More of the Project Runway

Manolo says, here is the article from the Boston Globe about the ending of the Project Runway.

There was fashion, too, of course. Last night, as well as during the entire season, we got to see exactly how complicated the business and the art of clothes designing truly is. The show was both a confirmation of our worst prejudices about models and design divas, and a revelation of just how much imagination and skill must go into building and showing the most original fashion lines.

Manolo says, this it is exactly right.

So few peoples do they properly understand the difficulty of the designing the the beautiful things. This, of the course, explains why the Manolo he believes the she is the genius, and why the Manolo he is quick to ridicule the celebrities who believe they are the equal to the task of producing original and worth-the-wearing items.

Here is more about the Jay, and about the Manolo’s new hero, the Tim Gunn

And originality was Jay’s trump card, as the judges recognized that fact that his style emanates out of his zany personality, and not from what has already made it into the glossy magazines. His models, many of them wearing headphones, were unique as they walked the runway wearing his passionate, distinctive line. When he was anointed the winner, the talky Jay was overwhelmed and, finally, rendered speechless. As with most reality shows, it’s future seasons are bound to be less exciting.

The finale also featured a few of the “Project Runway” camp trademarks. Fashion director Tim Gunn was on hand to visit the finalists’ homes and mention how “terrific” they are. The image of Gunn, so poised and tasteful, standing next to Jay’s father’s concrete-septic-tank company in small-town Pennsylvania was priceless.

Manolo says, the Manolo he loves the Tim Gunn. Not only is he the handsome, talented, and tasteful, but he is without the doubt the nicest man in the world. He is, as the southern friends of the Manolo would say, as sweet as the sugar pie.

Project Runway: Hooray for the Jay

Manolo says, the Manolo he has few comments about the grande finale of the this evening.

The Wendy. Eehh. Yes, she was nasty, and yes, she was partially redeemed this week. But ultimately, who really cares? She is, as the Micheal Kors says, the very talented tailor. And that is the extent of her abilities as the designer.

The Kara Saun. By the end of the next to last of the episodes, the Kara Saun she had begun to annoy the Manolo. This trend it reached the apogee tonight, and the Manolo he began to actively dislike the Kara Saun. But worse than her irritating qualities, however, was that the stated inspiration for her clothes–the movie the Aviator–it was trite, and more than a little silly. Of the course, this justification it was no accident. The Kara Saun she is the Hollywood costume designer, and so she has designed a collection of costumey clothes for the movie that has already been made.

The Jay Hooray for the Jay! Two weeks ago, the he praised the work of the Jay as “thoughtful and original”, and this judgement it was reaffirmed again this evening. Again, the clothes they were not all to the taste of the Manolo (although he did enjoy two or three of the pieces, especially the final dress), but the entire collection it was the work of a singular, intelligent, if untrained vision. Who knows if this it will translate into the long term success.

The Shoes As the Manolo he could have told you, and as the Kara Saun she knows, the shoes they are so very important. As the Micheal Kors said, the accessories they can make or break the show (and the look). Of the course, if you are the regular reader of the Manolo this it is not the big news. It is to the credit of the Kara Saun that she knew this. It is not to the credit of the Kara Saun that she tried to cheat.

Finally, and unusually for the reality television, the nicest and the most talented person came out the winner. How often does this happen?

The Meaning of Clothes

Manolo says, the Manolo and his internet friends they are having the intellectual discussion about the meaning of the clothes over at the Manolo’s . This it is not everyone’s cup of the tea, but perhaps some of the peoples they may enjoy this sort of thing.

The Scarlett Loves the Hasselhoff

Manolo says, like the and the Manolo, the loves the David Hasselhoff.

Scarlett Johansson says she was thrilled to work with David Hasselhoff, because she used to have a crush on him.

She says when she was a teenager she lusted after Hasselhoff’s fictional lifeguard Mitch Buchanan in the TV show Baywatch.

She said: “I so fancied him when I was young, that to see my name on the credits next to his makes me go all girly. He was a hunk back in those days.”

