Carnivale of Couture #1

Manolo says, here, long overdue, is the first Carnivale of Couture!

The Manolo he wanted to start the first Carnivale and the new year with the interesting and the timely topic, and what could be better then asking the super fantastic, super smartie fashion bloggers for their fashion predictions for 2006.

Manolo loves the shoes, and so what better way to start the first Carnivale of the Couture than with the Shoewawa‘s Spring shoe predictions, which they are the chunky leather, platform moccasins, formal-looking wedges, and white!

At the I Am Fashion, the Herrods Girl and the Barneys Girl they are predicting that this it will be the season of the pretty white blouse and the stockings.

The wonderful Coolchiq says that the slaves to the fashions of the 2006 will be sporting the high waists, the balloon skirts, the calm neutral colors, and vegetable prints!

The Verbal Croquis (who the Manolo has just discovered and added to his blogroll) predicts the return of the purple, the 1940s, and lots of the militaria.

The Pink Mirage, who the Manolo has loved and read from the first day of her blogging, predicts that the animal prints they are out, the white and the cream they are in, and, the best of all, Pirate Galliano!

The Counterfiet Chic, the smart and stylish lawyer who blogs about the fashion and the counterfeiting of the fashion, she says that white/brown/greige is/are the new black/blacks.

The Devilish Heels says that the shoes of the 2006 will be more over the top then ever.

The DoggieWoggie, she gives us the dog fashion trends for the 2006.

The Jewlery Weblog says that it will be the layers, the romance and the beads for the 2006.

At the Persiflage the outlook for the 2006 it is indeed very grim: another year of the Uggs, the velour and the low rises.

For the Bagsnob, the 2006 it means crocodile!

The Shangrilaw predicts, the return of the curvy girly girls, not the skinny flat-as-the-board girls, but the curvy, bouncy, bosomy girly girls, in girly underwear.

And, at the last and appropriately, the Final Fashion has the few words about the end of the Megatrends.

For the future of the Carnivales, the Manolo he will host the next one here at his humble shoe blog, but he would like to have the Carnivale of the Couture rotate through the fashion blogosphere, so that all may share in the duties and the bounty of the traffic. So, if you would like to participate please email the Manolo so that he may put your name on the list to do the hosting.

The topic for the next Carnivale, to appear next Friday, it is: Fashion Don’ts That Make Your Crazy.

Prepare accordingly.


End of the Low Rise?

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has written the Manolo the note.

I was intrigued by your post inviting people to blog about possible trends for 2006. Unfortunately, I don’t have the insight or the wit to play in the big leagues with Manolo and his internet salon. I worship the bits and bytes you walk on.

Instead, I write to you with not a prediction but a wish. Please reassure me (and my burning eyes) that 2006 will bring the end of the super low rise pants. I can’t take it anymore. My family and I went to have sushi last week and we could barely hold our appetite after having spent the time waiting for a table forced to stare at a young woman whose pants were so low that we could see the crack of her visible behind. Ew ew ew ew. EW. Never would I have thought that the sight of a visible thong would have been a welcome one.

Please make it go away, Manolo. This I pray. — Paola

Manolo says, the Manolo he too wishes devoutly for the end of the low rise, and indeed he thinks the backlash against the low rising jeans it has begun at the top of the fashion food chain. Sadly this it will take the year or two to work down to the people at the Red Lobster or the Wal-mart. So, you and the Manolo, we must suffer for at least the next few months.