Manolo the Columnist: from B Brian Atwood

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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

Dear Manolo,

Valentine’s Day is next week, and my dreamy new boyfriend has promised me a romantic night out, with dinner and possibly dancing. I’m wearing a David Meister red silk dress that’s sexy-sophisticated. Now, I need some shoes. What do you suggest?


Manolo says, ayyyy! The Dia de San Valentin, it is upon us, like the wild hyena of romance and expectation!

Woe be to the dreamy new man who does not deliver the goods! Goods which might best be described as the sort of Chinese take-out menu of romantic items. (Please select any two from column A: Dinner at the Expensive Restaurant; French Perfume; Belgian Chocolate; Red Roses; Original Lyric Poetry; Heartfelt Expressions of Undying Love.)

Of the course, the Day of Valentines is not the walking in the park for the young womens either. They must spend literally days in preparation, thinking about the hair and the outfit and the shoes, having extended style consultations with their gay friends, and mulling over, at exhaustive length, the romantic dynamics of their relationship.

At this early stage of the romance, all of these details are so very important. Later, after our couple has been married the dozen years or so, all that will really matter is finding the competent babysitter to watch the kids while you enjoy the heart-shaped dessert at the Factory of the Cheesecakes.

Look! Here is the Consort metallic leather asymmetrical platform sandals from the B Brian Atwood. Bold! Sexy! Sophisticated!

Consort Sandal from B Brian Atwood


7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: from B Brian Atwood”

  1. Klee Says:

    Ohh, LOVE that color. And thank you for suggesting something for a red dress: I usually wear nude pumps, but that doesn’t feel 100% right, neither does black…
    Now if I can find something similar to this with a slightly lower heel…..

  2. The formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne Says:

    Simply elegant…the woman wearing a pair of these will be simply blessed…

  3. Nancy Says:

    I want to see the dress!

  4. Charlotte Allen Says:

    …and, Manolo, should you yourself be feeling lonely on the Dia de San Valentin, your fan the grammatically challenged but “horny hot” Sophia (see above)may be more than willing to be your date. I think she will expect you to buy her the lovely B Brian Atwood shoes, however.

  5. the misfit Says:

    Love the coppery color. Also love that I am no longer in cardiac arrest territory with the strain of the “right” behavior for V-day. Came up with a thoughtful present for my husband that he will not appreciate, but I will know I did the right thing and feel satisfied with myself. And I will find some chocolate to eat. What more can one want?

    On an unrelated note: how does one send an email message to the Manolo?

  6. NDC Says:

    There is a “Contact Manolo” link under the About Manolo’s Shoe Blog link at the top of the site.

    V-Day is not a holiday I celebrate. Those whom I love or care for know that every day of the year and without the guilt-inducing commercialism of florists (horrifically overpriced for this holiday), confectioners or stationers.


  7. MissConcept Says:

    very stylish

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