Monday, January 3, 2011

ManoBello Review and Giveaway

I feel so fortunate to have connected with Cyn, the talented designer behind ManoBello, a truly gorgeous line of handcrafted leather accessories. Her luxe, detailed pieces are unique, striking, and bold but they're also soft, comfortable, and beautifully crafted. In other words, everything in her shop is lust-worthy, from the boot straps and belts to the more avant-garde bustles and harnesses.

I was lucky enough to receive a belt from ManoBello to review and keep.* It arrived in some of the prettiest packaging I've ever seen:



The belt itself is a dark gunmetal leather with just a hint of metallic shine. The long strap is supple and soft, which makes it comfy to wear and easy to style. I've worn it as a subtle accent in a mix of dark neutrals ...


... and more prominently in a monochrome outfit.



I'm excited to see how I can style this rose-embellished belt as the weather gets warmer, too!

And I'm absolutely thrilled to have a $100 credit to ManoBello to give away! Please be aware that this credit must be applied to an item valued at $101 or more, must be used within 30 days, and winner is responsible for shipping charges. Here's how you enter to win:

  1. Like the ManoBello Facebook page or follow ManoBello on Twitter. You must do one of these things to enter.

  2. Visit the ManoBello Etsy shop.

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling saying how you're following ManoBello, which item from the shop you love best, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
     
  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, January 9. I'll draw winners at random the following week. This contest is open to all readers, including international. Good luck, everyone!

66 comments:

Jen said...

So beautiful! I'm drooling over the shoe clips and what I can do to my boring ballet flats if I get my hands on a few of those...and then that obi belt. Oh my...the places it will go! Thanks for the find Sal:)
jwronko@att.net

Flora said...

Following it on Facebook, and I love the Couture Leather Bustle Belt Handmade Amber Rust!

ladyloriana [at] gmail [dot] com

Allypattern said...

I'm following on Facebook :) I really hope I win, their stuff is so beautiful!

Janna said...

Hey Sally, I think you have her personal FB page linked, which has an "Add as friend" button. I did a quick search for the fan page and "Liked" her instead.

christine said...

I'm loving the Mano Bello Leather Flowers Couture Collection and any belt will do.

I'm following on FB.

christinemboyer (@) gmail

Kourtney said...

Following on Facebook! My fav is the leather wrap belt! I would love to win! Everything looks so stunning!

Maggie at Gamewell Press said...

Lovely! I'll follow them on twitter
gamewellpress at gmail

nestra said...

Following them on twitter and lusting after the black rose brooch with the rhinestone center! LOVE!

nestraknitter at yahoo dot com

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

following on Facebook (I think- sent a friend request...) and I LOVE the red leather belt/sash. Gorgeous.
newquaygirl@cox.net

Queen of Sheba said...

Twitter's my poison of choice, and the oxblood obi is my favorite. I'm pregnant, so very soon I'll need all the help I can get defining my waist!
watchinginkdry at hotmail dot fr

BlueCockatoo said...
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Sue said...

I both friended and liked her on fb. Everything is beautiful. I love the single edition yellow pouch purse and the brooches and shoe clips which would be very versatile. Would be out of my box and take my style to new heights. msusanscott at gmail.com

Sue said...

I both friended and liked her on fb. Everything is beautiful. I love the single edition yellow pouch purse and the brooches and shoe clips which would be very versatile. Would be out of my box and take my style to new heights. msusanscott at gmail.com

BlueCockatoo said...

I just started following ManoBello on Twitter and am totally coveting the items in the Etsy store. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower belt you got, Sally. It is so gorgeous! There is a beautiful pink rose broach in the store as well. I would be SO HAPPY to win!!

lindsay[at]donaghe[dot]com

Andrea said...

I'm following on Facebook! (Though the FB profile should be switched to a Page, not a regular profile. Just a little tip from a Social Media Marketing pro... :) )

I'd love to have one of the brooches, a wonderful pop of color.

andreajeanc at gmail dot com

bluecoastdreams said...

I'm following Mano bello on twitter! I love absolutely everything on the Etsy site but the Mano Bello black rose belt is my favorite!

Mikaela said...

I love the Mano Bello wide brown obi wrap belt with oxblood red leather rose flower adornment.

mikaelasobsessions@gmail.com

Cory Ellen said...

Friended on facebook! I was actually doing a search for obi belts just last week, and happened upon the shop. I love the Leather Rose Wrap Boot Straps in black and yellow, and pretty much all of the obi belts.

cboberg [at] oberlin [dot] edu

Miss V said...

