Build the Outfit #7, Update

Manolo says, there are already several entries in this week’s Build the Outfit Contest

Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

With theses sheos, this is the especially difficult challenge, but the Manolo knows that his internet friends are up for it. So, go now and build the outfit and submit it to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums for judging. The top prize is $100 from Zappos!

Build the Outfit #7

Manolo says, time for the next Build the Outfit Contest. This time the Manolo must respond to his own challenge issued by his internet friend Carrie.

I believe this is also the 6th BtO where the featured shoes aren’t made in size 11. Why do shoe companies hate tall people?

Let it never be said that the Manolo did not rise to the occasion in style…

Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Behold, the Mercurypipe from the Stuart Weitzman, available not only in the size 11W, but also in the size 12W! The four inch heel, cognac-leopard-hair-calf-bootie, super shoe!

And now, the question from the Manolo to his readers is what to wear with them?

Yes, your inclination might be to super sexy it up, with the hottest of the hottie clothes, but the Manolo cautions restraint, as these shoes are speaking volumes already. No need to shout.

The contest ends on Saturday, and the prize will be the $100 gift certificate from Zappos. So, as is always the case, it is now off to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums to post your entry.

Stuart Weitzman’s Does the Prada Ombre Knockoff

Prada Womens Shoes Fall - Winter 2007/08  Manolo Likes Click!

Manolo says, remember these beautiful and unusual Prada Ombre shoes from last season, with the sfumato gradient effect?

It seems that Stuart Weitzman does

Sensual by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

In the coming months you will undoubtedly see more modestly priced shoes with this same look.

Shoes for the Sputnik Anniversary

Endorbit by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, yes, the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik launching was last week, but the Manolo just saw these handsome shoes from the Stuart Weitzman bearing the most appropriate name Endorbit and thought they were appropriate to the occasion. Even better, this color is said to be “wood cosmos”.

Do not ask the Manolo what the phrase “wood cosmos” means. He only knows that it sounds cool and space age-ish, much like the name “Sputnik”.

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m attending a wedding, and I have a delicate situation. My date previously dated the bride, and so I must look super fantastic. I’ve chosen a just-below-the-knee satin dress in dark blue, edging to teal. Please help.


Manolo says, there is so much information missing. Most importantly, the Manolo needs to know, how long ago did Theresa’s male friend date the bride, and did the bride break off with him, or did he break off with her?

Such things are important, for they may determine the date’s behavior during the festivities.

For the example, will he insist on dancing aggressively and prominently with Theresa, so as to show that he has done better, in which case more comfortable shoes may be needed, or will he desire to sit in the corner, sulking, drinking, and muttering about the one that got away? In which case, wear what you want (unless, of course, he is the angry drunk, and then perhaps the Wellingtons are best).

The word of advice: whatever happens, do not, under any circumstances, allow him to make the toast.

The Manolo is betting that Theresa’s friend is the great guy, and so why not wear the beautiful and super sexy
Submit by Stuart Weitzman?

Submit by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!


Stuart Weitzman Boots for the Fall

Bucklet by Stuart Wetizman    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is September, time to begin to adjust the wardrobe of the feets to reflect the impending change of the seasons. Here is the handsome and sophisticated low-heel boot from the Stuart Weitzman, something that would perhaps look good with the tights and shorter skirt, which you might wear to the gallery opening in East NoLIta.

The Dipwit

Dipwit by Stuart Weitzman    Manolo likes!  Click!

Manolo says, this platform peep-toe pump from Stuart Weitzman is not unattractive, indeed, it has much to recommend it. Unfortunately, this does not include the name..

But, as the readers of the Monolo know, the shoe designers sometimes go off the rails when naming their shoes.


Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

My husband tells me that we must attend an important business dinner later this month. My problem is that I’m seven months pregnant, my feet have swollen beyond all measure, and I’ve developed “cankles”. I’m desperate. Please help.


Manolo says, the Manolo can only imagine how terrible it must be to be the pregnant woman suffering through the concentrated misery that is the Washington August; the heat, the humidity, the knowledge that the congress peoples will eventually return from their summer vacations. Ayyyyyy!

Worse, the Manolo has noticed that many well-intentioned people now mistakenly believe that the proper way to greet the pregnant lady is with the words “My God, you’ve gotten as big as the house!”

Such rude people should be gently chided and corrected, perhaps with the speeding Metro bus.

And so the Manolo, sympathizes with his pregnant lady friends, and devoutly wishes that he were rich enough to hire air-conditioned sedan chairs for all of them, so that they might be transported from place to place in style.

Look here is the Slipper by Stuart Weitzman, the simple, elegant point-toed flat, the shoe which will be comfortable without calling undue attention to your temporary problem areas.

Slipper by Stuart Weitzman    Manolo Likes!  Click!


Stuart Weitzman for the Monday

Orchid from Stuart Weitzman     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, what better way to spend your Monday than contemplating the beautiful pair of the golden Stuart Weitzman sandals, with the beautiful Swarovski crystal details, and with the beautiful name of the Orchid?


Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Stuart Weitzman  United   Long May It Wave!

Manolo says, to his many dear internet friends, Happy Fourth of July!!!

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m having a big, big birthday this year, and I’m throwing myself a big, big party. I bought a perfect little black dress covered with sequins. I never wear heels, but this dress requires them. So I need festive but comfortable shoes that will go with my fabulous be-sequined dress.


Manolo says, it is sad, but once you reach adulthood you can no longer rely upon friends and family to properly celebrate the miracle of your birth.

Thus the Manolo recommends always planning your own birthday party. After all, the chances of being disappointed on the big day are greatly reduced if you have already made all of the arrangements, such as booking the marching band, ordering the roasted giraffe, and inviting the Pope.

The Manolo has long planned his own birthday parties, and his many of his friends now look forward to the two-week-long celebratory “Season of Manolo”, when they gather nightly around their “Manolo Trees”, drinking the traditional mugs of kir royale and singing bawdy songs.

The Manolo recommends for his birthday girl friend the Riogrande by Stuart Weitzman, as being the super fantastic party shoe that marries the sparkly beauty with the practical 2 ¾ inch heel.

Riogrande by Stuart Weitzman    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Monday Weitzman

Tweety by Stuart Weitzman    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, yes it is again Monday, and you are again back at your desk, but do not despair, the Manolo has brought forth from his tricksy bag of shoes this sophisticated, yet lighthearted flat sandal from the Stuart Weitzman to cheer you.

It is called the “Tweety”, which is the ridiculous name as it is not yellow. But, as we know, sometimes the shoe designers have trouble thinking up the good names.