Go Toward the Light(er)

November 3, 2011


This past weekend’s early snowstorm made me realize that I need to get going on my winter wardrobe. I need some new winter boots, preferably not black. I find that when I dress in dark colors, I’m more depressed. Help! — Meghan

Manolo says yes, it is true, unless you are the tuxedo-wearing bandleader, the brooding French grandee or the vampire, somber black is not always the most flattering color.

Ayyyy! The Manolo has just had the perfect idea for the hit movie: the undead, aristocratic French vampire, who falls in love with the big-band music! Think of it as the Count of Monte Cristo meets the Count of Dracula meets the Count of Basie!

Scene: Midnight. Alleyway behind the Transylvania Club: Count Dantes, the brooding and conflicted vampire, having just finished leading his group through the smoking set of big band standards, strides through the alley dressed in the black overcoat, the black jeans and the black cowboy boots. Next to him is Megan Star, the beautiful mortal he has recently hired to be his torch singer. Our heroine is dressed in the fawn-colored clothing, covered by the long shearling coat.

It is the study in contrasts. He, the loping black wolf. She, the innocent, possible prey. And yet, it is clear that romantic attraction is growing between them.

Look! Here is the Frye Campus 14G Shearling boot ($348, Zappos), perfect for dealing with possibly bad weather and possibly bad men.

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