Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…
Manolo says, daily readings from Don’t Hassel the Hoff. Today, page 171.
The glittering room at the Savoy was packed with chattering people when the decibel level suddenly dropped and all eyes turned to the tall woman who had just entered. She spotted us and walked over. I remember thinking ‘God, she’s tall.’ She had high heels on and was almost as tall as me. She was strikingly beautiful, with the face of an angel. We shook hands.
‘You look good with your clothes on,’ she said to me.
‘And so do you,’ I replied.
Diana laughed, blushed, and then looked coy. It wasn’t my imagination–she was flirting with me. Pamela elbowed me. She and Diana were both wearing almost identical Escarda dresses, so perhaps that had something to do with it.
On television, Diana always seemed humble and shy, averting her eyes and keeping her head bowed; that was the image I had of her – ‘Shy Di’. I knew she was separated from Prince Charles but I didn’t know anything about her private life or her attitude towards men.
Diana said, ‘What were we talking about?’
‘I have no idea’
‘Good – because neither do I.’
The word of the Hoff!
Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.
Can you please help me? I have been reading your blog and got very excited that someone like me, from the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA, could be super fantastic. I love shoes (who doesn’t?), but my most expensive shoe purchases so far have choices such as what you deem for the “poor girl” (Frano Sarto, for example). I decided to step things up a bit and ordered a pair of shoes from bluefly.com that I’m now regretting. I have not received them yet, but am fearing that they just won’t live up to my new-found expectations of the super fantastic. I attached a picture for you to look at–can you tell me what your first impression is?
Thank you so much,
The Manolo’s first impression is that these are the handsome shoes that the Shawna can be proud of wearing, especially if these were purchased at the Bluefly, which means that she undoubtedly paid much less than retail.
Here the details “make” the shoe. The folded leather of the vamp, the understated color of the adornments, the animal print on the heel, even the pinkish-putty color of the edge, all of these things combine to give this shoe the pleasing unity of design.
This is the sort of shoe one could wear with the simple skirt, something that would allow one to show the shapely leg to good advantage.