The Next Carnivale of the Couture

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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All of the this travelling this week and the last has resulted in the Manolo neglecting to properly organize and publicize the Carnivale of the Couture!


Please forgive the Manolo this lapse.

And now the Manolo must rectify his mistakes. And he belives that the best way to do this it is to push back the Carnivale for the single week. So that this next week, that of the July the 10th, it shall be the carnivale at the Shoe Sense blog, and in the following week, that of the July 17th, it shall be at the Fashion Incubator blog.

Again, many apologies to both of these wonderful bloggers for the mistakes of the Manolo

And so, here is the link to the topic from the Scarpediem at the Shoe Sense blog, , which shall be the topic for the Carnivale in this coming week.

Here is the topic, itself.

What is the proper attire for 4th of July?

In other words, can you be festive without being tacky? What does a fashionable woman or man wear while overloading on hot dogs and fireworks?

The answer of the Manolo it is yes, of the course it is possible to dress in the festive manner without being considered tacky.

For the example, for this Fourth of the July, when the Manolo celebrated those things that make one proud to be the American, even if it is by the adoption rather than the birth, the Manolo appeared at the party in the casual blue suit with the white shirt and the red tie with small white stars.

Festive and emphatically not tacky, no?


3 Responses to “The Next Carnivale of the Couture”

  1. Annalucia Says:

    To dress festively in the midst of brutal heat and humidity, it is very difficult. The Annalucia sometimes wishes that the Founding Fathers had made up their minds to declare the independence in April or May, or failing that, to have delayed it until the first of October or thereabouts.

    For the aforesaid brutal heat, the Annalucia has two dresses. One is purple, one is jade green, and they are both made from the lightweight and opaque Breezecloth available from the kindly folk at the Deva Lifewear. On the Fourth, she wore the purple dress and the big straw hat and nobody shied away in horror, so she feels that the problem was most adequately dealt with.

  2. Kathleen Fasanella Says:

    Manolo, I removed that entry on Fashion-Incubator. I’ll repost the topic as the time approaches.

  3. Melissa Says:

    This is a wonderful topic, especially when we have men dressed like this one:

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