Moschino for the Friday Afternoon

C10142 Lod1 1D from Moschino   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here is the pretty canvas and patent leather pump from the Moschino.

This would be perfect to wear with the elegant linen pantsuit, the sort of outfit that you could wear to work on the Friday afternoon when that darkly handsome man with the convertible is picking you up at the office and taking you straight away for the romantic weekend in the country.


The CMT Music Awards Debacle

Manolo says, sometimes the Manolo fears for the soul of the American heartland, such was the case when he stumbled across the following collection of photos, taken at the Country Music Television Music Awards.

Carrie Underwood, the White Beyonce.

Queer Eye for the country guys.

Good Lord, who opened the gates to the asylum?


Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I must soon sit for my oral examinations to determine if I will receive my masters degree and am permitted to begin my doctoral degree. So, as you can see, I need serious shoe help.


Manolo says, It would have helped if the Melissa had mentioned her course of study, as the shoes one would use to impress the electrical engineers are very different from the shoes needed to sooth the professors of Marxist theology.

Still, the clothing should be sober and professional, something that recognizes and honors the importance this rite of passage.

Also, this is one of the few cases where the Manolo would tell his friend not to wear the shoes that are so super fantastic as to make her examiners jealous, for few things can become more dangerously petty than the professor who is jealous of the graduate student. In such cases they are like the cornered ferrets.

Better to appear just super fantastic enough to make them feel that you are worthy of the high honors they are bound to give you.

Here is the Helix from the Franco Sarto, the pretty yet serious mid-heel pump with the tiny bit of the peeping toe and the reasonable graduate-student price.

Helix by Franco Sarto   Manolo Likes!  Click!