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Manolo the Columnist: Tilly from Kate Spade New York | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Tilly from Kate Spade New York

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

Dear Manolo,

I will be traveling to a wedding in Rome at the beginning of October. This will be my first trip to Italy, and needless to say, my first experience at a Roman wedding. While the issues of dress and such are important, I have the feeling that my choice of footwear will be paramount. Can you help me with a fabulous, stylish shoe that will fit in appropriately for such an occasion? I will note, the wedding will not be taking place in a church.


Manolo says, how wonderful the Manolo’s friend is to be visiting Rome in the month of October. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful time to be in the Eternal City, and if one is lucky, everything, from the crystalline blue skies and the gentle warm sun, to the charming way your waiter winks at you as he takes your order, will conspire to make you fall in love with the city. Even, the ever-present possibility of sudden death by taxi will only add to the magic of Rome.

Of the course, if one is not lucky, your bags will be plundered at the airport by the corrupt officials, gypsies will steal your purse near the Coliseum, and the crazy Roman drivers will douse you repeatedly with muddy water left in puddles along the street by the unseasonable rain.

But, such are the chances one takes when one travels, no?

Here is the Tilly from Kate Spade New York, the molto elegante demi-d’Orsay pump that would go well with almost anything.

Tilly from Kate Spade New York

4 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Tilly from Kate Spade New York”

  1. Victor September 16, 2011 at 10:56 am #


  2. The gold digger September 18, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    You will, of course, take sturdy flats for all your other excursions in the cobblestoned city.

  3. Astra September 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Lovely. As is Rome in October. (Okay, I’ve been there once, but it was great.)

  4. Dani September 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    That is a beautiful shade of red. I set out to find that exact shade (looking for slightly different styling than the Tilly) and just purchased a lovely pair of pumps by Bruno Magli. Magli calls it “barolo” red. Thank you, Manolo!