Manolo the Columnist: Lancer Snadals from Jimmy Choo

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

Dear Manolo,

My fifteenth high school reunion is only five weeks away, which gives me just enough time to totally make myself over. Or, maybe not. I’m thinking that instead of doing all that work, I should just get some really great shoes. Please advise.

Amber

Manolo says, ayyyy! The Manolo likes the way you are thinking. Obviously, you are the long time reader of the Manolo.

Normally, the most common thing to do when the Day of Labor arrives, and the high school reunion season approaches, is to start the lemon-water-cabbage-soup-watermelon starvation diet. Followed closely by calls to the beautician, the aesthetician, the dietician, and the botox doctor.

One needs to do these things so as to overcome the trauma of the high school by showing up of the mean cheerleader girls who dated the quarterbacks and ruled the lunchroom from their Mordor-like table in the center.

But, unless you have magically become Cindy Crawford in the years intervening since graduation, this sort of thing rarely works. You are still you, and they are still them, just older, perhaps wiser, and maybe more centered and contented, and the world spins on, your high school days ever receding into the distant past.

Better, says the Manolo, to fix yourself up within reason, put on the beautiful shoes and enjoy the evening. You will be surprised and delighted by what has happed to many of your classmates.

Look! Stunningly beautiful shoes! The Lancer crystal-embellished suede sandals from Jimmy Choo!

Lancer from Jimmy Choo

7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Lancer Snadals from Jimmy Choo”

  1. Charlotte Allen August 31, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    “Snadals”–what a wonderful new word! A portmanteau of “snaky” and “sandals”–because those crystals do look a bit like snakeskin. Beautiful shoes!

  2. Victor August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    That is a very dramatic and sexy shoe. If Miss Amber is still single when she attends her reunion, I suspect she will not be for long should she wear that shoe.

  3. Dana September 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    That it one of the loveliest evening shoes I’ve ever seen. I have a similar pair of Jimmy Choos, but without the ankle strap. I think said strap would go a long way toward making me feel a bit more secure on such a high heel- but alas, one pair of jeweled black satin Jimmy Choos is all I will ever realistically be able to justify, sadly…..

  4. jojo.k September 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I just wanted the ManoloShoe community to know that these are on sale at BlueFly for $479.
    http://www.bluefly.com/Jimmy-Choo-black-suede-and-rhinestone-Lancer-platform-sandals/sale-cat20022/315131101/detail.fly

    40% off makes them even more attractive.

  5. Livia September 5, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    My advice is to get the shoes and forget about the botox.

    Here’s what to do about your complexion. Wash your face with a creamy exfoliating cleanser, follow with any inexpensive facial moisturizer to face and neck and let it soak in for a few moments. Follow that with a light coat of pure golden jojoba oil. I got mine from Trader Joe’s for about $7 for 4 ounces. You only need a few drops. Let this also soak in for a minute. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax. It will form a light layer on your skin, hold in the moisture, create a perfectly smooth surface on your face, obliterate fine lines, and soften any discoloration you might have. Follow with a mattifying gel to get rid of all shine. Then I recommend you chuck your foundation and do no more than a bit of concealer around the eyes, a very small dab of BB cream at the most and only if you must, then cream blusher and lip color. Follow with a very light quick handed dust of sheer face powder, then any eye makeup you like for dressy occasions. You will be amazed at how gorgeous and glowy and perfect your skin looks and it will last all night. Botox and other costly nostrums can’t hope to do better. This inexpensive beauty routine will make the cost of the shoes a lot more agreeable.

    Have a great time at your reunion!

  6. Livia September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh dear lord, this is what happens when I post with a migraine. But I’m right about the jojoba oil.