Shoes for the Poor Girl... Again!

Manolo says, one of the Manolo's many internet friends as asked the Manolo the question:
Manolo, what should i do if i don't have lots of money and i want to look super fantastic? what shoes should i buy that could fit into my little budget?
Manolo says, this question, it is the number one of the questions that is asked of the Manolo, and he has answered this question on many of the occasions of the past.

But, beacuse every day the more people they are reading the Manolo's blog, the Manolo he will repeat the advice he has given.

Manolo says, it is the advice of the Manolo that the girl who would be super fantastic she must save the moneys until she can afford the most super fantastic shoes.

Yes, the Manolo he knows this can be difficult, what with the moneys that must be spent on the hair care and the skin care and the finger nail care if the girl she wishes to remain looking super fantastic.

And yes, the Manolo he knows what it is like to be poor, so poor that you must make your own super fantastic shoes from the skins of the roadkilled animals that you have tanned in the foul-smelling bathroom of your cold, dirty apartment.

So, the Manolo, he will recommend a few of the shoes costing under one hundred of the dollars that the super fantastic girl she can wear while she is saving her pennies.

Nicole Miller - Maya (Brown Crocco) - Women's   Manolo Likes!   Click!

Here is the strappy Nicole Miller shoe that the Manolo approves of. It comes in the four colors and is only $83 of the American dollars (one hundred of the dollars below the normal price!).

Manolo says, it is good to buy the designer shoes when they are out of the season, when they are on the sale. Manolo asks, will the summer it not come again? Will the sandals they not be worn in the summer that is coming?

Joan & David - Righteous (Black Calf)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says the Joan and the David their shoes they are rarely under the one hundred of the dollars, but this one, it is! (Barely!) The zipper on the top of these shoes it suggests to the Manolo the black leather seduction.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren - Tamora-Suede (Toffee/Chocolate Kid Suede)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has recommended other affordable shoes from the Ralph Lauren before. This one, it would look good with the tweed for the wearing on the weekend in the country.

Who Is This Woman?

Manolo says, the Manolo he has the many questions:

1)Who is this Lynn Collins?

2) Why is this woman now everywhere?

3) And, most important, why does this outfit look like it was put together by the wild dogs?

Down Rio Way

The Shoes of Brazil

Manolo says, when the Manolo he thinks of the exotic Brazil he does not think of the giant pile of the cheap-cheap shoes.

The Imitation, Part 3

Manolo says, the imitation it is the sincerest form of the flattery.

Chairman Manolo says, let the hundred flowers bloom, and the hundred shoe blogs contend!

Cowboy Up!

Lucchese - N4540 (Tan Mad Dog Goat)    Manolo Likes!    Click!

Manolo says the picture of the Kenny Rogers, it reminds the Manolo that every super fantastic girl, she should own at least one pair of the traditional boots of the cowboy.

The Gambler

You've got to know when to fold them

Manolo says, the Manolo he is confused, should not the Kenny Rogers' jacket be worn with the lederhosen?

Very Cool Shoes!

I was visiting over at Geek Thug and found a very interesting link. Way cool! Tripping shoes needed for this link.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Alexander McQueen


Manolo says, this Alexander he is not bombing at the box office with the sandals which are perfect for the holiday party.


Manolo says, the Manolo's friend the Danish shoe-blogger recommends we visit the Y-Trends to see what the hottest sneakers they are looking like.

Grey Lady Down

Bag Lady Skirt

Manolo says, yes, the short sleeve sweatshirt and the droopy bag lady skirt in the drab grey, it is perfect for Victorian charwoman .

Góðan Daginn!

Manolo says, hello to the many visitors from the Iceland! The Manolo is sorry he does not speak the Norse, but that is okay because the Manolo he speaks the universal language of the shoes!

