Manolo Social Media

Manolo says, the Manolo politely reminds you that he maintains the online presence on several of the most modern social media platforms. For the example…

Manolo on Facebook

You may find the Manolo on the Facebook, where he would be most kind to greet you as one of his special friends.

Likewise, the Manolo shares some of his more ephemeral thoughts through out each day at his Twitter feed, to which you may wish to subscribe.

Additionally, the Manolo has recently started the Tumblr thing, to which he sometimes posts the pictures and quotations that capture his fancy.

And, finally, the Manolo is working to revive his moribund Super Fantastic Newsletter, which he hopes will eventually send out the weekly news about the Manolo, together with coupons, bargains, announcements, and contests. Naturally, the Manolo would be enormously pleased if you would consider subscribing to these email updates.


Cole Haan Air Michelle Tall Shearling Boots on the Sale

Air Michelle Tall Shearling Boots from Cole Haan

Manolo says, Ayyyy! The weatherman, he is predicting the return of the snow!

What will you do?

What. Will. You. Do!


That is what you will do, boots!

Boots such as these snuggly-toasty warm, tall shearling boots from the Cole Haan, the Air Michelle, which are selling at the discount of more than $100 of the American dollars!


Katy Perry at the Choice of the Peoples Awards

Katy Perry at the Peoples Choice Awards

The Eyes are Getting Crazy

Manolo says, this picture of Katy Perry, it has reminded the Manolo of something, or someone…

Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride

Jennifer Wilbank, the Runaway Bride with the crazy lady eyes

Katy Perry is Getting the Crazy Lady Eyes

Katy Perry is getting the crazy lady eyes!

Ayyyyy! Life with the Russell Brand, it is taking its toll!

The Fakes, They are Never in the Fashion

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friends at the Harper’s Bazaar have launched the new website drawing attention to the scourge of designer fakery: Fakes are Never in Fashion.

Harper’s Bazaar’s Fakes Are Never In Fashion™ initiative has been working for years to expose the criminal activities connected to the sales of counterfeit products. The sales from these fake products fund child labor, sweat shops, drug cartels and even terrorism. American companies also lose an estimated $20 billion from the counterfeit goods industry.

The Harper’s Bazaar peoples have even included good advice for avoiding the fake shoes.

Fake Christian Louboutin Shoes

Phoney Baloney, Plastic Fake, Not Christian Louboutin Shoes

    * Location – Luxury designer shoes are never sold by a street vendors, flea markets or low end stores. Buy from authorized retailers. These can easily be found on the brand’s website by looking at the locations the product is sold.
    * Inspect The Bottom – Many fake shoes come with a thin plastic film attached to the bottom of the shoe. No luxury designer would put out a product with plastic covering.
    * An Inside Job – Many counterfeit boots are created with cheaper interior materials. Instead of the shoe being lined with suede or leather, the fakes are lined with a much more noticeable, cheaper fabric.
    Seams & Stitching – Crooked, poor stitching or messy seams, on Sheepskin boots for example, are signs of a counterfeit product.
    * Packaging – If a certain luxury brand packages their shoes in a logo box or with a dust bag and these items are not included with your purchase, your shoes are fake. Also be sure to look for flimsy, poor quality or different size packaging.
    * Holograms – Many brands are incorporating the use of holograms on their labels. Do some research to find out if the shoes you are trying to purchase normally come with a hologram. If you don’t see one, it’s a fake.
    * Price Cuts – If the shoe you are trying to purchase retails for $1,000 and it’s on sale for $200, it’s a fake. Discounts like these do not exist with luxury goods. If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Of the course, none of this is news to the long-time readers of the Manolo, for the Manolo has been crusading against the fakes and the off-knocks for many, many years.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the video of the fake Christian Louboutin shoes being destroyed by the front loader…

Most satisfying indeed!

Ribbon Embroidery

Manolo says, our friend Twistie is discussing the lovely art of ribbon embroidery

…the art of taking lengths of ribbon and sewing them decoratively onto a background. I love ribbon embroidery.

It is quite attractive and historically important.


Chloé Cuffed Ankle Boot for the Thursday

Chloé Cuffed Suede Ankle Boots

Manolo says, there is something exquisite about this suede, cuffed, ankle bootie from the Chloé.

This is not the big, flashy, glittery Louboutin platform, or the scheming-to-win-our-hearts Jimmy Choo pump. No, this is the subtle shoe, with the perfectly beautiful and restrained combination of colors and details. Look at the manner in which the buff color of the interior contrasts perfectly with the dove gray of the exterior!

This is that rarest of shoes, the one which can be worn profitably, to great effect, by the smart and stylish older woman, or the intelligent, young, sexy thing.

Whose Shoes Wednesday…The Answer!

Manolo asked, whose shoes?

Julianne Moore Shoes

Manolo answers, it is the Julienne Moore!

Congratulations to the Manolo’s internet friend Danna for being the first to correctly identify this week’s personage of note.