Holiday Shoes 2010: Oscar de la Renta Suede Lace-Up Booties

Oscar de la Renta Suede Lace-Up Ankle Booties

Manolo says, you were struggling through the slush this morning to get to your place of employment, when suddenly it occurred to you that what you really needed was the sleigh, with the bob-tailed horse and the jingly bells,.

And then, as you were thinking this, your mind wandered, as it frequently does, to the costumery needed for the activity, at which point you realized that you had no boots suitable for the sleigh ride!

And then, this afternoon, you surf to the site of the Manolo, for your daily chuckle of shoe-based super fantasticness, and you see that the Shoeblogger is recommending these Oscar de la Renta Suede Lace-Up Ankle Booties for the sleigh riding.

“But, Manolo,” you might be saying, “these boots are not suitable for riding in the one-horse open sleigh.”

To which the Manolo would reply, “please, do not trouble the Manolo with your petty doubts.”

These boots are perfect for the sort of sleigh ride you would desire most. The sort where the strapping North Country Man, in the fur jacket and hand-knitted muffler, carries you straight from the front stoop of your building into the seat of his sleigh, without your feets touching the snow. Once properly seated, he would tuck you safely under the fur blanket (while perhaps stealing the most decorous kiss), take the reins and whirl you through the winter wonderland, laughing all the way.

So, of the course, these are the perfect boots for riding in the sleigh.

Friday Web Snob

Manolo says, here are the few items of interest from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle has 3 tips for what to wear to a winter wedding.

Allie is Wired previews pics from Lady Gaga’s 2011 Viva Glam campaign.

Bag Bliss has the details on the new Nancy Gonzalez exotic Luggage and Travel Bags!

We are going to see a lot more of you, Falabella (at Bag Snob), cuz this is a classic that is here to stay.

Don’t know what to get the females in your life? Read our Beauty Snob Gift Guide!

Getting cozy with a DKNY cozy gets even better now that they are on sale! Coquette is ready to collect them all.

Fashion Pulse Daily picks the best looks from Michael Kors’ Pre-Fall 2010 Collection

Looking for a warm New Year’s getaway? The Jet Set Girls check into the W Scottsdale’s Carnaval party!

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wearing Rubber Belgian Shoes (for When It Rains German Shepherds).

Second City Style shows you how to incorporate a festive palette into your wardrobe without coming off like a Christmas tree in Happy Holidaze: Finding Stylish Answers To Holiday Fashion Faux Pas.

Shopping and Info loves the cozy and fuzzy cream wrap sweater seen on Angelina Jolie at The Tourist premiere in New York City.

The Beauty Stop covers the latest news about unexpected Botox side effects.

The Shoe Goddess loves the combination of denim and studs as seen on Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle 120 Studded Denim Pumps!


Manolo the Columnist: Interlaken from Hunter

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

Dearest Manolo,

I would like to get a pair of rain shoes/boots. I live in Florida, with frequent trips to NYC and the lake region in Italy, so they need to be stylish. I would also be doing a lot of walking, so comfort is important, but second to style.



Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend is regularly traveling to the New York City and the Italian Lake Region, home of the Lake Como? If she had also said that she spent much time in the Hollywood, the Manolo would certainly have thought that she was dating George Clooney.

But then, if she WERE dating the George Clooney, the Manolo’s friend would not be needing the rain boots, because no matter where she was it would be sunny.

Sadly, there is only one George Clooney, and it is unlikely that you will be “hooking up” with him anytime soon, given that you are probably not the statuesque, 24-year-old ex-bartender/lingerie model/club hostess/aspiring actress with the dubious background ( the Manolo apologizes to you, if you are.)

And because George Clooney is not your real boyfriend, only your secret, pretend boyfriend you WILL be needing the rain boots because it is probably raining where you are, hard.

Here is the Interlaken from Hunter, the wedge-heeled rain boot that will help forget about George Clooney and move on with your new secret boyfriend, Christian Bale

Interlaken Boots from Hunter