Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I’m a woman of a “certain age” who works in a predominantly male field. After many years, I’ve finally managed to break through the glass ceiling. In fact, I’ve just been told that I’m getting a big, big, BIG promotion in January, one which will require that I spend lots of time in the public eye. I tend to dress very conservatively, mostly in pantsuits and jackets with lots of structure. What would you suggest to jazz things up a bit?

Nancy P.

Manolo says, the mere century ago, only the most utopianist of the writers could have imagined the world in which the women would attain such positions of great power, although usually these writers also imagined the steam-powered robot butlers and the silvery, unisex jumpsuits for everybody.

Sadly we do not yet have the robots, but happily, do not yet have to wear the jumpsuits.

Although this lack of uniform jumpsuiting, it still leaves the powerful woman with the same old dilemma: what to wear.

All the Manolo can say is, thank heavens for the shoes!

Even the dullest outfit of powerful conformity can be enlivened by the beautiful shoes, like the Atelier from the Bettye Muller, which combines the most restrained and classic shape with the luxurious and handsome brocade upper.

Atelier by Bettye Muller   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Sample Sale Mania

Manolo says, you must go read the most amusing sample sale adventures of the Claire at the Fashion Bomb blog. Be certain to scroll down to read about the sample sale of the Maestro Manolo Blahnik.