Whose Shoes Wednesday…Barbara Walters!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Manolo answers, the Barbara Walters!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend, the super fantastic Deja Pseu for being the first to correctly identify the owner of these shoes.


The Help Wanted

Manolo says, with the happy arrival this week of the Manolo’s new blog, Manolo for the Big Girl, and with the quiet promise of near-future arrival the new Manolo-based celebrity blog, Ayyyy!, you will have noticed that the online world of the Manolo is in the period of expansion.

Indeed, it should be obvious to all that the Manolo is in the process of building the small network of the high-quality, writer-driven fashion and lifestyle blogs.

The Manolo hopes you will also have noticed that all of the people who blog for the Manolo are exceptionally good writers, people who have interesting things to say, and say them with humor and confidence. This is by design, as the Manolo believes it is the quality of his writers that distinguishes his network from others on the internet.

And so now the Manolo is again seeking two bloggers who have the unique and entertaining authorial voices for his next project, Teeny Manolo, the Manolo’s version of the Mommy Blog.

If you have the strong interest in children’s clothing and accessories, celebrity babies, and parenting issues, and if you have the strong writing ability, and the unusual and original perspective, please send the Manolo the email outlining for him your qualifications. Be sure to include the brief samples of your writings and/or links to your bloggings.

As the Manolo hopes to start this blog in the third week of August (just in time for the back-to-school season), please try to send your application by August 10th.

Finally, the Manolo notes that this it is the paid position. Not well paid, nor anywhere near the full time, but there is the potential to perhaps make more, and the exposure may be beneficial to the freelance writer.

Whose Shoes Wednesday


Manolo asks, whose shoes?


The Acidic Flip Flops of Doom!


Manolo says, below is the reason why you do not purchase the cheap Chinese-made flip-flops from from the Wal-Mart.

Hi all! For those of you who don’t know, I used to work at Walmart for a short time, but quit

Before I quit though I did buy a pair of cheepie flip flops to wear over a weekend trip to the beach, Long Boat Key April 20th to be exact.

I actually got the stupid shoes in Aprill with a picture in mind then in June I wore them a few times.

Well, after wearing them my feet would be red and sort of tingly, but I figured that it was just because it was first flip flops of the year so my feet need to get used to them. Blabity blabity… Well I have now had what appears to be a chemical burn for 11 days, (As of July 3rd) I really thought it would just go away on it’s own. It is absolutely not going away very well at all…this started on

June 22nd 2007 and has just gotten worse basically. I have only worn those shoes 15 minutes here, half an hour there, hour there…and so on, NOT enough time to burn my feet like this!

Please, go now and look at what the cheap shoes can do to your feets, but first allow the Manolo to warn you that the pictures are not pleasant.

Let this be the cautionary tale about the perils of the cheap shoes.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friends the Rachel and the Lucia who sent the Manolo the link.