The Carnivale of the Couture #22

Manolo says, the latest installment of the Carnivale of the Couture it is now available at the About Shoes. Naturally, it is all about the shoes, the topic closest to the heart of the Manolo.

The Carnivale of the Couture #21

Manolo says, finally, the super fantastic Sewing Divas they have posted the latest Carnivale of the Couture, and it is the marvelous exploration of the “ritual cloth“.

The Next Carnivale of the Couture!

Manolo says, the Sewing Divas they have posted the topic for the next Carnivale of the Couture!

For many of us fashion bloggers, the latest styles and upcoming trends are an exciting and endless source of interest. And yet for all its supposed superficiality, the meaning of fashion, and our attachment to it, goes much deeper than mere trends or seasonal change. Each of us has memories, sometimes tender, sometimes not, of particular garments or accessories that evoke strong feelings and attachments. So this weeks Carnivale of the Couture topic is “Ritual Cloth” – tell us about your special item, the story behind it and why it transcends mere fashion for you.

This it is the beautiful, and potentially meaningful topic, and so you must contribute to this Carnivale if you are the blogger of the fashion.

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And now, here is the list of the participants of the upcoming Carnivales of the Couture.

Week of the Monday, June 19th – About Shoes
Week of the Monday, June 26th – Style Bard
Week of the Monday, July 3rd –ShoeSense

If you are the blogger who would like to take part in this weekly celebration of the fashion blogging please send the Manolo the email. As for how to host the Carnivale, the Bargain Queen she has written the very perceptive and help hints about the process of hosting the Carnivale of the Couture.

The Carnivale de Couture #20

Manolo says, the latest Carnivale of the Couture it is now available to be read at the Space Between My Peers.

The Next Carnivale of the Couture!

Manolo says, the Rebecca at the Space Between My Peers blog she has posted the topic for the next Carnivale of the Couture, and it is the good one.

Suppose you stepped off a plane in your neighborhood, city, or country. Could you tell you were home by how people were dressed? Is there a Regional Casual Uniform? What do people (and you may narrow down to a specific segment of the population if you like) wear when they are going out, during the day, going to be seen, but not needing to dress up?

The Manolo can only answer that, of the course, in every place there is the distinctive Regional Casual Uniform.

For the example, here in the ‘Bu, the rich ladies with the kids and the Guatemalan nannies, they wear what the Manolo refers to as the “California Beach Chic”, the style that involves spending much money and effort to appear as if you were merely the well-tanned and toned beach bum-ette, who just happens to be driving the BMW 745il.

It is the style of the $300 pre-faded, zip-front sweat jacket paired with the cargo pants and the wedge slides. Everything it is loose and relaxed and comfortable, and would appear to those who do not know to be thoughtlessly tossed onto the well-maintained. man-made body.

The Carnivale of the Couture #19

Manolo says, the latest installment of the Carnivale of the Couture it is now available for your reading pleasure at the blog of the Fashion is the Verb.

The Next Carnivale of the Couture

Manolo says, the Fashion is the Verb blog has posted the topic for the very next Carnivale of the Couture.

My question to you all is this: What movie do you credit with being responsible for the biggest Fashion Don’ts? In other words- Which movie started off clothing trends that never should have been.

For me, many movies come to mind, but the one that stands out the most, is actually one of my guilty pleasures.

You must go read the whole thing, for her own answer to this question it is both correct and brilliant.

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Here is the list of the next few blogs who will host the Carnivale of the Couture.

Week of the Monday, June 5th – The Space Between My Ears
Week of the Monday, June 12th – The Sewing Divas
Week of the Monday, June 19th – About Shoes
Week of the Monday, June 26th – Style Bard

Several peoples have inquired about the “rules” for the hosting of the Carnivale, to which the Manolo has replied that they are very simple: Pick the topic, make the announcement, collect the posts, make the links, post the Carnivale!

The Manolo would also wish you to know that step of choosing the topic it is not absolutely necessary.

If you are the next host of the Carnivale and you cannot devise the suitable topic, do not panic. Many other blog carnivals do not have the weekly topic, in the stead they ask each participant to select what they believe to be their best post from the previous week, which then becomes the submission for the carnival.

So, if you cannot produce the topic, announce that it is the potluck week, and ask for the best posts from the previous week….et voila! The Carnivale it is ready.

The Carnivale of the Couture #18

Manolo says, the latest Carnivale of the Couture it is now available at the website of the Style Graduate, and the topic it is straight from the fashion runway to the costume party.

The Next Carnivale of the Couture

Manolo says, the Style Graduate, she has posted her topic for the next Carnivale of the Couture.

For this week’s Carnivale, I want to know what runway look you would wear as a Halloween costume. And no cheating; it has to be an outfit actually sent down a runway by a designer! So go forth, fashion bloggers, and find photos of your costumes!

This it is the excellent but most incredibly difficult topic.

It is difficult because has has so many costumery possibilities from which to choose. Would the Manolo go as the Indian Chief or the Dread Pirate? The Gangster of Love or the Napoleon XIV?

Perhaps the answer it is the Harlequin Pimp!

Ayyy! Too many choices!

The Carnivale of the Couture #17

Manolo says, you must at this immediate moment go to the blog of the Bargain Queen so that you may read the latest Carnivale of the Couture.

The Next Carnivale of the Couture

Manolo says, the Bargain Queen she has posted the topic for the very next Carnival of the Couture, and it is the good one.

What is your best-ever bargain? Where did you find it, how much was it and why is it your favourite?

The best of all the bargains? This question is the the excellent question, but oh so difficult to answer. The Manolo must think!

The Schedule of the Carnivale of the Couture

Manolo says, here is the schedule for the next few Carnivales of the Couture.

Week of the Monday, May 15th – The Bargain Queen
Week of the Monday, May 22nd – The Style Graduate
Week of the Monday, May 29th – Fashion is a Verb

If you are the fashion blogger who would like to participate, please email the Manolo, the self-appointed keeper of the list of the hosts of the Carnivale of the Couture. There is no special requirement except that you are the blogger who loves the fashion.