Shoe News

Interesting news I found today

African Nobel Prize Winner says HIV Created in Lab for Biological Warfare
NAIROBI, October 12, 2004 ( - Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan ecologist and the first African woman to win a Nobel prize, said Saturday that HIV was created deliberately in the laboratory as a biological weapon. "Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that," she said at a press conference following the announcement of her receipt of the Nobel prize. Maathai received the prize for her environmental work in preventing deforestation in Africa. {more here}

President Bush's Radio Address for Thanksgiving

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As Americans gather to celebrate this week, we show our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. We are grateful for our friends and families who fill our lives with purpose and love. We're grateful for our beautiful country, and for the prosperity we enjoy. We're grateful for the chance to live, work and worship in freedom. And in this Thanksgiving week, we offer thanks and praise to the provider of all these gifts, Almighty God.
<>We also recognize our duty to share our blessings with the least among us. Throughout the holiday season, schools, churches, synagogues and other generous organizations gather food and clothing for their neighbors in need. Many young people give part of their holiday to volunteer at homeless shelters or food pantries. On Thanksgiving, and on every day of the year, America is a more hopeful nation because of the volunteers who serve the weak and the vulnerable. [more here]

Call to Police Backfires on Father

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- A father's attempt to teach his daughter a lesson about drinking backfired when the teen led police to a stash of drugs and weapons inside their home.

Kevin Winston, 46, called police at 2:45 a.m. Friday after his 16-year-old daughter came home drunk and unruly. When police arrived, however, the girl told them she feared for her safety because her father stored drugs and weapons in the home.

The girl led officers to a crawl space above the ceiling where they found four semiautomatic guns and more than 600 vials of cocaine.

Winston was charged with numerous weapons and drug charges. His five daughters were placed in the custody of a relative.

"He called us on her and ended up getting locked up himself," said Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose.

Townsend says Black Family Channel entertaining, responsible

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Robert Townsend first caught the film industry's eye with 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle," a clever satire about black actors trapped in demeaning roles. Now he wants the country to pay attention to what he calls a new kind of television, entertaining but with a sense of responsibility, especially toward young black Americans.

Black Family Channel, which Townsend joined as president and chief executive officer of production five months ago, is starting an ambitious slate of eight new programs geared for children, teenagers and families.

"With this network, we want to give people a sense of quality, integrity programming that speaks to them," Townsend said. "We don't want to be an old-school network where people don't want to tune in, but we want to get back to some of those old-fashioned values." More

Man Has Sixth Finger and Toe Removed

TRENTON, N.J. - For Tirso Furcal, having a sixth finger projecting from one hand and an extra toe on each foot made life in his impoverished country, the Dominican Republic, even more difficult.


AP Photo

The condition made walking painful, caused the stone-polisher frequent injuries and blocked his hopes for better-paying work.

Now, thanks to the generosity of a hospital and surgeons in Jersey City, the extra digits have been removed and Furcal, 41, is healing quickly. Next week, he will return to his wife and three children in his village, Brisas de los Palemeras, a region where several other residents, mainly children, also have extra fingers and toes.

"The majority of the time, it interfered with everything I did, especially when I had to lift up heavy stones," Furcal said through an interpreter.

"The surgery was a success," he said in the interview, eight days after his Nov. 11 surgery at Jersey City Medical Center. "I'm hoping things will be better."

He now plans to go to school and pursue his dream of a career in electronics repair, something previously impossible because his deformity prevented him from getting his hands inside electronic equipment.

His left hand had a full extra finger sticking out from the side, forming a "Y" with his pinkie. {more}

Company Makes Gems From Loved Ones' Ashes
ST. LOUIS - Proving that diamonds indeed are forever, a widower got a gem of a keepsake made from his late wife's ashes this month: a 0.35-carat, round yellow diamond.

The synthetic stone, ordered by a man in his 40s shortly after his wife's death from heart disease in May, is the handiwork of LifeGems.

"It was beautiful, really pretty," funeral director Paul Baue said of the stone ordered by the widower, who requested privacy and declined to be interviewed for this story. "It's a great way to pay tribute to someone's life."

That LifeGem was the first sold in the St. Louis area, according to the suburban Chicago-based company. Three-year-old LifeGems estimates it has crafted nearly 1,000 of the diamonds — what it calls "the most unique memorial product ever invented" — for about 500 families. [ more]

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Santa is Real! ( At least for this year!)

dirty Fila and I were walking in the house from being out and I told her she needed to clean her room. I threw in the season was near and that Santa could see her room with clothes everywhere. She informed me that there is no Santa and that the kids at school told her that it was the parents who were buying all the presents. What is a mom to do? Keep the magic alive of course!

I immediately told her that she had been told something not correct and that I personally believe in Santa, as old as I am. She gave me a look with a quirky smile. (Like yeah RIGHT!) I told her again that I did and that if she did not believe she might not get anything for Christmas. She gave me that same look again.

