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January 31, 2011

February is Glamor Month

Filed under: Moment of Glamor — Miss Plumcake @ 2:50 pm

A variety of reliable resources I’ve just made up in my head says February is the worst month for depression, general malaise and the unrepentant blahs.

All the fun parts of winter are over, and now it’s just slogging through dirty snow and doing macrame with your leg hair until spring.

With that in mind, I’ve decided February will be Glamor Month here at Manolo for the Big Girl. We’ll still keep the regularly irregular featurettes but will also start your morning with a Moment of Glamor, a glamorous imagine –mostly shamelessly pinched from the lovely and fragrant Thombeau at Château Thombeau and the devastatingly aerodynamic TJB at Stirred, Straight Up, with a Twist–to inspire you to new heights of fabulosity. Or at least convince you to put on proper clothes before you run to the grocery store for the morning’s first round of pink wine and menthols.

If you’ve got some particularly glam moments you’d like to share, I encourage you to email me. I can’t respond to all the emails I get, but if I use your image or suggestion, you’ll get a nice big thanks on the public page.


  1. Random ideas include:
    – why Le Smoking is still relevant and essential (or not)
    – the importance of a good coctail
    – Truman’s Black/White Ball
    – perfume
    – appropriate glamor in jeans (if possible)


    Comment by txbunny — January 31, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

  2. GREAT picture.

    Which reminds me, Miss Plumcake: tips for rocking the tuxedo if one has serious curves? Best friend is getting married (yea!), has asked me to be his “best man”, and damned if I’m not going to take the opportunity to go all Marlene Dietrich on that occasion.

    Comment by Jophiel — January 31, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

  3. So, Bjork’s wacko swan dress wasn’t even original? I am chuckling the chuckles of judgment.

    Comment by Chicklet — February 1, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

  4. Jophiel, I found a nice Roaman’s women’s tuxedo online last fall. I just googled it and it’s still available at onestopplus dot com. The fabric is, well, it’s polyester, which is not awesome, but it looks nice and wears well, and the pants have an elastic waist, which I don’t love. On the other hand, you don’t see the waistband because the coat is long. I paired it with an ivory shell, good jewelry, and black patent shoes (patent since it was a black tie event).

    I had a hard time finding nice ones cut for women, because most of the ones you find online are for waiters, and therefore made of ticky-tacky washable polyester, suitable for slinging the high-priced hash.

    However, I would be delighted if Miss Plumcake can direct us to a more super-fantastic women’s tuxedo made with nicer fabric that costs, say, less than a bespoke tux?

    Comment by Jezebella — February 1, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  5. In a perhaps misguided attempt at glamor, I bought (finally) a pair of nude colored shoes. And now have no clue what to wear them with – long/short/in between? Prints? no prints? Prints charming? The Prints of Wales? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Comment by Toby Wollin — February 1, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

  6. And I thought I was the only one to do macrame with my leg hair! Now does anyone else do cornrows with your arm pit hair for the winter months?

    Comment by Jennie — February 1, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

  7. Bizarre. I was just thinking of a post comparing Hedi Slimane’s men’s wear with YSL’s smoking look. Honestly, you can’t tell the difference, except Slimane’s models are wearing lipgloss and YSL’s lipstick.

    Comment by raincoaster — February 3, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  8. By which I mean to say they ooze sex, but no particular gender.

    Comment by raincoaster — February 3, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  9. Glamor month? I am SO in!

    Comment by Jennifer — February 7, 2011 @ 12:18 am

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