Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mantillie-lace: Mantilla fashion ideas!

The "Bob":  For the athletic girl on the go.  No fuss, no frills - ever.

The "Taylor Swift":  Get that 'angel' band-line across the forehead look - looks especially nice with longer hair styles sticking out all over, or just layer it with black netting 'veil over the shoulders' for that 'jus-pretendin' to be a nun' look!

The "Always a Bridesmaid":  Perfectly suited for the single-no-frills, mature gal. 

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Mantilla Craft Corner

Make your own Mantillas from stuff around the house!

Old fly-fishing nets from dad's closet...  if he hasn't tried it first!  Take the netting off the frame, run a bit of elastic around the opening, add a bit of lace tatting and voila!  An unique look no one else will be wearing at donuts and coffee Sunday morning!  Be creative - make it a real veil by cutting it into a v-shape - add the tatting and you are ready to Flamenco!  (Add glitter for High Masses.) 

For poor people:  The onion sack - let your imagination run wild! 
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There really is no limit to female ingenuity and creativity. 
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14 comments:

  1. how about re-using those fish net stockings ....

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  2. You know, someone mentioned earlier that the mantilla can have a "look at me I'm pious" sort of look, and if not all the women are wearing one, it really stands out. I think it also needlessly excites (mostly unwarranted) feelings of "oh look at her, she think she's sooo pious" among others. Of course, what people think is their own responsibility, but wearing a mantilla to an average suburban parish will often be a cause of divisiveness, even if it wasn't intended that way.

    But a scarf - for those women who feel called to cover their heads - a scarf can be easily pulled up over the head, and it doesn't seem to arouse such reactions in others. A simple hat may be nice too (which is what women mostly wore before Vatican II anyway).

    I personally understand the mantilla, but I have seen it be used by people who seem to want to "show off" their piety, and I have seen it misinterpreted as saying that by others.

    And I think in the past women mostly wore things they would have worn in other situations anyway.

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  3. What about cheese cloth?

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  4. I am confused. Are you saying women should NOT cover in church?

    My wife always does. It is usually a hat, sometimes a scarf, but there are women in our parish who wear the mantilla and they haven't seemed to excite any negative comment.

    Some cover, some don't, and most mind their own business.

    As to the hairnets - well, if the lunchlady look is a big deal, I guess it would fly, but I'm pretty sure the Lord doesn't demand ugly!

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  5. Count - not at all - just having fun.

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  6. LOVE the bag of onions lol!!!

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  7. I will be honest, yes mantillas are lovely but what is the point if you are COVERING head to have it show through in fancy lace or like pictured above, the mesh equivalent of fishnet stockings.

    I'm a scarf gal.

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  8. I still can't believe you posted this and did not take a dig at me! Come on, you know you want to!

    lol

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  9. Cath - I thought using your picture for the lead was enough of a dig.


    Oh! I crack myself up!!!!!!

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  10. Anonymous10:59 PM

    But, but Terry, are they TRAD enough>>>???

    MARIA

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  11. I refuse to address that photo! I explicitely said I never wanted to be photographed from my left side! Also, I forgot to wax my upper lip! Can you see the hair?! OH!

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  12. All kidding aside Cath, some of us are rather turned on by a slight shadow on a woman's upper lip...

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  13. Mr. Terry: TMI...ewwww~~:-P!!

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