Manolo the Columnist: Tracking from Stuart Weitzman

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

Dear Manolo,

Now that all my Christmas shopping is done, I can address my real problem, finding a pair of shoes to wear on New Year’s Eve. My husband and I are going out with some people from his office (including the big boss himself) for a fancy evening of dinner, dancing and drinks. What do you suggest?

Marilyn

Manolo says, the Manolo is sad to say that the formally elegant sartorial traditions surrounding the New Year’s Eve celebrations are slowly fading into the past. Where once we took pride in our appearance, shooting our cuffs and adjusting our cummerbunds before stepping onto the public stage, now we simply tighten our drawstrings and hope for the best.

Undoubtedly, our future celebrations will find us wearing brightly colored unisex jumpsuits made from miraculous fabrics that holographically conceal the shabbiness of our underclothing.

And now the Manolo will reveal to you the forgotten secret of why dressing up for the New Year’s celebration is important: it both sacralizes the occasion and makes us feel better about ourselves. Beautiful clothing has the potential to elevate and ennoble us, to remind us of our potential to transcend the mundane problems of the ordinary world. It is also just fun.

Here is the Tracking from Stuart Weitzman, the elegant strappy sandal perfect for tripping the fantastic light on the Eve of the New Years.

Tracking from Stuart Weitzman

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Tracking from Stuart Weitzman”

  1. erik December 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    What are you colonizing?

  2. venus velvet December 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and/or may your Festivus pole shine brightly and your Grievances be heard clearly.

    Thanks for the entertaining recommendations, and I miss your reading/watching/listening updates. I’ve enjoyed the Segovia cd, and many other books and movies, and surprised my brother with the Thelonius Monk/ Coltrane cd one Christmas, based on your reviews. I hope your 2012 rocks, and thanks again, Manolo.

  3. the misfit December 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Thank you so much for these invaluable words of wisdom on the celebration of New Year’s Eve, and on the fate of society’s sartorial traditions in general. I am waging my own tiny personal battle in favor of appropriate dress and demeanor this holiday by advertising a ladies’ shopping trip before the big New Year’s Eve bash so that none will have an excuse to appear in merely semi-formal dress, and in turn they may shame the menfolk into appearing in black tie, as the good Lord intended. A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to the Manolo and friends, and thanks for much-needed doses of lightheartedness and edification this past year and many before!