Added on facebook :)
I just love the Leather Rose Wrap Boot Straps in amber and rust! I know it'll be perfect on this pair of boots I love.
And the leather wrap belt! Drool!
vs_achar@yahoo.com

Stephanie Rose said...

Wow! What a gorgeous belt! I am following on facebook now
stephanie.nisbet@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Followed them on twitter, and I love that butter yellow chamois deerskin bag.

cynthiagibas at gmail dot com

Allison said...

Followed them on Twitter - hard to pick, it's all so lovely. I think I'd have to go with the black leather rose belt or the shoe rosettes!
tallgirlblogging@gmail.com

Eagles17 said...

Wow,those pieces are gorgeous!I'm now following ManoBello on Twitter (@cupcakes_mmm)!

(ashleyso2030@gmail.com)

Eagles17 said...

Wow, it's so hard to pick. If I {{had}} to pick just one, it would be the rosy pink leather brown belt -- it's so versatile! Thanks,again, for this incredible offer!

(ashleyso2030@gmail.com)

Elisabeth @ joggerslife.com said...

I drooled over this belt when I saw it in your previous posts, so this is a great giveaway!

I followed ManoBello on Twitter, and the Etsy shop is great! I love the bold simplicity of the red rose ring, and I also love the simple leather rose belt in the shop (like the one that you received from them).

Great giveaway!!

joggerslife@gmail.com

jilly said...

I friend requested on facebook, and love too many things from that shop. But if I had to choose I would actually go with the yellow pouch purse. It looks like butter and I bet it feels like it, too!

jlk1980@gmail.com

afkjl said...

I'm following ManoBello and I really like the leather strapping bracelets and the leather rose rings.
trezlen at gmail dot come

cwhf said...

Following on facebook. What gorgeous pieces! Love the belts, especially the Leather, Rose, Flower, Wrap, Waist, Belt, Acorn, Rust, Mahogany, Brown. Would go with so much in my wardrobe

ev_hayes@yahoo.com

Jilliebeanie said...

Wow! Every item is truly stunning. I love the Rust & Brown Wrap Belt here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59830946/couture-leather-rose-flower-wrap-waist

I follow on Twitter!

spoilsofwear@gmail.com

Angela said...

I just found her shop last night prior to seeing this post - neat! My eyes are bugging out at the harness that Queen Michelle models - what a lovely, versatile piece! That's my fav. :)
yabobubble at hotmail.

Angela said...

PS - Forgot to say, I "friended" her on FB but also found the company page and "liked" it!

hannah said...

Oh my word - love, LOVE the style of these! I liked her on FB, and as far as what I'd actually be getting from her shop, it will probably either be one of the wrapping rose trio beauties, or the obi belts. They are SO versatile. Thank you SO much for sharing this beauty with us :)
hannah8ball(at)gmail(dot)com

The Larsens said...

Oh wow...her stuff is amazing! There goes an hour or so today :P Love the belts...oh what to choose???

mcclarsen (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Margaret said...

All of her work is absolutely gorgeous, but I am particularly taken with the brooches and necklaces. I have "liked" Mano Bello on Facebook.

mlafaive at gmail dot com

-gillian. said...

Gorgeous! :) I love funky accessories!!! I'd probably go with the Mano Bello Rosy Pink Leather Shabby Flower Belt with Brown Tie on Leather. And I'd probably have to buy the Leather Rose ring wide band Natural and Brown in a custon size as well. (How on earth would I resist!) I'm not on FB, but added her to my Etsy Faves.
gillianbourque@hotmail.com
(Love your blog BTW!)

Louise said...

I just love their rust boot straps! What a fantastic Etsy shop! I like her on Facebook.

louiseharriet at gmail

Andrea said...

I friended ManoBello on FB.

It was very difficult to pick only one item, but I think my winner is "Mano Bello Rosy Pink Leather Shabby Flower Belt with Brown Tie on Leather". The colors are so rich and it just looks so sumptuous. Love it!

saorsabasenjis at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

I'm following on twitter. I would probably get the Leather Rose Ribbon belt with vintage glass button or the black belt you have. Gorgeous stuff!

wvumegan at yahoo dot com

balired said...

Love the leather rose shoe ties - they remind me of something one of characters in an Austen novel would wear. They are so versatile and could be used as a hairband, a belt, an bracelet...I could go on!

I liked Mano Bello on Facebook. Delightful stuff!

ali.larsen@gmail.com

rebecca said...

Love, love love! I love the Leather Rose, Leather Belt, Wrapping Flower - BEAUTIFUL! rebecca_gibson@yahoo.com

shannon p. said...

sooo much prettiness! I loooove the obi best though!

following them on Twitter...

velorutionista [at] gmail [dot] com

Sara said...

love love love
following them on facebook

zaya bijoux at gmail dot com

elphie said...

