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The End of the Highest of High Heels?

Manolo says, the Manolo has been predicting the end of the ultra-extreme towering heels for many months now, and at last it has come to pass, as announced by Leon Andre Talley himself.

Designers with an obsession for towering torture chambers, often poorly designed for the well-being of the foot, must get a reality check. I, for one, am over the mania for the high, high heel. Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes . . . Can’t anyone take a cue from First Lady Michelle Obama, in the elegant low-heeled shoes she always wears? A flat would be nice.

Of the course, the reason that the First Lady wears the flats has less to do with the comfort and more to do with her amazonian stature.

Be that as it may, the Manolo agrees that the heels had gone beyond what was both advisable and attractive. It was time for the predictable reaction, the return to more practical shoes.

Thus, the old hotness.

Ridiculous shoes in which you cannot walk.

Versus, the new hotness.

The Low Heels of High Spark Girls.

The Lime Tag Sale

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friends at the Piperlime are having the giant sale this week, with price reductions of up to 40 percent!

Here are some of the Manolo’s favorite deals.

Women's shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat Oresta - Gold   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The beautiful strappy golden sandal from Jean-Michel Cazabat that has been reduced in price more than $200 of the American dollars.

Women's shoes: Delman Siana - Gold/light gold   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The glamorous slingbacks from Delman reduced 40% from the usual price.

Women's shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti E80229 - Curry   Manolo Likes!  Click!

This exceedingly fun and funky wedge slides from Giuseppe Zanotti, on the sale at more than $300 off of the normal price.

Hurry now to see the other exceptional deals at Piperlime.

Giuseppe Zanotti for the Wednesday

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Manolo says, here is something new and beautiful from Giuseppe Zanotti. the strappy, high-heeled sandal with the unusual crystal ornamentation.

This is perhaps one of the most stunning shoes the Manolo has ever seen from Giuseppe Zanotti, truly among his best work.

Giuseppe Zanotti Boots for the Monday

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Manolo says, it is Monday, and undoubtedly the Boss-Man is already breathing down your neck with his unreasonable demands.

What you need to put him in his place is something that is simultaneously beautiful, sexy, and powerful, something like these amazing Giuseppe Zanotti boots. These are boots that say, “do not trifle with me, Mr. Bully, for I am the person of great taste and infinite resourcefulness. Cross me at your own peril!”

Giuseppe Zanotti Toe Ring Sandals…Muy Caro

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Manolo says, the Manolo absolutely loves everything about these red Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals with the sparkly crystal decorations on the toe ring. They are the very definition of the super fantastic. However, the Manolo must admit that the price made him briefly blink.

Giuseppe Zanotti for the Monday

Anthracite Sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti   Manolo LIkes! Click!Golden Toe Ring Sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here it is the last Monday in June and you are still chained to your desk, working for the man every night and day. But the girl can dream, can she not?

And what better way to dream than by thinking of shoes, beautiful shoes from Italian designers in exotic metallic colors, such as these expensive anthracite and gold toe-ring sandals from the Giuseppe Zanotti.

Build the Outfit..The Winner!

Manolo says, there were 53 entries for the Build the Outfit contest at the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums.

The Manolo jumbled up the entries and randomly picked one name from his hat. And the super fantastic winner was the MiscMama, who submitted the entry which paired the Giuseppe Zanotti geometric wedge sandals with this green purse, the white sunglasses, and this simple Isaac Mizrahi white dress from the Target.

Isaac Mizrahi white sundress from Target

As the prize the MiscMama will recive the $100 gift certificate from the Zappos!

There were many entries which were quite praiseworthy, look at this one from the
Manolo’s internet friend the Edot

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The Manolo liked this one so much that he has decided to award the Edot the super unnanounced second prize of the $50 gift certificate from the Zappos.

Congratulations to the winners!

And now you may browse through all of the entries at the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums.

Build the Outfit

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Manolo says, today, in honor of his new forums, the Manolo is starting the new game: Build the Outfit.

The Manolo gives you the shoes, and you tell him what you would wear with these almost-but-not-quite tacky platform shoes from the Giuseppe Zanotti.

In order to participate you must register at the Manolo’s new Super Fantastic Forums and leave your reply in this thread.

On Friday afternoon, the Manolo will randomly pick the winner from among the participants and give them the $100 Zappos gift certificate!

The Shoes for the Navy Blue Clothes

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.

Dear Manolo:

Please help. I am a CPA, and as such, I am accustomed to relying on rules to help me make decisions. I am unsure of the specifics on several shoe rules, so am turning to you, the highest authority thereon, for clarification.

I was of the belief that ladies should never wear black shoes with navy blue business clothing. I thought the rule was that navy blue, brown or cordovan were the only acceptable choices for shoe color. Have the rules changed?

