Manolo the Columnist: Case from Kate Spade

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m just about to turn the Big Five-O, 50 years old. I keep myself in good shape, and I think I still look great, but I am nonetheless somewhat depressed by passing the half-century mark, so I and need a pair of shoes to cheer me up. Can you recommend something youthful and sexy, but not inappropriate?

Carla

Manolo says, Fifty? Do not despair, for fifty is the new forty-seven-and-the-half!

Actually, thanks to the modern medicine, ubiquitous gym memberships, and the superior make-up technology, the women of today generally look much younger than did the ladies of the previous generations.

Indeed, the Manolo had just recently seen the 1971 Geritol advertisement, which showed the group of prematurely aged 46-year-old womens. Sadly, it was all grey hair, wrinkly faces, and bags under the eyes, as nearly all of the women looked at least the full decade older then their actual age.

But, then, what else could be expected if one grew into middle-age in the society that regarded liquid iron supplements and smoking cigarettes as sensible parts of any beauty regimen?

Of the course, it goes without the saying that in the forty years time, the future peoples will be mocking us for looking prematurely old, and following strange advice such as injecting botulism into our foreheads to eliminate the wrinkles

Here is the Case from the Kate Spade New York, the sexy but appropriate sandal to wear to wear to your birthday party.

Case from Kate Spade New York

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Case from Kate Spade”

  1. Adrienne November 12, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Age is just a number remember that and wear what makes you feel good inside I say anyway its cool to be fifty…

  2. Cindy Eliza Vaz November 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    A lot of fashion blogs and sites do not blog about fashion for women above 40. They fail to understand that there is a market for it as well.

    I think this post of yours is absolutely great! I totally agree that fifty is the new forty-seven-and-the-half! Your choice of heels for Carla is spot on too! It’s youthful, sexy, young yet not over the top! Love it!

  3. Mr.Raghab November 19, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    nice shoes…….
    Fashion design is a art, as well as a good profession.The trends of today’s fashion is upgrading day by day……Also career growth is incredible….

    I happened to work with Kishore Mamillapalli in Delhi. Currently based in New Delhi, he actually belongs from Indore. I worked with him in the domain of fashion designing. Kishore had a great eye for details, and his combination of western and Indian styles and his way of blending them was pretty unique. The 3 years that I worked with him were the most valuable lessons that I learnt. Today though I am a renowned fashion designer I still remember my days of working with Kishore Mamillapalli.