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The Emmys: Special Older Lady Pantsuit Edition!

Manolo says, among the trends the Manolo detected at the Awards of the Emmys last evening was the older lady pantsuit!

Photo by: RE/Westcom/Starmaxinc.com 2010  8/29/10 Ann-Margret, The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in (Los Angeles, CA.) Photo via Newscom

Ann-Margaret in Black!

LOS ANGELES - AUG 29: Sharon Gless arrives at the 2010 Emmy Awards at Nokia Theater at LA Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA Photo via Newscom

Sharon Gless in white!

Musician Cyndi Lauper arrives at the Entertainment Tonight after-party for the 62nd annual Primetime Emmys Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Redmond (UNITED STATES) (EMMYS/PARTY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Cindy Lauper…might the Manolo make the suggestion?

Sean Penn: Beyond Parody

Sean Penn: Beyond Parody

Manolo says, the Manolo detects the Oscar in Ms. Penn’s future…

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late.

Hospital Room

(pulling sheet over corpse)
I’m sorry Mr. Cheyenne, you’re too late

Nooooooooo! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy, God, Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Arggggghgle-barggggghgle!
(falls to floor in agony. Copious weeping. Gnashing of teeth).


Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller – an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis.

As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery.

County Store in Mississippi

(holding out black and white photo of smiling Nazi.)
Excuse me, have you seen this man?

(spits tobacco juice into dirt near sleeping hound)

(he squats in the dust near the porch, and rocks back on his heels. Tentatively he reaches out and pets the dog.)
Are you sure?

As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ….or revenge.

Pump Room, Central Park Reservoir.
(CHEYENNE, gun in hand, has ALOISE MULLER cornered on an iron catwalk.)

(extending briefcase full of gems)
You are ze smart young man, I could share some of zese diamonds vit you, to forget about what you have learned.

(waving gun)
I don’t want your filthy blood diamonds. You persecuted my father!

(whips out knife and attacks, knocking the pistol from CHEYENNE’S hand.)
Zen you must die, filthy rockstar pig-dog!

( As the pair struggle the diamonds are spilled into the water below, where they glistening like so many priceless gems in Manhattan drinking water.)

No! Not my precious diamonds!!!!!

(He slashes out angrily, misses and falls on his own blade, and dies.)

(falls to knees, raises hands in supplication)
Nooooooooo! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy, God, Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Arggggghgle-barggggghgle!


Emma Thompson: Method Actress

Generally, even the most devoted method actor stops wearing the costume after the filming has ended.

Manolo says, Ayyyy! Nanny McPhee-ish!

You know what this costume requires…


Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Cindy Crawford in Camilla Skovgaard Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Cindy Crawford!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, Katkova, who was the first to identify this week’s statuesque personage of note.

Cameron Diaz: Mission Improbable

Cameron Diaz looking foolish in Vionnet Resort 2011

Manolo says, your mission, Ms. Vionnet, should you decide to accept it, is to embarrass the middle aged starlet using only the dinner napkin and the plastic bin liner.

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, it is the Natalie Wood!

Comgratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, Deja Pesu, who was the first person to correctly identify this week’s personage of note.

Airbrushed Italia!

Manolo says, Ayyyy! That cock, it suffers under the deathgrip of the Madonna.

P.S. Madonna loves the chickens!

The Rose in Autumn

Manolo says, like the shoe-shaped Bat Signal, the plaintive cry went out from deep within the blogosphere, “Manolo, please explain to us this picture of Sarah Jessica Parker, as it has vexed us mightily.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Tokyo

Although the Manolo’s good friend Linda Grant would likely refer to this picture as “mutton dressed as lamb,” the Manolo would prefer to call it “The Rose in Autumn…Late Autumn.”

On the one of the hands, Sarah Jessica Parker looks as good as she possibly can: fit, happy, perhaps the too much eye makeup, and the too little powder, but otherwise vibrantly alive and shining with mature femininity.

On the other of the hands, this Vivienne Westwood dress is the decade too young for her. It is the lighthearted Englishy pattern with the handkerchief hem, more suitable for the milkmaid on the springtime bender in the city, than the worldly sophisticate at the movie premiere.

Perhaps it is meant to be in character for the fictional Carrie Bradshaw, who is the definition of over-the-top-ness, although, sadly, this dress does little good for the real Sarah Jessica Parker. (It should be noted that the whole point of Vivienne Westwood is over-the-top-ness, and to chose her is to go down the bright and flowery, gold-belted, spangly path to perdition.)

The second, and more perplexing matter, is the Charlotte Olypmia platform pumps, of which the Manolo’s friends have inquired “How? Why?”


In the Land of the Pajamas Clad Peoples

The Peoples of Shanghai Love the Pajamas!

Manolo says, the peoples of Shanghai, they have surpassed the Americans in the race to ultimate in slovenly casualness..

ONE hundred thousand fireworks lighted the sky over Shanghai on April 30, marking the grand opening of the 2010 World Expo. For the city’s many pajama wearers, it also signified the start of a nightmare.

After pumping $58 billion into staging this mega-event, which is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors over the next six months, city authorities started a campaign to suppress one of Shanghai’s most distinctive customs: wearing pajamas in public. Just as Beijing discouraged men from going shirtless during the Olympics, Shanghai wants everyone to wear “proper attire” for the Expo.

Catchy red signs reading “Pajamas don’t go out of the door; be a civilized resident for the Expo” are posted throughout the city. Volunteer “pajama policemen” patrol the neighborhoods, telling pajama wearers to go home and change. Celebrities and socialites appear on TV to promote the idea that sleepwear in public is “backward” and “uncivilized.”

Finally, the perfect explanation for this…


Charlie McCarthy Lives!

Does Candice Bergen know about this?

Manolo asks, when did Whoopi Goldberg take up ventriloquism?

Kim Kardashian Wears the Poncho

Manolo says, as if more proof is needed that the loathsome poncho is coming back into the fashion…

Do Not Be Kim Kardashian, Do Not Wear the Poncho

Do not be Kim Kardashian. Do not wear the poncho.

Things Kitty Kelly Missed

Oprah Takes the Razor to Dr. Feel

Manolo says, wait until you see what she has in store for Dr. Oz.

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