Reviewed – La Mia Boutique 12/2011
Almost a week since my last post – I really wanted to post earlier but then this arrived.
Yes it has been a difficult week – so many new toys, so little time. So I’ll start with the La Mia Boutique. I’d pre-paid for the October, 2011 issue and since that somehow sold out anyway (no worries, I managed to snap up a copy from craftymamas) I told the SpeedImpex guys to send me the December issue when it turned up (yes it actually takes 2 months for ‘current’ magazine issues to hit Australia -Burdastyle takes 3 months-obviously the real world does not function at internet speeds.
And… on with the review. Stand out styles for December include a cool looking V-neck long coat (although all that front exposure is going to put your headlights on high beam even before you take it off), a cute little 60s style mini-dress in two options (with or without the front buttoned panel), a little strapless mini-dress in natural/ empire waist variations, pants that looked interesting on the model and freaky in the line diagram and a cool little leather jacket.
There’s an Audrey-Hepburn inspired (the designer obviously heard of Audrey once during a near-death experience) section which looks nothing like classic Audrey style and probably has the poor woman (‘s remains) spinning in her grave*. So I’ll save your eyeballs and leave it out. Pretty cool little-girl section (of patterns, not a transverse section-hohoho) this time, the grey-dress is particularly cute and would make an awesome winter tunic for adults too minus the hideous applique of pink stuff exploding out of Barbie’s ears (its her brain. And no, she won’t miss it). The little bolero is pretty cute too and appears to be made out of sweatshirting.
Looks like next month’s feature is a Son’s of Anarchy inspired children’s section – which I am anticipating with bated breath (not).
Coming up next – the Knipmode Giveaway winner!
*I typed ‘where is Audrey Hepburn’ into Google and it auto-completed with ‘buried’. Why is this the top search? Why are people looking this up to the point where it is the top search term?
Hasn’t she been dead for decades Err.. she died in 1993-can’t believe I was around and had no clue.