Web Snob Friday

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

Stiletto Jungle counts down 10 ways to save on summer essentials, from sunscreen to mani-pedis.

Have you heard No Doubt’s new single “Settle Down” yet? Allie is Wired has it!

BagSnob chooses the Top 5 Violet Vixens and from the classic to frugal to vegan, there’s something for every snob.

BeautySnob compares the Chanel Glossimer and the Maybelline ColorSensational.

Coquette’s new beauty fav is Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum which gives your face a sculpted contour after just four weeks of use.

The Jet Set Girls are wearing and loving the new Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends.

Second City Style is pretty sure you know the peplum that made such a splash last spring, is back again for fall in Trend For Fall 2012: The Peplum Returns.

The Beauty Stop has fallen in love with Lollia Shea Butter Hand Creme.

Manolo the Columnist: 6614B from Belle by Sigerson Morrison

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

Dear Manolo,

The advice you gave last week to the lady who wanted sandals for the end of summer struck a note with me, in that it started me thinking about the fall and what sort of shoes I should be wearing when it arrives. Can you recommend something both casual and somewhat on-trend for when the summer ends?

Viki

Manolo says, it is only natural, that we should all be desiring the end to this interminable summer of suffering, that we should be anticipating the arrival of more tolerable weather, which will bring with it the new season of clothing.

As for the major trends of this new season, the Manolo has been delighted by the rise of the lounge loafers (a.k.a the Belgian slippers) to stylishness.

How wonderful it is to see these ultra-comfortable shoes having their moment in the fashion spotlight, especially as we have recently been in the era of the 6-inch stiletto-heeled, ultra-narrow, high-fashion torture shoes.

It is as if all the smart girls got together, placed their Birkin bags on the sacrificial fire, and cried out, “Ouch! We implore you, fashion gods, please give us something that will not mutilate our toes.”

And from their aerie on Mount Louboutin, the fashion gods looked down upon their votaries and thundered, “So shall it be written. Bring back the lounge loafers.”

And the fashion girls shouted, “Huzzah!”

Here is the 6614B from the Belle by Sigerson Morrison, the lounge loafer with the kilim carpet pattern that makes it exactly exotic enough to impress your friends.

6114B  Flat Slipper from Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Burberry Wedge Sandals for the Thursday

Burberry Wedge Sandal in BeetrootBurberry Wedge Sandal in Canvas Check

Manolo says, here is something to make your July Thursday afternoon more pleasant, the snappy wedge-heeled, espadrille sandals from the Burberry.

Manolo’s Thursday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are three things will will provide the moment’s diversion…

Crimson, oxblood, primary, and bordeaux: the color ranges from the subtle to the sensational, but Fall 2012’s best booties are all sexy and vampy.
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Here are some products that tickled my fancy, and trust me, my fancy is hard to tickle.
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P’Trique and the Fashion Girls

Manolo says, “Her life is only as fabulous as her Facebook photos make it look.”

Fractured Fairy Tales

Prince Not-So-Charming and the Frog

And you say that I am supposed to kiss it?

Manolo says, the family likeness is remarkable.

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Gwyneth Paltrow Shoes

Manolo answers, it is her Goopiness, Gwyneth Paltrow!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, the Laura K, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s celebrity personage of note.

Manolo’s Late Night Bargain: Rue from Loeffler Randall

Rue Strappy Sandal from Loeffler Randall

Manolo says, trust the Manolo, you will eventually need something like this nude, strappy number from the Loeffler Randall, which thanks to your foresight, you may purchase today at 70% off of the regular price!.

Manolo’s Wednesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps provide the moment of diversion…

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The main closet, which can only be entered using a numerical keypad, is 12ft by 8ft and has eight racks, each full of shoes, going from the floor to the ceiling.

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Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

The Circus Comes to Town

Worst. Clowns. Ever..

Manolo says, Various Kardashians, shown L to R: Future Enquirer Fodder Disick, Kampervan Jenner, Katlady Jenner, Kanyesbeard Kardashian, and Karkrash Kardashian.

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

Four Seymour Troy Shoes

Manolo says, At the Manolo’s Pinterest, he has been pinning many pictures of the historical shoes, and so now he wishes to share with you some of the things that have caught his fancy, in this case, the shoes of the Seymour Troy, one of the first famous America fashion shoe designers, famous starting in the 1920s and continuing on through the early 1960s.

Seymour Troy Button Strape Suede Pump

The first shoe, above, is this dramatic Seymour Troy button-strap suede pump, dated to the circa 1929. To the Manolo, this shoe looks totally wearable in the present day, and is probably more comfortable than you would imagine.

Seymour Troy Rhinestone Sandal

Here is the Seymour Troy rhinestone pump from 1933, ayyyy! Super fantastic!

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