Welcome to the Never teh Bride!

Manolo says, Hello to the many internet friends of the Manolo!

Welcome to the all remodeled and mostly new Manolo for the Brides Blog!

This blog it has the new website address (http://manolobrides.com), the new look, and now, the brand new editor and blogger, the Never teh Bride.

But, do not worry, the Manolo he would not put you into the hands of the inexperienced person. Indeed, the Never teh Bride she is the excellent and most amusing blogger.

In the fact, to the mind of the Manolo, she is one of the best unknown bloggers the Manolo has seen, someone who deserves the wider audience and more of the readers.

What convinced the Manolo to ask her to join him in the blogging for the brides was her own blog, the eponymous, Never teh Bride. It is hilarious, and yet, it is also filled with the sound advice on fashion, manners, and relationships. This combination, it is exactly what the Manolo wants at the blogs of the Manolo, and so he knows that she is right for the important task of helping the Manolo with the bride blogging.

Trust the Manolo, once you have read the Never teh Bride blogging about the brides, and the dresses, and the cakes, and the Beard, you will want to return here again and again to read more of this talented person’s writings.

The Whales

Manolo says, Ayyyyy! It is just like the Officer and the Gentleman, only it is with the Whales!

Bridezilla

Manolo says, don’t be the Bridezilla!

Fairy Tale Wedding

The Fairy's Wedding

Manolo says, here is the wedding fantasy from the John Galliano, it is the dress not just for the Fairy Tale Wedding, but for the Wedding of the Fairy.

The Manolo’s Wedding Favors

Manolo says, the Manolo he has found the good place to buy the wedding favors.

The Wedding in the Provence

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

I am attending an evening wedding Labor Day weekend in Provence, France. I have no idea what to wear! Please help, I am desperate!

Manolo says, this it is easy. There is the uniform for the summer wedding in the Provence: the pretty summery dress, the high-heeled sandals without the stockings, and the big fancy hat, always the hat.

Like the English, the French they insist on the hat for the occasions of the formality. However, unlike the English, they also insist on the stylishness of dress at these occasions.

P.S. Ayyyyy! One of the Manolo’s many internet friends has noted that this it is the EVENING wedding in the Provence. (Once again, the reading skills of the Manolo they have failed him. Perhaps it is time for the professional examaning of the eyes.)

Here is the comment of the friend of the Manolo:

The key word here is “evening” wedding. One does not wear hats in the evening. One wears evening clothes, perhaps a cocktail dress or, if the affair is truly formal, a floor-length gown. No hat. Maybe jewelled hair thingys or something.

This it is exactly correct. The EVENING wedding in the Provance it is like the fancy cocktail party, not the fancy garden party. Please disregard the Manolo’s previous, mis-informed advice and dress accordingly.

Kleinfelds

Manolo says, the Kleinfeld’s they are moving!

t is like losing the Dodgers all over again: Kleinfeld, the storied Brooklyn wedding gown emporium that has festooned generations of American brides, is moving to – horrors! – Manhattan.

Officials at the store, the largest designer wedding-dress outlet in the country, said yesterday that they planned to shut down the store that has long drawn hordes of gown-seekers to Bay Ridge and transfer operations, including the 185 employees, to 20th Street near Avenue of the Americas this summer.

The new store, just west of Manhattan’s Ladies’ Mile shopping district, will be 35,000 square feet, with roughly double the selling space of the current store to accommodate what officials say is a rapidly expanding business.

Ronald Rothstein, a co-owner, said that Kleinfeld Bridal had looked to stay in Brooklyn, where the business maintained a Madison Avenue sophistication at the same nondescript Bay Ridge corner after opening as a fur store in 1941. But the complex requirements of selling thousands of high-priced silk, tulle and lace confections each year – including the multiple fittings – and the fact that about 80 percent of the future brides work in Manhattan, Mr. Rothstein said, justified the move.

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Over the years, Kleinfeld developed an international reputation for its enormous selection of designer wedding gowns and came to be considered the ultimate destination for pampered, one-stop shopping with an old-world emphasis on personal attention. Many of the brides, accompanied by family and friends, came from New York and neighboring states, but others routinely arrived from across the country and around the globe.

The store, which turned exclusively to wedding wear in 1968, went through financial difficulties and changed ownership in the 1990′s before it was acquired at the end of the decade by Mr. Rothstein and his partners. They include Mara Urshel, a fashion executive, and Wayne Rogers, the actor who is probably best known for his role as Trapper John on early episodes of “M*A*S*H.”

The company is now doing well, Mr. Rothstein said, with bookings for wedding gowns up by 25 percent this year. An average sale, store officials said, is in the $4,000 range.

But Kleinfeld has outgrown its space, Mr. Rothstein said, necessitating the move.