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01 October 2007

Manolo Blahnik is a man

Dear Neiman Marcus Last Call Employee,

Manolo Blahnik is a man. This is a picture of him with one of his fabulous shoes. I am sorry that you read an article stating that Manolo Blahnik was female. As you can clearly see Manolo Blahnik is either a man or a drag king, I vote man, as does the rest of the online fashion community. In fact, if you go to you will find that his biography is divided into sections entitled "The man" and "The shoes." So, the next time you notice a customer trying on every half price Manolo she can wedge her gigantic foot into praying that one will fit, forcing her to feel as unloved as an ugly step sister trying to force her foot in the fabled glass slipper, please refrain from further infuriating her by ignorantly and persistently arguing about the sex of Manolo Blahnik.

Thank you.

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Kate said...

OMG! That is too funny! Sometimes sales people can be so ridiculous - they work retail...what do they have to be so high & mighty about?

Allie_in_Ga said...

That is annoying! I was happy to see that I was included in your blogroll, then I came on over and I am hooked!!! :) I love, love how you call your blog a virtual salon, so chic!

Ondo Lady said...

Err, everyone knows that Manola is a guy. Duh!!

a. said...

That is hilarious. I would go back and leave this blog posting!

Anonymous said...

As a girl with rather large feet and one who hates the size I wear in designer, I feel your pain.

And who cares if he were a girl.

Lys said...

Listen - the person who does not know the "individual" behind the line they are hawking should be flogged 200 times with a wet noodle. Seriously @*#*#&$#&@

But the shoes - to die for!