I will be traveling to a wedding in Rome at the beginning of October. This will be my very first trip to Italy, and my first experience at a Roman wedding. While the issues of dress are important, I have the feeling that my choice of footwear will be paramount. Can you help me with a fabulous, stylish pair of shoes that will fit in appropriately for such a big occasion? I will note that this wedding will not be taking place in a church. — Amy
Manolo says: Oh! How wonderful that the Manolo’s friend is to be visiting Rome in the month of October. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful time to be in the Eternal City, and if one is lucky, everything, from the crystalline blue skies and the gentle warm sun, to the charming way your waiter winks at you as he takes your order, will conspire to make you fall in love with the city. Even the ever-present possibility of sudden death by taxi will only add to the magic of Rome.
Of the course, if one is not lucky, your bags will be plundered at the airport by the corrupt officials, gypsies will steal your purse near the Coliseum, and the crazy Roman drivers will douse you repeatedly with muddy water left in puddles along the street by the unseasonable rain.
But such are the chances one takes when one travels, no?
Here is the Tilly from Kate Spade New York ($299, Zappos), the molto elegante demi-d’Orsay pump in red that would go well with almost anything.