Manolo says, here are the few links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends…
Second City Style noticed the designers who built collections around dynamic sources of vintage inspiration in Putting The Retro Back In Resort.
Stiletto Jungle counts down the 5 best natural SPF moisturizers for summer.
Allie is Wired takes a look at Lady Gaga’s Pinterest-lookalike social network fan site.
StyleBakery shops for bold summer jewelry under $50
The Beauty Stop spotlights Jacky O’Shaughnessy, American Apparel’s new 61-year-old model.
Manolo says, the Manolo loves this platform sandal from the brilliant Tabitha Stevens for its playful details and bold shape. But he recognizes that it is perhaps not for everyone, thus the question: Would you wear it?
Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
Gaah, the summer is already half over and I need a pair of flat sandals for the home stretch, something not too expensive, because in a few weeks I’ll have to be back in real shoes. Suggest something cool.
Manolo says, ayyy! Old time is still a-flying, and that same summer that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying!
One minute (60 second ago) we were complaining about how super-oppressive-humid-nasty hot it was, and the next we are planning for the imminent end of the summer season and our return to the cooler weather, and shorter days of the fall. As the Manolo always counsels, if you do not like weather today, wait several months and it will be different (unless you live in the Hawaii, in which case, carry on.)
In the meantime, while we wait for the end of the Summer-mageddon 2012, featuring the unexpected delights of “The Derecho”, we will require sandals in which to walk around in, so that our toes may frolic in the open air, as they did in the Garden of Eden. (Yes, it is true, the saddest day of all, was when the teeny Maniolo learned that angels wear no shoes; they do not need them, floating about barefeeted, exactly as Adam and Eve were before they ate the apple. To which the little Manolo could only say, hooray for sin!)
Here is the Gracie from the Sam Edelman, the reasonably priced, fun sandal that will look good on your feets, and not leave you bankrupted and living under the bridge in Bethesda. The Manolo is partial to the nude leopard finish, but the shoe is also available in seven other colors, one of which will suit your fickle fancy.
Manolo says, the twitter stylings of the Ancient Mariner of Lust, Hugh Hefner…
While we’re eating, my girls & I are watching a Miss Marple mystery, ” The Pale Horse.”
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) July 12, 2012
I had a good night of gin rummy with my brother & the guys tonight. Now my girls & I are orderinglate night snack.
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) July 12, 2012
My girls & I are ordering a late night snack & watching ” The Bachelorette” before going to sleep. Then, goodnight, all.
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) July 10, 2012
Ebrius, ecce, senex pando Silenus asello
Vix sedet, et pressas continet ante iubas.
Dum sequitur Bacchas, Bacchae fugiuntque petuntque
Quadrupedem ferula dum malus urget eques,
In caput aurito cecidit delapsus asello:
Clamarunt satyri ‘surge age, surge, pater.’
Manolo says, to be more specific, the $5,000, orange-colored, hoochie-mama prom dress of your nightmares. Presumably, the “illusion” in the name of the dress is the reference to the belief on the part of the wearer that she is the person of stylishness.
Manolo says, ou sont les Hoss Laser Cut Ballet Slippers d’antan?
Some of the saddest words known to the human tongues are “sold out”, and such is the case with this utterly charming, delicately wrought flats from the Hoss Intropia, which arrived last year and somehow were missed by the Manolo. They are now, as far as the Manolo can tell, unavailable anywhere.
And, thus, we are taught the important lesson about human desire
Manolo says here is the fun, chunky wedge sandal from Mark & James by Badgley Mischka that kicks it bargain style, on the sale, reduced 50% off of the usual price.
N.B. Unfortunately, the interwebs at the Casa Manolo were not working for much the morning, and thus your humble shoeblogger got the late start on the day, and so, by way of entertainment, here is something good from his archives, originally posted on the January 7, 2011. Be certain to visit the original post and read the spirited discussion in the comments.
Manolo says, the Manolo loves these boots on the English railway guard lady, so feminine and flattering, indeed, the entire costume is most super fantastic!
From the site of London Transport Museum
During the First World War, the Metropolitan Railway, like other services serving the City, was effectively taken over by the government. Its trains were extensively used to transport troops from London to the Channel ports. To replace its employees who left to fight, the Met began employing women for the first time in positions such as porters, ticket inspectors, and guards.
Here is another picture of these boots and uniform on the different woman…
And now, the modern comparison….
And here is where the century of progress has left us: women who are doing the jobs perceived as masculine are forced to cross dress in the masculine costumes, as if one cannot be both womanly and the railway conductor at the same time.