Manolo Blahnik Suede & Raccoon Fur Boot for the Tuesday

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, and you are back at your desk, and the Manolo is finally getting around to welcoming the new week with the short essay.

Yesterday you were saying to yourself, “what gives with the Manolo, he’s usually posted one of his Monday stories by now.”

To which the Manolo would reply, of the course the Manolo was not available! Yesterday was the International Talk Like the Pirate Day!

The Manolo began the celebrations early, and by the time he thought to post his Monday story, the spirits of the day (both abstract pirate good cheer and concrete rum) had already begun to possess the Manolo. Frankly, the phrase, “You arrrrgggh indeed most super fantastic, matey,” does not trip lightly off of the tongue, and so the Manolo decided to retire to his cabin early to recover.

But, today, to make up for it, the Manolo will show you something wonderful….

Manolo Blahnik Suede & Racoon Fur Boot

The suede and raccoon fur boots from the Maestro Manolo Blahnik!

Beautiful pirate boots for beautiful sophisticated womens!

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13 Responses to “Manolo Blahnik Suede & Raccoon Fur Boot for the Tuesday”




  1. Livia Says:

    They are lovely, but I can’t look at them without feeling sad for the raccoon.




  2. erik nabler Says:

    Try to console yourself with the idea that it was a bad raccoon, a vicious, recidivist raccoon who cannot function in a civil society.




  3. Nora Charles Says:

    Bad raccoon, bad, bad raccoon.
    ;-)




  4. marvel Says:

    Or rabid. Raccoons are presumed to carry rabies unless proven otherwise.




  5. Mr Kane Says:

    love it! cool boots!

    great comment about being a Bad raccoon! lol

    Hugs
    http://mrkanerule.blogspot.com/




  6. Carole Says:

    Swashbuckling!




  7. Annie Wilczak Says:

    http://animalblawg.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/live-skinning-raccoon-dogs-and-other-tales-from-the-fur-farm/
    You may block my posting of the facts ..I will not be swayed. This is exactly how this fur is acquired.Fur consumers awake up.




  8. The Accidental Tangoiste Says:

    Oh, the Manolo, how it warms my heart to hear that you celebrated the Talk Like A Pirate Day! This was immensely cheering since I am newly employed in an office where piratical celebrations are not welcome. (Bunch of milk-livered lubbers that they are!)




  9. Katherine Says:

    Bad raccoon? That consoles you?

    Shall we rip of your dogs or cats skin next time they are “bad”? Give me a break. You don’t need fur – the animal sure did.

    HE or SHE had a face, a heart, as much ability to feel pain, to suffer, to be terrified as you or your beloved pet or your child. And WITHOUT DOUBT horror and misery is exactly what he or she felt.

    There is NO right way to do a wrong thing. Justify all you want, it still isn’t the truth!




  10. Betsy Beck Says:

    Never, ever, would I wear, let alone purchase these boots or any other article of clothing that has animal fur. Really?? In this day of faux everything, why and how do you, Mr. Blahnik and the consuming public justify stripping an animal of it’s fur. Do you not realize that it is their skin? And how do you think they (manufacturers) acquire this fur? there are too many instances where the poor animal is still alive when stripped of their skin. Stop supporting the fur trade. Urge these designers to use faux fur. I am apalled…




  11. Sandy Says:

    Most fur now comes from China, which mostly lacks even the most basic anti-cruelty laws, and has shown deception to be part of its fur trade. Dogs and cats are taken from the streets, packed into tiny cages and brought to the warehouse where they will be killed for their fur – which will then be intentionally mislabeled to things like “fox” or “rabbit.” There is also a native species of canine in China called the raccoon dog. These animals are captured, or raised under horrible conditions, to be made into fur and fur trim, which is then labeled as “raccoon.” The video that Annie posted above shows how raccoon dogs are pulled from their cages, slammed on the ground to make them immobilized – but very much alive. The feet are chopped off to make the skin slip off more easily, and they are then hung on a poll where the men cut into the raccoon’s skin and pull it off in one piece. This method is done so as to minimize any damage to the fur and hide. Video shows that many of the animals – which are then thrown onto a pile of other skinned dead and dying raccoon dogs – some of the animals are alive, breathing and even moving for up to 5 minutes after being skinned alive. If you don’t believe us, go to the link that Annie has above, or youtube.




  12. Nora Charles Says:

    How many of the anti-fur people are vegetarians, eschew leather, have given up ugg boots, don’t use sheep skin and refuse to eat gelatin products?




  13. Astra Says:

    Wow, where did the anti-fur brigade come from? I find it odd that Sandy thinks I will be more horrified if the raccoon fur comes from a dog rather than a raccoon. Kind of species-ist, really.













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