Following them on Facebook.

the red leather rose belt is giving me heart palpatations!

ginad2@optonline.net

Starved Fashion said...

i'm following on twitter @graffitikit
and i love the soft leather clutch from the shop!
karitsaj at gmail dot com

LSM said...

Okay, I've friended them on Facebook. And, not to be unoriginal, but I love the belt you chose! I've actually been looking for a pewter belt recently.

Liane said...

I added Mano Bello on FB, and I love the shoe clips as well as the obi belts, esp the Acorn color!

lmbehrens@gmail.com

Melissa said...

First time commentor here, but I've been following your blog for a while and love how you inspire me to subtley think outside the box. I'm not at liberty to dress any way I want at work, so funky accessories are always kind-of a cheat for me. Even if I don't win I still plan on saving up for the red leather rose belt because it screams for attention, but it's not out of this world. it's got an old time romantic rustic charm to me. I'm now following Mano Bello on facebook, and I've glad you suggested it!
crabbycat2002@yahoo.com

Cortney said...

I love the Rustic Leather Flower Belt. I am following ManoBello on Facebook. cafreeATgmail.com

Weesha said...

Thanks for your comment Sal and happy new year!

I love the oxblood-leather-rose-obi-wide-wrap-belt, talk about gorgeous! I added them on facebook and followed them on Twitter too!

luanne.dsouza@gmail.com

Ang said...

What I really need is for something more than $101 but not more than $200...unfortunately if I won this GC, I couldn't buy anything under the rules. :/ So don't pick me. Just thought I would let you/ManoBello know the items are absolutely stunning and I'd love any of them. But alas, winning one is not in the cards for me. :(

I liked her page anyway.

Annmarie said...

So beautiful! I am following Mano Bello on Twitter. My favorite item, by far, is the Rosy Pink Leather Shabby Flower Belt with Brown Tie on Leather.

annsteffs at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I added her as a friend on FB. I really love all of the show clips! My email is july_19_84 at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

Aik said...

Like the ManoBello Facebook page - Aik Chien. I love the Mano Bello Rosy Pink Leather Shabby Flower Belt with Brown Tie on Leather and Leather, Wrap, Belt, Rose, Ribbon, Mica, Gray, Custom, Couture, colors.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

I am following via facebook. The Leather Rose Wrapping Boot Straps and Spats in Amber Rust are just gorgeous. I can see myself getting creative with them in so many different ways!

courtney.6708@gmail.com

aelfgifu said...

I love the rose trio wrappy belty things, especially the red roses on the black belt. What a great collection!

sutherland[dot]harris[at]gmail[dot]com

malkatz said...

I "like" ManoBello on Facebook.
I hearted the shop on Etsy.

fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

Sabrina said...

I liked them on Facebook. I love the pink supple leather obi. I am an obsessive belter so this item would get regular wear and would make a welcome change from my wide brown belts. Fingers most certainly crossed :)

s.golonka@leedsmet.ac.uk

Orquídea said...

Such beautiful pieces of art! I'm following Mano Bello on facebook as Vanda Carvalho. I love the romantic leather rose wrapping boot straps and spats in amber rust. it is so one of a kind! For my email just click on my name.

Teresa said...

I'm following on fb.
My favorite item is the oxblood leather rose obi belt. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/64062494/oxblood-leather-rose-obi-wide-wrap-belt) So cool.

teresa.kurtz at gmail dot com

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I like them on Facebook, and it's a toss up between the leather rose wrap belt and the red leather rose brooch.

Thanks for the chance!

Laura

lauraparingdown@gmail.com

Erin said...

Love her shop! I'm following on facebook.

I adore the black and yellow boot straps. So unique!

Thank you!
Erin

ekmarquez@hotmail.com

Chloe' Cobain said...

One word, Haute Couture. I absolutely adore this collection. It's very fashion forward, mini alistic chic, elegant, sophisticated, and can be worn with multiple colors. I love the .Romantic, Leather Rose, Wrapping, Ribbon Bracelet, Corsage, Rust, Tobacco READY.

- LIKED, SUBSCRIBED, FOLLOWED & FANNED ALL REQUIRED PAGES FOR EXTRA ENTRIES.

audrica_banks@yahoo.com

Dani said...

Love the rose belts and the pink obi! I friended her and liked her on facebook.
pagirl72(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks,
Dani

Dee said...

I friended her on facebook as Dee G. and love the Couture Leather Bustle Belt Handmade Amber Rust! :)

-Dee

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Awesome shoe clips and wide obi belt. I'm following them on twitter now. Woo hoo!

sdtacker at gmail dot com.