Web Snob Friday

Manolo says, here are the amusing links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle reports that the very popular and very sold out Kate Spade Halle Wedge is back in stock.

Was Taylor Momsen fired from Gossip Girl? Allie is Wired reports on the rumor.

Bag Snob dubs this bag a great gift because of its abnormal fabulous color and great shape.

Beauty Snob doesn’t even know how she lived without this for so long! So, are you ready to glow?

Coquette loves to cozy up in her Kensie chubby fur belted cardigan.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is using Jimmyjane FORM 3, Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator.

The expert editors at SHEfinds compiled a list of the 21 Gifts that WILL Sell Out–get ’em before they’re gone.

Second City Style makes lists of fashionable wishes in Second City Style’s 12 Days of Christmas (Shopping) ’10.

Shopping and Info found the best John Varvatos boots for men for the holidays.

Still have gifts to buy? Check out StyleBakery‘s huge holiday gift guide.

The Beauty Stop snags beauty gifts under $20.

The Shoe Goddess loves Fergie’s choice of the Ruthie Davis “Spikette” Pump!


Manolo’s Super Fantastic Gifts for the Men!

Manolo says, and now, please allow the Manolo to recommend the few gifts for the menfolk in your life…

The Kindle

Above you see the Kindle electronic reader gizmo thingy from the Amazon. Frankly, the Manolo has had no personal experience with the Kindle thingy-gizmo, but, nonetheless, he is devoutly hoping that Santy Claus will bring him one, because it is cool, and he likes to read, and his shoulders hurt from carrying around the sack full of reference books and G.A Henty novels.

Gucci Mens Boot

This chukka-ish men’s boot from the Gucci, it is swanky and yet perfectly masculine, and green!

Red and Sky Blue Gresham Spot Woven Men's Tie

“What is this, ties?” you are perhaps saying, “Please, Manolo, do not insult us with your weak gift-fu.”

But wait, says the Manolo, at the Personally Thomas Pink you can customize your man’s tie, picking out the exact colors schemes that match his peculiar ruddy-pasty-swarthy-freckled complexion. This is the perfect gift, for not only do you have the pleasure of selecting the colors, but he will now have the tie that makes him look his best!

Allen Cardigan from Jack Spade
The cardigan, it has never really gone out of style for certain pipe-smoking, den-dwelling, model-ship-in-the-bottle segments of the population, but now, it is back, baby, with the vengeance, and here is the Allen from Jack Spade.

What, your man will not wear the sweaters? Show him this picture above, and tell him it will make him look like one of the young Beach Boys, before the crazy and gurus.


Holiday Shoes 2010: Oscar de la Renta Cyrstal Snakeskin Slingbacks

Manolo says, sparkly, twinkly super fantastic shoes for the most super fantastic time of the year!

Manolo the Columnist: Tartan Round-Toed Pump from Bettye Muller

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

Dear Manolo:

I love print shoes, particularly Bettye Muller pumps. But they tend to cost a lot ($300 a pair, gosh), and are hard to match up with my outfits. Can you suggest a lower-priced print pump that’ll work with some holiday outfits —maybe a little black dress, some black tuxedo pants or even jeans? I don’t want any hoochie mama stuff, either – classy is best.


Manolo says, it is always this way, when Non-Specific Winter Holiday Period of Festivities Formerly Known as Christmas rolls around, one wishes to find the clothing that properly expresses the joy that is inherent in the season.

Unfortunately, for most Americans this means getting the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sweater and red velour sweatpants out of the storage closets and onto the carcass without leaving the comfort of their mobility scooters.

But not for the Manolo’s true friends, who follow the older tradition of festive seasonal clothing, which for the men requires brocaded waistcoats, colorful mufflers, and top hats festooned with sprigs of holly. (The sort of outfits that would melt the Scroogeish heart of any district manager during your annual efficiency review.)

And for the ladies, the Manolo loves to see them dressed up in opulent patterns and the rich embroidery, the tasteful warm clothing that brings good cheer to all. Even the Mothers of Hoochie strutting by in their red-and-green, skin-tight pleather mini-dresses will stop when they see you, reconsider their outfits, and go home and put on something decent.

Look here is the Bettye Muller Round-Toe Tartan Pump on sale at Neiman Marcus for only $214!

Ayyy! It is the Holiday Miracle!

Bettye Muller Tartan Round Toe Pump