Katy Perry, Biding Her Time

Soon, vengeance shall be mine!

Manolo says, nearly half the year after her brush with the Russell Brand, and Katy Perry still has the crazy eyes.

But it is okay…

Hurry, Ma!  Bring me the flyswatter!!

For soon she shall emerge from her chrysalis on Dr. Moreau’s Island and wreak havoc on those who have tormented her in the past!

Whose Shoes Wednesday

Manolo asks, whose shoes?

Manolo’s Late Night Bargain: Dizzie from Charles by Charles David

Dizzie from Charles DavidDizzie from Charles David

Manolo says, here is Dizzie from Charles by Charles David, the classic suede pump that would look most super fantastic with the pencil skirt and the properly sassy attitude. Incredibly, they are selling for the mere $19.99, nearly 80% off of the regular price! Hurry!

Kim Kardashian Compares Self to Virgin Mary

Manolo the Church Lady says, well, isn’t that special.The Devil Wears McQueen

The reality star, 31, compared herself to the Virgin Mary in an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” that aired Monday night.

While at dinner, Kardashian expressed her interest in artificial insemination to a group of friends, including her sister Kourtney’s long-time boyfriend, Scott Disick.

“I think if I’m 40 and I don’t have any kids and I’m not married, I would have a baby artificially inseminated,” she told Scott. “I would feel like Mary — like Jesus is my baby.”

Allow the Manolo to suggest the more appropriate Biblical lady…

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Manolo Tuesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may amuse and/or delight…

Not only could she be manipulative and destructive in matters of the heart, especially together with her companion Eros, but her domain extended far beyond desire and romance.
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Truly bespoke shoes are like commissioned works of art, and as such, they are costly – Caroline’s prices start from £1800, but the results are absolutely stunning.
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It has been quite disconcerting to observe the ease in which she has figured out all of the electronic devices in our home.

Serafina from Loeffler Randall

Serafina Flat Sandal from Loeffler Randall

Manolo says, here, to make up for the two previous posts, is the Serafina flat sandal from the Loeffler Randall, the charmingly yellow, summery, innocently cheerful sandal that can restore your faith in humanity and it its accomplishments.

With these on your feets, how could you be anything less than happy?

Jodie Marsh Scares the Normal People

Jodie Marsh, All Natural Beauty

Manolo says, speaking of the sort of peoples whose stage name might easily be Mercedes Luv, the Manolo presents to you the English media personality Jodie Marsh. (Imagine Tila Tequila without the talent.)

And now, just by looking at the above picture, the Manolo encourages you to imagine what sort of shoes this person might wear to accentuate this outfit…

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Shoe Personalities: Kenley Lace from Promiscuous

N.B. Psychologists have proven what we already know, shoe tell us much about the wearer

The Kenley Lace from Promiscuous, $48.99.

Kenley Lace from Promiscuous

Your stage name is Mercedes Luv, and you keep telling people that you are just doing this until you complete your phlebotomist certification.

Although, who are you kidding? Right?

On the good night you will bring home, what? $800, maybe more.

And you really need that money. Mama can’t help you, her back all messed up like that, and Krystal’s baby-daddy, Ronny, is off somewhere, doing something, sending only half what the state says you deserve.

So, each night, you get up on the stage, and dance, and take your clothes off, and men hand you money for doing that. But, it is not as bad as it sounds. You were a baton girl in high school, so you’re used to having people stare at you, and you figure you have only the couple more years before you will be too old to make any real money, and then you will have to quit, right?

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…

Reading…

Listening to…

Watching…

The Manolo cannot recommend the new version of the Jane Eyre highly enough. It is moody, expressive, boldly funny, and completely worth your time. The Manolo suggests that after you watch the movie, you turn on the director’s commentary and watch it again, so as to appreciate Cary Fukunaga unconventionally sensitive artistic choices.

Manolo’s Late Night Bargain: Olympia from Kate Spade New York

Kate Spade Olympia LoafersKate Spade Olympia Loafers

Manolo says, at 45% off of the regular price, it would be foolish to pass up these thoroughly practical, thoroughly handsome loafers, the Olympia from the Kate Spade New York. These could easily become one of the staples of your workaday wardrobe.

Jeremy Scott Adidas Shackle Face-Palm

Ridiculous at any price.

Manolo says, no, these are not the clever fake, these are the Jeremy Scott x Adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs” sneakers, priced at $350.

And yes, the symbolism of the basketball shoe with the make-believe leg shackles has not be lost upon many outside of the world of fashion designers.

Adidas has sparked outrage and been accused of ‘promoting slavery’ by creating a new pair of trainers which have bright orange ‘shackles’ that fit around the wearer’s ankles.

The clothing giant is under fire for its August scheduled release of the JS Roundhouse Mids, which many have compared to the devices worn by black slaves in 19th Century America.

The seemingly innocent promotional material, uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: ‘Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?’

But the shoes have sparked angry debate online, with many saying there is a more cynical tone to the advertisement.

More than 2,000 people have labelled the design ‘offensive’ and ‘ignorant’ and say the firm has ‘sunk to new lows’ in its ‘slavewear’ product.

Dr Boyce Watkins, writing for Your Black World, said: “Shackles. The stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable.

“Most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you’d be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.”

Sadly, people in the fashion industry–fashion designers, promoters, and publicists–are not known for their keen knowledge of history, and thus this sort of thing seems to happen with depressing regularity.

Although, rarely do these transgressions involve such aggressive stupidity…

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Manolo’s Monday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few things which may amuse…

Whether it’s a delicate buckle or a stronger strap hugging your ankles, it’s a surprisingly sexy look—dressed up or down
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When you look at that impossibly proportioned Edwardian gown, don’t you wonder how tiny that waistband actually is? I know I do!
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Now 30, Mr. Cohen has staked out a turf in the blogosphere that is distinctly his own, politely stalking voguish ladies of a certain age just because he can. They inspire him, he said, with their startling freedom and poise.