Ready for the Close Up

Manolo says, Ayyyy! The Patti LaBelle she is looking like the overstuffed Norma Desmond.

The Spirit Fingers

Manolo says, the Manolo he commends to you the hilarious blog of the Spirit Fingers, the Manolo’s favorite commentator on the fashion trends and faux pas of the Far East. Trust the Manolo you will laugh very hard.


The Fancy

Wills Fancy - Clarissa  Bis (Pink Lizard)    Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, this sandal in the faux skin of the lizard from the Will’s Fancy it will undoubtedly capture your fancy, as it has both the Manolo’s and the Will’s.

The Belly

The forced smiles?

The almost-underaged girl with the protruding belly in the white dress?

The smirking man in the formalwear who is just not into her?

Manolo says, it’s the shotgun wedding!

Ha! The Manolo he jokes.

Many of the internet friends of the Manolo they have taken the mild umbrage at the Manolo because he has poked the gentle fun at the belly-displaying ways of the Kelly Clarkson.

And so, by way of the response, the Manolo he has decided to post this picture of the normally willowy Katie Holmes to make the point about the bellies and the fashion. That even the tall, thin, beautiful womens they must be careful of their fashion choices, for the belly it has the way of popping out.

The Kelly Clarkson and the Katie Holmes, they have made the similar mistakes. They are the small-bosomed womens who have chosen the outfits that diminish the breasts and accentuate the bellies. The Kelly she has compounded this mistake by further calling the attention to the belly with the cropped t-shirt and the ridiculous jewelry of the belly button.

There is nothing wrong with the shape of either the Kelly or the Katie. There is, however, something wrong with the clothes.


The Six Pack?

Manolo says, the Kelly Clarkson, she must learn that the public baring of the belly it is the privilege, not the right.

Update: Click here for more posts about Kelly Clarkson!

The CoolChiq

Manolo says, the Manolo he must send you to the site of his internet friend the CoolChiq who as always has much intelligent discussion of the fashion, including the lengthy reporting on the Melbourne’s Fashion Week.

She also has this notice of the museum showing of Marika Harvey’s shoe collection in the Canberra, for the Australian friends to visit.

This it is the sort of smart and funny fashion blogging that the Manolo adores.

The Smart Bargains

Manolo says, one of the places of the online that the Manolo he has recently discovered for the bargain shoe shopping is the This place it often has the beautiful designer shoes at the inexpensive prices.

For the example, this pair of the classic Prada riding boots, they are over 50% off of the usual price.

US 7 / EUR 37  Prada Women's Brown Leather Riding Boot   Manolo Likes! Click!

Yes, as with many of the interent shoe bargains, the selection of the sizes it is limited. In the case of these boots to only the size six or the size seven, but if this it is your size, this it is the quality item that will long be the part of your wardrobe.

Here is another of the shoe bargains, this one for the big-feeted girl.
YSL Rive Gauche Open Toe Pump   Manolo Likes!  Click!

This open toe pump from the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Guache, it is only available in the size eleven, but this shoe it is selling for 65% off of the regular price.

The selection of the shoes at the it is not especially wide, however, the prices they cannot be bested, and until the end of the month of the May, if you purchase more than the $300 of the American dollars worth of the goods, the SmartBargains they will give you the additional $30 off of the purchase price! This it is indeed the most super fantastic and super smart bargain.

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The Rowley Wedge

Cynthia Rowley - Trade (Espresso Suede/Natural Linen)     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he woke up this morning in the mood for the wedge. This one from the Cynthia Rowley, with the rich suede, it is more elegant than the usual sort of the wedge sandal, no?

Manolo in the Post of The Washington

Manolo says, Ayyyyyy! The Manolo he gets the mention in the tomorrow’s Post of the Washington. (This link it may require the odious registration.)


Darth Elton

Elton John

Manolo says, “Young master Luke, you underestimate the power of the pink side!”

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s intenet friend the Virginie for this most amusing photo.

P.P.S. Tyrannosaurus Elton!


More Color!

Gypsies, Tramps, and Theives

Manolo says, this it is like the native costume meets the television test pattern, with bosoms.

Shoes for the Affair of the Black Tie

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

I am chairman of a black tie charity ball to be held in a few weeks…I love the charity, but I’m not the black tie type and have trouble putting together a look, beyond a pair of 501’s, white t-shirt, and tretorns.

I will be wearing a beautiful (albeit a few seasons old) couture Jill Sander evening gown, (bought after a drunken lunch in SF) black silk sheath w/ boatneck, 3/4 sleeves, gorgeous fit…(reminds me of Jackie Kennedy)…I do have a nice pair of Weitzman silk pumps, but they look too staid with such a conservative dress… could you recommend a pair of evening sandals or pumps that could “sex up” this dress? The dress is really fitted, and pretty hot, even with the sleeves and covered bosom.

Manolo says, this it is exactly the sort of the question that the Manolo he can really sink the teeth into. Picking the beautiful shoes for the fancy party, it is perhaps one of his most favorite things to do in the whole world.

Here are three of the choices that the Manolo thinks would add the sparkle to the simple, but stunning sheath dress by the Jil Sander.
Claudia Ciuti  Otis     Manolo Adores!  Click!

This gorgeous shoe by the Claudia Ciuti it has been christened with the ridiculous name of “Otis”, like the town drunk in the Mayberry RFD. However, despite this, this shoe it is in the humble opinion of the Manolo the perfect thing for the party of the black tie.

Charles David Crystal   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is the simple but most beautiful shoe from the Charles David. The ring of the crystals on the strap will add the needed sparkle to the black ensemble.

Donna Karan Alexis   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Finally, the Manolo he must recommend this stunning shoe from the Donna Karan. Notice how the addition of the simple ankle strap “sexes” this shoe up. Not only is it most beautiful, but it is now on the sale, it is still not “cheap” but it is 50% off of the usual price.

The Manolo he is most certain that his friend she will indeed be the belle of the charity ball!