Street Style

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends, the Justin, has just written the most entertaining and informative article about the street style blogs.

[A]n exciting new development is making it easier than ever to follow the look of the man (and woman) on the street. Made possible by faster Internet access and cheaper digital photography, street-fashion blogs have sprung up all over the world, and they are quickly proliferating.

The best of these sites capture the joys of people-watching and offer an experience that’s more like lounging on a park bench than flipping through a fashion magazine. For one thing, the blogs aren’t label-conscious: Few identify the brands worn, and not one mentions the prices paid. Their subjects also tend to be dressed casually, with few business suits or cocktail outfits in sight. Even better, many of the subjects are actually smiling—quite a faux pas in the fashion world, which still demands the scornful, stricken look that traces back to Lord Byron.

The Manolo loves the street style blogs for exactly the reasons that the Justin has cited, because they display what the real peoples are really wearing. The best of them show us that super fantastic style it is not merely the province of the rich and powerful.

Here is another portion of the article which the Manolo believes to be most wise.

But ultimately these blogs should strengthen the leveling and decentralizing forces that continue to dismantle the once dominant fashion pyramid. The time is long past when a few couturiers could dictate international style from the heights of Paris. Thanks to the growing popularity of this new medium, it seems likely that a leaderless multitude will increasingly influence fashion from the ground—or rather, pavement—up.

Of the course, it is not the secret that the Manolo should agree with this, as he has on many occasions in the past spoken about the trend towards the greater democratization of the fashion.


Manolo the Columnist

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

The topic it is the shoe trends for the fall.

Dear Manolo,

Black boots for brown boots this fall?


Manolo says, yes it is the middle of the stinking hot July, but already for many of the months the Manolo has been thinking about the shoe trends for the autumn of the 2006.

At the very front of the Manolo’s thinking parts are the words “dark” and “baroque”

The Manolo believes that this fall we shall be wearing the shoes and boots in the deeper colors, and that there will be the certain baroque dramatic complexity to those shoes and boots. Look especially for the sculptural heels and perhaps the embroidered and braided materials with the dark ornamentation.

Of the course, the Manolo would also point out to his friends, all the trends aside, that the black boot it is one of the necessary items in any super fantastic girl’s inventory. You must own the pair, as nothing can take their place in certain important situations, such as when you wish to dump your latest no-good boyfriend.

Here is something new from the Mikala that has captured the Manolo’s attention; the handsome boot that perfectly expresses the seasonal trends.

St. Pierre by the Mikala.   Manolo Likes!  Click!