Archive for August, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg on the Sale!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, for your Recession Thursday window shopping pleasure, here are the Diane von Furstenberg shoes on the sale, which have the stamp of the Manolo’s approval.

Alexandria Ankel Bootie by Diane von Furstenberg

This is the Alexandria from Diane von Furstenberg, the cut-out, peep-toe, ankle bootie that would be just the thing for the late summer evening, especially as it is selling for more than $200 off of the original price!

Lady from Diane von Furstenberg

The Manolo recommended these shoes back in January, (when he discussed that book Eat, Pray Love), the Lady from Diane von Furstenberg, at the full price. Imagine, then, his joy to see that they are now selling at the $125 discount!


Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Audrey Tautou Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Audrey Tautou!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, Victor, who identified this week’s personage of note. (The Manolo thought that this was one of the most difficult recent challenges.)

Dolce & Gabanna and the Big Cats

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, Meow!

Dolce & Gabanna Leopard Print PumpsDolce & Gabanna Leopard Print T-straps

Two Leopards

D&G Ocelot Peep-toe Pumps

And the Ocelot!

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

What the Manolo Is…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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



Listening to…

There is both soothing and compelling about the voice of Leon Redbone, something that is perfectly captured in the songs in Up the Lazy River.

Dior Intrigante Over-the-Knee Boots for the Monday

Monday, August 16th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, it is Monday and you have only been at your desk for two hours and already it has been one of those sort of days. And the rest of the week does not look so good, what with the deadlines that are racing at you and your general sense that things are collapsing around you.

And then your boss comes in and drops the stack of files on your desk.

“Need it pronto. Like yesterday, if possible.”


Steven Slater, Hero of the Working Man

And suddenly you are looking around for the emergency exit chute. For if you could find that, together with the pair of beers, and access to the office public address system, your day would immediately be much, much better.

Well, such is the stuff of your Johnny Paycheck fantasies. Hey look! Reality television has come the knocking!!

According to website TMZ, Stone Entertainment, the company that has produced scores of reality TV such as The Mole for ABC and Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style for Bravo, has approached Slater’s attorney with an offer for Slater to appear in his own show.

[…] the show will feature Slater helping people quit their crummy jobs in as spectacular a manner as ever.

Well, this is certainly not the surprise. Perhaps you should give him the call so as to arrange your public exit.

Best case scenario? During the filming of your segment, your latent talent for improvisional humor will be revealed, prompting the producers to offer your own series on the Lifetime network, where it achieves the solid ratings. At which point you will get your revenge by returning to your old place of work, wearing these Dior Intigrante Over-the-Knee Suede and Leather Boots.

Dior Intigrante Over-the-Knee Suede and Leather Boots

Worst case scenario…???

Manolo the Columnist: Hot Date from David Tate

Friday, August 13th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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

Dear Manolo,

In early September, I will be attending my cousin’s wedding at a church in one of those snooty Philadelphia Main Line towns. My problem is that I’m six months pregnant with twins, and my feet have swelled to ridiculous proportions, meaning that all of my best shoes no longer fit. Can you recommend some wide, pretty sandals in that don’t cost a fortune, as I’m hoping that my feet will eventually go back to their normal size.


Manolo says, you may rest assured, that if the Manolo were Emperor of the World (the job for which he is singularly well qualified) he would name all the pregnant ladies “Heroines of Fecundity”, the honor which immediately entitles its holder to deep discounts on high end ice cream, together with complimentary feet rubs from specially trained masseurs, chosen for their firm but gentle hands and strikingly good looks.

But, sadly, it seems unlikely the Manolo will ever be chosen Dictator for Life, even by accident, and so the expectant mothers must continue to make do with the comfortable shoes and only the single scoop of supermarket rocky road.

Here is the Hot Date from David Tate, the mid-heel sandal available in four colors and the various sizes, all the way up to the pregnant-lady sized EE.

Hot Date from David Tate

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse.

Coco Rocha: Toxic Asset

I’ve been to weddings and events where the meat-free option was an absolutely boring plate of limp, overcooked vegetables no doubt scraped off the plates of meat eaters who turned up their noses at such a sorry side dish.

The Shoe Goddess Shoe of the Week

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Naomi Campbell dressed like the super villainess

Manolo answers, it is the Naomi Campbell!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend Katkova, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s strikingly beautiful but unpleasant personage of note.

Carmen Steffens Boots! And the Contest!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, tomorrow night, the fabulous Carmen Steffens with unveil their fall collection, which will contain these handsome boots…

Boots from Carmen Steffens

And to celebrate this auspicious event, and these beautiful shoes, Carmen Steffens is giving away the $500 shopping spree.

Hurry and register now! There is less than 24 hours remaining!

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

What the Manolo Is…

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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


Listening to…


This movie The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, with Jeremy Piven, turned out to be the surprisingly funny movie. Yes, it is exceedingly ribald, impolite, and unsentimental, and yet, occasionally, such things are exactly what is required to sweep the cluttering detritus of the age from the mental machinery.

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