Too Old…

Chloe and her Grandpa

Manolo says, for him.


The Advertisers of the Manolo

Manolo says, as always the Manolo he must thank the people who advertise on this blog. He is especially thankful for the Blogads, as the work they are doing, it is important in the support of the bloggers and the blogosphere.

And the Manolo he must give the special shout out to the Laundry Spa, a business of genius for those of us who value both the proper cleaning of the clothes and the convienience. In the opinion of the Manolo they should be patronized not just because they support many good blogs with their dollars of the advertising, but also because they have the excellent idea and the excellent service.

The Manolo he is the Famoso!

Manolo says, Ayyyy! The Inquirer of the Philadelphia it has done the whole article on the Manolo! Here take the look at the part of it.

It began inauspiciously with an Internet posting at 2:02 a.m. on Oct. 16:

“Manolo say sound the fanfare! Shoe blogging begins!”

So was launched the journey to stardom of the mysterious Manolo, who riffs in a wacky Eurotrash patois about celebrities and stiletto heels on Manolo’s Shoe Blog, at

His arrival as a buzzworthy blogger may signal the start of the next big blog trend. Just as pundit bloggers emerged during the presidential campaign, and military bloggers on Middle East battlefields, marketing bloggers seem poised for prominence as the economy improves.

Manolo, he is already there.

In mere weeks his voice, with its Ivana Trump cadences and lounge lizard charm, broke through the blogosphere, where an estimated eight million blogs compete for attention.

In the general, the Manolo he found this article most gratifying and most fair, although he must complain that the woman who wrote it, the Beth Gillin, she failed to mention the central, salient fact about the Manolo and his blogs, that Manolo Loves the Shoes! (and, of the course, the fashion.)

In the stead, she focused on the commercial aspirations of the Manolo, and his acknowledged position as the God of the Blog Marketing.

Yes, the Manolo he loves the capitalism, but he also loves the shoes and the fashion. And in America do we not celebrate the people who can follow their bliss while making the buck or two?

The Manolo he does not hide what he does in this place. He tells the joke or two, he bloviates on the fashion, he gently mocks the celebrities, and he recommends the shoes and the clothes that are worth the wearing. He is like the personal shopper who is also an amusing friend.

But enough of this! You must go read the article for yourself.


From the Archives of the Manolo: The Goat Ropers

Manolo says, if the boots of the cowboys they are too rustic for you, there is another, more uptown option that the Manolo he has recommended in the past.

*****From the Archives of the Manolo*****
Isaac Mizrahi - Safra (Whiskey Suede) - Women's   Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, the cowboy friends of the Manolo (yes, the Manolo he has the cowboy friends, from the Tejas. Does not everyone?) the cowboy friends they call these boots “The Goat Ropers”, because they are used by the cowboys to rope the goats.

Ahh, says the Manolo, but are the cowboys from the Tejas who are roping the goats wearing the Isacc Mizrahi goat ropers? The Manolo, he thinks not.


Manolo says, these boots, like the boots of the Lucchese below, they are simple and traditional, although the Isaac Mizrahi he has put his own spin on them.


Cowboy Up!

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I have a question for you. I am a girl with rather large feet (11-12 american sizing), and I’m looking for a pair of cowboy boots. They can’t be too jokey or too fake, and they can’t call attention to the large size of my feet any more than necessary. Any suggestions?

The Manolo he has received many letters from his internet friends over the past few weeks begging the Manolo for the help with the big and the wide feets. In the next day or the two, the Manolo he will provide some assistance.

For the now, however, the Manolo he wishes to speak of the boots of the cowboys.

Manolo says, it is one of the rules of the Manolo that every super fantastic girl, she needs at the least one pair of the boots of the cowboy. And if you are to own only the single pair you would be wise to to make them very traditional, so that when the fashion it changes (and it always changes) you will not have the pair of the hot-pink ostrich leather boots sitting idle in the closet.

For the Manolo, the boots of the cowboy they are about tradition and function.This it is why the Manolo he loves this basic, very traditional boot from the Lucchese.

Lucchese N4540    Manolo Likes!  Click!

It is so plain, but also so handsome that it calls to the Manolo with it’s palpable scent of the sagebrush.

However, the Manolo, he is also not immue to the call of the fancier boot with the modicum of the color, like this one below, also from the Lucchese.
Luchese N4535   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The colors in this boot, they are rich, and the decoration it is not, as the friend of the Manolo has said, “jokey” or “fake”. They are the good choice for the super fantastic girl who cannot resist the colorful boots.

By the way, just because the Manolo he has recommended the boots of the cowboy, it is not the license to go all praire chic on the Manolo, with the billowing skirt of denim and the jade jewlery and the and faux native American touches. Please, do not let this happen to you.

Manolo says, honor the spirit of the boots of the cowboys; keep your clothing simple and elegant when wearing them.