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Never teh Bride in the New York Post!

Manolo says, the Manolosphere’s own treasured wedding-expert diva, the Never teh Bride (a.k.a. Christa Terry) has been interviewed for the article in the New York Post!

“Given the state of the economy, people are seeing that it’s smarter to use money they would’ve spent on their wedding on more useful, permanent things like buying a house or a new car,” says Christa Terry, author of “iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing but ‘Net.

Terry says New Yorkers – who spend an average of $46,000 on their nuptials – are getting in on the trend.

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There are plenty of other cost-cutting measures to explore, says Terry. “There are so many great ways to save money that people don’t know about, starting with when and where you choose to have it,” she says.

Terry suggests checking out cheaper reception options like state parks and museums, since many of them charge significantly less than wedding halls and restaurants.

Other ideas include opting for buffet-style meals instead of full-service and choosing simpler favors, like chocolates.

But the best way to trim expenses, says Terry, is to use the Internet.

“It allows you to shop around and compare prices, so you can buy items like flowers and favors in bulk at the best prices,” she says. “Additionally, there’s such a wider variety of products to choose from, which [can] make your wedding more original than those who go the traditional route.”

Naturally, the Manolo is exceedingly proud of his wonderfully talented blogging friend.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Glinda…

There was nothing else but this infant and their momentary bond. Which is touchingly sweet, and yet is at the same time a wee bit creepy.

Spirit Fingers…

Did nobody tell these two that they are supposed to be promoting the launch of another money-spinning fragrance?

Plumcake…

I feel that many of my shoes really need a yacht to truly be shown to their best…

Raincoaster…

Loyal TeenyManolites know that we’ve long kept a beady eye on the jaded escapades of debauched homunculus known as Elmo. The back alleys of Hollywood swarm with the tainted, broken bodies of those he has used and tossed aside.

Diable…

Sí, efectivamente, si usted pensaba que ese pequeño hombrecillo al frente de la banda Radiohead era un alienígena en la tierra, pues estaba muy equivocado.

Isidore Gallant…

Izzy wonders whether Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a card-carrying member of NOMSBH.

Mr. Henry…

For longer than he cares to say, he has been promising to buy Mrs. Henry a proper set of knives, forks, and spoons in everyday stainless steel, a set that balances nicely in the hand, lies beautifully on the table, and washes easily in the dishwasher.

Francesca…

Francesca cannot repeat often enough: Make friends with a seamstress!

Twistie…

Claude was flying his B-29 on a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan in August 1944 when the engine of the plane caught fire. He and his crew bailed out with their nylon parachutes. During the night while they waited rescue, Claude used his trusty parachute as a blanket and a pillow. After he and his men were rescued, he kept the parachute. When he proposed to Ruth in 1947, he handed her the parachute and suggested she make her wedding gown out of it. She did.

Never teh Bride…

Creating your own moon garden is simply a matter of populating a patch of earth with flora that fulfills its true potential when the sun goes down.

Diablesse…

La mayoría de los amantes de la moda y empedernidos espectadores de Sex and the City lo esperaban con ansias locas (si no pregúntenle a Diable) y por fin el anhelo encuentra un poco de papel couché y corona a Sarah Jessica Parker como portada de VOGUE USA.

Patri…

Me voy a repetir una vez más en Manolo Moda: ¡ADORAMOS los zapatos! pero no solo los destinados a cubrir el pie femenino, sino a cubrir el masculino también y que mejor manera que buscar por toda la red la selección de las romanas pero en versión masculina.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Diable…

Porque sólo Anna Wintour es capaz de movilizar a tanta gente, entre diosas y lagartonas, animales y caballeros, en un mismo lugar y a una misma hora con la sola finalidad de vivir la moda por una noche completa.

Plumcake…

I’m sure that modern science, once it has sent a middle-aged man to Jupiter supplied with pills ensuring readiness for all the interplanetary nookie he can, ahem, stand, that the fine doctors and scientists will turn their heads to creating a film that is actually glamorous at a molecular or even sub-atomic level.

Patri…

Primero les muestro una selección que en su día hice buscando por la red del calzado “it” del momento, yo personalmente me quedo con la versión romana de G. Zanotti.

