Hyde Park by Christian Louboutin

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Manolo says, after the most recent shock to system of the Manolo, the Manolo has the need to reaffirm his belief in the abilities of the Chiristian Louboutin. Happily, this was not difficult.

Here is the Hyde Park, the beautiful gold and black t-strap sandal that will cleanse your palate of the distasteful flavor of bad fish.


Readings from the Book of Hasselhoff

Manolo says, daily readings from Don’t Hassel the Hoff. Today, page 98.

When the divorce papers arrived at my home, I invited Mom and Dad and eight friends to a party at La Cage aux Folles, the nightclub on La Cienega Boulevard where people went to get super-loaded while watching drag acts. The female impersonators had great fun getting the Knight Rider up on stage and singing Judy Garland songs to him. When I stepped off stage, the maître d’ said, ‘Mr. Hasselhoff, Mr. Liberace would like to buy you a drink.’

I looked over and saw Liberace lit up like a Christmas tree in the middle of a group of young blond men. He waved at me.

‘Ask him if he would like to join our divorce party.’

‘I’m such a big fan, David,’ he said. ‘Who’s getting divorced?’

‘I am.”

‘Well, I’m available — let’s party.’

Liberace was drinking gin and tonic and smoking Carlton cigarettes. He was sixty-seven years old and had had a lot of plastic surgery; he very gracious and very sociable.

‘I can see you are upset about the divorce,’ he said.

‘I’m a little sad.”

‘Oh God, darling, put it behind you — life goes on.’

The Word of the Hoff!


The Dangers of the Flip-Flops

Manolo says, the Instapundit man has linked to this article about the dangers of wearing the flip-flops.

“Flip-flops have singlehandedly caused more problems with people’s feet in the last couple years than probably any other type of shoe,” said Dr. Rock Positano, a podiatrist at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery.

Lori Geller broke her ankle wearing flip-flops. “The ground was wet, so my foot slipped off and turned.”

Geller is certainly not alone.

“I was at the supermarket, and I slipped in my flip-flops on cottage cheese and really hurt myself,” said Tiffany Andreade of an embarrassing fall.

These women and others may be heading feet first into a world of short- and long-term foot problems. Positano sees about five to 10 flip-flop related injuries a week — injuries he believes are a direct result of women wearing flip-flops in place of normal walking shoes.

“The problem with this is absolutely no support & the foot is able to go in any direction it wants to go in, and it directly impairs the ability of the foot to function as a shock absorbing part of the body,” Positano explained.

That the flip-flops are dangerous is not news to the long-time readers of the Manolo’s humble shoe blog.

Here is the example of these dangers. And here is the other. And here is the third.

Fishhead by Christian Louboutin

Pesce by Christian Louboutin    Manolo Emphatically Does Not Like    Do Not Click!

Manolo says, Ayyyyyy! The Manolo is frightened!

Frightened not by the fishy shape of this ugly, $1000 dollar shoe, but by the idea that the maestro Christian Louboutin could design such monstrosities.

When your attempt to be whimsical results the green python fish shoes that appear to be regurgitating the wearer’s toes, do not be surprised if others question your judgment and taste.

The Manolo would put this shoe into his Gallery of the Horrors, but he is too dispirited. He must now go lay down with the cold compress on his forehead.

Please discuss this among yourselves while he is gone.

P.S. Via the Manolo’s internet friends at the Fashion Police

The Rouge Wave


Manolo says, it is no secret that the Manolo has long held the cinematic aspirations, and that he has for many years been working sporadically on the screenplays.

Naturally, the Manolo, to whom the words do not come easily, has sought out the professional help with his efforts, and in so doing he came across what he considers to be the best website on the interwebs for the screenwriting help, the Rouge Wave.

Julie the Script Whisperer not only writes beautifully, in the most comprehensible and straightforward of manners, but she is also the lovely person, and the member in good standing of the Posse Manolo.

So, now you must go visit her amusing and helpful blog, yes?