Tuesday, September 29, 2009

octoburda.

I crack myself up. Now if only BWOF was a reality show and not another incarnation of "octo".

Anywho...what a shocker to get the Burda World of Fashion in my mailbox today! (I refuse to conform to the "Burda" minus "World of Fashion" cover name. Boo!) On first flip through, I love this (even tho the neckline would look hideous on me):

Dress #119
And I don't plan on chopping down any trees (or whatever else the Brawny man does in his free time) but I really like this top (pictured below in the non-flannel version):

top #105

I'm a sucker for a cropped plaid jacket. Plus, faux fur!

jacket #108


Is it wrong that I like this?

Dress #104

And wait...are those REAL PEOPLE modeling? Surely that was a trick of the light. (But I really like this dress, it looked much more "stylish" on the person than in the line drawing! Typical BWOF).

Dress #117
And this top in the plus section is actually very pretty too:

Top #133
And this vintage-y suit is really cute. Or is the hat seducing me??

Suit #124 & 123


That's it for my first run through. I'm sure someone will make up something I didn't look twice at and I'll find more to love!

11 comments:

  1. Angie, is there anything you don't like about this issue? LOL And I had the exact same reaction to that tunic/sweater dress/carpet thing (Dress #104). I sort of liked it... against my better judgement. I was trying to decide if I could in any way make it come out as something better than Hideous On Me.

    And, yes. It will always be "BWOF". Psssht, "Burda"-schmurda.

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  2. I am going to have to buy this issue. Just when I let my subscription run out!

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  3. Forgive me for being perverse, but I really do like the carpet bag dress. This style (or is it stylessness)can look great on any shape as long as it fits. Not too loose and never too tight.

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  4. I think I let my subscription run out. Of course I've only made one (yes one - and it's not hemmed yet/still) garment from an entire years worth. I just find out that the Borders, just a brisk 5 block walk from office carries it though. So a lunch run will be had soon. g

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  5. Regarding the last suit (or hat?): I think a lot of this kind of "vintage/British/elegant vibe comes down to styling (e.g. the hat!). Take away the setting, the props, the styling, and you're left with regular (though nice) garments!

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  6. I like the sweater dress too - but the line drawing and the fact that there's "room for a pullover underneath" kind of scares me! I would definitely have to find the right sweater knit to attempt it with. And even then it might get shortened to a tunic length to wear over my skinny corduroys.

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  7. Dress #119 is MINE! It's totally a dress for us flat-chesters. I really like the cropped jacket and #104 too. I'll have to get a thick cozy fabric for it. Good choices!

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  8. There's a lot of choices there.
    All you have to do is pick one and go!

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  9. I'm loving this issue too. The past two have been meh for me, but this one I'm loving!

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  10. I love dress 117. The line drawing looks plain, but I like the look on the model!

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