August's Burda Style Magazine arrived yesterday. My husband gets the mail at our PO box before he goes to work. If my new Burda is there he leaves it and calls to tell me it's in the box so I don't have to wait till he gets home that night. He knows how I look forward to it's arrival. Meh. Not this month, or last for that matter. I've got Burda going back to 1999, when I started buying it at Borders. I don't have all the issues that far back, but about 2 years later I started subscribing, so I have a lot of back issues. I went to the Post Office around lunch time and ripped open the plastic bag to get my first peak right there in the parking lot. Not impressed.
This is everything that Stacy and Clinton tell you not to wear. Look at all that fabric around the hips and narrowing down to that oh so flattering carrot shape.
I take it back, I would sew this skirt:
Here are the ruffles I really hate.
The rest is just boring.
Next month is Folkloric month or 'Boho Chic' as they are billing it this year and I quote: Alpine traditions meets Hungarian Rhapsody- resulting in the loveliest European folk-style fashion clothes! Colorful skirts charming aprons, flattering bodices, darling blouses, casual trousers, rustic knits, and more!' Doesn't that sound like just what you want to sew? Or maybe you do, but lately this section has come across as a mish mash kind of a collection and that's what this sounds like. A mess.
One section is inspired by Mark Rothko using bright color combos. It remains to be seen what the patterns will look like. the plus sizes look slightly more promising in September. The rest? There's another overly full dress and more pleated, tapered pants.
I haven't started planning my fall wardrobe, but needless to say I'll be looking elsewhere for inspiration. Oh and my subscription is up for renewal. It's up to $90 this year and this is the first time I am really thinking about it.
Maybe it's just me, or are you just as disappointed by Burda Style lately?