Project Runway Returns Tomorrow!

Manolo says, oh, how the Manolo his pined for the return of the Project Runway! So many long, long months of waiting.

And now, we are the mere 24 hours away from the resumption of this favorite reality show of the Manolo.

Naturally, the Manolo is planning on having the giant viewing party with the Posse Manolo to celebrate the beginning of the new season. You may be certain that the bitchy quips will flow like sparkling wine vinegar.

Also, in preparation, the Manolo has been faithfully reading the most important Proect Runway resource on the intertubes, the Blogging the Project Runway Blog, run by the Manolo’s long time internet friends, Laura K, and Scarlett, and the T-Bone. If you love the Project Runway you should be reading this blog.

By the way, it is at the Blogging the Project Runway that the Manolo discovered the Tresemme BPR Fantasy League, the game where you pick each week’s winners in advance and win the prizes. Of the course, at this stage of the game, there is no skill involved in picking the winners, as we know little about the contestants, that it is all chance.

However, soon that will change.

In the meantime, here is the preview of the show in which the designers are introduced…


What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…


Listening to…


The Manolo has become like stalkerish uber-fan Mel, in that he cannot stop watching the Flight of the Conchords. He keeps playing the DVD over and over, laughing each time at the same bits. Truly it is the most entertaining thing the Manolo has seen in many years.

All hail, Bret and Jemaine!


Martinez Valero Shoes– The Halina

Halina by Martinez Valero   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here are the striking sling-back shoes from the Martinez Valero. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are also relatively reasonably priced.

The holidays are soon to be here, and it is time to begin thinking about the festive shoes. (Not that one should ever be not thinking about the festive shoes.)


Manolo says, Mr. Isidore Gallant, blogger extraordinaire, has attended the latest meeting of the famed Corduroy Appreciation Club!


Space Couture, Part 2

Manolo says, perhaps in the future, humans will not even have to worry about clothing.


Space Couture

Manolo says, where are the jump suits? The Manolo was promised that the future would include silvery jump suits, not fairly pedestrian bikinis and lycra.

But of the course, this video begs the question: what will the clothes of the future look like?

To which the Manolo answers, who knows? There are not even that many peoples who can predict next years trends, much less those of the distant future.

In 500 years time we could all be immortal, disembodied heads in jars, riding around on giant metallic robots, talking about how great it was when we had bodies, and wishing we could die.

Or, we could be post-apocalyptic cavemen, in which case, fur will make the big come back.

Either way. 50/50 says the Manolo.

P.S. Be certain to stay for the final minute of this video, when things take the turn for the painfully ridiculous.

P.P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s friend, the super fantastic Xeni. She is not just the blogger, she is also the internet television star!!!

Build the Outfit #7

Manolo says, time for the next Build the Outfit Contest. This time the Manolo must respond to his own challenge issued by his internet friend Carrie.

I believe this is also the 6th BtO where the featured shoes aren’t made in size 11. Why do shoe companies hate tall people?

Let it never be said that the Manolo did not rise to the occasion in style…

Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Behold, the Mercurypipe from the Stuart Weitzman, available not only in the size 11W, but also in the size 12W! The four inch heel, cognac-leopard-hair-calf-bootie, super shoe!

And now, the question from the Manolo to his readers is what to wear with them?

Yes, your inclination might be to super sexy it up, with the hottest of the hottie clothes, but the Manolo cautions restraint, as these shoes are speaking volumes already. No need to shout.

The contest ends on Saturday, and the prize will be the $100 gift certificate from Zappos. So, as is always the case, it is now off to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums to post your entry.