Manequim July 2013

It may be the heat of summer here in London, but in Brazil they’re in the depths of winter and oh my have they got some great patterns in store for us this month!

First up, in the Plus section, there’s a fantastic knit crossover top and a knit dress that looks like it’d be super flattering for both large busts and curvy shapes.

I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this doggy jacket (complete with fur-trimmed collar) and jumpsuit – how did they know I’d just made my first dog clothing for a friend’s Boston Terrier puppy?!

From the cover photoshoot, I really like this boxy blouse (though it seems awfully familiar) and panelled skirt paired with it looks really wearable, too. Bonus points for spotting the dog model in her bag!

The designer style this month is Alexander Wang, and I love this dress with the stand-out pockets, which also happens to be in my size!

This long-sleeved blouse has a bit of a 1970s vibe, with its gathered sleeves and keyhole front and back.

Oooh a classic biker jacket, and again, it’s in my size!

Lastly, there was a feature on the fashion capitals of the world – London, NYC, Milan, Paris, and, errr, Sao Paulo. I didn’t like the patterns from Milan or Sao Paulo but it’s still fun to see their take on the “look” from each city!

I often receive Manequim and Burda on the same day, but this month Burda was a few days behind. Or really, the August issue is a few decades behind, with all the 70s and 80s junk, ugh. But that’s a discussion for next week…

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