Wednesday, April 10, 2013

La Mia Boutique 04/2013

For once, I'm writing a review and I find myself without a lot to say.
I don't know if it's a good or a bad sign for this issue, or maybe it just means it's forgettable.

One thing that struck me, is that there are a s**tload of sheath dresses this month:
These two are part of what is described as a 50s inspired photoshoot... Do you see it? I don't. Not even the styling looks vintage.
Anyway, I kind of like the second one, with the faux top underneath.

These two are as generic as it gets. I really don't have any comments, except that dog is as adorable as it  is random.

More randomness... A wedding dress.
Is the model mad because she has a huge bow attached to her back?

Now, the only two pieces I really like in this issue.
The dress looks very chic on the model and the cinched waist makes it very wearable.
The jacket is just incredibly cute, with the cropped sleeves, the rounded lapel and the two buttons.

Finally, we have a Carmen Miranda inspired photoshoot (again, why? So random...).
Can you visualize how excited the LMB stylist must have been when he was told about this theme? If you read a few of my reviews of this magazine, you know that I HATE the styling and I'm convinced whoever is in charge might be a little crazy. It's always bold makeup, chunky jewelry and generally A LOT of accessory, so this must have been a field day for the guy.
But to be fair, some of the garments are actually cute.

That's it. All I had to say.

Since I'm running out of space in my room in a spring cleaning mood, I decided I'm not going to keep this issue, so it's for sale on eBay.
I also listed a bunch of old issues that need a more loving home, so please check this link out if you're interested.


  1. That is, quite the bow, haha and so many bangles!

  2. I am reading this at my desk while drinking tea. I got to Carmen Miranda and laughed so hard I almost spit tea across the desk. Thanks for brightening my afternoon :)

  3. Silvia - Sewing PrincessApril 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    They forgot the banana's on Carmen's head! That bow is horrendous! When I first saw some comments on FB I was actually hopeful about this issue...I agree with your choices

  4. I always seem to disagree with the Facebook crowd, I guess I'm too picky or I simply have different taste than the average LMB reader :(

  5. You're very welcome!
    I first leafed through the issue while I was on a crowded train and at Carmen Miranda I started imagining the stylist squealing and running around with bangles and bright eyeshadows in his hands, I laughed so hard and the old lady sitting in front of me looked so puzzled as why a sewing magazine could be so funny :D

  6. Oh yeah, this guy has a forearm fetish: the models are always wearing either pounds of bangles or elbow gloves...

  7. This actually doesn't look too bad an issue! I like the wedding dress but would keep the bow off, it just look s ridiculous! Really like the last dress too but what is with all the accessories?!

  8. Ciao, Anna. La ringrazio molto per la tua opinione. Sono molto necessarie. Voglio comprare voi tre rivista, ho davvero bisogno di loro. Ma io sono in Russia. Pacchetto Vozozhno?

  9. I think she needs Maraca's..

  10. The lack of a full fruit basket on her head leaves me cold inside...

  11. If only they knew what was going on in a sewists mind...

  12. Silvia - Sewing PrincessApril 11, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    don´t worry you´re not alone! my opinion on their photo shoots is quite harsh actually...

  13. yikes. just say no to the carmen miranda inspired photoshoot.

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  15. I'm sorry, Alla, but the issue I had for sale has already been bought.

  16. Hi Alla, if you're interested in the issues I'm selling, please get in touch with me on ebay, using the link above.

  17. Anna, thanks for the reply. I can not yet register on Ebey. I will try next.

  18. I wonder why the wedding dresses in these sewing pattern magazines are always so bizarre? I always noticed that with Burda, too, when I was getting it. All I can think of when I see that big bow is massive 80's throwback, and living through the 80s once as a kid was enough of THAT, thankyouverymuch.

  19. This is rather off-topic, but I just received my Burda magazine. Would love to know if you're going to write about it, cos I love your reviews!

  20. pics are wicked as usually, but that purple jacket is frigging adorable

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