I guess we were spoilt rotten with last month’s gems so much so that the June 2012 issue of Burda Style seems a little anticlimactic. (lol… I didn’t realise it was spelt like that!) I have studied each page again and again, determined that I have missed some goodies but they are not popping off the page I’m afraid. I don’t ever want to be negative about my beloved Burda magazine because of course what’s ‘sauce for the goose…’ and all that.
It opens up with some funky beach attire. I guess I’m finding it a little hard to relate to this kind of get up whilst my heating is on and the rain is splattering on my window. The little girl’s tunic is quite sweet, though better in the plain white fabric… and I like the bag!
Cute little kini too and I this dress would make a very easy beach cover-up,
Almost every issue features a fashion designer and this month all eyes are on Luisa Beccaria and the Floral Dream dress. I’m not sure this is quite my style and I don’t fancy my chances at all those little pleats, but it certainly is a very pretty floaty and flattering dress, made all the more elegant in crepe chiffon and georgette.
What I will say is that this issue is hot on textures and layers of gorgeous fabrics, some of which I have never heard of! The wild west section displays some fine examples:
‘A chiffon skirt adds elegance to a pure batiste dress, then a separate lace top brings a touch of glamour’ Great with the leather boots too.
‘Enchanting linen lawn with an embroidered border, sweet 3/4 sleeves and ruffles on the skirt.’
Loving this pretty little top but more likely to create it in black… blame the goth roots!
Now despite my lack of enthusiasm, this jacket means that everything else in the mag could be rubbish for all I care. This is right up my street. Shapely, quirky, yet timeless and classic all at the same time and I love how the buttons run down at an angle. Fabric suggestion is of Linen twill. Not come across this before and I have a sneaking feeling I wont find it in the Goldhawk Road either but I will find something similar. Something with good complimentary colour choices so the inside is as good as the outside.
There are of course always, the strange pieces that beg the question…
The shorty that I am can only dream of wafting around in floaty maxi dresses but in reality they would only serve to ridicule me. Im not sure I’ve got enough up top to hold up that halter either, but check out the back of this dress. Pippa Middleton, eat your heart out!
I skipped the Pink and Grey section as an overdose in sweetness. So not me…
… and arrived at the City Lights! More up my street. stronger lines, bolder colours but still a little shapeless. Would be good on a ‘bloaty day’ though!
Theres a detailed sewing lesson for the red dress.
I’ve been on the lookout for some simple top designs for a good few months and I think I might have found it here. Still shapeless though and would need tucking in for it to be flattering… so I guess I’m still looking!
The waistline on that skirt…. the mind boggles sometimes!!
Digging the simplicity of this LBD but I think I am a bit delusional to even consider this an option for my present shape, even on a non-bloaty day!
This top is a variation on the red dress. Bit eighties for me but I do like the mini wrap skirt
and this sixties revival number is a strong possibility, though I may be inclined to ditch the pleats.
Now this next dress could be really hot on the right figure. Just don’t forget your fashion/lingerie tape…. tit tape to the lay person! It’s made from crèpe satin in the picture and sports a beautiful godet at the back of the skirt too.
Now usually the plus section has me stroking the pages with envy and a grouching for not having sufficient grading skills, but even these didn’t oooze their usual pzazz.
Not to worry. The jackets in the bag! And there is always, so totally, a next issue to look forward to!