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Manolo for the Big Girl | Archive | March, 2008
Archive - March, 2008

If You MUST Make Out with Your Cousin, at Least Make Sure He’s the Cute One.

Look, I’m not advocating the wearing of Crocs. They are more or less an abomination unto to the Lord (and Taylor) and I have yet to be able to look at a pair of those horrendous plastic clogs without thinking the words “foot soup.” However, sometimes a girl just needs…and it pains me to say it…inexpensive, casual, comfortable shoes.

Case in point. One of my gentleman callers is an Englishman and like all Englishmen, he has a thing for “walking.” It’s the national sickness. I have had the good fortune to know every manner of Englishman from the proverbial Shropshire lad to the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and I’ve yet to meet a native of that green and pleasant land whose soul doesn’t simply yearn to be ankle deep in grass and mud, tromping through a stranger’s sheep pasture in the rain.

Anyhoodle, the current Englishman invited me on a walking expedition wherein we would start at the bottom of a large rock and proceed to walk UP to the top of the damn thing and then after “admiring the view” (because apparently he doesn’t HAVE Google Image Search on his computer) walk right back down again. I explained to him that I wasn’t sure I had the right shoes for the deal and he just advised me to wear something with a rubber sole.

I opened my oven (I’m out of closet space, don’t judge me) and after a long pause asked “….so the Diors then?”

We did not go for that walk.

Here are the moderately inoffensive, lesser of many many evils Celeste Canvas Crocs, pointed out to me by my friend Harridan P.

I suppose these are the ones to wear if you MUST (see headline) wear Crocs. They are inexpensive and as a note of practicality, might be a good shoe to have in your emergency car kit in case you break down in the middle of the night wearing your Miu Miu teacups (for which I would murder you, your relations and your third grade math teacher) and have to hoof it to the nearest gas station.

Lord help me. Crocs.

and now for a little palate cleansing:

The aforementioned whimsical (though slightly less practical) Miu Miu Teacups, available for pre-order at Saks.
From Miuccia Prada, La Maestra di Tutti Maestriteacups11.jpg

mmm, glamurderous.

Fruit & Fly

Do you remember those wonderful “Fat Rant” videos by actress extraordinaire Joy Nash?

Well, if you are not reading her blog, you are missing out on something wonderful! Our friend Joy has partnered (so to speak) with the Michael Mullen to create a superfantastic series of sketch shows called “Fruit and Fly.” Guess who is the Fruit and who is the Fly?

Here is Francesca’s favorite episode. Put away the coffee before watching.
Happy watching!
xoxo

27 (prom) Dresses #11

Francesca loves the shrug which comes with this dress. Sizes 12-32.

It is available in many colors, including this emerald green, deep purple, cherry red, and ivory.

Shout out to Francesca’s new friends

Francesca has returned to her New York apartment from London, and what a wonderful time she had!

The meet-and-greet was a success! Two other Big Girls came, and a wonderful Skinny Girl; it turns out that all four of us were tourists. Shout out to Evelyn, Sarah, and Katrine! You are superfantastic!

And now, in honor of my London trip, I would like to recommend these beautiful Burberry umbrellas, or “brollies” as they are known in a place like London, where one has such a close relationship with one’s umbrella that one gives it a nickname:

Classic Burberry! 

Modern Burberry!

27 (prom) Dresses #10

Another little gem from Coldwater Creek, this dress is cute for the teenage girl, without having a color that is cloying like some of the other girly-girly dresses do. Available in sizes 6-16 and Petite 6-16.

Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness

Yes, it’s time once again to play Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness! You all know the drill. I post a picture, you send in your best captions, and next saturday I declare a winner. So here’s the picture:

Aerobics Class Ready…set…get silly!

27 (prom) Dresses #9

Very nice for the Apple girl, a gown in a not-too-girly-girly shade of pink, with a black overlay. Francesca likes!

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