I told her that she had better take the comment back go outside the front door and look up at the sky and say she was sorry. She gave me that look again. "Okay," I said. Just remember that you have to believe to receive. dirth Fila has already written a 50 item christmas list and it is sitting on the coffee table. She gave me that look again.

I began to do the dishes and dirty Fila was doing something in the den. A little while later I heard the front door open and I wondered why. I went to the door and it was cracked. There was dirty Fila on the front steps looking up at the sky and telling Santa she was sorry. I tiptoed back to the kitchen.

Yes...Santa Claus is real! dirth Fila still believes!!

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~


Lock them up!

Manolo says, when the Manolo he saw this picture he thought, "finally, the justice she will be served!"

So, you can imagine the Manolo's disappointment when it turns that these people and their children they are not being locked up.

Shoes for the Man

Manolo says, one of the Manolo's many internet friends has asked the Manolo this question.
I agree that the shoes you enshrine are fabulous. But what is a man who longs for super-terrific shoes to do? Guidance maestro, guidance.
Manolo says, yes, the Manolo he has spoken about the shoes for the man before. And the Manolo, he recommends to his many men friends what he himself does, which is to buy the bespoke shoes from the John Lobb or the Jeffrey-West in the London.

Manolo says, yes it costs the many hundreds of the pounds, but nothing it compares to the custom made shoes for the man.

However, perhaps you are not in the position to make it to the London and you need the shoes soon. Or perhaps you are the super fantastic girl who wishes to surprise the man with the gift of the super fantastic shoes.

In the case of that, and because the holidays they are coming, the Manolo he will recommend one pair of shoes that are suitable for the well-dressed man.

Prada Mens Shoes Fall - Winter 2004/05

These shoes from the Prada, they are so simple, so classic, so perfect the almost anything.

Manolo says, the Manolo, he has the theory about the clothes for the man.

The clothes and the shoes for the men, they should be of the highest quality, and with the few of the exceptions, of the most traditional English cut. The English and their bespoke tailors, they are the best of the best.

American suits they are cut for the big-chested fat men of power, and the Europeans, their clothes they are cut for the pimps and the gangsters. (There are the exceptions to this, for the example the odd suit from the Armani, and the ties of the Italians.)

The clothes of the man, they should not call the attention to themselves with the colors or the avant styling, but with the superior detail, the superior material, and the superior tailoring. The mens who follow the latest of the trends and the styles in the GQ, they are the fools. Yes, this is not the most exciting for the men who would like to be like the peacocks, but it is what the Manolo he recommends.

Manolo says, because the clothing of the men, it has the different, more subdued aesthetic to which it must adhere to be taken with the seriousness, Manolo he prefers to devote himself to the shoes for the women only.

Blog of a Cat

DAY 752:

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

DAY 761:

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed.

DAY 762:

Slept all day so that I could annoy my captors with sleep depriving, incessant pleas for food at ungodly hours of the night.

DAY 765:

Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was...Hmmm. Not working according to plan..

DAY 768:

I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid? My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.

DAY 771:

There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer." More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

DAY 774:

DAY 774: I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The Bird on the other hand has got to be an informant. He has mastered their frightful tongue (something akin to molespeak) and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait; it is only a matter of time...

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Shopping? Madness!


Manolo says, the Manolo he once visited the Wal-Mart... He is still recovering.

Thanksgiving Day So Far...

Well so far the day has been pretty uneventful. It is still early. I have just finished breakfast and will begin to bake that Key Lime Cake for dessert at my parents today. It was a mad scramble at the grocery last night for just a few things to make a cake. The lines were very long.

dirty Fila woke up on the wrong side of the bed. All I am getting so far today is attitude. She can be very tiring at times with that. What did I do? Tell her to pick up the clothes in her room that she has thrown everywhere. I am sure there will be more drama to come.

Update on the scandalous shoes in the office. The secretatian pool is now polarized on opposite ends...those for Skank and those for Mini Witch.

My parents, mom, rather, said she got 2 turkeys this year. One to bake and one to fry. She says I will have to do the frying. I am afraid of that. That seems like a very fire prone way of cooking. Better me than my 70 year old parents. I wish they had never bought that fryer. I told them never to do it ...that I would. God only knows what would be the outcome if the hosue caught on fire.

Deliver me from turkey fryers and children with bad attitudes on Thanksgiving day!

