Shoes for the Poor Girl

Manolo says, here is the latest column the Manolo he wrote for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I love the expensive shoes you recommend, but I’m a poor working girl.

Love,

Kimberly

Manolo says, this it is the common dilemma. On the one of the hands it is the inalienable right of everyone to have the most super fantastic shoes, yet on the other of the hands, it is difficult to save enough of the moneys on what the “Man” he pays you.

But, do not worry, the Manolo he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic shoes out of the candy wrappers and used bubble gum you have found on the street after the Halloween parade it has passed.

And so the Manolo, he would recommend to you you the Polaris from the Joan and David. It is the simple, classic pump, one that is on the sale at the Zappos for less than $100 of the American dollars, over 50% off!

Polaris by Joan and David    Manolo Likes!  Click!Polaris by Joan and David    Manolo Likes!  Click!

OCT
2005
20

Circus Freak

Manolo says, the Manolo he loves how the toe cleavage it produces the appearance of three sagging breasts!

OCT
2005
20

Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, today’s column of the Manolo from the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the download as the pdf. The topic, it is the shoes for the poor girls.

Of the course, the Manolo he will post the column here at his blog later this day.

Perfection!

Manolo Blahnik Satin Mary Jane Pump   Manolo Adores!  Click!

Manolo says, and here you see the reason why the Manolo the Shoeblogger venerates the Maestro Manolo Blahnik. This shoe it is simply perfection. The adornment it is understated, the workmanship it is superb, and the design it is too fine for the mere words.

OCT
2005
19

Manolo Takes Note

Manolo says, the Vogue in the UK, they have the few words about the Manolo the Shoeblogger.

A NEW YORKER who goes by the name Manolo the Shoeblogger has been delighting the fashion pack this year with bitchy snippets about high-profile individuals, calling John Galliano, for instance, a “freaky little fashion troll” and Gerard Depardieu “slovenly and outwardly repulsive”. Rather disappointingly, the cutting remarks haven’t been coming from Manolo Blahnik himself, although the great man doesn’t seem at all bothered by the gossip the cyber blog has generated. “Manolo the Shoeblogger? Sorry, not me. But it’s very funny, isn’t it? Hilarious,” Blahnik told The Times.

The correct quote about the Galliano, it is “funky little fashion troll.

And as for the Depardieu, the full quote, it is “yes the Depardieu he is slovenly and outwardly repulsive, but at the same time is there not something magnetic?”

The Manolo he tries not to be overly cruel.

UPDATE: Ayyyy! The Manolo’s internet friend, the La Lola, she has pointed out that the Manolo he has indeed, on at least one of the occasions, referred to the Galliano as the “freaky little fashion troll” (although the phrase “funky little fashion troll,” it is far more common). And now the Manolo he must apologize to those whom he has mischaracterized as mischaracterizing him.

Dog Shoes

Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! The Manolo, he loves this super fantastic mutt!

Manolo the Shoeblogger is not Manolo Blahnik!

Manolo says, for the thousandth time, the Manolo the Shoeblogger, he is not the Maestro Manolo Blahnik. The humble Manolo the Shoeblogger, he is barely worthy to shine the most super fantastic shoes of the Manolo Blahnik.

Look, this confusion it is even mentioned in the opening paragraphs in the fascinating article about the Maestro Manolo Blahnik today in Times of the London.

It’s a good thing that I checked with Lesley, Manolo Blahník’s trusted press secretary and right-hand woman, that Manolo, sorry Mr Blahník (she calls him this), isn’t in fact the same Manolo who described John Galliano in his online blog as a “freaky little fashion troll”, or captioned a picture of Hugh Hefner looking old in a Hawaiian shirt with the words “someone call the coroner”. That Manolo, says Lesley, is an impostor, some guy in New York who is obsessed with shoes and uses the pseudonym “Manolo the Shoeblogger” to launch his bitchy sartorial bombs.

Although Lesley is understandably concerned about this issue, when she broke the news I thought it a bit of a shame. Recently a journalist attributed Manolo the Shoeblogger’s thoughts on Gérard Depardieu (“he is slovenly and outwardly repulsive”) to Manolo the Shoemaker, and I had been looking forward to meeting this rare creature, a straight-talking famous person.

Ayyyy! The Manolo the Shoeblogger he is indeed distressed to think that others may be confusing the Manolo with the Maestro Manolo Blahnik. Yes, both the Manolo and the Manolo Blahnik are named the “Manolo” (which it is the very common Spanish name), and yes both the Manolo and the Manolo Blahnik love the shoes, but there the similarity it mostly ends.

So, to recap, the Manolo the Shoeblogger he is not the Manolo Blahnik.

Update! Here is the best quote in the entire article, from the Maestro Manolo Blahnik himself!

“Manolo the Shoeblogger? Sorry, not me. But it’s very funny, isn’t it? Hilarious!”

Ayyyyyy! Such praise! The Shoeblogger is hyperventilating!

OCT
2005
19

The Hoffice

Manolo says, why did someone not tell the Manolo about this sooner!

It is wonderful, and now the Manolo’s internet experience it has just gotten much, much better.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s Aussie friend the Kiki, for sending him the link to this fascinating article about the magnificent Hasselhoff in the Australia…with the picture!

OCT
2005
18

The Floozy?

Floozy? from Michael Kors    Manolo Likes!  Click!Floozy by Michael Kors   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, once again the Manolo he is confounded by the way the designers they name their shoes.

Look at this beautiful pair of the suede boots from the Michael Kors. It is both sportif and sophisticated, and has the clean, almost classic lines, which it is why the Manolo is puzzled that the Kors he would choose to name this boot the “Floozy”. When the Manolo thinks of the floozy, he thinks of the gaudy colors and the cheapness, he does not think of the semi-refined suede boots.

Even with the ridiculously inapproprite name, this it is still the beautiful boot.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, let us see what the Manolo is…

Reading…

Watching…

Reading…

Listening to…

The Manolo he has not yet seen the movie Serenity, however he is very much enjoying the Firefly series. Yes, the plots they are somewhat lame, and the budget it is low, and there are the giant gaps in the logic, but the concept of using the language and the tropes of the western in the modern space opera, it is somewhat original and very well executed. And so, ultimately, it is fun.

OCT
2005
17

Benny and Bjorn, Burgermeisters

Manolo sings, I’m nothing special, in fact I’m a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you’ve probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
’cause everyone listens when I start to sing

OCT
2005
17

The Theme Wedding

Manolo says, the Never teh Bride asks, Star Trek and Elvis? Truly the planets they are in alignment!