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Manolo the Columnist: Park from Stuart Weitzman

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

Dear Manolo,

Can you please help me? I’m having a hard time deciding on my Halloween costume this year. It’s come down to a choice between Morticia Addams (with a very short skirt), a Sexy Librarian, or Sarah Palin. Which do you think would be the best? What sort of shoes should I wear with it?


Manolo says, the Manolo remembers when the Halloween was a holiday for only the little kids, who dressed up like the balleina, or the cowboy, or the Superman, and took delight in the seasonal joys of carving the pumpkins, eating the candy, and “scaring” the neighbors.

But then, sometime around the 1995, the Halloween metamorphosed into the fully adult holiday, in which the little kids are almost the after thought. Now it has become our annual Brazen Festival of Hoochie Unbound, the Dionysian bacchanal in which even the most matronly soccer mom must, for the single evening, put on the micro-mini dress and halter-top and become the Sexy Nurse, or the Sexy Pirate Lady, or the Sexy Eleanor Roosevelt.

The Manolo suggests, this year, tossing out the old, exhausted Sexy Something Halloween template, and going with the more creative costuming. Instead of tarting up the mundane, (such as the Sexy Meter Maid), try to de-tart something naturally alluring, such as the Unsexy Stripper, the Unsexy Scarlet Johansson, or the Unsexy Librarian (which, at this point, would be the radical departure from the new Halloween tradition.)

Here is the Park tall boot from the Stuart Weitzman, something that would look great under the full-length, tweed skirt that is the centerpiece of your Unsexy Victorian Trollop outfit.

The Park from Stuart Weitzman

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

  1. Dawn October 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    1995? BC, maybe. Costume parties are as old as clothes.

    My mother delighted in dressing up to take me around, then invariably drove us to my aunt’s, where she often terrorized my poor uncle before allowing me to come to the door for my goodies. I’m surprised he never called the cops.

  2. daisyj October 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Costume parties, yes, but the idea that Halloween costumes are more about double-stick tape than holes cut in bedsheets seems to be a relatively recent innovation. (Which is not to say that some people weren’t ahead of the curve.)
    Speaking of unsexy strippers, I recently came up with the concept of a strip club where the performers spend their time on stage trying to get out of shapewear. You have to admit, it would increase the suspense.

    • venus velvet October 27, 2012 at 11:57 am #

      I would pay to see that- spanx and stripper shoes… :D
      (but they can’t cut or tear it off.)

    • Manolo the Shoeblogger October 28, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      The Daisyj has made the Manolo laugh!

  3. venus velvet October 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I like Morticia in her long trailing skirt; mini-skirt Morticia would look like a cougar- trying too hard. I’ve been the Grim Reaper, and have always wanted to go somewhere as a mummy (on Halloween).

  4. Dawn October 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    You could go as Morticia Addams, dressed as Sarah Palin dressed as a librarian.