Manequim magazine August 2015

Ooh it’s a special anniversary issue of the Brazilian pattern magazine Manequim, full of fancy party dresses! Usually we only get this level of swankiness for the Oscars issue and for pre-Christmas parties – shame it didn’t arrive in time for me to whip up something for the World Transplant Games gala dinner…

Right from the start, this issue’s got some fantastic wearable pieces – how great is this asymmetric jersey skirt? I love how they’ve used the stripes on the different sections, too – it gives it a Breton vibe, but modern and comfortable, too.

There’s a bumper crop of Plus patterns this month – my favourites are this lace-overlay dress, and the top with the lace upper back (paired with a nice but basicpencil skirt).

The patterns aren’t anythng special here, but I like that they’ve made what’s essentially a basic jeanskirt in a luxe fabric. I’m not a fan of the archetypal Chanel jacket, so this would be a way to use up a luxe boucle in a more modern way than a stuffy skirt suit IMHO.

Omg I love this maxi dress with the asymmetric cutouts! Though a bare midriff there is pretty much my worst nightmare, body phobia-wise, I think I still love this enough to wear it anyway! Anyone want to invite me to the Baftas next Spring? I think I’ve found my gown…

And to round it off, from a feature showing transitional season styling, this little racer-back vest top is rather nice, and really would take you nicely into a South American spring.

And yes, I am still in South America myself, so apologies for not being able to reply to your emails and comments as much as usual.

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