Manolo says, if you are like the Manolo, undoubtedly you will need to be cheered up on the day after the tax day. And so, what does the Manolo do when he is in the feeling not so special mood? He looks at the shoes!
Here is the wacky, expensive, colorful pair of the platform shoes from the DSqaured2, which will help you forget your recent encounter with the long, pocket-picking arm of the federal government.
Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to revive this old feature and see what the Manolo is…
It is strange, but the Manolo, who has yet to read the first page of the Harry Potter corpus, picked up The Mysterious Benedict Society at the book store, and found he could not put it down. It was remarkably enjoyable, the perfect thing for the bright 10 year-old reader, or the Manolo.
Manolo says, it is Monday and you have just spent the entire weekend looking for the Wide fitting shoes for your teenaged daughter, who although the otherwise tall, slim, delicate creature, has inexplicably taken after your husband in the matter of the feet size. She wears the American size 10 EEE, which although neither the biggest nor the widest, still makes her feel very self-conscious.
“Oh, cheer up, honey,” you said as you drove her to the West Woodfield Corner Galleria Center Mall, “I’ve heard that Paris Hilton wears a size eleven.”
Oh, how soon yesterday’s reality trash is taken out to the mental curb.
“Oh, no one. Hey, you know who else has really big feet? Uma Thurman.”
“Yes. She wears a size eleven, too.”
“Woah,” says your eleven-year-old son from the backseat, “those are HUGE feet, almost half the size of yours, Godzilla.”
“Shut up, Dorkwad,” replied your daughter, halfheartedly.
Sadly, your outing was unsuccessful. It is so difficult to find fun, girly shoes in the larger sizes that are not prohibitively expensive. (Although you said nothing to your daughter, you are worried that her feet are still growing!)
So, this morning as you sit at your desk, wading through the email announcements of unexpected lottery winnings and earnest requests to help the sons of deposed dictators launder money, you know that you must go to the internet to solve this problem.
Look! Here is the perfectly affordable pair of the flirty, fun, fuchsia, wide-fitting sandals.
Or, from the Joanna Hope, the EEE-sized, blingy toe-post sandals that are both cute and sufficiently girly.
And so you send the text message to your precious little miss with the big feets, giving her the links so she can look at these sandals.
Five minutes later you get back the following message: “I <3 those. Their GR8!!!!”
I am a tax attorney in an exceedingly formal office. I work with a number of charming, albeit elderly gentlemen who might well drop dead on the floor if they encounter a naked toe in the work place. However, spring is quickly passing towards summer here in New Orleans, and even my affection for my colleagues cannot compel me to wear pantyhose during the summer in this climate. Can you direct me towards an office-appropriate shoe that is not too warm for summer wear but does not reveal my lower digits?
Manolo says, the Manolo has often noted that, strangely, even the most staid lawyer can be driven mad by the glimpse of succulent toe flesh, which is why sandals have never been considered to be the proper business attire.
And yet, our young tax attorney, who is undoubtedly slaving away in the corporate salty-tear mines as the countdown to the infernal April 15th nears, will soon be needing something truly glorious — high-heeled, bejeweled, and open-toed — to celebrate her temporary release from bondage.
In the meantime, she must concentrate on rendering unto Caesar and the senior partners that which is due them, to be defined as 3000 billable hours the year. Because of this, she deserves the most beautiful, beautiful office shoes, so as to be the tiny daily consolation for her mighty labors.
Here is the Pargata Buckle-Toe Rafia Pump from the Maestro Manolo Blahnik, the perfect, super-sophisticated, summery shoe!
Manolo asked, whose shoes?
Manolo answers, it is the Demi Lovato!
Congratulations to the Manolo’s long-time internet friend, the Laura K, who has won yet again!
Manolo says, here is something to brighten your day of laboring, the Miu Miu Suede Starfish Sandals.
And suddenly, just like that, you are transported to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, to the charming little restaurant where the waiter named Aldo is bringing you the perfectly grilled prawns, with just the squeeze of lemon, which will go well with both the glass of local white wine, and that tall, sun-burnished man in the white shirt with the top two buttons open.