Carnivale of Couture #1

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, here, long overdue, is the first Carnivale of Couture!

The Manolo he wanted to start the first Carnivale and the new year with the interesting and the timely topic, and what could be better then asking the super fantastic, super smartie fashion bloggers for their fashion predictions for 2006.

Manolo loves the shoes, and so what better way to start the first Carnivale of the Couture than with the Shoewawa‘s Spring shoe predictions, which they are the chunky leather, platform moccasins, formal-looking wedges, and white!

At the I Am Fashion, the Herrods Girl and the Barneys Girl they are predicting that this it will be the season of the pretty white blouse and the stockings.

The wonderful Coolchiq says that the slaves to the fashions of the 2006 will be sporting the high waists, the balloon skirts, the calm neutral colors, and vegetable prints!

The Verbal Croquis (who the Manolo has just discovered and added to his blogroll) predicts the return of the purple, the 1940s, and lots of the militaria.

The Pink Mirage, who the Manolo has loved and read from the first day of her blogging, predicts that the animal prints they are out, the white and the cream they are in, and, the best of all, Pirate Galliano!

The Counterfiet Chic, the smart and stylish lawyer who blogs about the fashion and the counterfeiting of the fashion, she says that white/brown/greige is/are the new black/blacks.

The Devilish Heels says that the shoes of the 2006 will be more over the top then ever.

The DoggieWoggie, she gives us the dog fashion trends for the 2006.

The Jewlery Weblog says that it will be the layers, the romance and the beads for the 2006.

At the Persiflage the outlook for the 2006 it is indeed very grim: another year of the Uggs, the velour and the low rises.

For the Bagsnob, the 2006 it means crocodile!

The Shangrilaw predicts, the return of the curvy girly girls, not the skinny flat-as-the-board girls, but the curvy, bouncy, bosomy girly girls, in girly underwear.

And, at the last and appropriately, the Final Fashion has the few words about the end of the Megatrends.

For the future of the Carnivales, the Manolo he will host the next one here at his humble shoe blog, but he would like to have the Carnivale of the Couture rotate through the fashion blogosphere, so that all may share in the duties and the bounty of the traffic. So, if you would like to participate please email the Manolo so that he may put your name on the list to do the hosting.

The topic for the next Carnivale, to appear next Friday, it is: Fashion Don’ts That Make Your Crazy.

Prepare accordingly.

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15 Responses to “Carnivale of Couture #1”




  1. never a muffin-top! Says:

    I and my hourglass figure have been seeing these waistlines-will-rise predictions for 10 years. Is there really any hope?




  2. Rob D. Says:

    I think that this may be a sign, a calling if you will, to start a men’s fashion blog.




  3. Tammy Says:

    We love the Manolo {{{hugs}}} – emailing you now: http://www.jewelry-weblog.com/50226711/fashion_jewelry_for_2006.php




  4. Annalucia Says:

    Molte grazie to the Manolo for the most interesting (and occasionally) bewildering roundup of fashion predictions for Anno Domini 2006. The Annalucia does however have a few questions and comments:

    1. Why is The Verbal Croquis distressed at the thought of the color purple? Has it some social or political import that the Annalucia has overlooked? Speaking for herself, the Annalucia looks good in purple and will continue to wear it.

    2. Stockings. The Annalucia must be the last woman in her zip code to wear stockings and a garter belt. Yet the new “stockings” are thigh-highs (and do not listen to the claims of the manufacturer, these will not stay up by themselves) and some of them are worn rumpled about the knee like worn-out schoolgirl socks. This is an ugly and charmless look; have we not had enough of that already?

    But the Annalucia is cheered to hear that the “curvy, bouncy, bosomy” figure is once more in favor. Her own adolescence was blighted by the ghastly “Twiggy” -inspired clothes designed for the underfed eleven-year-old boy, so perhaps it is not too late for her to find something both fashionable and flattering?




  5. verbalcroquis Says:

    Oh, the purple thing. It’s an inside joke among some friends of mine. I’ve always hated purple. It has no social or political importance, other than the fact that it’s not allowed in my house. (part of the joke is that i’m some freak fashion fascist.) That’s all. :)




  6. La Retrosessuale Says:

    La Retrosessuale wishes to qualify her predictions by noting that the curvy, bouncy, bosomy girls was never out of fashion — nor were the naturally slim and angular girls. In fact, the curvies and the pointies, the bouncies and the taut, never go out of style! Alas, the most vociferous members of the fashion industry treat the genes like the jeans, designing as though the womens could trade in their figures for whatever the designers declare is au courant.

    As the curvy, bouncy, bosomy girlygirl, La Retrosessuale has come to laaaahv her curvies, her bouncies and even her bosomies, and adorns them all appropriately. So whether you is the Twiggy or the Jaynie, so long as you is healthy the beauties will come naturally. The fashions is only the icing on the cake. Manolo il Magnifico is absolutely correct for praising the Miuccia for long espousing this philosophy!




  7. La Zapatotista Says:

    Amen, sistah Retrosessuale! Praise Miuccia!




  8. Moi Says:

    Heavy Sigh. Ah, the supercalifragilistique heels, they are not for Moi, not after the foot surgery. There is no hope for those of us who cannot wear the ultra heels. Not this year. Nor will I ever be able to stomach Ugglywear.

    What’s a femme to do?




  9. Rob D. Says:

    Well, while I decide a name on a name for my new blog, here are my personal predictions for men’s fashion in 2006

    I agree that purple will be the new it color for 2006. In spring, it will of course be a lighter lavender that is preferred.

    Ties may become narrower as we continue to look to the eighties for inspiration. A return of paisleys is likely. I’m liking this copper paisley tie from Dolce & Gabbana as an example.

    The peak lapel suit will have a long awaited resurrection. This of course means that the lean towards more formal dress will continue. The white shirt will regain preference over pastel colors and men will also start looking towards even, monochromatic stripes.

    The purple craze will continue into fall, and so brown may gain more popularity as a neutral preference.

    That is all I will write. Forgive me, Manolo, for hogging the comment box.




  10. Bunny With a Whip Says:

    mmmmm, millitaria. :::drool:::

    I love a little repression. Does wonders for the libido.




  11. ushie Says:

    Moi, many here give good suggestions as to low and flats. Me, I love the kitten heel, and the flats that look like slices of ice cream or candy. One must shop for them without purpose…sort of a koan…if you actually look for them, all you will find are the high and higher heels…




  12. DesignerElla Says:

    Oh, about I am Fashion, I also predicted something similar with ruffled blouses. And I made a post about stockings in the Fall! I am so glad they are in!

    I put up my post on this topic, this evening. So late, but worked hard on. :-)













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