Manequim November 2012 (yes, another one!)

I have no idea why, but Manequim magazine always produce two November issues. In all the other months, it’s just the usual one issue per month, so I have no idea why November is any different. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a cultural thing in Brazil perhaps?

In any case, here’s the second November issue – my review of the first November issue is here if you’d like to compare the two.

Regular readers will already know that I don’t “do” shorts, but it doesn’t stop me admiring the design of these elegant petal shorts.

This multisize, long sleeved blouse could easily work for colder weather by just using a different fabric, and it’s paired with yet another pair of cute shorts, this time with a retro curved hem.

The summer jacket is nice, but I’m more interested in the oh-so-versatile tank/vest underneath, since it’s in my size, and always a good thing for summer, but also for lingerie and layering.

There’s a sizeable beachwear feature in this issue, and this retro bikini with high-waisted bottoms and bandeau top is definitely a winner in my opinion. The shape is not only more forgiving to most bodies, but the design is also more interesting than the boring string bikini style (also in this issue, see below!).

I totally LOVE the seamlines of the maxidress on the right (499!) I’m not normalyl into maxidresses, but this is just the most elegant shirtdress seaming I’ve seen in a long time. Far more than just a beach coverup, you could totally wear this in its own right!

While watching Michael Palin’s Brazil recently, I learned that most Brazilian soaps only last 6-8 months, tops, and are forever changing, which is why Manequim seem to have a never-ending supply of soap stars and shows to talk about. In the US and UK, soaps go on for decades and I couldn’t figure out how Brazil could support so many!

Also, I reeeeeeally want to visit Brazil now.

PS: thank you so much for your get well soon wishes – I think they’re working as I’m f-i-n-a-l-l-y starting to feel better after three weeks!!

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