Things That Make The Manolo Happy

Manolo says, two young hip-hop dancers reviving the nearly lost art of jitterbug.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Valerie.

Manolo’s Super Fantastic Gifts for the Ladies

Manolo says, please allow the Manolo to recommend the few appropriately super fantastic gifts for the womenfolk…

The Kindle

Last week, when the Manolo recommended the super fantastic gifts for the men, he suggested that the Amazon Kindle electronic reading machine, would be the most appropriate gift for gentleman. Subsequently, many of the Manolo’s lady friends said that this thing was something they also truly wanted to find under the tree.

So, if you are the gentleman who wishes to impress the lady of your acquaintance, present her with the Kindle filled with the collected works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Danielle Steele.

Chloe Large Leather Messanger Bag

This large Chloé leather bag not only has the good clean lines for the large bag, making it suitable for the classy lady of style, and yet it is also hip enough to satisfy even the most demanding downtown girl.

Marc Jacobs Continental Chain Clutch

Here is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Foret Chain Continental Clutch, the perfect little something-something to go with your lady friend’s little black dressy-dress.

Michael Michael Kors Cashmere Cardigan

Everyone loves to get the cashmere, it is the fabric of love! Here is the Michael Kors Cashmere Cardigan that is simple, elegant, and somewhat reasonably priced, as such things go.

Memory of Kindness

The perfume from CB I Hate Perfume, the shop of Chris Brosius the most original, uncompromising, and iconoclastic of the scent designers. The Manolo is particularly fond of Memory of Kindness, described as “The shining green scent of tomato vines growing in the fresh earth of a country garden”.

Mahogany 4-Drawer Chocolate Box (60 pieces)

Chocolate! Fancy Chocolate from zChocolat delivered in the four-drawer mahogany box that will become lasting memory of the successfully delicious Christmas gift.


The MSM: Manolo Social Media

Manolo says, the Manolo politely reminds you that he is now the master of the social media.

And as such, the Manolo politely requests that you consider befriending him on the Facebook, following him on the Twitter, and perhaps being so kind as to subscribe to his Super Fantastic Newsletter, which will shortly be revived with regular updates from the Realm of the Super Fantastic (to include news of bargains, deals, special events, contests, and other Manolospheric doings).

Holiday Shoes 2010: Stuart Weitzman Turalu

Turalu from Stuart Weitzman

Manolo says, perhaps you saying, “Ack! Manolo, this holiday shopping madness is crushing me! Show me something simple, something pretty, something I might actually wear!”

Et voila, the Turalu from the Stuart Weitzman. Simple. Wearable. Pretty.


The FN Shoe Star!

Manolo says, coming soon, right after the first of the year, it is the FN Shoe Star! FN Shoe Star

The FN Shoe Star is the interwebs-based shoe design contest, the collaboration between the Footwear News, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Brown Shoe, in which twelve young designers of the shoes compete to see who is the best.

For the readers of the Manolo with the long memories, they will perhaps remember the first incarnation of the FN Shoe Star, more than three years ago. The contest that was not as widely published as it should have been.

Here is the video in which we are catching up with the previous contestants, all of whom have done well in the shoe business..

This time, FN Shoe Star promises to be bigger and betterer and more well promoted, and indeed, they have even asked the humble shoeblogger Manolo to be one the official bloggers!

In his role as official blogger, the Manolo will provide amusing commentary on the episodes as they appear and help guide his internet friends to things that merit their attention, such as this contest in which Brown Shoe is giving away the $250 gift certificate.

And so, the Manolo asks you to stay tuned in the month of January for the reincarnation of FN Shoe Star, as it is certain to be both exciting and entertaining.