Witty Personality

Manolo says, the Manolo he has been mentioned by the small town news paper in the Middle of the West, in Illinois. At the blog of the Manolo, one will encounter…

An assortment of pop culture commentary, food, fashion and designer shoe shopping advice by a witty personality named Manolo – but not shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.

And, this it is the good superficial summing up of the blog of the Manolo.


The Ad of the Ann Coulter

Manolo says, several of the Manolo’s internet friends have left the comments taking the Manolo to task for the appearance on his blog of the ad for the new book by the Ann Coulter.

The Manolo he has yet to see this new ad, however, he assumes that it has appeared because of the efforts of the Pajamas Media network to sell the advertising.

And so this ad it has not been explicitly approved by the Manolo.

However, after having said this, the Manolo he does not have the problem taking the advertisments of the Ann Coulter, just as he would not have the problem taking the advertisments of the Michael Moore.

They are not peddling the drugs, nor the pornography, nor are they engaged in the illegal activities. Yes, such extremely partisan peoples are frequently unpleasant, and shrill, and hectoring, but this it is the free country, the free internets, and the peoples are allowed to speak their minds and advertise their books, even if those minds and books are not filled with the very attractive thoughts.

Of the course, it has always been the policy of the Manolo to keep the shoe blog of the Manolo somewhat free of the very heated and often unpleasant political discussions that animate so much of the blogosphere.

This place, the Manolo’s Shoe Blog, it should be the refuge of harmony and friendship, where peoples who may not always agree can come to discuss the fashion, to gently mock the celebrities, and to celebrate the mutual love of the beautiful shoes.

And so the Manolo he would ask that we remember that we should treat each other as friends well-met, in the spirit of mutual comity, even–perhaps especially–if we do not agree with each other.

What the Manolo Is…

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


Listening to…


Many have been the occasions when the Posse Manolo has concluded the hard day of shoe shopping with the glass of ouzo and the rack of lamb. Opa!

The Carnivale de Couture #20

Manolo says, the latest Carnivale of the Couture it is now available to be read at the Space Between My Peers.

Monday Morning Bling Bling

Manolo Blahnik Metallic Silver Thong Sandals      The Shoeblogger Likes!  Click!
Manolo says, here for you to start off the first day of the new week are the Sandals of Bling from the Maestro Manolo Blahnik.


Nosferatu and the Abyss

Manolo says, what happens when the souleater meets the soulless?

Summer with the Dolce Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana white denim jewled thong sandals    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here from the Dolce and the Gabbana, is the perfect Rodeo Drive Sunday Summer shoe.



Manolo says, apparently, the Paul Bunyon he has taken the office job!

P.S. This shoe above, it is not even the winner in the contest .

The Next Carnivale of the Couture!

Manolo says, the Rebecca at the Space Between My Peers blog she has posted the topic for the next Carnivale of the Couture, and it is the good one.

Suppose you stepped off a plane in your neighborhood, city, or country. Could you tell you were home by how people were dressed? Is there a Regional Casual Uniform? What do people (and you may narrow down to a specific segment of the population if you like) wear when they are going out, during the day, going to be seen, but not needing to dress up?

The Manolo can only answer that, of the course, in every place there is the distinctive Regional Casual Uniform.

For the example, here in the ‘Bu, the rich ladies with the kids and the Guatemalan nannies, they wear what the Manolo refers to as the “California Beach Chic”, the style that involves spending much money and effort to appear as if you were merely the well-tanned and toned beach bum-ette, who just happens to be driving the BMW 745il.

It is the style of the $300 pre-faded, zip-front sweat jacket paired with the cargo pants and the wedge slides. Everything it is loose and relaxed and comfortable, and would appear to those who do not know to be thoughtlessly tossed onto the well-maintained. man-made body.


Still the Same on the Inside?

Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! The Manolo was wrong, you can polish the turd.

And here the Manolo must once again note that the proper grooming and the attractive clothes can radically, completely, and totally change the manner in which we are perceived.

In these clothes he is apparently the man worthy of our respect, someone who would appear to have left the old reputation for fecklessness behind.

Amazing, no?


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the latest column of the Manolo it is now available for the downloading from the site of the Express of the Washington Post..

This week, the Manolo discusses the methods of rejuvination.

Dear Manolo,

I just woke up this morning and realized that I’m middle aged. Can you recommend something that will make me feel young again, without seeming too ridiculous?

Your devoted fan,


Manolo says, the Manolo has only the two words…Kork-Ease!

Kork-Ease!   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Yes, now you are firmly in the age of the middle, with the teenaged kids and the mortgage, but put the Kork-Ease upon your feets and suddenly you are transported back to your youthful triumph as the unofficial “Disco Queen of Topeka, Kansas”, when you and the very hot Bob Beiderman tore up the dance floor with your original interpretation of the Hustle.

Oh how the Bob, he could shake his groove thing!

Yes, now he is the balding John Deere salesman with the pot belly and the Buick Riviera, but then he was the hottest young stud to ever put on the white polyester pants, the shiny black shirt and the gold chains. Why the hair on his chest, it was as thick and as luxuriant as the schanuzer pelt.

And you, yourself, you were beautiful and young and lithe, and the flip in the front of your hair it was the envy of all of the other the girls in the typing pool at the insurance company where you worked.

You lived for the night! And the shoes you wore they were the Kork-Ease!

Franco Sarto for the Poor Girl Summer

Manolo says, as is often the case, the email box of the Manolo it has been overflowing with the emails from the Manolo’s many internet friends asking the Manolo to help them find the affordable shoes.

“Please,” the internet friends of the Manolo say, “we are the poor working girls who must slave away in the hot office, hiding under the pasted-on smiles our simmering envy of the stylish women who have achieved greater success. Please help us, Manolo, we need the beautiful shoes to ease our pain, but we have no moneys. ”

As always, the reply of the Manolo it is the same, that the poor working girl she must save her moneys so that she may purchase the super fantastic shoes. Also, she should strive to not feel the envy of the successful woman; for all that we know she may suffer from her own disappointments and neuroses.

In the stead it is better to focus on obtaining the beautiful shoes, for owning all of the bargain priced feetwear in the world cannot replicate the feeling one gets when wearing the single pair of the truly refined shoes. It is sublime, similar to the religious experience, only for the feets.

At the same of the time, the Manolo he knows what it is like to be poor in the summer, so poor that you must fashion your own summery white buck shoes out of the discarded ice cream wrappers, cotton candy cones, and popsicle sticks that have fallen onto the sand beneath the cracks in the boardwalk.

And so the Manolo he will help his internet friends by recommending some of the summery light-colored shoes of the Franco Sarto, shoes which sell for under $100 of the American dollars.

Muro from Franco Sarto    Manolo Likes!  Click!

As we know the Manolo he has this season gone mad for the wedge heels, and this shoe, the Muro, it has the striking combination of the dark wedge and the white straps that the Manolo finds especially attractive.

Dimple by Franco Sarto      Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is another of the wedges, the Dimple, with the similar dark-below, light-on-the-top color combinations.

Orator by Franco Sarto     Manolo Likes!  Click!Orator by Franco Sarto    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Finally, here is the oddly named Orator, which is shown here in the white with the blue accents, and in the unusual but very attractive color known as the celedon, the light green. Is it not limitedly perfect in its own inexpensive way?