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Pilgrim Shoes and Pilgrim Lore

What the pilgrims did with their shoes was mysterious! Often times pilgrims placed shoes with in the walls of their homes. Why?

Historians believe shoes were placed within walls, under the floors and within chimneys of the house to ward off evil spirits and ensure good luck to the occupants. Concealing shoes is an age-old custom, undertaken in secrecy, and so shrouded in silence that historians were not even aware of it until the middle of this century.

Its origins date from pagan customs of death and sacrifice, and while contemporary man might laugh at the thought of a shoe warding off evil, there are rare incidents of people hiding shoes in walls today.

June Swann, a British historian, has been documenting cases of concealed shoes since the late 1950's; and she has come across about 1,600 shoes in England, United States, Australia, Russia, Turkey, and China. She attended the annual meeting of the Honourable Cordwainers Company at Plimoth Plantation in late October, and she told her story:

Rusty Moore, master shoemaker at Plimoth Plantation, said the custom of placing shoes in the walls date from the Middle Ages and was a family tradition. Historians have also concluded the custom is an outgrowth of the earlier practice of sacrificing animals or infants within a new building as a sort of blessing. But why shoes? Because the leather is the skin of an animal. "Shoes", said Moore, "were valuable in the olden days; folks could only afford one pair at a time. Those found are usually worn completely away."

"A Tale of Shoes by Robert William III pub. Nutmeg Gratings, Connecticut 4/18/98 pub. Mayflower Newsletter, Utah 5/1998"

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~


Nicole Miller - Diamond      Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolos says, the Nicole Miller she is doing the good work. These pumps, they be would perfect for the elegant dress at the holiday party.


Sexiest Man Alive!

Manolo says, yes the Depardieu he is outwardly repulsive, but at the same time is there not something magnetic?

Fold the Shirt

Manolo says, the Japanese, they are the geniuses!

Pilgrim Shoes

Prada Pilgrim Shoes.    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, tomorrow in the America it is the Thanksgiving. What better way to celebrate than by wearing the pair of the buckled pilgrim Prada!


Hasselhoff and the SpongeBob!

Manolo says, this picture of the Hasselhoff and the Scarlet and the SpongeBob and the Patrick it makes the Manolo happy.

Those Boots!


Manolo says, those boots on the super fantastic Chinese girl, they are hot!

Scandalous Shoes! Just Scandalous!

Okay. I thought today that the secretarial pool was going to be turned into the WWE Secretarial SMACKDOWN! OMG. Never had I seen so many women in shoes snarling and fighting and trying to stab each other with high heels. It was vicious. A down right bruhaha!

Mini Witch Shoes was in rare form today. A little background on her shoes. She is the earthshoe wearing type and lives in clogs and berkenstocks. She left her desk and was talking to Skank Shoes. Now Mini Witch is very religious and is often the one trying to solicite people to go to church with her. That in itself is annoying as she is a jehovah witness and will break into some sort of testimony in a heartbeat. She tends to be very blunt and tells it like it is. I get along with her fairly well. She is always pleasant to me.

Skank Shoes started a few years ago and was totally wild in girl basically and was into all the men. Married, did not matter to her. What Skank Shoes was doing was doing all the men she could in the office. She was performing oral sex on some men in the office... often... and it got out. She does not see this as having sex. She is very hard to look at. Not attractive in any way. She has some sort of phsyical defect and her body is twisted and very oddly shaped..legs, arms, waist. She is mangled. Not her fault but she is very mangled.

Well Mini Witch was at Skank's desk and she must have smelled something. Mini Witch told me later after the big blow out what happened. They were talking and Mini Witch smelled something and to her it smelled like sex. She told Skank that she smelled like sex and that she was in a public place, around others and that she needed to have better hygeine. No that was not it ...I prettied that up for the blog. She told Skank that she needed to go to the store around the corner, buy a douche and go to the ladies room and use it. OMG! The shoe heels and claws came out.

Those two were yelling and screaming about sex , smelling and douching in the office. We all listened with our office doors opened. Mortified! The big boss was out of the office and I know the level of shouting would not have reached that level if she had been here.

Classic Court came in to see me and told me to go do something as the managers of those two pairs of shoes were out. I did not want to touch that with a 10 foot pole. I waited just a few more minutes to see if they would cease the madness. It continued. Finally I got up and approached Skank and Mini Witch. I told them that the yelling in the office had to stop and that they needed to go outside and discuss that situation. The men in the surrounding offices and some in the pods were peering at me and looking very nervous.

