Long time no see, huh? My life has been a bit messy lately and I've neglected the blog, but I'm back!
And speaking of disappearances, La Mia Boutique is back after 3 months. I didn't really understand why they were gone for so long, they were very vague on their Facebook page. The most reliable explanation is that they moved and they released a new magazine, I guess.
Anyway, in the editorial at the beginning of this issue (which I actually took the time to read, hoping to find some clarity), the editor in chief says they're back with a lot of changes: a new, young stylist, new graphics (which I totally hadn't noticed), new columns (on fashion, makeup... does anyone read those?) and they chose to give the magazine a more modern edge.
Now, this is all I wished for a change in this magazine for a long while, and I was very excited after reading this editorial.
But then I started flipping through the magazine and I started to be more and more horrified and disappointed with every page.
Is this their idea of modernization? This stuff comes straight out of a catalogue from the 90s.
A cheap, badly styled catalogue.
Their new stylist defaults to harsh hair and heavy makeup, super clunky, cheap-looking jewelry and generally matronly looking outfits just like his predecessor, so has anything really changed?
Moving on, we have weird proportions and a tacky dress made in the most dated fabric they could find.
Have I already said clunky jewelry, tacky dress and harsh makeup?
I'm all about back cut-outs, but this is exactly how to make them look vulgar.
This issue is not all bad (patterns-wise), but after the promises they made on Facebook for two months and in the editorial at the beginning of this issue, the quality of their product is just not keeping up.
And to confuse things even more, they started publishing another sewing magazine called "Di Tutto Boutique", which, from what I gathered, is more focused on pattern for knits.
I'll see if I can find a copy to review, but after this, I don't have high hopes...