Mr. Henry…

When served fresh, however, boiled with ham hock as Mr. Henry remembers them, they taste creamy, mildly nutty, and divinely sweet. Mr. Henry’s favorite boyhood vegetable, one day about 45 years ago they simply disappeared from the market.

Francesca…

Mmm, Francesca loves a good sale at Nordstrom.

Twistie…

It wasn’t just a chance to gawk at pretty cakes and snark on wedding gowns and decide how I would have done things differently.

Isidore Gallant…

It’s a shame that he’s largely been forgotten, even though he’s one of the most intriguing sports figures in American history.

Never teh Bride…

Single ladies, MSN said, should eat their ice cream and have a cat while they still can. Now I found out, compliments of CNN, that married lads better learn to like skulking about in basements and garages.

Diablesse…

La bocanada de aire fresco se recibe como un golpe de oxígeno a mitad de la asfixia, los estilos individuales se separan como la tierra que se agrieta para dividir los continentes.

Raincoaster…

It’s only May and already the always hotly-contested Mother of the Year award is reaching temperatures approaching that of the heart of the sun.

Glinda…

At that age, it is downright adorable to go grocery shopping wearing an orange striped shirt, red shorts, and a superman cape.

Spirit Fingers…

The nice lady bodyguard is just protecting Justin from his fans

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Glinda…

All these people who are screeching in outrage at the photo above of a “naked” Miley Cyrus need to step back for a second and take a deep Zen breath.

Spirit Fingers…

Congratulations Mariah, I don’t know too much about your new husband but may he bring you more bliss than a rainbow-soaked field of dolphins being held aloft by butterflies ever will!

Isidore Gallant…

Men’s jackets already have shoulder-padding, so why not some, er, rear-guard action

Diablesse…

¡Oh, diosa! ¡Oh, grande! ¡Oh, Bundchen!

Raincoaster…

One doesn’t want to natter on about the Good Old Days before one was born (too much) because they were oppressive and hypocritical and full of ugly, synthetic garments and hostility towards the people who supply the toys for our Happy Meals and our mail order babies.

Plumcake…

I am all for looking gorgeous and luscious and va-va-voom, but I find just as there is a fine line between stupid and clever there is also a fine line between sexy and blowzy.

Mr. Henry…

As she does every year at springtime, Mrs. Henry once again announced her resolve to move back to California. When asked just why she feels this compulsion, she responds opaquely, “Wouldn’t you prefer to live in California?” as if such sentiment were self-evident to anyone with half a wit.

Francesca…

This swimsuit makes Francesca want to become an Angel of the Charlie.

Never teh Bride…

This is precisely why I always advocate choosing furnishings and color schemes that have something of a timeless quality

Diable…

Todo mundo sabe que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre y por eso en la mayoría de las ocasiones es la especie elegida para ser ese compañerito que te espera en casa después de un largo día de trabajo o una decadente fiesta.

Patri…

Adoro esos tacones de Valli con esos colores tan intensos y que me dicen de las botas de Gucci, que me recuerdan a los botos rocieros de las monterías andaluzas (calzado muy español, de Valverde del Camino – Huelva) y si no veánlo uds.

Twistie…

Tales of other peoples’ disasters tend to be a lot more entertaining than concentrating on your own miseries, after all. It feels good to be able to point and laugh and say ‘better someone who isn’t me than me.’ I’m not proud of it, no, but there it is.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Diablesse…

El amor de mi vida, como príncipe de cuento de hadas, cruzó la pasarela luchando contra otros “guerreros” del staff que le lanzaban infames injurias: “¡Sin pisar la pasarela, por favooooorrrrrrrr!”.

Patri…

¡¡En Manolo Moda nos gustan los zapatos!!

Isidore Gallant…

As a proponent of judiciously chosen ornament, Izzy thinks this is happy news.

Plumcake…

Everywhere I turn it seems that women are plucking their eyebrows into tiny squiggles that look like –and I’m sure you’ll pardon my indelicacy– the “boy” part of the boy-meets-girl part of the fertilization story. Not alluring.

Mr. Henry…

Mr. Henry rarely makes a sauce without adding some spirit or other. More often than not, however, he pours not from the bottle but from the chef’s personal glass.

Francesca…

Francesca tries to remember that “Big Girl” can refer not only to the woman of generous tummy or hips, but also to the Girl of Great Height.