I told both of them this sounded like a personal matter that did not need to be discussed here in the office. They needed to take it outside...not the office door...but the office building to the parking lot and do not come back until whatever this was was over. I told them this matter was not to be discussed EVER again INSIDE this office. Then when they came back in , each of them needed to find their shoes, put them on and get back to work. It is year end. We have goals and numbers to meet and December 1st is next week.

Skank and Mini Witch both went outside, talked and came back about 30 minutes later. Mini Witch is upset and feels she did nothing wrong by telling Skank about her smelling. I told Mini Witch that hygene and smells can be an office/personnel issue better to be addressed by a manager. She understood but this was something she thougth a little different and that she would address herself. She said Skank does not smell everyday....just this day in particular and a few others.

I asked her to look at in put herself in Skank's shoes. How would she feel if someone just walked up to her and told her she smelled and needed to go douche? She said she would feel just fine and that if her deodorant failed and she had smelly pits and someone told her that..she would be fine also and would go buy some deodorant and use it in the ladies room. She said she would be grateful.

There was no way to get her to see that her words were the wrong thing to say. Of course she then began to spout bible verses at me.....cleanliness is next to godliness. That was all I needed to hear. I was out. I took my shoes and went back to my office and closed the door. I mentally dared Classic Court to come in and ask about the earlier din.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~


Gucci Women's Silver Ankle Lace-Up Sandals    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the winter it is coming, but for some of the reason, the Manolo he is in the frivolous Gucci mood!


The Cheap and the Ugly

Manolo says, look at those shoes! Will the suffering of the Iraqi people it never cease?

P.S. Manolo says, Hello to the many visitors from the Instapundit! Be certain to visit the whole of the Manolo's Shoe Blog! And remember, Manolo Loves the Shoes!

Hello to The Visitors!

Manolo says, Hello to the many visitors of the today!

Hello to the people who are visiting the Manolo for the first time! Welcome to the Manolo's Shoe Blog, the first blog on the internets to be only about the shoes. (We used to be the only blog about the shoes, but we started the trend. We are the trendsetters!)

Manolo says, you must bookmark the Manolo, you must blogroll the Manolo. The Manolo, he has the policy, if you link the Manolo, he links you back.

You must be sure to visit the Manolo often, because, Manolo Loves the Shoes!


Mother Fucking Mountaineer

Manolo says, the not so super fantastic girl, she could look trashy for much less than the $885 of the dollars these boots with the dirty words they cost.

Key Lime Cake

A girl in another unit brought this in for her unit. She let me try a small piece. Boy was it good! It melts in your mouth. I plan to make it for Thanksgiving! It will make your shoes jump for joy!


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 small box lemon instant pudding (approx. 3 oz)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. key lime juice
  • .
  • Key Lime Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice


Beat eggs; add water, oil, lime juice, instant pudding and cake mix. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Pour into well greased and lightly floured 9"x12" pan. Bake approximately 50 to 55 minutes at 325 degrees. Prick top surface with fork while still warm, about 5 to 10 minutes out of the oven. Pour glaze over cake. Leave cake in pan.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Chaotic Shoe Monday

Today started off on the left shoe. I woke up late, could not find any shoes to wear and just threw on something black. So then I needed black shoes. I could not find my nine west clogs

I got last fall so I was forced to grab the dress, pointy toed, roach killer, high heeled mules with the silver buckle. When I got to work all dressed to the nines, everyone else had on casual shoes and casual clothes to match. I had fogotten the memo from the big boss late last week that she was allowing us to wear "jean casual friday clothes/shoes" all week. At least I was not totally alone. My assistant, Classic Court, who speaks only the queens english and is the warrior princess of the sardine wars and office farting also had on a dress. She rarely dresses down. Maybe that is an English thing.

When I checked my email I had gotten one from my manager that she wanted to go to lunch as thanks for good phone report results last month. Lunch out is always nice but on a monday which can be hectic, it threw a wrench into the day.

dirty Fila was not any help either. I oversleep and we both were late. She missed the bus and I had to driver her to school so I was late. My shoes were in overdrive this morning. The lunch was with some others who I also did not particularly care for. But what to do? It is work, lunch on the company. You do not have to like everyone, you just have to do your best to work with them. So off I went to lunch with one of the biggest corporate sharks in the office. She was my old pod remember her: Satans Spawn in very evil shoes! God I am so glad my office was moved. She really is evil.

