Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Burda Style

Over on Burda Style they are featuring 4 Burda magazine patterns for those who want an edgy piece to add to their wardrobe. However click on the patterns and the website is temporarily out of order and under construction.  Dare we hope that we might find both the patterns that they've chosen to offer as down loads,  and an index or preview of Burda Style magazine or even the envelope patterns.  They've got a picture of a summer issue with a blurb about the magazine.. They don't even call it  Burda World of Fashion, but go back to the name of years ago,  Burda Mode.  Or is this the name of the German edition?  They do say that it is published in 99 countries in 16 languages which is pretty impressive. But considering that English has become the global language according to an article in the Times a couple of months back, we are certainly not being given our due.  I know, chauvinism here, but it really has screwed up all the Burda reviews on PR.  Lately the French site's link gets you an error message.  They are trying to make it very difficult to remain a loyal subscriber.

With all the encouragement I've been getting, I need to get working on my trench coat.  I really have to talk myself into starting this as there are umpteen pieces. I haven't counted as that would be somewhat discouraging.  It's not that I  can't do it, it's just such a big undertaking and I need to psyche myself up for it.


  1. I've subscribed to BWOF or BurdaStyle as they call it now for a few years now. I think that is appropriate because it's turned into BS as of late! I'm probably not going to renew my subscription this year. I've seen the styles recycle and I'm not going to pay that kind of money for designs I already have!

  2. I understand needing to psyche yourself up for starting the trench coat. That's the main reason why I haven't started mine yet.

    By the way, I found a Burberry plaid to use for the removable liner. I haven't done a burn test yet, so I'm not sure if it's wool or something else. I don't own any coats with a removable liner. While I enjoy drafting, I think I will be especially challenged on the liner. I guess I'd better get myself to a good department store to do a bit of snoop shopping.

  3. I know...Burda is confusing right now and I really don't understand what they are doing. If I ran my business this way, I wouldn't have any customers, no matter how good I was. I've renewed my subscription cause there have been some good designs, but I am getting bored of using the French, Russian, or other sites to link to. Even if they would just tell us what to expect - or where they are going....which makes me wonder if they know!