Manolo says, “back in those days”? The he is indeed still the hunk.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Leslie for this important news.

The Carpet of Red

Manolo says, the Oscars, they are approaching! And working hard to get ready at the La Quinta Spa in the Palm Springs is the Joan Rivers.

What The Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is the Tuesday, time for What the Manolo is…

Watching…

Reading…

Watching…

Reading…

Watching…

Listening to…

Manolo says, the Netflix it has brought much joy to the Manolo over the past few weeks.

Finally, the Manolo he will tell you that you must buy this book about the Anna Wintour. It is fascinating and at the same of the times well-researched and the most entertaining. It is the “must have” for any of the persons interested in the world of the fashion.

Club Paris!

Club Paris? Is that in the imperative?

Manolo says, Club Paris? Like the baby seal.

Prada in Milan

Manolo says, over at the the Manolo he has begun to post some of the pictures (along with the Manolo’s commentary) from the Miuccia’s fall fashion show in the Milan today.

Of the course, more it will follow over the next several days, as this show it is digested and evaluated by the Manolo.

The Gotham City

Manolo says, one of the places the Manolo he loves to look for the super fantastic boots is at the website of the Gotham City Online.

Yes, on the one of the hands, at the Gotham City Online the sizes of the boots and the shoes available, they are frequently limited. However, on the other of the hands, the prices they are unbelievably low.

For the example, these super fantastic boots from the Coach, they have been reduced by the Gotham City over $130 of the American dollars, however, the are available only in the Americans sizes 8.5, 9, or 10.
Coach Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Likewise these classic boots from the Frye, they are reduced 50%, but are only available in the sizes 6 and 6.5.
Frye Boots    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, there are many other bargains to be had at the Gotham City Online, from the JP Tods, and the Marc Jacobs, and the Michael Kors, and the others, however one must always be prepared to be disappointed by the capriciousness of the sizes available.

Jane Janus

Janus Jane

Manolo says, two Armani-clad heads, they are better than one.

Of the course, you will need two heads to see all the beautiful things, for it is the Fashion Week in the Milan!

Interview With A Manolo

Manolo says, Look! The Manolo he has done the interview for the blog of an internet friend! Here is the taste:

You don’t sit on a perch, you are obviously involved in the industry; and yet your blogs are completely updated. How is it that you are so prolific?

The Manolo he would tell you that you should not overestimate the amount of the times the peoples in the “rag trade” they devote to the actual work. The typical day it starts at the noon with the cappuccino and the Campari, followed by the assiduous, lengthy reading of the Page Six, and then it’s off to the office to bitch on the phone with the Michael Kors about the latest of the outrages committed by the hoi and the polloi. Even with this schedule, as busy at it seems, there is still plenty of the times for the blogging.

Manolo says, go read the whole interview.

The Shoes of the Vegan

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends she has asked the Manolo the question.

The shoes you point out, they are indeed super-fantastic, but can you help the vegetarians of the world to find super-fantastic shoes, too?

Manolo says, this it is one of the more difficult questions for the Manolo to answer, for the Manolo he truly loves the leather. He loves the look of the leather, he loves the texture of the leather, he loves the smell of the new leather, and above all he loves the way the leather it makes the most beautiful shoes.

But, the Manolo he also loves his many internet friends, and he tries to help them however odd their desires they might be.

If the friend of the Manolo she is indeed interested in the shoes of the couture, then he would advice his friend to look at the shoes of the Stella McCartney. She does not use the leather.

WOMAN - STELLA McCARTNEY Manolo Likes!  Click!
Manolo says, this shoe from the Stella not only is it made out of the cloth and the plastic and the rubber, but it is also quite stylish.

The same it can be said of this sandal below.

WOMAN - STELLA McCARTNEY   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Even the belts and the gloves of the Stella McCartney they are not made of the leather.

Manolo says for the person who would avoid the leather, yet who still wishes to look good, the options they are indeed limited.