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

Manolo the Columnist: Eleni from Pour la Victoire

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

Dear Manolo,

For the past month, my husband has been in California working on a business project in Silicon Valley. At the end of next week, I’ll be joining him for a week long vacation in San Francisco and Napa Valley. I’m not really sure what to wear. Please help.


Manolo says, for the Manolo, who is of the certain age, whenever someone says they are going to San Francisco, the Manolo thinks “be sure to wear some flowers in the hair.”

But then the Manolo remembers that putting the flowers in the hair to go to the San Francisco is like dancing the Lindy Hop, or wearing the coonskin cap to watch the Sunday night television programming; the artifact of the distant past, poorly remembered, and perhaps better forgotten. (Ayyyy! The Manolo just looked it up!, That song came out 46 years ago this week, in 1967, when the earth was still young and nubile. )

Now the days, when one thinks of San Francisco, one is more likely to think of the unpleasant, shallow-chested billionaires–the plague of the modern era–who believe they should rule the world from the front seat of their all-electric Google cars.

If you are going to Silicon Valley

Be sure to vest some options in your stock.

If you are going to Silicon Valley

You’re going to meet some awful people there.

Undoubtedly, you will want to wear the sandals on your feets. Here is the Eleni from Pour la Victoire, which will be sufficiently and defiantly bohemian.

Eleni from Pour la Victoire

4 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Eleni from Pour la Victoire”

  1. gidget bananas May 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    If you’re going to San Francisco you will probably be walking up some steep hills. I recommend lower heels. Have a good time!

  2. JC May 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    I always want to sing that song too, so you are not alone. :)

  3. Julia May 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    I agree with Gidget Bananas, San Francisco is like participating in a walk-off. This sandal is awesome, similar to the Miz Mooz May sandal. Adding metallics to flamboyant colors, adds edge and boldness to your outfit.

  4. Celebrity Style June 3, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Love love love! I love anything with a bohemian flare, and these sandals are soft and sweet and actually look really comfortable!