You can never get too much of a good thing, and I’m always excited to see new labels launching! Well Jane Eppstein jewellery may not be new, she’s about to launch her fifth collection, but she’s exciting and new to me. Jane is from the UK but moved to Wellington in 2006 with her husband who’s originally from here. While living in London she worked in investment banking before retraining in jewellery and silversmithing at the London Metropolitan University. Jane’s latest collection, WRITTEN is inspired by the ancient origins of the alphabet. Often carved into wood or stone, simple symbols were used for communication, worship, protection and magic. WRITTEN comprises seven pieces made from silver, gold and diamonds. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a pair of the cute Origin earrings…
I’ve been taking photo’s for awhile now…I think about 4 years, however I by no means consider myself a photographer! I own a fancy camera, I’ve exhibited my work and people sometimes pay me to take photo’s, but I’m not sure at what point I’ll go “yes I’m a photographer now”. Maybe when I’ve mastered photoshop or every aspect of photography, which would mean maybe never. All I know is I truly love taking photo’s, specifically of people and I want to get better and better at it. I recently teamed up with Aart Models, taking images of their aspiring models, here’s a few test shoots of 16-year-old Layne
Sadly I couldn’t make it to NZFW this year, but when I’ve been in the past Stolen Girlfriends Club‘s shows are always one of my favs! They’re loud, dark and dramatic with sullen looking models sauntering down the runway…it’s always totally rock n roll! Here’s some of M.A.C’s backstage footage, shot by Olivia Hemus.
I've been gone again awhile, life just keeps getting in the way of running this blog! I really do intend to post more often, however I now do all the fashion and beauty writing for The Otago Daily Times, so have taken on a lot more responsibility...argh. Anyway here's the amazing campaign images from Company of Strangers SS/17 collection 'Crush'. I've got a mad crush on that off-white shirt and kimono-sleeve bomber! Company of Strangers 'Crush' celebrates thier muse of the season, multimedia artist Eva Hesse.A pioneering female artist in a male dominated space, Hesse merges the cool austerity of minimalist art with a poetic mix of the whimsical and subtly sexual. Loose fits, silk sheaths and playful silhouettes are key this season. Gauzy, soft linens are mixed both in more traditional, strict shirt and vest silhouettes as well as playful, almost naïve dresses and jumpsuits, adding a sense of fun and youthfulness. Bold silhouettes with a Japanese sensibility- boxy linens, kimono inspired sleeves are added to sports luxe bombers and give dramatic shape to zip-through tunics. CRUSH brings shapes that are versatile and can be worn multiple ways, dresses can be unzipped and worn as vests, jumpsuits and dresses have multiple belt loops so the wearer can adjust the look easily. Pleats, tucks and gathers wrap around sheer silks in pale hues of lavender and blush quince. Striking gold lurex elastic banding and discreet blackened metal zips add an industrial contrast to more feminine silk styles Raw hemmed silk paisley is dip dyed, silk and twill crepes are finished off with wide strapping and nickel O rings and fragments of fringing. Referencing the contrast between industrial and fragile finishes Hesse often played against each other.
I recently discovered Bad Things on Instagram (where all good shit is found) and immediately loved/needed lots of items from the Raglan-based label’s range of tees, tanks, crews and hoodies! The brand references heavy metal album art, old school skate graphics and a touch of comic-gore-Essentially all the good things can be found in Bad Things!