Twistie…

Watching too many wedding reality shows can do strange things to your head.

Raincoaster…

Many people are like slinkies – not really good for anything, but you can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Never teh Bride…

My then soon-to-be sister-in-law was the first to speak up, saying, “You know that mom once lived in a trailer, right?”

Diable…

Tome usted un actor y director de cine con extraordinario talento y atractivo físico, agruegue el par de Manolos de su preferencia y súmele una costumbre rara por vestirse de mujer. Para finalizar mezcle todo y sírvalo a un periodista de prensa rosa ¿Qué obtiene?

Glinda…

When I brought my newborn home, I thought all was perfect and well with the world. And it was. For the first eight hours.

Spirit Fingers…

Evidently this dog must be another one of those moviegoers who were severely bothered by the historical inaccuracies of The Other Boleyn Girl.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the previous week from the Manolosphere.

Diable…

¿Se imaginan a Christian Louboutin tocando la guitarra y desgarrándose en un escenario como Ozzy Osbourne o Iggy Pop?

Mr. Henry…

At these prices, Mr. Henry doesn’t feel that to expect one decent meal is asking too much. It’s an amusement park, after all. When you are hungry, you are rarely amused.

Patri…

A una amante del calzado, denle uds una pasarela para escudriñar, repasar, mirar, admirar….y encontrará curiosidades varias, como las que he ido mostrando desde que finalizaron las Pasarelas para el Otoño Invierno 2008/09.

Twistie…

Who’s Milking the Frog?

Plumcake…

I was filled with loathing at the idea of someone else buying my skirt before I had the chance to strap on William Shatner (there’s a sentence I never expected to get paid for. WS is, of course, the name of my corset) and see if the thing would zip up once I moved my innards around.

Spirit Fingers…

Guess what they got Hugh Hefner for his 82nd birthday?

Francesca…

Ultimately the best thing to do is stand up tall and remember that no one cares that you have love handles as much as you do!

Glinda…

There are many, many soccer moms around here, and I know exactly what they are like.

Raincoaster…

Welcome to Cthulhu-ville, where the overlords are unspeakable, the architecture is non-Euclidean and the natives are eldritch.

Never teh Bride…

I was pretending to work on various projects on the day in question when I heard the unmistakable sound of a largish truck backing into my driveway.

Izzy…

These otherwise normal Hugo Boss dress shoes should make quite the aural statement.

Diablesse…

Tal vez sean los genes y el inevitable factor de ser hija de una gran diva e ícono de la moda, Jane Birkin.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Raincoaster…

Remember Tang? It’s what we had before we had SunnyD. Old people remember Tang, and the thing we remember best about it is that the astronauts had Tang in their space ships, and so we wanted it.

Patri…

La primera vez que los ví no fueron de mis favoritos, recuerdo que desde el principio los llamé “andamios” porque su tacón me recordaba a esas estructuras que hay en el exterior de los edificios y creo que ha fuerza de verlos decidí cogerles cariño y hasta decir ¡Qué bonitos!

Mr. Henry…

Walt Disney World is America’s #1 tourist destination – a vast Orwellian shining city in the swamp brimming with bratty English schoolchildren spitting insults at cowed, permissive parents, with tattooed teenagers trying desperately to pretend they aren’t walking beside uncool parents, and with grinning sunburned, foot-weary pilgrims of pleasure plodding on and on and on.

Glinda…

There is all this hand-wringing about how computers and video games are ruining our kids, but my son loves nothing more than playing in the mud. I wish I was kidding.

Twistie…

I was in my twenties when I first heard of wedding planners. My first thought was ‘what a ridiculous idea!’ because it never occurred to me that anyone would need someone to tell them how to get married.

Francesca…

The pickup skirt is “in” these days among many designers.

Plumcake…

Last night as I was glamorously soaking my feet in my equally glamorous beige Rubbermaid dishtub full of epsom-salted water and rose oil (ignore the old-folk associations, epsom salt soaks are brilliant)…

Spirit Fingers…

Despite all the attention and service being lavished on him, why does Quentin Tarantino look so unimpressed at his joint birthday bash with Fergie?

Diable…

Es mil veces más chic llevar un Marc Jacobs (de carne y hueso) que un chihuahua


Never teh Bride…

If you, like me, have more books than you know what to do with but aren’t willing to donate them to a books for teachers program, then you may just have more than a passing interest in bookshelves.