That hour was over and thank god I could get back to my desk. I am now sharing a space with someone who was just tranferred into our unit. She is a really nice girl....just a bit too talkative for me. I will call her Finishing shoes. Why? Because she has the very annoying habit of finishing your sentences with you. I do not know if she is aware of doing that but she completes the ends of everyones sentences in unison with you. I find myself quickly changing my vocabulary so that the words are not the same. That drives me crazy and today it drove me insane. Most likely because I really had on frazzled shoes while I looked cool and calm on the exterior.

Now my shoes are kicked off and I am having a nice big glass of wine...a nice merlot by Sutter Home. Tomorrow is a new day and I will be wearing a different pair of shoes. Casual ones.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Shoe Whore

Manolo says, the Madonna, she can be bought.
Madonna has revealed that Guy Ritchie buys her designer shoes to make up for when they have a row.

The 46-year-old mother-of-two said she was once awarded with a glamorous pair of lavender Jimmy Choo sandals after one bust-up.
"The 46-year-old monther-of-the-two"?

The Brunette

Super Fantastic Brunette!

Super Fantastic Brunette

Manolo says, the used-to-be-blonde-but-now-brunette in the super fantastic shoes, she in in this year.

Manolo also says, unless you are the actress darking the hair for the role, the Manolo, he does not approve of this.

The greatest of the beauty, it is in the naturalness, or in the artificiality that is indistinguishable from the natural. Does the Catherine Deneuve she feel the need to be the brunette? No! Does the Julia Roberts she feel the need to be the blonde? No!

Manolo says, yes, you must work with what the God, He gave you. But the trick, it is to enhance, not to shock with the fake hair, especially if you are over the 30 years of the age.

The Cheap and The Ugly

Manolos says, the Manolo he is often asked the question, "Manolo, what sort of the shoe should I absolutely not wear?"

This question, it is so easy to answer. Under no of the circumstances should you ever wear the ugly shoes or the cheap shoes.

The Manolo, he knows that the temptation for the cheap shoes, it is great. What with the rent and the foods and the many different bills, you are finding it difficult to get by on what "the man" he pays you.

So, you are the shopping when you spot these boots, selling for under forty of the dollars.

Gabriella Rocha - Hedy (Black) - Women's   Manolo Does Not Like!   Do Not Click!

Yes it is the knee-length boot, in the black. It's not the best looking boot, but you only have forty of the dollars, and like all of the super fantastic girls you need the boots in the black knee-length, so you ask the shopgirl to get it for you in the your size.

Manolo shouts, NOOOooooo!

Do not, under any of the circumstances, give in to the temptation and buy this boot!

It is the cheap, cheap, cheap, manufactured in the China with the plastic and the leather made from the roadkilled pets! It won't fit properly, it will fall apart quickly, it looks only okay, not the super fantastic.

Manolo says, you will always regret the purchasing of the cheap shoes.

Manolo he reminds you that the cheap it is different from the inexpensive, from the bargain. Who does not love the bargain? The bargain, it is the super fantastic shoe at the good price. The cheap it is the the awful shoe at any price.

Manolo says, the second sort of shoe you should never consider the wearing of, is the ugly shoe.

Birkenstock Boston Microfiber   Manolo Hates!  Do Not Click!

The Manolo he does not need to say any more.

Marc Jacobs Peep Toe

Marc Jacobs Womens ShoesFall - Winter 2004/05    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the retro peep toe from the Marc Jacobs, it is the super fantastic!

The Christmas List

Okay..dirty Fila has just presented me with a list that has about 50 things on it. I told her that Santa's sleigh could not possible get off the ground with all this stuff. I will be back to comment on what was on it as soon as I get finished with it. KIDS! Gotta love 'em.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

The Poncho

Poncho, Poncho Man... I Want To Be The Poncho Man

Manolo says, the Manolo he thinks the fashion mania for the poncho, it is now over.

Can I really have a Coke addiction?

I really think I am addicted to Coke...not the drug but the pop...Coca-Cola. When I was in my early thirties, I recall haveing to have 2 cokes a day and If I did not have them, I would have to go matter what time it was and get them. That went on for about a year. Then I decided, I needed to stop drinking so many so I cut them out just about completely.

