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Manolo the Columnist: Katherine 3 from Isaac Mizrahi New York

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m a brand new teacher of middle school students, so I need some comfortable, yet affordable and stylish shoes to wear to work. Please help.

Lauren

Manolo says, oh how the Manolo admires the young, idealistic new teachers filled with hope and the indomitable spirit. They are so eager to get into the classroom and start teaching, so convinced that the World will be theirs for asking.

Unfortunately, the World has other plans for our new teacher, plans which mostly involve wrestling her into submission right after homeroom, giving her the noogie, and taking away her lunch money.

Yes, it is true, the World is both the poor student who never learns and the terrible bully who causes all sorts of trouble. Indeed, over and over again, the principal has sent letters home to the World’s parents . . . letters which went completely unanswered. And, who can forget that one time the school district suspended the World for his bad behavior? He just waited outside the gate of the schoolyard, glowering through the chainlink fence at everyone whom he felt had wronged him.

Happily, most of us who reach the age of the middle have learned how to manage with the World, but for the new teacher of middle schoolers, well, we can only wish her the best.

Here is the Katherine 3 from the Isaac Mizrahi New York, the cheery blue ballet flat suitable for the new teacher.

Katherine 3 from Isaac Mizrahi New York

Mizrahi Elegance

Caron by Isaac Mizrahi    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, even though it is only Tuesday, it is never too early in the week to think about something super fantastic for the Friday night date with that sleek and cultured man in the Savile Row suit.

What’s that he said? Dinner at Daniel and then to the Met for Idomeneo? You are ready!

White Isaac Mizrahi for the Post-Memorial Day

Lulu 2 by Isaac Mizrahi   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, while the Manolo himself long ago shucked off the tyranny of the petty rules which “forbid” the wearing of the white shoes during seasons other than the summer, the Manolo is nonetheless sympathetic to those who still adhere to this outmoded rite.

And so, in the spirit of comity between the warring sects, the Manolo offers to his dogmatic No-white-shoes-before-Memorial-Day friends this fun pair of the summery white Isaac Mizrahi sandals!

Sunday Afternoon Mizrahi Sale!

Viveca by Isaac Mizrahi    Manolo Likes!  Click!Viveca by Isaac Mizrahi    Manolo Likes!  Click! Viveca by Isaac Mizrahi    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, these attractive shoes from the Isaac Mizrahi, which come in the wide variety of the colors and the materials, they are on the sale! Nearly 60% off of the regular price, the savings of over $140 of the American dollars.

Holiday Shoes

Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! The holidays they are upon us! And so for the next few weeks the Manolo he will be helping you pick out the shoes suitable for wearing to the various festivities.

Valencia from Isaac Mizrahi    Manolo Likes!  Click!Valencia from Isaac Mizrahi   Manolo Likes!  Click!

For the example, this shoe from the Isaac Mizrahi, it is perfect for wearing to the holiday party. Even the better they are on the sale, nearly 40% off!

Low Heels for the Working Girl

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends have been asking the Manolo, “Manolo, we are the working girls who need to stride forcefully through the halls of the workingplace so that our co-workers may be impressed by the aura of power and competence we exude. But, we need the low-heeled shoes of business because we are the peoples who find it difficult to stride forcefully in the high heels. Please help us!”

Although it is the opinion of the Manolo that the forceful business striding would best be done in the highest of heels, so that you may tower Godzilla-like over your pitiable coworkers, who will quail before your awsome majesty, he is nonetheless sympathetic to the plights of the super fantastic girls who believe that they cannot wear the high heels.

And so, the Manolo he has selected three pairs of the super fantastic low-heeled shoes that would be suitable for the wearing in the place of the employment or on the street.

Coach Tia    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This pair of simple black flats from the Coach, they can go with virtually any outfit, and best of the all, they are on the sale at the Gotham City Online, selling for under $100 of the American dollars. These they would go well with the power suit of the pants.

Bruno Magli Marli    Manolo Likes!  Click!
This shoe from the Bruno Magli, it is the simple black business pump, one that would help the super fantastic girl look tailored, and it is 50% off of the regular price, so it will not break the bank, and thus throw your plans for office domination into disarray.

