  1. Kim August 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I love the optimism of your post Manolo and the Betsey Johnson range, Abigail are also fab! A great way to cheer anyone up. Im glad that I stumbled upon you today.

  2. amoly10 August 21, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Beautiful shoes as always. But I would love to read your autobiography. The way you climbed the ladder of success in the shoe business is fascinating.

  3. miss cavendish August 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Has the Manolo ever read Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick? The titular character was also a shoeshine boy who made his way up in the world.