Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I’ve just accepted my first real post graduation job, with a K Street lobbying firm here in Washington. I need to look professional, but like most recent graduates I’m poor. What would you suggest for under $100?


Manolo says, ayyyyyyyyy! Disillusionment thy name shall be Marilyn!

What better way to produce the bitter cynic than to take the young and fresh-faced innocent straight from the idealistic halls of ivy into the Washington lobbying firm?

It is like taking the small child who enjoys the occasional hotdog into the very heart of the sausage factory. After two minutes, everyone is sick to his stomach, weeping, and looking for the exit.

But, it all so exciting at the start, especially if you have the nice shoes which you have found at the bargain prices.

Of the course, the Manolo knows what it is like to be the poor person in the professional world, so poor that you must construct your own super fantastic dress shoes out of the dirty napkins and the swizzle sticks left over after the eight martini lunch with Senator Eustis T. Knuckles, head of the Senate’s Select Committee on Groping.

And so the Manolo would recommend the O-Carmen, from the O Oscar by Oscar de la Renta as being the sophisticated shoe with the classic line that will not rupture the bank.

O-Carmen by O Oscar   Manolo Likes!  Click!



Manolo says, be still the Manolo’s beating heart, for it is yet another visit from the Manolo’s favorite funky little fashion troll, and he has arrived bearing the post-apocalyptic fashion treats!

In both cases, it is the man purse that makes it work.

“Galliano says, Admit it, big boy, you want what Galliano has.”