MAR
2005
01

The Sales at the Basement of the Bargains

Manolo says, at the Manolo’s Basement of the Bargains the Manolo he has selected for you several super fantastic shoes that are on the deep discount, from 40% and more.

However, it is sad for the Manolo to report but most of those sales they end this Friday, on the 4th of the March.

Manolo says, the sales they are like the peoples. The lives of the best of them are far too short, so you must become acquainted with them before they pass.

The Bluefly

Manolo says, if you are looking for the shoes on the internets and you are not looking at The Bluefly, you are not looking as carefully as you might be.

For the example these saucy boots by the Dolce and the Gabbana, they are on the sale at the Bluefly reduced 40%.
Dolce & Gabbana Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, you must go to the Bluefly and look at the shoes, as they have shoes from many of the most super fantastic designers, like the Prada, and the Jimmy Choo, and the Christian Louboutin. Yes, perhaps their selection it is not terribly wide, but the bargains they nonetheless abound.

FEB
2005
26

Shoes of the Oscars!

Shoes of the Choo

Manolo says, even the are catching the Oscar fever.

FEB
2005
25

The Stuart Weitzman

The Super Fantastic Regina King with the Super Fantastic Stuart Weitzman

Manolo says, here you see the picture of the Stuart Weitzman together with the Regina King at the big “bash” in the Hollywood. Those super fantastic shoes they are holding, which will be worn by the Regina at the celebration of the Oscars, they are made with the diamond earrings once owned by the Marilyn Monroe.

The Manolo he is the big fan of the shoes of the Stuart Weitzman, not only are they typically stylish, but they have a commercial vigor that the Manolo he appreciates, it is the couture widely available at the reasonable prices

Here are three pairs of the shoes from the Stuart Weitzman of which the Manolo he is quite fond.

Stuart Weitzman - Parable (Red Quasar Patent)  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is the opinion of the Manolo that one of the things that the Stuart Weitzman he does the best, it is the strappy sandals. He has this very elegant, minimalist approach to the strapping. It does not overwhelm the foot with complications and adornments.

For the comparison, here is another little number of the strappiness.
Stuart Weitzman - Quadro (Black Peau)  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Again, simple, elegant, very much worth the wearing.

It is the same aesthetic of simplicity that the Stuart Weitzman he carries even into the boots.


Stuart Weitzman - Trophy (Black Calf)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

These basic boots, they are among the Manolo’s favorites.

Viva the Stuart Weitzman! Long may he reign in the realm of the mid-range, commercial couture!

FEB
2005
24

These Boot Were Made for The Walking!

Catwalk Queen!

Manolo shouts, work it, sister!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Ed for pointing to this picture.

FEB
2005
24

Miu Miu Sandals


Miu Miu Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, perhaps because the sun it is shining today, the Manolo he feels like showing you the new sandals from the Miu Miu.

FEB
2005
21

The Gotham City

Manolo says, one of the places the Manolo he loves to look for the super fantastic boots is at the website of the Gotham City Online.

Yes, on the one of the hands, at the Gotham City Online the sizes of the boots and the shoes available, they are frequently limited. However, on the other of the hands, the prices they are unbelievably low.

For the example, these super fantastic boots from the Coach, they have been reduced by the Gotham City over $130 of the American dollars, however, the are available only in the Americans sizes 8.5, 9, or 10.
Coach Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Likewise these classic boots from the Frye, they are reduced 50%, but are only available in the sizes 6 and 6.5.
Frye Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, there are many other bargains to be had at the Gotham City Online, from the JP Tods, and the Marc Jacobs, and the Michael Kors, and the others, however one must always be prepared to be disappointed by the capriciousness of the sizes available.

FEB
2005
20

The Shoes of the Vegan

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends she has asked the Manolo the question.

The shoes you point out, they are indeed super-fantastic, but can you help the vegetarians of the world to find super-fantastic shoes, too?

Manolo says, this it is one of the more difficult questions for the Manolo to answer, for the Manolo he truly loves the leather. He loves the look of the leather, he loves the texture of the leather, he loves the smell of the new leather, and above all he loves the way the leather it makes the most beautiful shoes.

But, the Manolo he also loves his many internet friends, and he tries to help them however odd their desires they might be.

If the friend of the Manolo she is indeed interested in the shoes of the couture, then he would advice his friend to look at the shoes of the Stella McCartney. She does not use the leather.

WOMAN - STELLA McCARTNEY Manolo Likes!  Click!
Manolo says, this shoe from the Stella not only is it made out of the cloth and the plastic and the rubber, but it is also quite stylish.

The same it can be said of this sandal below.

WOMAN - STELLA McCARTNEY   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Even the belts and the gloves of the Stella McCartney they are not made of the leather.

Manolo says for the person who would avoid the leather, yet who still wishes to look good, the options they are indeed limited.

FEB
2005
18

The Fruit Shoes of the Singapore

Manolo says, the visual wit of these shoes, purchased by one of the Manolo’s many internet friends in the Singapore, it has made the made the Manolo laugh out loud with the joy. They are indeed super fantastic!

FEB
2005
18

The Crocs

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends they have been sending the Manolo the letters asking about The Crocs, which they are apparently, the “hot” trend in the footwear for the lazy person.

Crocs - Beach (Light Blue) Manolo Does Not Like!
Manolo says, this above it is the shoe for the man. Notice how it differs from the shoe for the woman, below.
Crocs - Beach (Light Blue) Manolo Does Not Like!
Manolo says, exactly. They are the same shoe!

The Crocs people they seem to belive that the womens and the mens they deserve the exact same shoe.

Perhaps, this it will be true in the socialist utopia of the future when the differences between the genders they have been eliminated by the selective breeding, but not yet. We, happily, still live in the world where the shoes for the man and the shoe for the woman they are different.

Yet, in the fact, the Crocs people they are not only stubborn in their misguided insistance on leveling the differences between the sexes, but they are stubborn in their unstylishness.

These they are indeed the shoes of a hypothetical distopian future, one in which the inmates they must be dressed in the footwear least likely to be useful in the popular uprising against the regime.

Yes, the defenders of the Crocs they will speak, as the defenders of the ugly often do, of the great comfort of this “shoe”. Manolo asks you, why must the “comfort” always be the war cry of those who would lead us into the bad shoes?

Manolo says, comfort and style they are not incompatable, one does not obviate the other.

Finally, the defenders of the Crocs they will tell you that the Crocs they cost only $35, which seems cheap, until one realizes that they are manufactured out of the plastic rings used to hold the packs of six. Not the good value at half the price.

For these reasons, the Manolo he has consigned the Crocs to the Gallery of the Horrors

P.S. Here is someone who differs with the Manolo on the matter of the Crocs.

FEB
2005
17

Manolo Blahnik Not on the Sale

Manolo Blahnik Mesh Slingback

Manolo says, this shoe from the other Manolo the Maestro, it is so beautiful that it makes the very teeth of this humble Manolo the Shoeblogger ache.

FEB
2005
17

Anne Klein On The Sale


Anne Klein New York - Flava (Ink Satin) - Women's

Manolo says, this beautiful shoe from the Anne Klein, it is on the sale, 51% off! Reduced over $100 of the American dollars.

Of the course, there are other such bargains to be had at the Manolo’s Basement of the Bargains.