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Burda October issue

I finally picked up the Burda October issue, mostly lured by the Karl Lagerfeld patterns. And I have to say he didn’t disappoint! The jacket and skirt that he showed looked very much in line with his Karl Lagerfeld line. I also liked that it was a mix of a really intricate piece (the jacket) and a quick, easy sew (the skirt). I just love the skirt with the folded hem, and it has elastic in the back lining. Cool and comfortable – that’s my favorite combination.

As for the rest, I would label this issue as a very trendy issue – at least for being Burda. Instead of pushing their usual aesthetics, they really have focused on strong trends for fall, ie aviator, amish/rural, leather and late 50’s/early 60’s retro glamour.  I felt a bit lukewarm about the October issue at first, but it is gowning on me. Living in Sweden, the home of sparse and clean lines, it’s can sometimes be a bit hard to swallow Burda’s more central European aesthetic. But this issue is one of those that feels more in line with what appeals to me.


  • Silver Strands
    October 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I completely agree – I MUCH prefer the simple, clean lines of some western fashion. I do like the long skit on the last photo.

    Your blog is wonderful, glad I came across it.

  • Antoinette
    October 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I buy a copy of BurdaStyle about once every year or two, and I did buy this one! Not sure I will make the Lagerfeld jacket, but it sure is a fun puzzle to look at the pattern pieces and imagine how it all gets put together.


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