Today in the Manley Studio - Fashion Meets Tech

Quick introduction first of all. Eoin anseo, full-time husband to Emma and part-time (unpaid) CTO, CMO, Chief Heavy Lifting Officer etc to Manley.

Stepping out from behind the tangle of network cables and site code briefly to bring you a new Manley platform which we're hoping will help you (Manley Fans) keep up with whats going on at Manley HQ. 

That platform is a new (Amazon) Alexa Flash Briefing Skill called 'Today in the Manley Studio'. While Manley is well known for constantly pushing the boundaries of Fashion and Style, we believe that Manley has and must also push the boundaries of technology and communications, as it relates to Fashion, in order to survive, grow and connect with fans and customers wherever they may be.

Right now this is a basic voice activated skill that gives fans a quick update on whats going on in the Manley Studio. But who's to say where it can go, like our collections we innovate we learn, we adjust and we grow. 

Its hard to keep up with Fashion right? And its even harder to keep up with whats happening in your favourite Irish Fashion Brands' studio right? Well no more with 'Today in the Manley Studio'. Add 'Today in the Manley Studio' same as you would any other flash briefing and get a daily update from Emma and her team. 

How to add the 'Today in the Manley Studio' skill:

1. Just open up you Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device. 2. Select Skills from the side navigation. 3. Pop 'Manley' in the search bar. 4. Tap on the 'Today in the Manley Studio' skill and enable the skill.

The 'Today in the Manley Studio' skill will then be added to your Flash Briefings which can be activated via "Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing?" or "Alexa, what's in the news?".

Spotlight Series: Parker Leather Skirt

 
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Manley's studded and perforated leather skirt is definitely an eye catcher. This high waisted skirt is hand crafted in Italy from a soft perforated suede. Fully lined for the smoothest fit. This skirt is our mid length of the AW17 season, sitting above the knee. 

Rounded and conical studs in antiqued gold, silver and black adorn this super soft suede skirt to give it the wow factor. Here is an up close and personal look at the detail... 

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⭐︎Parker Skirt Stats⭐︎

Number of Studs: 490

Stud Colors: 4

Stud Types: 10

Hours of Studding: 9

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After the 9 hours of studding (at least) that it takes to decorate this bad boy, we press them so that the studs have no chance of falling off. That process takes another several hours before it is time to sew the buttons on!

All the embellishment is done in the Manley Studio based in Dublin, Ireland after we receive the leather pieces from our factory in Italy. We handpick our leather from Italy every season so we know our customers are getting the best of the best. This is a very special piece that takes time and dedication to finish, hence why it is featured in our Spotlight Series!! 

If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It

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MyManley: June Edition

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Cork, we're coming for you!

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So, tell the girls, grab your sister and most definitely call you mother and tell them you’ve plans for Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of April!

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Irish celebrities showed up to the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge to raise funds and awareness for the worthwhile cause. Doireann Garrihy, was one of the host of famous faces spotted at the event and we were delighted to see her in Manley!

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Dublin Sample Sale holler!

We all love a good sample sale right? Well how about one featuring eight deadly Irish fashion, jewellery and accessory designers? Yeah, we've got your attention now!

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Bring along your Mum, your sisters, your friends, your GBFF, your work colleagues, your fella, bring whoever you like, the more the merrier!

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Emma Manley, Founder and Creative Director, writing you today, the 1st of January 2018 from the Manley Studio, Dublin 8.

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