Stolen @ NZFW

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. FLNTR-M·A·C Cosmetics New Zealand-72dpi-165093bf9e-STOLENGIRLFRIENDS11

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Company of Strangers crush

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.

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Good Bad Things

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!280416BADTHINGS0103 1 280416BADTHINGS0126 1280416BADTHINGS0067

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Introducing Shjark….

With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry, designer, Amber Gardner is more than ready to launch her own label, Shjark later this year.

Amber started her career as a designer and pattern cutter for Murray Crane at Crane Brothers, where she was responsible for the numerous menswear brands under his umbrella at the time, including the infamous Little Brother label and naval heritage line Gubb & Mackie. During this time, Amber developed a love of tailoring and a fascination with utilitarian and vintage clothing, which forms the foundation of her design aesthetic today.

From there, she moved to Workshop, designing both the men’s and women’s ranges, and it was here her passion for denim was born.

“For me, nothing beats a rich, natural indigo dye, and the nature in which it evolves with its wearer.”

Amber then moved on to Gregory Limited, as designer for Ricochet, which provided a shift in focus and saw her hone her skills in womenswear, while still honoring her menswear background, and the distinctly rock n roll edge of her previous positions.

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White Trash

Here’s a photo-shoot I did at the end of last year that never really got finished post production-wise.

Make-up Lauren Wells// Styling and concept Cherry Hart// Models Fern Ritter and Lealia Devereux

 

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Sweet abandon

I haven’t posted in so long that I’m sure anyone who reads this blog will probably have thought I’d abandoned it altogether! I haven’t, and I’m not planning to either, although I don’t post as frequently as I should…I’m not giving up. This is the one thing I’ve ever seemed to be able to commit myself too (it’s been nearly 5 years!!!)  albeit it does seem half-heartedly, I’m way more passionate about it than I ever was about all the things I chucked in, in the past eg, ballet, the violin, any diet, school, most romantic relationships and way too many other things to even list! Anyway here’s the last shoot I shot and styled before I went to India and became vilely ill…I won’t go into detail. It was gross and totally not fashion!

Hair and make-up//Rachelle Gourley Assistant//Shelley Darren Model//Mariette @Ali McD Agency

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To the moon

It’s been way too long since I posted anything. Life’s been insanely busy as of late, particularly with iD fashion week (which for me more is more like fashion month!!!) and various other things going on, like lots of reading, walking and planning my trip to India next month. I’ve only ever been to Australia, so I’m pretty excited!!! Anyway here’s some photo’s of me, wearing some jewellery. I HATE getting my photo taken, but my darling friends Evie and Lauren have made me look a lot better than I usually do.

She wore the moon on her finger like a jewel, had a heart full of gold and cried tears of stardust. Photos//Evie Forno Make-up// Lauren Wells Jewellery//MHJ Model

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