Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m in love. Well, moderately infatuated really, but the object of my desire has no idea I like him. I’m planning on telling him soon, but I am scared (and am too young to purchase liquid courage), and I need help. I feel that shoes that are cute, flirty, and comfortable in case I need to run away and cry in a bathroom after possible rejection could be the answer. Can you point me in the right direction?


Manolo says, as the immortal, if somewhat tone deaf, Tab Hunter sang in his 1957 smash hit, “They say for every boy and girl, there’s just one love in this whole world, and I know I’ve found mine…Young Love. First Love.”

Frankly, the Manolo prefers the 1959 Connie Francis version of this song, as the lyrics, “just one kiss from your sweet lips, will tell me that your love is real,” are immensely more poignant when sung by the female, thus capturing as they do the exact difficulty of being the romantic young woman in modern world.

On the one of the hands, the modern young women of feeling is now sometimes required to tell that big lunk with the baseball cap on backwards exactly how she feels. And yet, on the other of the hands, the result may be disappointment, or, to quote Connie Francis again, “Stupid Cupid, you’re a real mean guy.”

Look, here are the Demara from BCBGirls, the strappy platform sandal in the lovely rose color.

Demara by BCBGirls    Manolo Likes!   Click!