Manolo says, the Manolo’s always amusing friend, the Miss Meghan, she is urging the women of the New York to proudly wear the platform shoes
Ladies, listen up. It’s a new season, there is a bit of a nip in the air, and the stores are full of a delicious shoe – the platform.They are sexier, higher and more fun than ever before. But “Oh!” you gasp, “they are too high, too wobbly, too … stripper.”
Get over it, and get into it. Platforms are here to stay, and if you are an intelligent woman, which I know you are, you’ll master how to make your platforms work for you.
More than stilettos, more than the kitten heel and much, much more than the sensible ballet flat, platforms make you a tower of strength. Tall and majestic, you now can peer above everyone’s head and spot that cab two blocks away (and grab it before the non-platformed rabble below you even see it). You can pluck items off high shelves with ease, and now men must look up to you, much like the ancient Greek actors who wore elevated platforms to raise themselves up from mere mortal to godlike status.
Naturally, the Manolo he has the suggestions for the platform shoes that you should perhaps be wearing.
Here is the entertaining and stylish platform from the Missoni. The Manolo finds the kiltie detail especially witty, as it is the this, and not the rest of the shoes, which carries the fabled Missoni pattern.
And here is the square-toed platform bootie from the Stuart Weitzman that Manolo thinks is most “happening”.
The woman who would wear these to the office would not only stand out for her fashion sense, but would also tower regally above the petty distractions and inconveniences of her work day, which is exactly the point the Miss Meghan was making about the pleasures of the platforms.