Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

As a high school aged girl, I find myself in need of a pair of comfortable yet stylish pair of flats for the fall. I am willing to pay about a hundred dollars, as long as the shoes are worth it! I love soft leather and bright jewel tones, but I also like funky patterns. I need to be able to wear this shoe with a variety of outfits. Can you help?


Manolo says, how well the Manolo remembers his own days as the scholarship student at Our Lady of the Flaming Spleen Country Day School, where the teaching sisters everyday lived up to the motto, “The Wrathful Word Turneth Away Evil.”

Naturally, the Manolo stood out among the other children for his keen fashion sense, extreme poverty, and homemade patent squirrel-leather shoes, although these things often made him the target of bullies.

But, genius must eventually be acknowledged, and the Manolo’s moment arrived when Sister Imaculada Lopez selected him to provide costuming for her groundbreaking production of “Uncle Vanya”. At the end, everyone agreed that Eduardo Castro’s interpretation of Serebryakov had been greatly enhanced by his metallic, feathered headdress.

Look! Here is the Leve from Jessica Simpson, the cute and inexpensive ballarina-type flat available in the variety of colors. The Manolo is especially partial to the eggplant.

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