Last week over iD Dunedin Fashion Week two Dunedin based jewellery designers, Creeps and Violets and Penelope MacDuff Jewellery held a joint exhibition out of the cool old historic building they share studio space in. Both jewellers are extremely talented, with Creeps and Violet’s designs being bright, fun and youthful, while Penelope creates, raw pieces of wearable art.
Creeps and Violets
Penelope MacDuff Jewellery
You would think living in Dunedin and having a strong interest/obssession in fashion I would have done some coverage of iD Dunedin Fashion Week on here. Unfortunately the blog has been neglected as far as iD goes because I was busy covering if for The Otago Daily Times. I took photo’s and ran their instagram over fashion week and considering I could barely manage to remember to keep my stomach sucked in at all times and the beads of sweat at bay while I frantically ran around taking photo’s, their was no way I was up to the challenge of multi-tasking media outlets! So here’s a few of my favourite instagrams from a couple of the events I covered.
On Wednesday night Ruby held a VIP evening in their Dunedin store, where 70 of their best customers were treated to the most delicious Stolen Rum cocktails, cakes by Mandy May’s Pantry (the lemon and gin one was next level!!!) and amazing goodie bags with Ruby treats and a M.A.C voucher.
I first came across Auckland-based label, Eugenie last year and was immediately drawn to it’s innovativeness, It’s a brand that’s courageous enough to transcend trends, which is something I admire. For her latest collection, ‘Collection 4′ designer Elizabeth Eugenie Wilson sought inspiration from the women she admires.
“With this range I looked to the women who have always inspired me and I tried to make a collection that would appeal to their character and convey some of their creativity and grit. Strong women like Louise Bourgeois, Paloma Picasso, Lee Miller and Isabella Rossellini are always on my mood boards. There was also a heavy musical influence this time around – PJ Harvey and bands like “The Slits” and “Delta 5” inspired me in particular, all women with a marked rawness and creative courage. “
The range was shot by Karen Inderbitzen-Waller and is worn by her wife Delphine Avril Planqueel, who normally works behind the scenes as a retoucher, lighting technician and director. After much convincing Delphine was convinced to momentarily step back to her Parisienne catwalk roots and spend some time in front of the lens.
Lighting/retouching: Delphine Avril Planqueel
Model: Delphine Avril Planqueel
Art Direction: Simon Oosterdijk
Hair: Tommy Stayton at Stephen Marr
Makeup: Danielle Xi at MAC
Jewellery: Zora Bell Boyd
Here’s some of my favourite Dunedin St Style pics from the last six months or so that I did for stuff.co.nz and The Otago Daily Times. xx