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Manolo the Columnist: Svelt from Stuart Weitzman | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Svelt from Stuart Weitzman

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

Dear Manolo,

I’ve got Thanksgiving duties this year, which means I’ll be feeding the whole extended family, twenty-five people at least, maybe more. We like to dress up for the actual meal, and although I’ll be able to change at the last minute, I’ll still want comfortable (and traditional) shoes to wear during the feast. What do you recommend?


Manolo says, Ayyyyy! The Thanksgiving, it is barreling toward us like the runaway trainload of free-range, heirloom turkeys! And while many of us, like the Manolo, will fling ourselves from the track of tradition by planning the low-key events, involving Swanson turkey potpies and velveteen track suits, here is the inspirational woman who meets the challenge head on!

Our friend Marilyn is not content to whip up the massive festival of domestic poultry and cornbread stuffing, she is also determined to appear at the table as the fully-fledged adult.

Manolo says, this is how life is to be lived! With food and friends and family, joyous celebrations and homey traditions of great meaning. Too often, in our desire for comfortable casualness, we have forgotten that we show respect for ourselves and others and the occasion when we dress properly.

It is Thanksgiving, the day when we give thanks to Divine Providence that we live in the age of abundance. Thus, it is only fitting that we should dress and behave in the manner that honors our good fortune.

Here is the Svelt from Stuart Weitzman, the simple mid-heel pump in the lusciously autumnal color called “Fire Quasar”.

Svelt from Stuart Weitzman

6 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Svelt from Stuart Weitzman”

  1. Dani November 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I noticed that these pretty shoes are categorized as “Pumps/Court Shoes”. I’m curious as to what defines a “court shoe.” I guess I’ve seen that term popping up here and there and I’m not sure what it means.

    Love that color!

    • MaryB November 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      Court shoes are what pumps would be called in the UK–generally, for women, high heeled, pretty simple, and slip-ons, rather than shoes with buckles or fastenings (though I think a certain kind of high-heeled Mary Jane is still considered a court shoe). Some men’s shoes are also called court shoes, and I’m less clear on those, though I think that they, too, would be notable for being slip-ons. A little exposure of the top of the foot–the instep, I guess–is part of what’s expected of a court shoe. I think the early versions would be the men’s versions and might refer to what you’d wear at court or for more formal evening occasions: a more delicate or refined shoe than what you would have worn in the muddy streets of London during the day.

      • Dani November 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

        Thank you. My first thought was along the lines of basketball or tennis court, but I knew that couldn’t be true!

  2. ariun November 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    What an absolutely gorgeous color! The shoes look so good, I’d eat them!

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  4. hamptonsRealEstate November 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    That is one lovely pumps Manolo :D And very great post for thanksgiving you got here.