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This week, the Manolo is considering moving to Tuscany.

The Fate of the Platforms

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

Hey Manolo,

Just want to preface that I absolutely love your fashion blog (but I bet you hear that all the time)! But anyway, as I was perusing the latest issue of Vogue, I ran into a little article about how platforms are coming to an end ( A New Altitude p352). Is this true? Will my 5′ 3/4″ frame never again surpass the average height for women?

What are you thoughts?


Fresh from the internets this very morning, the Manolo gives you the John Galliano’s Fall 2007 ready-to-wear collection from the Dior.

Yes, the platforms they are not completely yet out.

Although, to judge from the height and the color and the excessive strappiness we have moved from the restrained and classical period of the platforms into the final decadant period before they leave the scene for the few years. You have until perhaps the end of the year to enjoy them.

The Manolo has spoken.

Michael Kors on the Sale

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Manolo says, these understated and westerny suede boots from the Michael Kors would be perfect to wear with your flouciest skirt to go “whooping it up” with the sunburned cowboy whom you met at the feed store that had the special on the cat chow.

Even better, they are on the sale, 44% off of the usual price, the savings of almost $250 of the American dollars!



Manolo says, perhaps the light it is at the end of the tunnel.

SHE’S the Hollywood star credited for turning an Australian icon into a worldwide fashion phenomenon, but Pamela Anderson has taken the shears to her longterm love affair with Ugg boots.

In perhaps her blondest moment yet, the former Baywatch babe has announced she is putting the boot into her footwear staple of the last decade, boycotting Uggs after finally realising they were made from shaved sheep skin.

The mother-of-two, who is a staunch animal rights activist and member of PETA, says she is wracked with guilt over the fact that women around the globe followed in her footsteps by wearing the boots.

“I’m getting rid of my Uggs – I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days,” Anderson wrote on her website.

“I used to wear them with my red swim suit to keep warm never realizing that they were skin! I thought they were shaved kindly?”

“It’s what I grab by my door in the mornings to bring my kids to school or walk my dog on the beach at 6am or anything early. I’ve definitely over-used them – and that’s it!”

While fashion critics have always been inclined to label Anderson’s penchant for the boots as Ugh, the busty pin-up sparked a massive celebrity craze replicated by wannabe fashionistas around the globe after being consistently photographed wearing the comfortable boots for years.

“People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend – yikes!” Anderson wrote.

“Well let’s start a new one. Do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots.”

Amen, sister, amen!

Perhaps, finally, our long international nightmare is over, and we may now devote all of our energies to destroying the Crocs.