Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Last Week of Me-Made-May 2013

This is just a short post to finish off the challenge!!  Here are the last of my outfits for the month:

Saturday, May 25th, worn to the dance party after the Swing and  Balboa (it's a YouTube link) workshops, New Look 6587, plus my new waterfall cardigan made with McCall's 6084:


Sunday, May 26th, again with the Thermal sweater plus my now-too-baggy pants from Simplicity 2656:


Monday, May 27th, photo-bombed by the cats.  I'm wearing all RTW except the white top, which is from New Look 6104.


Tuesday, May 28th, is all RTW except the red linen skirt which is Simplicity 2367:


On Wednesday, May 29th, I wore another version of the New Look 6104 top.   I finish work earlier on Wednesdays so I was actually able to take a photo outside in the sunlight!



Thursday, May 30th is the day I officially ran out of steam on this challenge.  I wore all RTW except a handknit scarf.  Major cheater day!!  This is my new People Tree dress that I was talking about. ;)


And finally, on May 31st, surprise, surprise, I'm wearing a sweater (the Zara pattern by Mission Falls)!  That pretty much sums up the month of May around these parts!  But this week the weather has been beautiful and warm.


Interestingly, on the 28th I had a conversation with one of my students about our "signature colors" because she wears orange a lot as an accent color and I wear red/maroon.  And then we talked about the public styles of various female French politicians/female companions of French politicians, such as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Valerie Trierweiler.  We both agreed that Carla Bruni, especially for an ex-model, cultivated an image that was a little too goody-goody for us.  And without commenting on either's personality/politics, we both prefer Trierweiler's sartorial style.  Having that though, style of dress can convey philosophical values...

Here are some examples I found on Google:

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy:


To be fair to Carla Bruni, she does wear pants too.  But she was often seen in outfits as above and they are simply too schoolgirlish for my taste.  Please don't tell me that I dress like her.  If so, I am in denial.
 
Valérie Trierweiler:


Is it very silly to be discussing these female public figures chiefly because of their clothes????

Have a great week-end everybody!

12 comments:

  1. Interesting! I'm only familiar with Carla Bruni, but it's interesting to see the differences in the way that they dress. Hilary Clinton's and Michelle Obama's fashion choices are endlessly dissected over here, and it is pretty interesting to note the different images that female politicians seem to convey. It's kind of unfortunate that male politicians have such a standard uniform because it would be fun to compare their outfits, too!

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    1. It *would* be interesting if we could talk about what the men wear, but they all play it very safe!

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  2. Cute outfits! This MMM was the layer upon layer challenge, the weather was horrible :-(
    I don´t like Carla´s outfits, too clasic and too simple shape...the Queen has a more interesting coat than the Carla´s dress!

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    1. I agree with you, I like the Queen's coat with its asymmetric closure!

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  3. I feel like Bruni tries to look Hepburn-y and that look goes twee fast on the wrong lady. Trierweilers style inspires and screams confidence and class better. You had a lovely month!

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    1. I agree. It's not the best look for her. And thank you! :)

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  4. Interesting! I've wondered if Carla Bruni was over-conservative with her style of dress to get taken more seriously, given her free-spirited youth? Australia has a female PM, and she dresses very conservatively, probably because she is trying to avoid attracting criticism. She does make a point of wearing only Australian made, which is really good!
    Your discussion of signature colours was interesting, I've noticed that you do wear red and maroon frequently, usually as an accent in your outfit. I have no idea what my signature colours are :)

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    1. I definitely think Carla Bruni was trying to go for a serious image because of her past...I'm not sure it worked though!
      Good for your PM for wearing Australian made! :)

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  5. I like your new look 6857 in the first picture. I think red suits you! I think Valerie T looks more claasic and grown up. Carla Bruni's outfits are verging on costume gfor me - a bit too contrived. xx

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  6. Ooh, I really like your outfit in the first picture! Both the dress and cardi look lovely! And your stiped sweater is one of my favs in your wardrobe. :)

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    1. Thanks, that's a new cardigan. :) I have trouble pairing it with stuff actually.

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