Manolo says, here are the two the names the Manolo would have thought were least likely to be found in the same sentence: the George Foreman and the Michael Graves.
Manolo says, here is the tragic picture of the Donatella Versace.
The Donatella, she has everything. She designs the beautiful clothes, she is wealthy, she has maintained her figure in the excellent condition, and the dress she is wearing it is stunning, but the mania for the plastic surgery it has begun to turn her face into the grotesquerie.
Manolo says, yes, sometimes the plastic surgery it perhaps necessary, but the results to be strived for should be subtle and natural, a tiny nip here, a little tuck there.
For the comparison, look at our muse, the Miuccia.
Yes, the Miuccia, her face it is not traditionally beautiful, and undoubtedly she has had the tiny nip and the little tuck, but because she has not meddled with the basic structure of her very Italian, very handsome face, she is more compelling than the Donatella, who is fighting the process of the aging with the tooth and the nail and the collagen.
Manolo says, because the beauty it is found in the state of naturalness, the trick to aging with the grace is to work with the nature, not to try to overthrow it. Nothing it is more ridiculous and tragic than the woman of the advanced years who is attempting to look like the teenager. (viz. Cher, Cher, and Cher)
Manolo says, here is the very obvious news from the newspapers: Stilettos are Soaring in Popularity.
Stiletto heels force a woman’s back to arch, pushing her bosom out in the front and her rear in the back, further accentuating the feminine silhouette. Men like it, and so do women, says fashion historian Caroline Cox.
“Men like an exaggerated female figure. Stilettos also make a woman seem quite delicate because you have to balance (in the shoes). She might need a man’s hand,” Cox says.
“Women like them because they have a reputation of being glamorous and sexy. Women also get height, which makes them feel powerful.”
Cox wrote Stiletto (HarperDesignInternational), which traces the modern history of the ultra-high heel. She credits 1950s’ shoemakers Roger Vivier, Andrew Perugia, Salvatore Ferragamo and Charles Jourdan for rescuing women from the utilitarian wartime footwear of the previous decade.
Since then, stilettos have remained a fixture on the fashion scene, hitting heights in the ’50s and ’80s, and they’re soaring now. Cox notes, though, that the look of the modern stiletto is evolving from a witchlike pointy toe to a rounder toe, and Prada, a favorite among the stylish set, is returning to a thicker cone-shape heel that was popular 20 years ago instead of the narrower slope familiar to fans of Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik.
In the 1960s, the heel was square, while in the late ’70s – as a backlash against the wedge and the clog – stilettos either had a punk-rock edge or they were disco sandals, Cox explains.
Manolo says, it is obvious, nothing can make the legs of the woman look better than the stiletto heels.
Also, the books by the Caroline Cox they are always worth the reading if you are interested in the history and the meaning of the fashion, and who is not intested in that?
Manolo says, a couple of the weeks ago, the Manolo he made the gentle fun of the Kirstie Alley, not for the fatness of her body, but for the crime of being unkempt, and un-super fantastic.
At the time, the Manolo he noted that it was possible for the woman to be both fat and super fantastic, but that the Kirstie, who has the natural beauty, she has not achieved this.
Of the course, these comments by the Manolo they generated many emails asking the Manolo to explain how the girls they can be both fat and super fantastic at one and the same time.
Manolo says, it is possible for the girl to be both fat and super fantastic, but it is not easy, nor is it inexpensive.
In the fact, it is hard work for the fat girl to be super fantastic, and if you are the fat girl (or for that matter the fat man) the Manolo he would tell you to try to lose the weight.
Of the course, if you are fat you know this, it is not the news to you. And the Manolo he will not lie to you, the losing of the weight, it is the work of the hardest sort. Trust the Manolo, this he knows very well. It is the sad fact that the Manolo he was not blessed with the elegant shape of the body, and so he, like many of the peoples, must fight the war against the fatness. The war he himself loses as much as he wins.
As you know the Manolo he favors the honest answers, which is why the Manolo he will tell you that there are no secrets for the losing of the weight. You eat less and exercise more, and the weight it comes off. Of the course, knowing this does not make the process easy. It is still the painfully difficult, painfully long process, and there are none of the shortcuts.
But, if you are truly committed to the hard work to lose the weight, the Manolo he recommends to you this book. The Manolo himself, he has used it to great advantage…periodically.
Now, after having said that, the Manolo he understands the nature of the humans, he understands that being fat it is the fact of the life. And so, if you find yourself in the condition of fatness, you must deal with it the best you can.
Manolo says, the secret to being fat and super fantastic at the same time is attitude and grooming.
Much of the battle it is simply in knowing that you are indeed super fantastic. The girls who hate themelves, they can never be super fantastic, even if they are naturally beautiful and have much of the money. (viz. Spears, Brittney)
Do you doubt your ability to achieve the super fantasticness?
Manolo says, are you not reading the Blog of the Manolo? If so trust the Manolo, if you are not yet super fantastic, you will be soon. It is the attitude that is of the prime importance.
Now, if you are committed to the way of the super fantastic, you will focus with the intensity on the grooming. If you are deficient in the slimness of body, you must be perfectly groomed. You cannot be sloppy or give into the temptation to be unkempt in public.
You must invest much money in the hair, and the nails, and the skin care, and the clothes and the shoes. All of this, it applies also to the slim girl, but doubly so for the fat girl, as she is working from the position of the disadvantage.
The Manolo he cannot emphasize the importance of the good hair. Good hair and good skin they are the foundation of the beauty.
It is the imperative that you find the best stylist and the best colorist you can. Yes, the good stylists and the good colorists they are very expensive. And the $200 haircut, it seems like the extravagance, but the hair, you must wear it everyday.
As for the colorists, the Manolo he commends to you the Louis Licari, and those who work for him. Your hair it must look natural. You must avoid the harsh colors and the bad jobs of the dying or bleaching, or the stripy highlights.
As for the skin, you must pamper yourself. In the general, avoid too much of the caffine and the hot showers and the spicy foods and the booze. Go to the facialists once the month. The Manolo he loves Eastern European women at the Mario Badescu in New York. They know the skin.
Do not be afraid to ask the super fantastic women of your acquaintance for the recommendations to the good stylists and skin specialists.
Finally, for the clothes. Manolo says, if you are the fat girl, under no of the circumstances should you wear the baggy clothes.
Nothing says un-super un-fantastic as fast as the fat girl in the baggy clothes. Your clothes must be stylish, of the best quality, and they must fit. The Manolo he cannot emphasize enough the necessity of the proper fit. At the same time, do not wear the clothes that are too tight. Fit, it is everything.
Manolo says, both super fantastic and fat is hard, expensive work.
Manolo says, the new year of the 2005, it is the perfect time for the Manolo to unveil the two new projects from the Manolo’s shoeblogging atelier.
First, after much of the coaxing by the friends of the Manolo, who would say with the habitualness, “Manolo why do you not give the advice of the fashion for the mens?” the Manolo he has decided to do just that. And he has started the blog devoted to giving the mens the fashion advice. Manolo for the Men.
The second, because the Manolo he loves the Miuccia Prada with the intensity that borders on the insanity, he has decided to take that to a place for itself on the web, and has started Manolo’s Prada Blog, where the Manolo and the friends of the Manolo they can discuss the works of this goddess of the fashion.