Archive - June, 2012

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Allow the Manolo to stipulate that if you are not following the Manolo on the Twitter, you are missing some of his better witticisms.

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Gio Diev Milo I & Milo II

Milo I from Gio DievMilo II from Gio Diev

Manolo says, here from the Gio Diev Spring/Summer 2012 collection comes the pair of witty, dramatic, architecturally interesting shoes, the Milo I in black, and the Milo II in red and white.

All the Manolo can do is exclaim, in happy surprise, “Barbed Wire!”

And now the question is, would you be bold enough to wear them?

Shoemaker Saturday: Doc Martens

Manolo says, watching the craftsmanship in these videos is absolutely mesmerizing.

Dr. Martens 1460 8-eye Boot in Brown

The Doc Marten’s 1460, yet another classic boot, from the classic boot maker.

On the Occasion of Katie Holmes Filing for Divorce: The Death Grip of Super Masculinity

Manolo says, the world of those who do not have eyes to see was rocked today when actress Katie Holmes filed for divorce from her husband of six years, the Tom Cruise.

Of the course, for those of us who are attentive to the matters of body language, it was perhaps easy to see that all was not well from the beginning, for indeed, as the “romance” played out in public through 2005 and 2006, the Manolo noticed something strange, something he referred to as the…

Death Grip of Super Masculinity!

As the Manolo said at the time, it was as if he were “trying to choke the Xenu right out of her”.
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The Patented Kung Fu Grip of Manly Love

Elevator Shoes and a Strong Pimp Hand

Yes, Tom Cruise’s pimp hand was strong…

I din't mean to hurt you, Baby. You know I love you. It's this temper. Why you gotta be like this. Come on, now, Baby.

Although, occasionally, the other one was not…

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The Friday Web Snob Links

Manolo says, here are the few amusing the few amusing things from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Second City Style knows it’s essential to curate the perfect swimwear ensemble that’s equal parts fashion and function in Runway To Real Way: Beach Blanket Bingo!

Shopping and Info found the best Prada bags for the summer.

The Beauty Stop gets nostalgic with Crayola nail polish.

Stiletto Jungle picks the must-have items for a tropical vacation — the ones you didn’t know you needed.

Would you get a lip tattoo like Ke$ha’s? See the photos at Allie is Wired.

Show your Fourth-of-July love with a casual bag, perfect for a long day in the grass and sand. At BagSnob.

BeautySnob loves to start July with a few refreshed products. Find out what her Top 5 Beach-Tote Essentials are!

Coquette gets her eyelashes perfectly curled with the limited edition Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler.

Zoolander was the Documentary

Even Ryan Reynolds would look like a dork wearing this get up.

Manolo says, the life of the male model, it is nothing but glamour and blue steel

But, sometimes, all of the adulation, all of the women throwing themselves at you, it gets you down…

At this moment, he's considering changing careers to insurance adjusting

And you think to yourself, “maybe I should have listened to my Uncle Morty, and become the actuary.”

Manolo the Columnist: Romana from Pikolinos

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

Dear Manolo,

My older sister booked a plum role in a local commercial and is heading to NYC to film it. She’s bringing me as her plus one so I need something that’s stylish yet sturdy since we will be sightseeing as well. Thanks!

Eliza

Manolo says, ayyyyy! Celebrity attained! Your sister is now officially one of the Hollywood glitterati, by which the Manolo means she is (briefly) the working actor!

The Manolo, who counts many thespians among his close friends, knows the emotional toll the casting process takes on the aspiring actor. One minute you are down, down, down. The next you are up, up, up. And the cycle continues for as long as you stake your dreams on the change of appearing before the camera in the starring role.

Thus, it is such joy to be cast as the happiest housewife in America, the smiling woman who is achieves orgasmic heights of ecstasy when mopping floors with the newest, most improvedest iteration of the Mop-n-Shine.

Ridiculous, yes, but it (briefly) beats waiting tables at that fancy foodie gastropub, where all of the rich, annoying diners coo over $28 plates of macaroni and cheese (with white truffles and argan oil).

Here is the Romana from Pikolino, the comfortable walking shoe with the witty style that makes the Manolo happy.

Romana from Pikolinos

Alexander McQueen 3D Flower Platform Wedge

Alexander McQueen 3D Flower Platform Sandals

Manolo says, here is the pair of Alexander McQueen platform wedges with the all natural, organic-y, leather detail that pushes it out of the ordinary and into our cold, urban hearts.

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which maybe perhaps amuse…

He lived on the streets and in Central Park until he picked up work as a taxi dancer at Maxim’s Restaurant-Caberet, becoming a “tango pirate” and spending time on the dance floor with wealthy women who were willing to pay for the company of exotic young men.
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First, you are going to sweat.
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One prominent New York physician called it a “ridiculous and pernicious custom.” Others blamed it for the precipitous decline in Yankee morals.

Madonna Enters the Mae West Late Career Phase

This is what greets you when you enter the Second Circle of Hell

Manolo says, when one attempts to trade upon one’s reputation for sex appeal well after the sell by date.

By which the Manolo means, increasingly comic and grotesque displays of inappropriateness.

To be clear, it is not the aging itself that is to be deplored, as aging is the natural consequence of life, but rather the unseemly chasing after of lost youth that causes us to avert our eyes from the spectacle.

Mae West, the Madonna of her day, well past her day.Madonna, circa 2012

One need not give up love, or sexuality, simply because one ages, rather one must recognize that such things are to be expressed in the different manner; we should aim for the mature attractions of middle age and late life: dignity, honor, wit, intellect, and companions suitable to our condition.

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer?

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Katie Holmes Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Katie Holmes!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, the Maggie, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s person of celebrity.

Manolo’s Late Night Bargain: Burberry Sp-Sum 2012 Sandals

Burberry Spring-Summer 2012

Manolo says, here is the handsome pair of the Burberry sandals, the exact sort of thing you would see down at the country club, on the feet of that toned, WASPy, blonde woman with the handsome blue-eyed children who excel squash. But look! It is on the sale, more than 40% off of the regular price! Soon, you, too, shall be able to call your eldest son “Biff” with impunity.

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