Manolo says, according to science! today is the most depressing day of the entire year.
Dr Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University psychologist, devised the formula that shows today is the most depressing.
His equation takes into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take action.
Taken together they pinpoint today as ‘Blue Monday’.
But be not afraid, dear friends, for the Manolo has been saving something spectacular for just such the situation, when the desperate circumstances called for the desperate measures…
Behold the fuschia knee high boots with the black and gold metallic trim from the Pucci!
Are they not the crazy, wonderful, over-the-top boots?
Do they not, in their crazy, wonderful, over-the-topness bring the smile to your face?
Mission accomplished! Pucci has made the smile.
Let us see the Jack Bauer do that!
Manolo says, sometimes, when the Manolo is feeling blue–perhaps because he is far from the comforts of his home, or because the bee has stinged, or the dog has bited–the Manolo remembers the few of his favorite things, chief among them the patterns of the Emilio Pucci.
To put it simply, Pucci makes the Manolo smile.
Manolo says, the Manolo’s latest column in the Express of the Washington Post it is available for the download at their website. Sadly, because of the space requirements, the column it had to be cut from its original glory, which the Manolo now presents here for your delection.
I really need colorful, pointy flat shoes. I have an ankle problem and I can’t wear heels at all, not even a kitten heel, and I’m tired of black flats. Please help!
Manolo says, the pain in the ankles and feets, this it is nothing new, as the problems of the feets and the ankles they have plagued the humans since we left the trees and began to walk upright.
Like many things, leaving the jungle it was the trade off. Yes, we modern peoples frequently feel the pain in the extremities of lowerness, but at least we also no longer have the callouses on the knuckles from dragging them on the ground.
Yes, we have lost our long prehensile toes, but we have gained the shoes!
Do not worry, however, the Manolo he has the solution to the problem of the super fantastic girl who wishes the non-black flats of pointyness.
First the Manolo he would recommend to his friend this marvelous flat, the Bateau from the Hollywould in the most attractive camel color. It is on the sale at the Zappos, selling for 42% off of the usual price.
The second, it is this flat from the Pucci, the 754131, in the pattern described as the Pink Lillium Satin.
This Pucci flat it does not have the toe of pointyness, but as the many loyal friends of the Manolo know it has something better: Pucci makes the smiles! These they are the shoes of happiness, shoes that could not but fill the one who wears them with joy at having left the forrest behind and began walking upright on the feets, feets that could then be shod with the Pucci flats!
Manolo says, here you see the most unusual sort of the shoe from the Pucci, something perhaps understated, something not with the usual festive patterns of the Pucci.
This it would be perfect for wearing with the deep brown suede skirt on the first cool afternoon of the early fall.
(Yes, it is still the summer, but the newly arrived shoes of autumn they beckon to the Manolo.)
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.
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.
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.
Manolo can only say, flirty? Pucci makes the smiles!