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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Burda Wednesday: April 1959, part III

Hello everyone!

Beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another,” so says the dictionary
Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its “imperfections”, real or perceived. That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have to deal with — but that all of that doesn’t mean that you need to be ashamed of your body or try to change it. Body acceptance allows for the fact that there is a diversity of bodies in the world, and that there’s no wrong way to have one.

There is a fashion item for every size! 
Don't trust me, take a look at these pages:

Stunning eye-makeup

Here's a text about 
"chubbier do not  need to fear fashion"
I suppose it's about what is it like to wear "big-girl clothes"
(such a foul word choice!)

I must say: 
that is a perfectly organized purse,
and I feel I need to work a bit on my own.

"Wear RED in the spring"
(and those adorable shoes!)

Here's our beloved Sissy
in her Italian-style fashion spread.

Colorful, bright, fun
these are the words I use to describe it.

"The first holiday dresses"
or: for the coming summer. :)

And this bright yellow straw hat is an amazing accent!

You can achieve a LOT with colors

Looking gorgeous at night-time

Kids at their best
(both behavior and fashion!)

Oh, the tiny dresses!
The lovely little girl in the bottom looks like
she came from "Gone with the wind", right?

More fashion for the little ones



As these are fashion-oriented pages,
here's a bit of my own:
Оn the left: a black velvet pinafore shots-skirt.
On the right: original vintage tapestry-like light green dress.

Body ideals, like everything else in pop culture, are a trend. Let's just remember: The media’s idea of beauty is subjective and changes, but confidence is always in style.
What say you?


  1. Great issue of Burda. I love all the kids' fashions, especially the blue-and-white stripe with the red tie. And I really like most of the ladies' fashions.

    You look great in both outfits. The pinafore is so cute, and the green dress is just lovely. Do all the women in your office dress as nice as you do?

    1. These issues of Burda are featuring some of my favorite fashion "trends".
      When it comes to a governmental offices, some of the ladies DO dress up quite nicely, but we work in a municipal office. It's sad to say that a lot of women over here let themselves go.
      There is a lot of trousers; not many skirts... but almost no one wears a dress - unless it's s hot summer's day - but than the dresses tend to be not-so-office-appropriate.


  2. Every fiber of my organization adoring being wants that purse! :)

    On a more serious note, thank you for sharing your wise words on the immeasurable importance of accepting and loving your body, flaws and all, as it is right now. Doing so is incredibly liberating and can free our minds, hearts and souls to focus on so many other, often more productive, areas of our lives.

    Many hugs & joyful start of June wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. I would quite cheerfully steal all of Sissy's wardrobe.

    And you look smashing in yours - I really like your streamlined style. It's very youthful but also elegant at the same time.