Last night, however, there were quite a few of the October issues waiting for me! I won't bore you with how many magazines I subscribe to (Let's just be thankful that the mailman drives a truck! BTW, do mailmen walk around and delivery mail anymore?) it's cheaper and easier tho' to subscribe than to truck magazines home on the bus with me.
So back to the magazines that arrived...InStyle - one of my personal favorites - showed up last night! And it is a wonderful issue...especially because they had two sections that are near and dear to my heart. One - an entire piece with photos on Michelle Obama's style. I love how she dresses. It is a clean, concise style using a lot of color to accent her personality but without frou-frou. It works so well in corporate environments - I'm sure because she came from one - and her wardrobe showcases her figure. Now while I don't have a Michelle Obama figure...I will never have those arms without surgery and leaving my day job to work on them...I can copy it!
Here are the pics from the article, "Power Dressing" InStyle Magazine (October 2009):
Dresses and coats
The other article was about home sewing. First Vogue Magazine and now InStyle! You can tell the economy is in a recession because when was the last time you picked up a fashion magazine and they had a two page spread on home sewing! Yeah...I know! The article is called "Project Disaster" with the tag, "Are Home Ec sewing skills and a 10-year-old machine equal to the task of creating a three-piece designer outfit? Columnist Faye Penn puts her fearless foot to the pedal" It is a very funny article about someone diving back into sewing after a hiatus...a must read for anyone returning to sewing. You will find you are not alone!
Anyway...pick up a copy of this month's InStyle...it is full of wonderful yet useful fashion advice...a homage to the sewist contingency...and just a very fun issue. I do have two ideas as a starting point for this weekend's sewing adventure. Neither one of them are instant gratification sewing...boy, I'm missing last week more than you know! But both of them are pounding at my brain and insisting that they be released! So updates later!!!