These days I drinks soft drinks maybe once a week. I never buy them at home. This weekend, there was a sale on the 12 ounce mimi bottles of Coke and I bought one....a case. On my god! I have been like an addict with those Cokes. The only good thing is that once they are gone, they will be gone and I will not gt any more. I have had 4 today. That is just too much sugar and caffeine.

Boy do they taste good. I feel like I know, I could have at least one a day now and be good. Can I really have a coke addiction? Maybe this was my weekend binge...I have fallen off the coke wagon. Doesn't coke have small bits of real cocaine in it? I know it used to.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

Mini Crisis

I looked in the mirror on Thursday and decided I needed a new look. Hair would be the only thing I could change right away so I decided to dye my hair. It has gone from dark brown to a light brown. I picked out a color called honey blonde. I thought it would be lighter than what it turned out to be. Next time I will go even lighter.

It looks pretty good. I thought I would have a very noticeable new look. I have a subtle one. On well. It looks different in the mirror. It may be lighter outside that it looks inside. I feel different so I guess that was the outcome. Last weekI felt all frumpy. Now I feel lighter and blonder.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

The Dragon Lady

The Super Fantastic Dragon Lady

Manolo says, the Manolo he loves this look, the red dragon-lady dress, the crazy hat, and, of the course, the shoes!

The Face of the Evil!

El Diablo!

Manolo says, when the Manolo, he first saw this picture, he nearly fainted from the frightening.

Schoolgirls Bake up A Poison Cake for Classmates

OKAY! When I heard this story below I was appalled. It is really sad. You would think that if you have a school party and parents/kids bring things in for a party or a treat that it would be safe to eat.

Supposedly the girl who whipped it up has some sort of mental illness/disease but that is no excuse. A cake with bleach, glue and expired prescription drugs! It is a wonder noone was killed. What is this world coming to?

How would you feel if you were one of those parents? The father of the girl who who baked up the cake is saying it is all a prank gone bad. Should she be excused because she has some sort of mental problem? I do not think so. I think she needs to stay right where she is now. In jail. She might be the next female "JIM JONES!" Remember him? The cult leader who killed all his cult members with the poison kool-aid.

She is the next female Jim Jones.


The father of one of two 13-year-old girls accused of serving poisoned cake to about a dozen students said Thursday he and his daughter were sorry it happened. "It was a horrible prank that went too far and a lot of people have suffered," the father told The Associated Press. The man asked that he not be identified by name to protect his daughter. The girls were held on assault charges Wednesday, a day after handing out the cornbread cake at East Cobb Middle School. Lab tests showed the icing contained an expired prescription drug, bleach, clay and hot-pepper sauce, police said.

Eleven students who ate it were treated at a hospital and released. Both teens were charged with 12 counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder. One girl was also charged with terroristic acts and interference with government property. Both are still in custody, the father said. Because the investigation is ongoing, Cobb Police Department spokesman Dana Pierce declined to comment on exactly how dangerous the cake was believed to be, saying only that it was potent enough to cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The father said the two girls had been bored Tuesday and began playing around in the kitchen. "It was not any kind of malicious intent," he said. "They thought it would be funny. They know it's not funny now."

The father said his daughter was diagnosed this summer with Asperger's syndrome, and that doctors told him the girl should not be in a conventional school setting. Asperger's is an autism-related condition characterized by social and communication deficiencies.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!

~~Aileen Mehle~~

The Calvin for the Autumn

Manolo says, who knew the Calvin Klein, he had this shoe in him?

The Imitation, Part Two

Manolo says, the imitation, it is the sincerest form of the flattery!

There is, of the course, no substitute for the Manolo!


Manolo says, his boots, they were made for the walking!



Manolos says, there is the reason why the high fashion it should be left to the professionals.

The Borgo degli Ulivi

Black Suede Rounded Point Pump    Manolo Likes!   Click!

Manolo says, this shoe, it is perfect for the super fantastic retro girl!

The Snake Skin

The Snake,

Manolo says , the Alcia Keys, she needs to find the boots that fit her legs. The boots, they look like they have swallowed the pomeranian.


Manolo says, the imitation it is the most sincere form of the flattery!

The YSL Peep Toe

Manolo says, this season, the peep toe, it is super fantastic!