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Build the Outfit #8, The Winner!

Build the Outfit #8

Manolo says, after much deliberation the Manolo has finally selected the winner of the latest episode of the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest, and there it is above, the winning ensemble put together by the Manolo’s internet friend Rachel.

Here the Rachel, talking about her entry.

I’d go with a short dress to show off the over-the-knee boots. The ribbed tights make the leg look even longer. The earrings and bag complement the blues of the dress. And the coat, I just love the coat. I was going to go for a hat, too. But as I pictured the long-legged girl wearing the ensemble hurrying down the streets of Manhattan to meet friends for an informal party, I just knew she wouldn’t want to ruin her look with hat hair.

For the Manolo it was the very colorful short dress that made this outfit. Tall, dark, and handsome boots like these require a the short dress, so that the tiniest bit of thigh might be shown. The splash of color here enlivens the boots and makes what could be somber, more festive.

For her winning effort the Rachel will receive the $100 worth of credit at the
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Outfit Factory

Manolo says, if you love the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest, and are good at building the stylish outfits, you will undoubtedly go nuts over the Outfit Factory the new contest being promoted by the Manolo’s internet friend Lesley at the Fashion Tribes blog.

The best part of this is that there are some serious prizes– $7,000 worth– being given away to the winners.

So, after honing your skills here in the Manolo’s minor leagues, it is time to move up to the big show and try your game against the best.

Build the Outfit #8, Update

The Summer Boot from Modern Vintage    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, already the Manolo’s internet friends have submitted several very good outfits in this week’s edition of the Build the Outfit Contest.

But, it is only Wednesday afternoon, which means that there are still three more days until the Manolo picks the winner on Saturday, plenty of time for you to build your own super fantastic outfit to go with these boots from Modern Vintage.

Build the Outfit #8 — Update

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend Eric, of the Heels.com, notes that the shoes the Manolo has chosen for the Build the Outfit contest, are convertible!

Summer Boots by Modern Vintage   Manolo Likes!  Click!

They can be worn over the knee or slouch-booted below the knee. This opens up many more possibilities for the Manolo’s internet friends who are building the outfits.

Build the Outfit #8 — Modern Vintage Summer Boot

Manolo says, it is time once again to Build the Outift!

Many peoples have asked the Manolo, “What should we wear with the thigh-high, over-the-knee boots?”

Well, the Manolo decided to defer to his many internet friends, who include among their number the excellent amateur stylists, and ask them, what would you do with these…

The Summer Boot from Modern Vintage    Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Summer Boot from Modern Vintage. No, the Manolo does not know why these boots, which do not look very summery, should be called the “Summer Boot”, all he knows is that they are the handsome and rakish and worth wearing, but only if one can figure out what to wear them with.

And now, go build the outfit!

As always post your best outfit in the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums. On Saturday, the Manolo will pick the winner.

This week our competition is sponsored by the new online shoe company, Heels.com, who will be providing the winner with 1500 Heels Reward Points (which equals $100 of the American dollars!).

So, after you are done building your outfit (or even before) you must check out Heels.com, for not only do the have free overnight shipping, but they also have the free no hassle returns and 115% price guarantee. And, as the special offer, now through the end of the year, you can save $10 on orders over $100 if you use the special secret code “HEELSAFFQ4″ at the checkout. Truly, this is indeed most super fantastic!

Build the Outfit #7…The Winner!

Manolo says, once again the Manolo has been mightily impressed by the level of stylist talent to be found among his readers. And thus once again the Manolo found it hard to make the decision as to which entry to pick as the winner.

However, after many hours of contemplation, the Manolo gives the prize to this entry, submitted by his internet friend Sam.

Build the Outfit #7, Winner!

Here is Sam describing the outfit in his and/or her own words.

An outfit for the tall girl who’s a little bit sweet, and a little bit tough, part downtown, and little uptown too. She’s on the town for a gallery opening and some drinks. Her makeup is simple yet dramatic, her cheeks are highlighted with coral colored blush (to match the necklace), across her eyelids a shimmery sweep of copper shadow and around her eyes; loads of smudgy black eyeliner.

What the Manolo liked best about this, was the pairing of the haute Carolina Herrera skirt with the vernacular motorcycle jacket. This look it is uptown and down, funky and refined, the marvelous and witty pairing of unusual elements. With strong shoes like this the Manolo thinks that normally one should stick to basics with the rest of the outfit, avoiding patterns, and using the accessories to add color to the solids. (Red also would have worked well with these shoes.)

And now the Manolo must sent special props to his internet friend Heishe, whom he considers the runner up.

At first glance the Manolo rejected Heishe’s outfit as being wrong-headed, but then upon second look, he began to see the logic behind it, and it grew on him. In the end the Manolo came to regard it as brave and smart. It is light and flirty and altogether cute, and the completely unexpected combination. So, Bravo to the Heishe!

Build the Outfit #7, Update

Manolo says, there are already several entries in this week’s Build the Outfit Contest

Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

With theses sheos, this is the especially difficult challenge, but the Manolo knows that his internet friends are up for it. So, go now and build the outfit and submit it to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums for judging. The top prize is $100 from Zappos!

Build the Outfit #7

Manolo says, time for the next Build the Outfit Contest. This time the Manolo must respond to his own challenge issued by his internet friend Carrie.

I believe this is also the 6th BtO where the featured shoes aren’t made in size 11. Why do shoe companies hate tall people?

Let it never be said that the Manolo did not rise to the occasion in style…

Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Behold, the Mercurypipe from the Stuart Weitzman, available not only in the size 11W, but also in the size 12W! The four inch heel, cognac-leopard-hair-calf-bootie, super shoe!

And now, the question from the Manolo to his readers is what to wear with them?

Yes, your inclination might be to super sexy it up, with the hottest of the hottie clothes, but the Manolo cautions restraint, as these shoes are speaking volumes already. No need to shout.

The contest ends on Saturday, and the prize will be the $100 gift certificate from Zappos. So, as is always the case, it is now off to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums to post your entry.

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.

Build the Outfit #6 Update

Sheer from Enzo Angiolini   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, it is not too late to submit your entry in the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest. It will end officially tomorrow, Saturday, at noon, Eastern Coast time.

Hurry! Rush now to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums. As of this moment, there are only 25 entries! The odds are almost in your favor, and the prize is the $100 gift certificate from Zappos!

Build the Outfit #6 Update!

Manolo says, already there are many good entries in this week’s manifestation of the Build the Outfit contest, featuring these marvelous Enzo Angiolini boots.

Sheer from Enzo Angiolini   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Of the course, it is not at all too late to enter, indeed it is still early, as the contest will continue until Saturday, at which point the Manolo will pick the winner and award the $100 gift certificate from Zappos.

But, even if you do not enter, you must go now to the Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums look at those entries which have already been submitted. You will see that the many of the Manolo’s internet friends are as talented as any professional stylist now working.

Build the Outfit #6

Manolo says, the Build the Outfit contest, it has returned!

And look, this time it is boots…

Sheer from Enzo Angiolini   Manolo Likes!  Click!

There is so much that one can do with these handsome and practical suede boots from the Enzo Angliolini. These are the sort of boots that could be worn by almost anyone–young or old, tough or sweet, work or casual, skirts or jeans–the Manolo can imagine hundreds of possibilities. And at the price is not outrageous.

And now the Manolo encourages you to go and build the outfit around these boots.

The rules are the same as ever. Please post your reply in Manolo’s Super Fantastic Forums.

On Saturday, the Manolo will pick the winner from among the entries and award the person who made it with the $100 gift certificate from Zappos.

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