Isaac Mizrahi Versus    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Finally, these pair of the low heeled pumps from the Isaac Mizrahi, they are perfectly suitable for the office striding, and in the green they would look good with the tones of the earth.

Gold Flower

Isaac Mizrahi - Tanya Bis (Gold Metallic/Vinyl)    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the heel on this shoe from the Isaac Mizrahi it is funky. And the flower and the gold color they are pretty. Who could ask for more than this?

Mizrahi for the Weekend


Isaac Mizrahi - Tavia (Nude Straw)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Isaac Mizrahi - Tricia (Peach Suede)  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Isaac Mizrahi - Taniel (Green Grosgrain)  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is the Friday. Time to kick off the shoes of obligation and put on the shoes of fun! And the shoes of the Isaac Mizrahi, they are nothing if not fun.

Shoes For The Dancer’s Toes

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

I’m looking for shoes to wear this summer/spring, and adore the light, flirty sandals that many designers have created. Here’s the bad news: I’m a dancer, and while my feet look fine (thank goodness) my toes are a mess! After all of these years of dancing, they’re crooked, scarred, and some of my toenails are rather ugly from all the damage they get…

Are there any pretty, flirty, and above all, stylish shoes for this spring/summer that don’t show toes or show very little? I’m getting awfully tired of watching all of my non-dancer friends wearing sandals in the summer while I seem to be stuck in heels or my dance shoes…

Ayyyyy! The toes of the dancers, they can indeed be most “gnarly”. Yet, at the same of the time, the dancing en pointe it gives one the lithe and comely frame and the legs that are the envy of the friends, no?

Is this not always how it is with the life? Into it both the blessings and the curses they come.

Manolo says, this question, it has proven to be one of the more difficult ones that the Manolo he has attempted to answer. On the one of the hands, there are many of the pretty and flirty shoes for the summer this season. Yet on the other of the hands, the summer shoes of prettiness and flirtiness that cover the stank nasty toes, they are indeed most difficult to find.

However, it is not in the nature of the Manolo to fail where the shoes they are concerned. So below are three of the toe-covering shoes that perhaps meet the requirements of the Manolo’s internet friends.

Tods Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005    Manolo Likes!  Click!

These shoes from the JP Tods they are not so much the “flirty” as the sporty, yet with the kitten heel and the Tod’s hardware, they are dressed up and ready for the afternoon gathering at the yacht club.

Isaac Mizrahi - Taya (Natural Straw)    Manolo Likes!  Click!

This mule of the woven straw from the Isaac Mizrahi, it has the light and airy feel, like something for the tropics, that is if the tropics, they were on the Upper East Side.

Pucci  Mule        Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo can only say, flirty? Pucci makes the smiles!

The Greek Goddess

Manolo says, the thumbs-up image of the Donaldus Minimus, it has put the Manolo in the mind of the Classical World, and this, of the course, it means that the Manolo he is thinking of the gilded sandals of the classical inspiration.

Donald J Pliner - Girlie (Gold Antique Metallic)   Manolo Likes!  Click!
Isaac Mizrahi - Toki (Gold Metallic Nappa)    Manolo Likes!   Click!
Bruno Magli - Naola (Gold Nappa)   Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, these are, from the top, the sandals of the Donald Pliner, Isaac Mizrahi, and the Bruno Magli. And in any of them you would look like the Aphrodite emerging from the sea, or perhaps the Artemis on the hunt.

From the Archives of the Manolo: The Goat Ropers

Manolo says, if the boots of the cowboys they are too rustic for you, there is another, more uptown option that the Manolo he has recommended in the past.

*****From the Archives of the Manolo*****
Isaac Mizrahi - Safra (Whiskey Suede) - Women's   Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, the cowboy friends of the Manolo (yes, the Manolo he has the cowboy friends, from the Tejas. Does not everyone?) the cowboy friends they call these boots “The Goat Ropers”, because they are used by the cowboys to rope the goats.

Ahh, says the Manolo, but are the cowboys from the Tejas who are roping the goats wearing the Isacc Mizrahi goat ropers? The Manolo, he thinks not.

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Manolo says, these boots, like the boots of the Lucchese below, they are simple and traditional, although the Isaac Mizrahi he has put his own spin on them.