The Carnivale of Couture #2

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, here is the second Carnivale of the Couture, in which many of the internet friends of the Manolo contribute their entries on the topic of “Fashion Don’ts That Make You Crazy”

The always cool coolchiq, she gives us the fashion don’ts for the summer of the 2006.

The delightful Pink Mirage, she is made crazy by the muffin top, the lobe-stretching earrings, and the disgusting toes.

The Designer Elle, she cringes at the mere thought of the Dr. Martens.

The I Am the Fashion girls they provide two of the fashion don’ts, don’t wear the distressed jeans and do not bling the bling.

The Manolo’s own Never teh Bride, she gives us her crazy-making wedding fashion don’ts.

The Verbal Croquis, these are the few of her least favorite things, to include the hated man purse.

The Bag Snob, she made the Manolo laugh with the rubric, These Boots Are Made for Dim Wits

The Persiflage
, she explores the repulsive fashion don’ts of the mens.

The legal divas of the Shangri Law, their fashion don’ts include the The Mentally Defective Baby-Tee and the K-Fizzle Chic

The Final Fashion, she wishes the adults to dress like the adults, and not the teenaged slobs.

For the Pet-Pet the pet peeve it is the turning of the puppy into the purse.

For the Pursed Lips, two words: fanny packs!

The Counterfeit Chic chick she expounds upon the fashion don’t of faking it.

The amusingly named blog, the Sense of Soot, they make the arguement that the pink it is not the new cute.

The Manolo’s favorite Italian fashion blog, the Red Apple, they provide us with the Italian fashion don’ts, to include the hat of the cowboy.

The Jack and the Hill, they ask the eternal fashion don’t ask question, Does My Ass Look Fat In These Pants.

The La Dolce Divas they despise the tennis shoe of puffy whiteness.

The Begin Each Day, she rails against the sports shoes in the non-sports context.

The Ditzy Spice she goes off on the Dukes of Daisy.

The Style Tribe, they hate the ugly loco logo wear.

For the Gemma the Catwalk Queen, it is the gaucho pants and the bag dresses, that are the don’ts.

And finally, as the antidote to the don’t, the Almost the Girl, to whom the Manolo owes the debt of gratitude for the idea for the Carnivale, she claims that there is no such thing as the fashion don’t!

If the Manolo he has neglected to include your contribution to this, or you would like to add your crazy-making don’t please email the Manolo.

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9 Responses to “The Carnivale of Couture #2”




  1. Tammy Says:

    My Jewelry Fashion Don’ts: http://www.jewelry-weblog.com/50226711/jewelry_fashion_donts.php




  2. March Hare Says:

    My biggest fashion don’t: women whose shoes are a lighter color than their stockings. Either the same color or neutral (your skin tone) are acceptable. But red shoes with navy stockings? Black stockings with lime green shoes? Gag!




  3. nomi Says:

    March, I am in the agreement. Such contrasts may look great on the ethereal stick figure of the Anthropologie fantasy catalogue. :sigh: But to break up the line of leg with an inversion of color usually makes one look like they have a bad case of gout. I own far too many patterned hose and tights, half of which have never been worn after seeing their shocking effect on a leg of “real girl” proportions.

    The worst offender of the Don’t to my eyes lately… and there are some that still do this. On a daily basis. Women who wear a lip liner in shades 10 times darker than the fill in lip color.




  4. La BellaDonna Says:

    La BellaDonna, she humbly asks that the Manolo allow her to post this Fashion Don’t:

    Don’t throw out that old fur coat, fake fur coat, or fur accessories! Please donate them to your local Humane Society. The fur bits go to wildlife rehabilitators, who use them to comfort injured and orphaned animals. In Philadelphia, at least, you can bring your donations into Buffalo Exchange, and Buffalo Exchange will forward it for you. Just let them know it’s for the Humane Society, and not for resale.

    And if the Manolo’s many many readers would care to mention it, not only La BellaDonna, but the many little animals will be grateful.

    http://www.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/spring_cleaning_donate_fur_garments_to_wildlife_in_need.html













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