Isidore Gallant…

Robert Redford costumed himself as an old-fashioned school teacher…

Diablesse…

Los amantes del trabajo de Scott Schuman, mejor conocido como The Sartorialist, podrán satisfacer sus bajas pasiones y placeres culpables con el suplemento especial dedicado a las modelos dentro de la majestuosa niña mimada de Carine Roitfeld, VOGUE París.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Plumcake…

Frankly, if you are not at a beach, in a communal shower or getting your toes did, there is no reason to wear flip flops outside the house. None? NONE.

Patri…

Si todo lo que la prensa conservadora y cerrada pensara sobre Anna Wintour fuera cierto, ella sería la culpable de la anorexia que padecen millones de chicas en todo el mundo, un monstruo destructor de carreras, una retrograda racista y una tirana editorial.

Spirit Finger…

She may enjoy the occasional traipse down Rodeo Drive to pick up diamond-encrusted accessories for her Jack Russell Terrier, but Mariah Carey reassures us that it’s still all about the music (and the tight mini skirts) rather than the money.

Diablesse…

La pelea por el estilo: Deyn vs Moss

Mr. Henry…

Mr. Henry has been roughing it in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, living on Grape Nuts, Eight O’Clock Coffee, bacon, tuna fish, red chard, chips, salsa, and Yeungling Black & Tan.

Francesca…

What is this woman thinking about?

Raincoaster…

Yet another reminder that chores should be closely supervised.

Glinda…

Do you realize that none of the children of any of these women were around when these pictures were taken?

Never teh Bride…

The thing I really like about pulling things out from under cabinets and moving furniture around is that I’m bound to find something interesting or unexpected.

Twistie…

Ever dreamed of a Hollywood wedding?

Isdore Gallant…

By contrast, crazy, exploding hair works just fine with the kilts on caber tossers.

Diable…

Cada que veo un zapato de Pierre Hardy pienso inmediatamente en diseño, arte y sonrisas y más sonrisas en los rostros de la mujeres de todo el mundo que viven maravilladas con sus creaciones.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the last week from the Manolosphere.

Glinda…

So then your child gets the idea that everything they do is this fantabulous piece de resistance that needs to be displayed on the wall or the refrigerator.

Plumcake…

But now I want to know, what would go in a Frog Water Cocktail?

Diablesse…

En ocasiones, el brillo resplandeciente de una estrella fugaz puede causar maravilla y ceguera momentánea.

Mr. Henry…

Mr. Henry’s friend Bernard, superb home chef and coiner of original observations, declared decades ago that although he was giving the kids pizza one night, “Pizza is not food.”

Spirit Fingers…

Everybody knows it’s there but nobody wants to acknowledge it.

Raincoaster…

This would probably be a good place to utilize the internettian expression WTF?

Izzy…

Needless to say, it caused quite a controversy, given that models walked down the runway in yarmulkes and sidelocks.

Never teh Bride…

When I look at this stove, I can’t help doing the Homer Simpson “UGGHHHGHHH” thing.

Twistie…

There are plenty of options out there for bridal headgear. Veils, hats, tiaras, combs, flowers, headscarves, bare hair…whatever makes you feel beautiful and bridal is the proper thing to wear on your wedding day.

Patri…

Lo positivo: el tacón es espectacular, de los tuyos en centímetros, la horma ni te cuento, amarradita por todos lados, plataforma, tus suelas rojas inconfundibles, colores varios, admito incluso la opción de las chicas de Rodarte para la temporada pasada,

Francesca…

But it is the ending that made Francesca cry. This is not a Light Read, but it is a Good Read, a Cathartic Read.

Diable…

Propongo hacer una ‘colecta mundial’ para conseguir donativos, comprar éstos modelitos y entonces mandarlos a gente como Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, los Black-Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, Zac Efron, Michael Jackson y demás personalidades que usted considere importantes, para así evitar que la gente siga sufriendo de inflamación en los ojos y dolor de estómago al verlos en alguna alfombra roja o foto de paparazzi.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Izzy…

If women love a man in uniform, they must surely lurv a man in half of one…

Patri…

Un secreto: a todas nos gusta usar zapatos “divinos de la muerte” como los suyos, no le resto mérito, pero que a su vez sean prácticos y estéticos.

