One Thousand Dollars For The Kiss

Manolo says, ayyyyyyyyy! One of the Manolo’s favorite bloggers, the Cindy Bokma, has published the new book!

Cindy Bokma, also known as celebrity blogger “distresssedjeans” has released her first novel, a Hollywood satire called A Thousand Dollars For A Kiss. Cindy gained popularity for her award nominated gossip site, Conversations About Famous People where over six million viewers from around the world read the hilarious entertainment reports. She became known for her cutting edge wit and social commentaries on celebrities in the news. Phil Magitti from the satire site, Pug Bus called her a “female Oscar Wilde.”

Cindy is also well known for her author interview blog, Conversations with Famous Writers where she conducts fun, offbeat interviews with best-selling authors such as Lauren Weisberger, Jeannette Walls, Jennifer Weiner, Janet Evanovich, Simon Doonan, Jessica Cutler, Stephanie Klein and many more. Jane Heller joked that Cindy was the “Oprah of the internet!” with all her work inspiring people to read good books and learn more about authors.

A Thousand Dollars for a Kiss takes a look at what happens when a normal person gets swept up in the life of a Hollywood starlet named Kat Savage- rumored to be modeled after none other than Britney Spears.

The Converstaions about the Famous Peoples was one of the Manolo’s all time favorite celebrity blogs, simply because the Cindy has the most marvelous, intelligent, and biting wit, one which is neither peruile, nor panders to the base crowd. And so the Manolo has the highest expectations that the Cindy’s new book will be most amusing indeed.


Manolo’s Sunday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links that may amuse…

The professor and the spikey shoe.

The Maestro and the Madame.

The everyday photographer and the Magnificent One.
(Via the Manolo’s dear internet friend the Kim, who has the new blog.)


Low Point In Male Fashions and Hair Styles

Manolo says, word to the mother.

P.S. Jim Carey!

Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

My husband has informed me that we will be going to his company’s holiday party this year, and that I should “dress up”. I’m thinking a new pair of shoes will ease my psychic pain. Please help.


Manolo says, it is time again for the annual corporate holiday party, when we all gather in the office park near the airport, at the Marriott Towne Centre Suburban Chain Hotel Function Room.

Look! They have decorated!

There is the magnificent Christmas tree that the ladies from marketing have decked with the leftover corporate logo key chains. See how they sparkle in the light cast from the menorah Morty in accounting has brought from home.

Ayyyyy! They have even included the festive wiccan pentacle out of consideration for the stout girl who wears the black nail polish, what is her name?

No, no. The new name.

That is it! Astreal Ravenscroft!

Truly the spirit of the solstice season is upon us!

Of the course, you would be wise to dress up in your holiday finest, as one of the traditions will be when your spouse forces you to meet the boss’s boss, the exalted semi-divine personage who’s very gaze, legend has it, can scald interns to death.

When the moment of meeting arrives, these black suede shoes with the gold trim from the DKNY, they will make you appear statuesque and stylish, the perfect companion for the rising corporate star.

Kailey by DKNY   Manolo Likes!  Click!


Holiday Shoes 2006, Part V

Wink by Martinez Valero    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here are the beautiful pair of the crushed red velvet heels from the Martinez Valero that are not only festive, but also reasonably priced.


The Perfect Gift for the Manolo Lover in the Family

Manolo says, what to get the person who has everything?

Super Fantastic Drink Coasters    Manolo Adores!  Click!

Perhaps the drink coasters that remind you of just how special you truly are.

Ayyyyyy!   Hoodie.   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Or maybe the hoodie with the Manolo’s favorite interjection.

There are many more such items available for the holiday shopping at the Manolo’s Shoe Blog Shoppe.


What the Manolo Is…

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


Listening To…


Ayyyyy! Manuel DeLanda makes the Manolo’s head hurt.

Holiday Shoes 2006, Part IV

Radiance by Stuart Weitzman    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, beautiful silvery-sparkly shoes from the Stuart Weitzman, the perfect ornament for your holiday feets!


When Cautionary Tales Converge

Manolo says, there has not been this much of the singing and acting talent in one place since Frankie Avalon dined alone!


Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

My husband and I are going to Miami Beach for a week-long vacation this winter. We love to walk, and we love the nightlife. So, I’m looking for some flat shoes comfortable enough to stroll in for miles, but also fabulous enough to get me in the door of the clubs.


Manolo says, ayyyyyy! To be in Miami during the winter, it is the perfect time!

The season of the hurricanes is past, the weather is pleasant and warm, and the palm trees along the Ocean drive are bedecked with the twinkling holiday lights, reminding you that you are happily not shoveling the snow nor fist-fighting in the suburban mall for the last Ticklish Elmo Extreme.

Indeed, for the person from the north, everyday in Miami is the sort of Christmas Day, the crazy, pastel-colored, Ron Rico fueled, toasty warm holiday.

“Hooray! Santy Claus is arriving tonight on the jet-ski!”

Naturally, you will want the festive shoe, one that fully expresses your joy, and so the Manolo would recommend the Taj-Kss from the Delman, the jeweled thong sandal that comes in the golden color known as “sunshine.”

Taj-Kss by Delman    Manolo Likes!  Click!


Shoes for the Green Velvet

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


I’m going to my first Washington fancy dress party in a few weeks, and I needed some shoes to match a tea length vintage green velvet dress w/ rhinestone straps. Any suggestions?



Since the Manolo does not know the exact shade of this lovely sounding dress, the Manolo will turn to the Bishop Don “Magic” Juan, who always recommends that green clothes be matched with the gold shoes, or as he would put it, “Green for the money, Gold for the honey!”

Renan by Bruno Magli    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Yes, perhaps you would not want your shoes to be designed by the good Bishop, but even he would agree that these shoes from the Bruno Magli are “chuuurch”!