Pucci for the Thursday

Pucci Print Pump 763930    Manolo Likes!  Click!Pucci Print Pump 763930    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, whenever the Manolo finds that he is in need of the good cheer he has only to look at the shoes such as this, for as we know, Pucci makes the smiles!

Where the Hell is My Chiffon!

Chiffon by Charles David    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, Andrae, here is the Chiffon from the Charles David. Even the better it is on the sale! 55% off of the usual price, the savings of more than $250 of the American dollars.

Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s most recent column for the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading. Today, it is the topic of crazy daredevils who will attempt to buy the wife the shoes.

Dear Manolo,

My wife and I will soon be celebrating our third wedding anniversary, a.k.a. the leather anniversary. Can you recommend super fantastic shoes I can buy for her?


Manolo says, the Manolo he has two reactions to his friend’s desire to buy his wife the perfect shoes.

Firstly, truly this is the young man deeply in love!

Secondly, Ayyyyyyy! Buying the perfect shoes for the wife? Abandon hope all ye who enter here! This way madness and disappointment lie!

Selecting the perfect shoes to be given as the gift is perhaps the most difficult task the Manolo can imagine.

Not only must the shoe be beautiful and luxurious, but the giver of the gift shoe must have the acute knowledge of the shape of the recipient’s foot and the sense of her personal style.

This it is why it is, in the opinion of the Manolo, it is better to pick out the fine leather handbag, perhaps from the Kate Spade or the Prada.

However, if the friend of the Manolo persists in the mad venture, the Manolo would suggest giving the shoes together with the reservation to the fanciest restaurant in the town, so that the potential crushing disappointment will be cushioned by the nice meal, and perhaps two or three bottles of the expensive wine.

Thus, with this in the mind, the Manolo suggests that the Iliad from the Michael Kors has the classic yet senusous line that few women could resist.

The final piece of advice, it is to buy the shoes at the place with the liberal policy of returns.

The Iliad by Michael Kors     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s most recent column for the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading. Today, it is the shoes for the super fantastic scientist.

Dear Manolo,

I’m a scientist, and my work in the lab requires much standing and walking back and forth. When I was a grad student I wore sneakers, but now that there is a title next to my name, I’d like to wear something more elegant.


Manolo says, oddly, the Manolo he personally knows many of the brianiac scientists, and he would have to say that sartorially they are the sorry lot, perhaps second only to the mechanical engineers and the German fashion designers in terms of fashion faux pas per minute.

Thank goodness for the lab coat!

And so given the usual standards of dress which the scientists adopt, the Manolo he cannot but be cheered that his friend would seek out professional counsel in the matter of feetwear. It is with such minor victories that the battle against ugliness is won.

Of the course, this quest of the Manolo’s scientific friend, to find the comfortable but also super fantastic and affordable shoes, it is the search for the Holy Grail.

We who are but the humble servants of the shoe, we spend of our lives looking for this elusive and majestic relic, and she who has located it truly has found the “pearl of great price”.

The Manolo he does not say that these shoes from the Stuart Weitzman called the Buckminster (like the Buckminster Fuller!) are as unto the treasures of heaven, but they have the reputation for comfort, and they are in the opinion of the Manolo stylish enough so as to shame the scientific colleagues into wearing something better.

Buckminster by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

P.S. The Manolo he would also recommend this shoe below from the J.P. Tods as being suitable for the serious and diligent scientist who wishes to be stylish

Tods Womens Shoes  Manolo Likes!  Click!

P.P.S. Engineer Chic!


Leather Lace

Josephine by Vigotti    Manolo Likes!  Clicks!Josephine by Vigotti   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here are the unusual shoes from the Vigotti, about which the Manolo he is of the two minds.

On the one of the minds, the Manolo appreciates the interesting technique used to make this; the leather it cut with the laser, and then laid over the colored fabric. This it is the cool idea, and the shoes they is not without their charms.

However, on the other of the minds, the patterns of the leather and the combination of the colors they are not exactly what the Manolo would have wanted.

Still, the idea it is the good one, and the Manolo he hopes to see someone do this again, as there is great potential here for beauty.


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s most recent column for the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading at their website. Today’s question it is shoes suitable for the interview for the job.

