See You In The Funny Pages

Manolo in the funny pages!

Manolo ask you, is this not indeed most super fantastic?

P.S. Many thanks to the Chris Muir for putting the Manolo in the funnies.

At the Copa!

Barry Finds Passion at the Copa

Manolo says, music and passion were always the fashion.

The Super Fantastic Reader

Manolo says, occasionally the Manolo he get the letters like the following.

Ah, Manolo, how I love your blog with it’s unerring advice for the stylish and it’s gentle and unmistakeable disdain for the truly unworthy. You bring a smile to the most difficult day. I even read your advice for the Super Fantastic girl because your tone is enthusiastic and your words are often wise, but alas, I will never be Super Fantastic myself. As a school teacher in a poor district, cursed with thin hair and thick ankles, I may do much good in the world but I will never adorn it. Would you be so kind as to consider these two requests? Firstly, can you recommend a practical shoe – or shoe style – for those of use with the strong sturdy legs so good for hiking or breaking up a fight between two teenaged boys but not so good for showing off the stylish shoes? Secondly, if you think of it, could you find a phrase for people who are drawn to the Super Fantastic, who read the newletter and surf the Manolo on ebay, but only in the spirit of fantasy?

Manolo says, this person she is the lovely, honest human, however she does not fully understand the process of attaining the super fantasticness. She believes that because she is poor, and not possessed of the elegant ankle, that she will somehow be denied super fantasticness.

Nothing could it be further from the truth!

Manolo asks, are you not reading the blogs of the Manolo?

Then certainly you are either already super fantastic, or soon to be super fantastic.

This it is one of the secrets of the world of the Manolo: all you must do is read. Then, as the lessons of the Manolo they percolate down through the brain, you gradually become more super fantastic.

If you are the regular reader of the Manolo’s blogs you gradually begin to make the correct fashion choices, and over the time your wardrobe and your person they become more super fantastic. It is involuntary, and almost inevitable.

Of the course, the process it is greatly speeded up if you take the active role. For the example, the Manolo would recommend to his dispirited friend that she cease to focus on her trivial flaws and consider her many and manifest virtues.

If one has the unfortunate “log leg” without the ankle, then one must do what the Hillary Clinton does and wear the elegant pantsuits. If one is poor, one must be doubly sure to buy the durable high quality goods when they are on the sale, and then maintain them in good condition. The rules are simple, easily learned, and easily followed.

Manolo says, like so many things, the super fantasticness it is mostly the matter of the attitude.

Cosmopolitan

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend the Madame Butterfly, she now has the blog where she talks about the jewlery.

These Boot Were Made for The Walking!

Catwalk Queen!

Manolo shouts, work it, sister!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Ed for pointing to this picture.

Miu Miu Sandals


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Manolo says, perhaps because the sun it is shining today, the Manolo he feels like showing you the new sandals from the Miu Miu.

Ayyyyyyy! Run Away!

Ayyyyyyyyy!

Manolo shouts, AYYYYYYYYY!

Like the ravening three-headed Hound of Hell, Cerberus, the Evil One stares into our souls seeking his next victim!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Katrina for pointing to this fawning article in the Times of the New York.

More of the Project Runway

Manolo says, here is the article from the Boston Globe about the ending of the Project Runway.

There was fashion, too, of course. Last night, as well as during the entire season, we got to see exactly how complicated the business and the art of clothes designing truly is. The show was both a confirmation of our worst prejudices about models and design divas, and a revelation of just how much imagination and skill must go into building and showing the most original fashion lines.

Manolo says, this it is exactly right.

So few peoples do they properly understand the difficulty of the designing the the beautiful things. This, of the course, explains why the Manolo he believes the she is the genius, and why the Manolo he is quick to ridicule the celebrities who believe they are the equal to the task of producing original and worth-the-wearing items.

Here is more about the Jay, and about the Manolo’s new hero, the Tim Gunn

And originality was Jay’s trump card, as the judges recognized that fact that his style emanates out of his zany personality, and not from what has already made it into the glossy magazines. His models, many of them wearing headphones, were unique as they walked the runway wearing his passionate, distinctive line. When he was anointed the winner, the talky Jay was overwhelmed and, finally, rendered speechless. As with most reality shows, it’s future seasons are bound to be less exciting.

The finale also featured a few of the “Project Runway” camp trademarks. Fashion director Tim Gunn was on hand to visit the finalists’ homes and mention how “terrific” they are. The image of Gunn, so poised and tasteful, standing next to Jay’s father’s concrete-septic-tank company in small-town Pennsylvania was priceless.

Manolo says, the Manolo he loves the Tim Gunn. Not only is he the handsome, talented, and tasteful, but he is without the doubt the nicest man in the world. He is, as the southern friends of the Manolo would say, as sweet as the sugar pie.

Project Runway: Hooray for the Jay

Manolo says, the Manolo he has few comments about the grande finale of the this evening.

The Wendy. Eehh. Yes, she was nasty, and yes, she was partially redeemed this week. But ultimately, who really cares? She is, as the Micheal Kors says, the very talented tailor. And that is the extent of her abilities as the designer.

The Kara Saun. By the end of the next to last of the episodes, the Kara Saun she had begun to annoy the Manolo. This trend it reached the apogee tonight, and the Manolo he began to actively dislike the Kara Saun. But worse than her irritating qualities, however, was that the stated inspiration for her clothes–the movie the Aviator–it was trite, and more than a little silly. Of the course, this justification it was no accident. The Kara Saun she is the Hollywood costume designer, and so she has designed a collection of costumey clothes for the movie that has already been made.

The Jay Hooray for the Jay! Two weeks ago, the he praised the work of the Jay as “thoughtful and original”, and this judgement it was reaffirmed again this evening. Again, the clothes they were not all to the taste of the Manolo (although he did enjoy two or three of the pieces, especially the final dress), but the entire collection it was the work of a singular, intelligent, if untrained vision. Who knows if this it will translate into the long term success.

The Shoes As the Manolo he could have told you, and as the Kara Saun she knows, the shoes they are so very important. As the Micheal Kors said, the accessories they can make or break the show (and the look). Of the course, if you are the regular reader of the Manolo this it is not the big news. It is to the credit of the Kara Saun that she knew this. It is not to the credit of the Kara Saun that she tried to cheat.

Finally, and unusually for the reality television, the nicest and the most talented person came out the winner. How often does this happen?

The Meaning of Clothes

Manolo says, the Manolo and his internet friends they are having the intellectual discussion about the meaning of the clothes over at the Manolo’s . This it is not everyone’s cup of the tea, but perhaps some of the peoples they may enjoy this sort of thing.

The Scarlett Loves the Hasselhoff

Manolo says, like the and the Manolo, the loves the David Hasselhoff.

Scarlett Johansson says she was thrilled to work with David Hasselhoff, because she used to have a crush on him.

She says when she was a teenager she lusted after Hasselhoff’s fictional lifeguard Mitch Buchanan in the TV show Baywatch.

She said: “I so fancied him when I was young, that to see my name on the credits next to his makes me go all girly. He was a hunk back in those days.”

Manolo says, “back in those days”? The he is indeed still the hunk.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Leslie for this important news.

The Carpet of Red

Manolo says, the Oscars, they are approaching! And working hard to get ready at the La Quinta Spa in the Palm Springs is the Joan Rivers.