Manolo’s Tuesday Miscellany

Manolo says, here are the few links which may perhaps amuse…

So what are we all going to want to be wearing on our feet next summer? Or rather what do the designers intend to offer us, because the two aren’t necessarily the same thing.


It is perfectly all right to wear ugly, clumpy clothes when you are 16, but if you wear them when you are 50 it might look as if you never understood style in the first place, or have given up, ­ surrendering to the idea that you can wear a red hat with a purple dress, on the spurious grounds that you are old and what does it matter because no one wants to look at you anyway.


The U.S. is the worst. There’s a Spinal Tap-ish phenomenon known as vanity sizing, in which garment sizings have been haphazardly lowered to make the consumer feel smaller even though she’s wearing the same size.