What the Manolo Is…

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


Listening to…


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the young friend of the Manolo prevailed upon the Manolo to attend the screening of the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

Naturally, the Manolo had the low expectations.

Indeed, decades ago the Bond movies had become the formalized processions, as fixed in their parts and acts as the most solemn high mass, one that culminates in the miraculous, last-second transubstantiation of the earth-destroying bomb into the harmless object. (“Let us proclaim the mystery of Bond”).

And then there was the “acting”…the Manolo is still, decades later, scarred by the image of Roger Moore attempting to emote.

And so who would not be trepidatious.

Happily, the Manolo is able to report that the new James Bond movie is quite good, as is the new James Bond, the Daniel Craig. As the young friend of the Manolo said, the movie was “gritty”, which in this context is the very high praise.

Celebratory Shoes

Blahnik!!!!!!!!!!!   Blahnik!!!!!!!!   Blahnik!!!!!!

Manolo says, here are the shoes of the Maestro suitable to this auspicious occasion.

Happy Birthday to the Maestro!

Il Maestro di Tutti Maestri

Manolo shouts, Happy Birthday to the Maestro Manolo Blahnik!!!

The maestro di tutti maestri whose miraculous birth occured this day in 1942.

Shoes for the DvF Dress

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I’ve bought a fabulous black wrap dress. dvfdress.jpgI wear it with stilettos for an evening dinner, but I’d like to dress it down a bit with boots. I want to wear that super fantastic dress at work too!

What type of boots would you suggest ? High boots ? Mid-calf ? Leather ? Suede ?

Thank you very much,


First the Manolo must compliment the Julie on her marvelous taste. Every super fantastic girl must have at least one of the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses in her closet. They are the very definition of the word “classic”.

Beacuse the shilouette and fit of the DvF wrap is very soft and feminine and pretty and because it is also the very practical garment, the Manolo would recommend that the feetwear should have these same qualities of softness, practicality, and femininity.

Thus he would suggest this black knee-high suede boot from the Michael Kors.

Dallas by Michael Kors     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Normally, the Manolo is not the fan of the chunky chains on the boots, but in this case, because of the black-on-black combination of the boots and the dress, the chain adds the needed flash to the ensemble.