Tuesday, March 29, 2011

London town...

At the moment I am on a wee holiday in London (then Paris). I will try to update with all my buys and the wonderful (and possibly not so wonderful) fashion that surrounds me on this end of the earth.

But, for now, I am just being a tourist!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nuddy pants.

This snap shot from Mango’s latest collection pretty much sums up my fashion love right now. Nude. And camel. I just got some nude lippy and a trench but it really hasn’t satisfied. I clearly NEED this entire outfit before I will be content.

I think everyone will be nuding it up before the winter season is up. Or at least they should be.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Snaps for Glassons.

Also going on is a bit of a knit-athon.

So, if you are a bit dab hand with the knitting needles.. get your mitts on some red and black wool and knit a scarf for Christchurch. Drop your 1.5m or more scarf to any Glassons around NZ and they will repackage and sell on your knitted beauty for $25. All money goes to Christchurch (for more info click here). Get involved.

On the note of Glassons, don't we think they have upped their game?

I remember the time when it was the one-stop fleece shop and now I find it more and more inviting. Their latest look book has some serious influence from Topshop. Whatever the reason, I really applaud them. Something this country has always hugely lacked is that chip fashion fix. The local labels are amazing, but are pricey for your average income. Keep up the amazing work Glassons.

Fashion Festivities.

So, for a look at fashion a little closer to home. This week is NZs Fashion Festival. Basically this is a chance for the general public to mix and mingle with the fashion elite and take a seat on all of New Zealand’s favourite designers shows.

I wish I could make it, but with my trip to Europe a mere 4 days away I am not able to get away from work! Poo.

But for those of you who can, do. It is a great way to see what is going on this season and is an even better way to support New Zealand Fashion, giving amazing up and coming designers the ability to show us what they got.

Also, a repeat of the famous Designer Garage sale with heaps of market down goodies on Saturday 26th

Monday, March 14, 2011

NYFW Rundown.

Now I have let that simmer for a wee bit… a run down on what I have missed this passed month of bad bogging on the terms of Fashion news, from our doorstep and around the world.

Probably the biggest thing going on has been the plethora of Fashion weeks from around the globe. So here are my favourite designers from New York’s fall 2011 Fashion week.

Karen Walker

Although this collection seems quite safe and typical of Karen, I do love her style. The accent of the floral print is different from her usual two-tone geometric style and adds a nice softness to all the overpowering male cuts.

Alice + Olivia

I would simply wear all of these. Young, fun vibrant and gorgeous. The perfect look for the up and coming cold months.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Simple, but beautifully cut, featuring the colour for the season… camel and yellow had a baby.

Steven Alan

Preppy chic at its best. The most practical way to stay warm and look amazing. Grey stockings are the best accessories for the winter months.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Now to let you in on a little of the fashion in my life….

I am on a major countdown to a month long getaway to Europe! We leave end of this for three weeks in London and one week in Paris. My bank balance has been in dire saving mode. But, never fear I have found many fashion treats for steals (not a single one cost more than $80)….

Lipstick - Topshop

Leopard Tie top - Topshop, Oriental top - Glassons

Blue bag - Glassons

Necklace - Diva

Pink Blazer - Glassons, Leopard Trousers - Supre, Trench Coat - Kmart
(yes, Kmart, worth a mere $32 and seriously great great buy)

Friday, March 4, 2011

You go Girlfirend.

So, on a lighter note, I ask you my blog friends… Do you ever have so much to do; yet you sit there and do none of it? Just to see quite how high that pile will grow before there is no option. Either, cut and run – starting up a new life in a far away land, preferably somewhere hot and isolated. Or, the option I usually begrudgingly go for, doing what ever it is you have been putting off.

Well, as you can tell, this blog has been one of those things for me recently. I have accumulated SO many amazing finds. I have been lusting after so many beautiful things, there have been so many things have been going on in fashion world that I have spent most of the last month with a wine in hand, SATC blurring in the background and the humming of stress to get everything I so want to share with you beautiful people down on paper. And failing. Clearly.

So finally I have nutted out the mother of all posts…. Or ‘blog-date’ to get you all up to date with everything.

I thought I would start this many part blog-date with a wee look at my favourite editorial of the moment.

Now I am bias – the incredible stylist is a colleague and friend of mine… but NZ most read teen mag Girlfriend has outdone itself this month. With a fashion editorial that seems to fuzz the age gap (although maybe I just have a thing for teen clothes)… and really does capture the key seasons styles coming up.

Take a look and tell me this… Do you remember your teen read of choice at the tender age of 15 being quite so …well… beautiful?

No? Exactly… kudos to the wonderful Miss Lucy Slight. Mad Skills. It is on sale now by the way and I think it’s a great (and often overlooked) fashion tap… def grab a copy to see the full shoot!


image from nz herald.co.nz

Let me start this by taking a minute to reflect.

As you will all have heard, there was a devastating earthquake in Christchurch last week. It really has rocked the nation and left us all a little stunned, a lot devastated and lost for words. I am British born, and have only lived in New Zealand for the last ten years of my life – having said this, I am a kiwi through and through and the news of this earthquake really made me realise how much this incredible country, full of beautiful people means to me. I send every bit of love and support in my body to those affected. Those who have lost their houses, possessions, loved ones and faith. Know that all of New Zealand (and lots of the world) is behind you.