In addition, what are the rules for the wearing of suede shoes? The wearing of suede shoes seems wrong to me during the day in the spring and summer, but okay during the day in the fall and winter, or anytime of the year at night. Please advise if such a rule exists.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Rebecca

Unlike the summer-only rule about the white shoes, which the Manolo suggests you mostly ignore, the rule about the navy blue clothes and the black shoes is one you should mostly not ignore.

The problem is that the navy blue does not have the glamourous connotations, instead we think of it as the professional or the nautical color, and thus when we pair it with the black shoes it has the potential to become too drab, or too uniform. (Black clothing and black shoes do not suffer from this drabness because black has the glamourous associations.)

The trick to the navy blue clothing is to wear the shoes that offer the color contrast, such as the tans, the cordovans, the creams (especially in the springtime), and if you wish to really make the statement, the light blues and the greens.

Here are the pair of the super fantastic, cream-colored Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to wear with the navy blue clothing.

E7706 Giuseppe Zanotti   Manolo Likes!  Click!

As for the suede shoes being acceptable only in the fall or the winter, or during the nighttime, the Manolo does not consider this the rule so much as the powerful suggestion.

Finally, and most importantly, the Manolo asks his friend the CPA Rebecca, why is she worrying about the navy and the suede? Now that the tax day has passed, should she not be laying on the tropical beach with the Raspberry Jumborita and the cabaña boy?

Giuseppe Zanotti at the Bluefly

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Manolo says, the Bluefly has received the giant shipment of the Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and they selling them at the very attractive prices.

Also, while you are at the Bluefly, visit their blog, the very amusing Flypaper.

Solvitur Ambulando

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Dear Manolo,

How do you walk gracefully in a pair of beautiful high heels? I’ve never learned to walk in them because I always thought I was too tall until I started reading your column. But when I try to walk in them or even stand up in them, I resemble an ungainly water buffalo, and it is very hard to stay upright. Please help!

Thank you,

Kim

How does one get to the Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.

But in seriousness, the Manolo cannot enough recomend simply putting the shoes on the feets and striding out into the world, and doing this over and over again until the walking in the heels becomes the second nature.

However, if more guidance is needed, you may perhaps try walking like the native American scout, smoothly, heel-to-the-toe, while swinging the arms for balance and keeping the toes pointed to the front.

Start with the chunky heeled shoes for the balance and then move to the stilletos once you have mastered the basic stride.

Soon, with the practice you will be able to walk confidently in shoes like these beautiful open-toed pumps from the Giuseppe Zanoti.
I6208 from Giuseppe Zanotti    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Viva Las Vegas!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has finally recovered enough from his most recent adventures in the City of Sin with the Posse Manolo to at last give the report to his many internet friends.Wynn

For the Manolo the highlights of the trip they were the new Wynn hotel, with the dinner at the Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn’s magnificent Lake of Dreams.

All the Manolo can say about the Wynn is that it is worth the expense. Trust the Manolo, if like the Manolo you are the lover of oppulence, and the demander of obsequious service, you will enjoy the Wynn.

As for the dining, it is not the secret that the Manolo he has long been the devoted admirer of the Daniel Boulud, and so naturally he had the high expectations for his meal. He was not disappointed. But beyond the cuisine, the settings of the restaurant at the Wynn’s Lake of Dreams were beyond what could possibly be described. The Manolo he is accustomed to the phoney-baloney, animatronic, Disneyesque attractions of the Vegas, but he was stunned by the unconventional beauty of this man-made feature. It must be seen to be believed, especially at night.

Of course, for the Manolo no trip to the Las Vegas would complete without the trip to the Forum at the Caesar’s Palace.

It is at the Forum Shops where where the Manolo contracted his current madness for the wedges.

The reasons for this they are many and manifest. Look, for the example, at this magnificent, over-the-top wedge from the Giuseppe Zanotti, which the Manolo discovered at the Zanotti store in the Caesar’s Forum.
E6167 Wedge from Giuseppe Zanotti    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Very Vegas, no?

Naturally, the Manolo convinced one the members of his Posse Manolo to purchase these shoes, which were then worn to dinner at the the Joel Rubochon in the MGM that very evening. (The second of two superb meals the Manolo consumed while on his mini-vacation.)

Also found at the Zanotti store were these beautiful wedges.
E6487 Wedge from Giuseppe Zanotti    Manolo Likes!  Click!
And so one may see how the Manolo could become obsessed with the wedges for the spring, what with the so many beautiful wedges available now from the designers.

Thus, the Manolo would judge this trip to the Las Vegas to be the complete, exhausting, and most satisfying success.

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