Build the Outfit #6…The Winner!

Manolo says, the decision was incredibly difficult for the Manolo, as there were several excellent designs from which the Manolo had to choose.

But, ultimately, the Manolo felt that this outfit, submitted by the Manolo’s internet friend lhpoppy was the winner…

Build the Outfit #6, The Winner!

For the Manolo what made this outfit stand out was that it was traditional and Englishy and tweedy, yet at the same time, it played with proportions in the most amusing manner.

The colors were marvelous, and the Manolo has been seeing cloche hats everywhere, much to his approval, and the stocking were fun. The Manolo might have selected different gloves and earrings, but the basic outfit showed the great sense of style.

By the way, the Manolo had two runners up, the classic look from Jinnan-tonnyx and the more original and youthful style from OptimistPrime. Both were quite strong and made the Manolo’s final choice difficult.

18 Responses to “Build the Outfit #6…The Winner!”

  1. Anonymous November 12, 2007 at 12:26 pm #

    Those are lovely. And i really, really want to know where OptimistPrime got that watch.

  2. kerpupples November 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Most excellent outfit. I had two favorites picked out and this was one fof them. Congratulations to you lhpoppy!

  3. Heelcandy November 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    Wow, amazing outfit! The center skirt and boot combo is definitely a hip.

  4. Alell November 12, 2007 at 2:13 pm #

    Very nice! Jinnan-tonnyx’s offering was my favorite, but I adored the boots-tights-skirt combination of this one.

  5. jinnan-tonnyx November 12, 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks very much Manolo & Alell! It was great fun and I will definitely enter next time as well.

  6. All Natural Diva November 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    Definitely a winner and very autumn-like! If only I had the perfect figure of the mannequin I am sure this outfit would look beautiful on me as well.

  7. OptimistPrime November 12, 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    Le sigh…the moment I saw that outfit, I said to myself, “Well, I just lost.” A truly lovely selection, lhpoppy. Brava.

    Now I must humbly entreat the Manolo to hold another one of these contests before Zappos sells out of these (http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/18111802/c/11.html) in a size 6.

  8. OptimistPrime November 12, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    Oh, and by the by…the watch is by a Japanese designer named Haruo Suekichi. I know he builds the watches out of Seiko parts, so I’m sure they’re not cheap, as each is a handmade original. If you can read Japanese, you can probably tell me more about cost and international ordering than I can tell you.

    *UPDATE* when looking for a link, I came across an interview with him…the watches are between $90-200! Wow!

    http://www.chiefmag.com/issues/4/profiles/Haruo-Suekichi/

  9. lhpoppy November 12, 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks for the lovely compliments! What a fun contest–so many great entries. Let’s hope The Manolo will hold another soon!

  10. Anonymous November 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm #

    I would love to own every single piece of this outfit. Starting with the boots.

  11. Laura K November 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    Oops – that anonymous comment was me. Sorry!

  12. Bridey November 12, 2007 at 6:06 pm #

    Wow! I take mild exception to the earrings — maybe something more round than dangly? — but this is a wonderful, imaginative outfit. Congrats!

  13. Joan H. November 12, 2007 at 9:40 pm #

    Gorgeous outfit — I covet that jacket, especially. Brava!

  14. nancy November 13, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    That skirt is fab…where can I buy it?

  15. lhpoppy November 13, 2007 at 10:56 pm #

    Nancy, you can buy the skirt at Nordstrom.com.

  16. Ninjarina November 14, 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    Oh my, tres chic!

    Where did you find the gloves? I’ve been looking for a pair of brown driving gloves in the style of the olive ones that are in that picture. It’d be great if you could provide me w/ a link lhpoppy!

  17. omgwtf November 14, 2007 at 6:44 pm #

    Where may I purchase that lovely orange coat?

  18. lhpoppy November 14, 2007 at 9:23 pm #

    I’m just going to list the sources for all the items:
    Earrings-http://shop.realmbyjessewalker.com/main.sc
    Sweater/Shirt-Anthropologie.com
    Skirt-Jones New York from Nordstrom.com
    Bag-Eric Javits from Nordstrom.com
    Hat-Christine A. Moore, from propertopper.com
    Gloves-Sutton Studios from Bloomingdales.com
    Tights-Free People (I don’t remember how I found these, but they don’t seem to be availible from their site.)