You know I'd never miss out a Burda-post; but since today is quite a day - let me first go ahead and give you all a great snow-covered hug and a lovely season-suitable poem:
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
― William Arthur Ward
As this year is ending, I wish that the New Year turns out to be a very special one for you filling each day with peak of health, abundance of happiness and sunshine, bountiful luxury and prosperity and Zen like serenity.
Now, let's talk fashion! :)
Right from the start - completely New Look.
..continuing with a glamourous red dress
(please, note the bracelet she's wearing)
I was never a rgeat fan of super-high and tight no-collar upper bodices,
but this green one seems suitable,
Also, the dark blue dress is a perfect office-attire.
"The little wool dresses are versatile
in color and in form"
See - before we started using "little black dress"
there was the Little Woolen one.
"Longer coats for winter fashion"
Heavy materials and statement buttons
An odd-ball or two:
a pair of waist-fitted coats,
embelished by embroidery.
"Sharp cuts and bell looking skirts"
together with shape-wear.
I like the subtle detailes on this page.
Gentle dots, under-bust decoration...
all created with much taste, to make a dress just a bit more.. dazzling.
Shapeless suit - that is how I call this
Unfortunately, those do not fit me well.
"The straight line asserts itself"
there you have it...
a fashion statement of New Look.
Again, pay attention on details.
It's not just the suite we're looking at,
but the slight aditions to it - a crease, a pleat...
"..for every time of day"
Times of restrictions, rationing and saving are gone with this one. If you are paying attention to old newspaper articles, ads and informations - back in WWII people were encouraged to "make, do and mend"; they were making women's suits out of men's ones; they were recreating, borrowing, making girls dresses out of mom's old sweater... And, right here, on these two pages, it is all gone.
How, you ask me?
To make a circle-skirt one uses massive amount of material. No one back in WWII would dare to do so, no one who's rationinig could manage to make a skirt like that with what they've had in their ration-book. So, there it is; such a gentile and subtle way of telling history.
:) I had to smile..
Not every day you get to spot such a funny chicken.
"Chose your powder wisely"
Gents at their best.
A good looking gent at his house-attire.
Blouses and skirts for the colder days.
This jacket is created for the weather-weary. :)
It will tuck you in perfectly and keep
your warmth for a long time.
I have to keep telling myself to "please, breathe!"
The cut of these dresses, the useage of lace, the gentile bows..
a magnificent way to end this year! :)
...and; I shall not end this year without the ever so obligatory:
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you the HAPPIEST NEW YEAR!