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Manolo the Columnist: Chantel from Pour la Victoire | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Chantel from Pour la Victoire

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

Dear Manolo,

Because of past experiences, which I shall not describe, I’ve come to hate Valentine’s Day. This year, however, I’ve got a new boyfriend who’s romantic enough to do right by the holiday. Can you please suggest some red shoes appropriate for the day?


Manolo says, yes, it is true, Dia de San Valentine is one of the most dangerous days of the entire calendar, when the wild passions that bubble beneath the surface erupt in the geyser of candy hearts, red roses, and dime store lingerie.

Woe be to the man, says the Manolo, who ventures forth on that day, forward into the fray of love, armed with nothing but the box of the Russell Stover’s caramels and the risqué greeting card he has picked up at the Wal-Mart while buying the oil filter wrench, and signed, in block print, “Love ya.”

Such paltry tokens of ardor are insufficient to the task of soothing the savage breast of the ordinary American woman, who demands the more earnest evidence of ardor, such as the romantic dinner at the Red Lobster, or the gift certificate, denominated in the high two figures, to the Victoria’s Secret.

And woe to the woman, says the Manolo, who fails to understand that what the ordinary American man most desires on that auspicious day is that the festivities culminate in the most passionate embraces, after which he be allowed to peacefully roll over and subside into blissful slumber.

Look! Here is the Chantel the hot, sexy, hot passion red shoe from the Pour la Victoire/

Chantel from Pour la Victoire

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Chantel from Pour la Victoire”

  1. Patty February 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Dear Manolo, you remain, as always, endowed with keen insight in the matters of the heart and behaviour of the peoples.

  2. Livia February 4, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Ah Manolo, you can sing your song of victory right now. The red shoes!

  3. Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Oh my, the featured footwear remind me of a pair of red (wity vermillion tones) suede high heels I owned and used to wear well more than 20 years ago when I worked in Manhattan. Mine were not as flirty with the net cutouts as these are, but they were a fine compliment to some of my outfits so long ago.

    No recollection of any utilization on the Hallmark Holiday, however. I probably would have been too grumpy and contrary for that.

    All the best,