Plumcake…

Dane Cook: I AM A LLAMA IN A UNITARD! POW!

Mr. Henry…

Thus diet dominates life. Like a train wreck, the expanded waistline collides with the blue jeans which in turn degrade personal hygiene and shatter self-respect.

Raincoaster…

Oh yeah, I can totally see Gwen Stefani and JLo sending the assistants out to buy this stuff (then having their PRs “leak” it to the media).

Diable…

Ingredientes:

*Los implantes de su preferencia
*Mucho cabello artificial previamente teñido
*’Harto’ botox
*Colágeno en abundante cantidad

Francesca…

When Francesca was perhaps 11 or 12 years old, her Aunt Bianca came from America with a gift for Francesca: a book in English called Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade.

Diablesse…

A veces hay situaciones que no encuentran entendimiento y que dejan en los labios el sabor amargo del paso de los años.

Spirit Fingers…

If Mischa Barton’s doing it then it’s definitely worth slavishly copying too!

Never teh Bride…

Furthermore, a lot of gentlemen are not at all concerned with the outward appearance of their domiciles. All they want is a roof that doesn’t leak and working appliances.

Glinda…

I do care about the education my son receives. I care a lot. But do I care 550 dollars a month care? I’m not sure.

Twistie…

I’m a great believer in the concept that a wedding will cost precisely what you are willing to spend on it.

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

Izzy…

Ironically, that look—comprising a button-downed collar, narrow tie with a small knot, and three-button sack tweed jacket rolled to the second button (note the button hole on the lapel)—is now at the height of fashion…

Plumcake…

I have no problems with cheerleaders as a group, they’re sweet and bouncy, sort of like cocker spaniels with a slightly lower college acceptance rate.

Mr. Henry…

Once in a great while circumstances oblige Mr. Henry freely and without jealousy to admit that certain people simply have cool, that is to say they exude social intelligence without seeming to have studied for the test.

Twistie…

Where is the line between honoring those we loved who cannot be with us and turning a wedding into a mass memorial service?

Never teh Bride…

If you’re into the heavy metal aesthetic, perhaps you’ve dreamed of filling your abode with actual metal.

Spiritfingers…

Ply Bruce Willis with enough drinks and he’ll soon let slip some deep and dark family secrets

Francesca…

Why do the plus-size models tend to have long hair?

Diable…

De ahora en adelante piensa dos veces antes de llamar ‘nerd’ a tu compañero de al lado, podría terminar siendo un ídolo de las masas o genio del arte.

Patri….

Hoy traigo dulzura, hoy traigo complicidad, hoy traigo aquellas miradas que me han llamado la atención en la alfombra de las alfombras.

Raincoaster…

You may want to print out several copies of this just to hand out to family members when you’re feeling a little low…

Glinda…

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go crawl through some air ducts, descend into a motion-sensitive room on a wire, and hack into a computer.

Diablesse…

EL ERROR QUE YA NO ES ERROR, PERO QUE SIGUE SIENDO ERROR

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the previous week from the Manolosphere.

Spiritfingers…

From the moment her gentle but experienced hands clasped around his postmodern cool aura, Quentin knew he had found his longlife muse and partner.

Raincoaster…

That’s “cliff” to us landlubbers.

Mr. Henry…

Please, Barack, if it didn’t work for the Mahatma, will it work for you?

Twistie…

Before you can start making serious plans for your wedding, there’s one thing it’s smart to do: decide on the other person who will stand at the altar with you.

Glinda…

I quit my job shortly after having the Munchkin, and we’ve been living in Frugal City ever since.

Diable…

¿Y tú cuánto pagarías por una hora de a-Zoe-soría?

Plumcake…

I’ve just spent the past five minutes looking at the word “doily” and trying to figure out if it really is even a word.

Francesca…

On the other hand, there’s no denying that confidence, talent, and generosity of spirit go a long way, and that sometimes, the reasons people deny us what we want are not about our fat.

Diablesse…

La sociedad global y sus circunstancias típicas de doble moral y morbo secreto, encuentran un regocijo extremo en el alma sinvergüenza de los paparazzi.

Never teh Bride…

I’ve never really gotten the whole fish as pets thing.

Izzy…

Courtesy of Thom Browne comes this freakish nightmare…

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