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Manolo says, here are the few links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends…

Second City Style noticed the designers who built collections around dynamic sources of vintage inspiration in Putting The Retro Back In Resort.

Stiletto Jungle counts down the 5 best natural SPF moisturizers for summer.

Allie is Wired takes a look at Lady Gaga’s Pinterest-lookalike social network fan site.

StyleBakery shops for bold summer jewelry under $50

The Beauty Stop spotlights Jacky O’Shaughnessy, American Apparel’s new 61-year-old model.

Manolo’s Tuesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may perhaps amuse…

Contemporary figurative painting owes much to Photoshop filters. It’s kind of sad.
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A good Emergency Hostess Outfit should be easy and glamorous.
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R-A-W SHOES

Our Friend Virginia, Writing About the Shoes

Manolo says, our friend, the Virgina has written the column in the Bloomberg News on what the shoes say about us.

Like cars, shoes combine function and aesthetics, the promise of mobility and the pleasures of style. As apparel, they offer not only protection but transformation; as autonomous objects, they serve as “bursts of beauty that defy the mundane,” writes Rachelle Bergstein in “Women From the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us.” Unlike cars, shoes are also inexpensive enough to permit people to build diverse wardrobes, changing footwear with season, circumstances and mood.

Whether Jimmy Choos, Pumas or Toms, shoes let us stand out as individuals while fitting into similarly shod social groups. The complex relationship between the social and the personal is why it’s so hard to tell much about a shoe’s owner from a photograph alone — and why shoes are so interesting. Their meanings require, and sometimes reveal, broader cultural context.

There is much more to be said about this topic, and the Manolo will say it shortly. In the meantime, go read the whole article, it is worth your time.

Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may occupy the pleasant minute or two…

Helen Keller is apparently a staple of China’s school curriculum – an exemplary figure that overcame her disabilities to make a mark – and a socialist to boot.
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With more than 150 stamps, this document confirms Colvin as the tireless reporter, always ready to board a plane headed for nowhere nice.
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The Fashionable Bureaucrat

Web Snob Friday

Manolo says, here are the few links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle has 8 smart work fashion tips for new grads, from what to wear to where to buy it.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are expecting baby number three. Allie is Wired has the details.

BagSnob adores Mark Cross for their timelessly elegant sensibility, rich history (which involves a classic movie star following), and emphasis on structure. No matter what your age is the Mark Cross Scottie Wristlet can be for you!

BeautySnob shows you how appear effortless and elegant, just like Emma Stone on the red carpet!

Coquette shows off the stylish sneakers from Converse’s new collaboration with Marimekko.

The Jet Set Girls take a sneak peek at Nars Falls 2012 Collection

Just because you’re on summer vacation, it doesn’t mean your style is on a break too! Second City Style shares Finds On A Dime: Summer Kicks That Beat The Heat.

Check out Emma Roberts’s beauty must-haves on The Beauty Stop.

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may intrigue…

Writing frumpy, lumpy prose is the equivalent of showing up on a first date with unwashed hair and dirty clothes, and then talking about yourself in a way that leaves the other person looking at her watch and remembering she has to do laundry.
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For my part, I consider the state of the bride’s hymen to fall firmly into the ‘none of my business, so please don’t share with me’ category.
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Vintage in Museum Archives & from Couture Auction Houses

Manolo’s Tuesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may perhaps entertain…

When my son was only a few months old I attended a wedding, and it never even entered my mind that I wouldn’t fit into my old heels.
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Fifteen ridiculously patriotic celebrity outfits.
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Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary

Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here is some of the good stuff..

Individuality is gold, and non-conformism is brave. But life is social, dressing is social, people are social.
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The Rainbow Queen
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Handing everyone barbed needles feels right.

The Friday Web Snob Links

Manolo says, here are the few amusing the few amusing things from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Second City Style knows it’s essential to curate the perfect swimwear ensemble that’s equal parts fashion and function in Runway To Real Way: Beach Blanket Bingo!

Shopping and Info found the best Prada bags for the summer.

The Beauty Stop gets nostalgic with Crayola nail polish.

Stiletto Jungle picks the must-have items for a tropical vacation — the ones you didn’t know you needed.

Would you get a lip tattoo like Ke$ha’s? See the photos at Allie is Wired.

Show your Fourth-of-July love with a casual bag, perfect for a long day in the grass and sand. At BagSnob.

BeautySnob loves to start July with a few refreshed products. Find out what her Top 5 Beach-Tote Essentials are!

Coquette gets her eyelashes perfectly curled with the limited edition Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler.

Guest Posting at the Shoe Blog of the Manolo

Manolo says, now that the Manolo has revived his formerly semi-moribund shoe blog, he would like to invite his internet friends to consider contributing the guest post or two.

It does not matter if you are the fashion blogger, or the non-blogger, the Manolo would love to see what his internet friends have to say about such topics as shoes, runway trends, shoes, fashion history, shoes, celebrity misadventure, shoes, indeed almost any topic that is not overtly political, or overly controversial. All the Manolo asks is that the contribution be thoughtful and moderately entertaining to his readers.

If you would be interested in doing this please to send the Manolo the email telling him what you would like to blog about.

The Friday Web Snob Links

Manolo says, here are the few links of interest from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends…

The Beauty Stop spills on the best new summer beauty product steals and freebies.

Stiletto Jungle explores the top options for creating a bright, white smile.

Kris Humphries claims Kris Jenner staged Kim Kardashian’s sex tapeAllie is Wired.

Coquette wants to brighten up her summer wearing a sunny shade of yellow.

The Jet Set Girls share their Summer Reading List 2012.

Second City Style won’t tell anyone if you feel the need to twirl in this Summer 2012 Trend: Skater Dresses.

Shopping and Info wants these Burberry black riding rain boots for summer rainstorms.

The Row $5,100 Python Bag Giveaway with NET-A-PORTER : A Snob’s Dream Come True! At BagSnob.

Read all about the Death of BeautySnob‘s Digital Perm and Return of Sleek.

How Many Shoes Do You Own?

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend, the delightful Virginia Postrel, has asked the Manolo to conduct the little impromptu survey. The question to be answered is: How Many Shoes Do You Own?

Paula Abdul's shoe closet

Paula Abdul Loves the Shoes!


For the Manolo, this is the exceedingly difficult question to answer. Indeed, the first problem is whether or not the Manolo should include shoes he does not, nor could ever, wear, such as the several dozen shoes which form the core of the Manolo’s personal “Historic Shoe Collection”. These are not so much “shoes” as “objets d’art” (or perhaps “holy relics”), and as such they occupy the special place in the heart of the Manolo.

Then, should the Manolo include in the count shoes which he has received through the mail as part of his career as the shoeblogger of note? He usually gives these away, but there are often several pairs sitting around. Does he own these shoes? Or, they as ships passing in the night?

Ayyyy! This problem, it is too complex! Let us just say that the Manolo owns many shoes, many, many, many pairs of the shoes. More one hundred, less than one thousand (maybe). In the other words, too many to count.

And, now it is your turn: How many shoes do you own?

P.S. Please be so kind as to leave your answers in the commenting section below.

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