Jimmy Choo Crack Up?

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Manolo says, this inside the baseball story from the Jossip, it is the old news to the Manolo, but you may find it interesting if you like to read about the travails of the shoe industry.

Four-inch heels are kickin’ (if not flyin’ across the boardroom) over at Jimmy Choo. The shoe company famous for its stifled in-fighting is making good on its rep.

At the center of the dolled-up drama is Choo’s polished head designer, Sandra Choi (niece of the original Jimmy Choo, who ducked out of the company in 1996). Except, well, you might not know of Sandra’s efforts at all, given corporate chief Tamara Mellon claims that it is she who’s the the chief designer — and entirely responsible for the collections Choo spits out.

Sure, Tamara.

And the story it gets worse from here.

This sort of the thing it depresses the Manolo. He just loves the shoes of the Choo, not the shoe industry bickering.


The Armani Tan!

Ayyyyyyy! Torch Burn!

P.S. Too Much Bronzer!

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is the Tuesday, time to see what it is that the Manolo is…




Listening To…

Manolo asks, why is so much of the wine writing so insufferable?

The Manolo he is on the record as being opposed to the ostentatious connoisseurship for the sake of the connoisseurship, and yet much of the writing of the oenophiliacs it appears to the Manolo to be just this.

18 Degrees of Madonna

Manolo says, the super fantastic funny girls at the Snarkywood they have given us the gift of 18 Degrees of Madonna!

Carnivale of the Couture #4

Manolo says, because this it is the Fashion Week, the Carnivale of the Couture it will be the ongoing fiesta of fashion! Check out the first installment of this week’s Carnivale at the Fashiontribes.com


Marc Jacobs for the Weather

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Manolo says, here are the perfect pair of the boots to protect your feets from the weather while brightening the stormy day.

Fashion v. Style

Manolo says, as part of the Fashion Week State of the Fashion Union fashion blogging, the Erin of the brilliantly funny blog, The Dress The Day, she has the wise words about the differences between the fashion and the style.

However, when talking about fashion, I insist on making the distinction between fashion and style. Fashion is of the now; style is perennial. Fashion is something you follow; style is something you forge. Fashion is about being part of the herd; in with the in-crowd; style is about one’s own vision, about idiosyncracies and quirks. Stylish people often set fashions–in fact fashion designers often have incredibly narrow personal styles: look at The Lagerfeld, Elbaz, and Carolina Herrera and try to tell me they are fashionable rather than stylish!–and fashionable people may in fact have style, but one does not necessarily follow from the other.

In fact, even though fashion may be anemic, style is bigger and better than ever. People are more and more comfortable with the idea of a personal style, one that may or may not flirt with being fashionable, and are convinced that such a thing is within their grasp […]

Read the whole thing, it is smart.


He Still Has the Sideburns

Manolo shouts, Humperdinck!



Manolo says, the Manolo he is sick with the jealousy. His super fantastic internet friend, the Laura, she has received the email from the magnificent Tim Gunn.

A Dog Party!

Manolo says, And now do you like my hat?

State of the Fashion Union

Manolo says, there is much exemplary Fashion Week fashion blogging going on at the Almost the Girl and the Fashion Tribes sites. At both places you will find not only the excellent analysis, but also the links to other place worth your time.


Hooked on the Feeling

Manolo says, the Manolo he cannot tell you how many dozens of his internet friends have sent him links to this video.

It is the very reason music and video and music videos were invented. Genius!