Manolo the Columnist: Brea from Joan and David

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m a recently divorced woman of a certain age, and after several months of being alone, I’ve decided that it’s time to start dating again. But first, I need a new pair of boots to give me some confidence. I’m on the short side, so I definitely need heels. Please help.


Manolo says, as the Manolo discovered long ago, one of the easiest ways to boost one’s self-confidence is by wearing beautiful, well-made shoes. With the truly super fantastic shoes, one is able to stand taller, walk straighter, and project the image of confidence and vitality that are the key ingredients of the sexy appeal.

By the comparison, ugly and poorly-made shoes bring the wearer down, causing one to lumpily schlump around like the water buffalo. Put on the pair of cheap plastic clogs, and you are saying to the world, “I love sweatpants and Dorritos and long romantic rides on my mobility scooter.” Hardly the message one wishes to convey to the wider world, much less the potential mate.

Look, here is the Brea from Joan and David, the fabulously sexy and confidence-building high-heeled boot!

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Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Patricia Arquette, Zaftig!

Manolo answers, it is the Patricia Arquette!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend Rondi, who was the first to correctly identify this week’s personage of note.