Archive for September, 2011


Whose Shoes Wednesday… The Answer!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Jessica Langes Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Jessica Lange.

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, Marie, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s Classically-Trained-Thespian-Grasped-by-the-Giant-Ape of note.


Whose Shoes Wednesday

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asks, whose shoes?


Farewell, Never teh Bride

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Never teh Bride: Christa Terry

Manolo says, after six and the half years as the editor-in-chief of the Manolo for the Brides, dear friend of the Manolo, Christa Terry (a.k.a. Never teh Bride) is moving onto bigger and better things.

It’s time for me to make a difficult announcement. To indulge in a spot of cliché, I’m not sure how to say it, so I’ll just come right out with it.

I’m resigning from Manolo for the Brides and Manolo for the Home.

During my time writing for Manolo for the Brides and Manolo for the Home, I’ve grown personally and professionally. When The Manolo took a chance and hired me to be a member of his team, I was a small-time journalist and freelance writer who’d started a blog mainly to complain about a boyfriend who was unwilling to get married. Now I’m a published author who’s married and a mom, and my accomplishments at Manolo for the Brides and Manolo for the Home have been the door openers to numerous interesting and lucrative opportunities.

It is the very sad day for the Manolo, for not only has the Christa been the regular and dependable fixture in the Manolosphere, but she is also the great writer, someone who is blessed with the wonderfully entertaining and readable voice. And so, for the past six years, the Manolo has woken up each morning eagerly wanting to see what the Christa has written, and thanking the heavens that he had someone as good as her working for the peanuts the Manolo could offer.

The Manolo will miss her keenly, but knows that she will succeed at whatever writerly endeavor she undertakes.

Farewell, dear Never teh Bride!


Manolo the Columnist: Just A Little Knotty from Lilly Pulitzer

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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

Dear Manolo,

Labor Day is this weekend, and I’m confused about the rule that prohibits the wearing of white after that date. Where does it come from and why should I pay attention to it?

Miranda

Manolo says, it has been two or more years since anyone has asked the Manolo about the white shoes and the Day of Labor, the fact which the Manolo takes as evidence of the final death throes of this old rule.

Its origin lies in the ancient history of Edwardian America, when lightweight suits, hats and shoes in light colors became the preferred summertime clothing of the rich and leisured. When the summers ended, these comparatively casual clothings were put away and the sobriety of black and brown were resumed.

To have several suits of seasonal clothing, when the working people made do with the same clothing year round, was considered the mark of refinement, hence it became the rule to which the socially elevated and those who aspired to that status, rigorously adhered. White in summer, black and brown the rest of the year.

Now, of the course, we live in the vastly more crass and materialistic culture, and clothing is cheap, and cheaply made. And the rich and famous are distinguished not by their sartorial refinement, but by the outrageousness of their televised antics.

And so the Manolo’s rule is now wear what you desire, as long as it is refined, well-made and appropriate to you and the occasion.

Here is the Just The Little Knotty Wedge from Lilly Pulitzer, not exactly white, but still the fun and flirty post-Day of Labor rule breaker.


One Hundred Years of London Style

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the internets occasionally bring us wonderful and wonderfully amusing things, such as this video below…

Not always, but more than once in this montage, not only can the Manolo tell you what year is being portrayed but what month!


Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo asked, whose shoes?
Kathy Bates Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Kathy Bates!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, the Palmero, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s ill-shod celebrity of note.












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