Dear Manolo,

I have a job interview soon, and I’ve selected a lovely navy pinstripe suit with a pencil skirt to wear. I’ve found a pair of black slingbacks that go with it, but my question is, is it appropriate to wear slingbacks to an interview? Also, can I wear black shoes with a navy suit?


Manolo says, black shoes with the navy suit? Yes!

As for the the slingbacks, they are the compromise between the full pump and the too-sexy-and-frivolous-for-the-interview mule, and because of this, the answer it is the qualified maybe.

If your job interview it is with the art gallery, or the house of publishing, or one of the other creative industries, then the slingback, it is indeed most appropriate, as one would wish to display some indication of mild relaxation.

However, if your interview it is for the job in the house of investment banking, or the office of the federal prosecutor, then perhaps it would be best to appear as conservative as possible, so as not to frighten the natives with your wanton display of the heel skin.

Of the course, either way, you still would wish your shoes to be very attractive, and so the Manolo he would suggest that you look for the black pump.

But, you do not yet have the job, and you are not made of the moneys, and so you need the shoe at the reasonable price. Thus, the Manolo he would recommend to you the Destiny 2 from the Circa by the Joan and the David.

Not only does it have the name of great portent, but it is both stylish and attractively priced.

Destiny 2 by Circa from Joan and David      Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Manolo he asks his many internet friends, should the Manolo’s column be syndicated in more of the newspapers? Perhaps this it is something he should persue.

Claudia Ciuti on the Sale

Riva by Claudia Ciuti    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, here is the simple, elegant shoe from the Claudia Ciuti, this one with the little bit of the bling.

It is selling for 54% off of the regular price, the savings of over $150 of the American dollars!

Mid-Winter D & G

Dolce & Gabbana Fall - Winter 2005/06   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the dark brown suede and the gold thread make these pumps from the Dolce and the Gabbana cozy and warm, like the leather armchair next to the fire on the cold mid-winter afternoon. They are both elegant and homey, the most unusual and appealing of combinations.


Holiday Shoes IV

Casadei Velvet Pump  1558    Manolo Likes!  Click!Casadei Velvet Pump 1558     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolos says, nothing completely captures the spirit of the Christmas like the pair of the velvet pumps from the Casadei with the seasonally appropriate bows! Buy both pairs and mix and match for the crazy girl holiday feeling!

Holiday Shoes II

Maille by Bruno Magli     Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, why should the Il Papa have all the fun with the red shoes?

This attractive fun and funky shoe from the Bruno Magli, it would look good at the less formal party of the holidays. Even the better, is is on the sale , over 50% off, the savings of $140 of the American dollars!

Prada Pumps

Prada Shoes Fall 2005     Manolo Likes! Click!Prada Shoes Fall 2005 - seen on vogue magazine!!

Manolo says, this is how it is with the Manolo: sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night wanting to see the Prada pumps.

Franco Sarto Suede for the Poor Girls

Manolo says, as is usual, many of the Manolo’s internet friends have recently begged the Manolo, “Manolo, please, please, please help us, we are the poor girls who cannot afford the most beautiful, but also most expensive super fantastic shoes.”

To this the Manolo he always offers the same reply. If you are the working girl you must budget your moneys, and save, as nothing in the world can compare to the truly wonderful shoes.

Yet, at the same of the time, the Manolo he sympathizes with his impoverished internet friends, because the winter it is almost here, and you can no longer go barefeeted in the park, to say nothing of the place of the employments.

Of the course, the Manolo he also sympathizes because he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must fashion your own super fantastic huaraches out of the coffee cans you have laboriously flattened and shaped with the brick, and tied to your feet with the electrical cords.

And so the Manolo, he has picked out the few of the suede shoes from the Franco Sarto for his frugal friends to wear while they save the moneys.

Franco Sarto Jersey     Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Manolo he thinks this shoe it is marvelously stylish. Yes, the quality it is undoubtedly not perfect, but the shoe, it looks very sabroso, does it not?

Franco Sarto Fir    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is the suede boot with the wedge heel that is both urban and urbane, and also very attractive.

Franco Sarto Cherub     Manolo Likes!  Click!
This round-toed, slingback pump, it is pretty and feminine. It is also selling for under $75 of the American dollars!

Increasingly The Manolo he is impressed by many of the designs of the Franco Sarto. They are very good. If only they could be produced in the Italy, instead of the Brazil.