Mon Dieu

Ok so this might be old news as Lonely Hearts A/W 15 collection Mon Dieu (which is French for My God) has been out for a while and I’ve already had good wear out of the sweater I bought. But here’s the look book…check out that Utopia coat (the black and white checkered one, it’s v. nice indeed!) That’s me right there on the left in my my black version of the Lonely Hearts high-neck sweater, having a good old time with some gal pals. photo (11)

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Gone Girl

My day job is working as an advertising features writer for The Otago Daily Times and I recently had to work on their A/W 15 fashion supplement, all my my self for the first time! which was not only exciting but also kind of scary. As well as providing all the content, I also shot the cover and did a mini photo-shoot which is below.

Model Clementine @ Ali McD Agency

Hair and make-up//Rachelle Gourley from Ali McD Make-up and Aart.

Styling and photography//Me

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Introducing Marle…

A friend of mine was recently wearing this gorgeous, grey over-sized cardigan and as it’s beginning to get pretty chilly down here in Dunedin, I wanted to know where she’d got it from. I love a good jumper…unless you’re allergic, who doesn’t? It turns out it is by this newly launched New Zealand knit-wear brand called Marle, who specialise in luxuriously functional knitwear pieces created from high quality fibres such as, merino, wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere and linen. I absolutely need the April bomber this winter in black…and white! P.S. I’ve never seen a girl (or anyone for that matter) look so good in Y-fronts!

Juliette the designer of Marle

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Company of Strangers A/W 15

I can not believe it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything…that’s the longest time ever! I’ve just been super busy (doing paid work) that I’ve completely neglected the blog. Anyway…I’ll try do better.

Last Wednesday night, Company of Strangers held an in-store event, showcasing their A/W 2015 collection in conjunction with the new editor of Fashion Quarterly being in town. In usual CoS style, rather than having a conventional run-way show, they had a live installation, where a boy and girl model entwined each other with rope, while wearing garments from the latest range. It was cool.

 

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I Love Ugly boys

I Love Ugly boys (he’s obvs not ugly at all) in I Love Ugly clothes. Here’s I Love Ugly’s  A/W campaign…I Love the images!

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Thinking about forever

I’m back from my three week holiday hiatus, feeling fresh and rejuvenated and glad to no longer be living out of a suitcase! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday season too. x
Thinking about Forever is Dunedin based jewellery label Creeps and Violets sixth collection and is based on the notion that nothing is ever as it seems. As always, designer Steph miller has harmoniously infused the rugged and sharp with the soft and feminine, creating a collection for women who are in-tune with their inner light and darkness. In this collection Steph has used semi-precious stones such as orange opal, carnelian, garnet, citrine and larimar, as well as introduced gold plating, to give selected pieces a luxe aesthetic.
Photography// Emily hlavac green model// Mary @ Ali McD Make-up// Anna Speirs
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New face: Clementine

Clementine was just 12-years-old when model agent Aliana McDaniel discovered her in a busy shopping mall in Dunedin. Although she was too young at the time, now at age 14, with striking looks and long slender limbs, she’s ready to take on the world of modeling. So far Clementine has been booked with Next model management in L.A and with more agencies showing interest, it looks as though this southern schoolgirl’s got a bright future ahead of her.

Here’s some photo’s taken by photographer David K. Shields for Clementine’s book, as well as a few behind the scenes shots I took. IMG_3205

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Me in a tee

I deeply loathe getting my photo taken, although like most of the population I do occasionally take a super awkward feeling, heavily filtered selfie. I guess I’m kind of private and not really into self promotion, however it seems the most popular fashion blogs around are absolutely brimming with images of the bloggers themselves! I can totally understand this, as human beings I believe we’re nosey by nature and there’s nothing more tantalising than getting a glimpse into someone else’s private life…I mean look at reality t.v!!! As much as I hate the idea of posting images of me me me, I thought on this rare occasion I would, but only because the t-shirt I’m wearing is so fucking cool!

Photography//Evie Forno

I’m wearing a Strangelove x Zac Fay t-shirt, jeans-I’m too ashamed to say, because it’s a shop for pre-pudescent girls, Company of Strangers ‘Soul Survivor’ ring and Senso heels

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It’s Not Over

It’s world AIDS day today and as I love a good documentary and a good cause, I thought a post on a feature length documentary on AIDS was appropriate. It’s Not Over by film-maker, Andrew Jenks is a documentary which has been made possible by the M.A.C AIDS Fund-the charitable arm of M.A.C Cosmetics and examines how three young people from different parts of the globe, including India, South Africa and United States are dealing with either living or being affected by HIV/AIDS.

Every cent from M.A.C’s Viva Glam collections goes to the M.A.C AIDS Fund, making it beauty with a cause!

The documentary will be available in New Zealand on iTunes by February 2015. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for when it’s out…in the meantime here’s some shots from it. Andrew Jenks is the white dude btw.

 

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Strangelove x Zac Fay

StrangeLove has just done a collaboration with artist, Zac Fay and it’s super cool and creeeepy!

“Terror … that screams from the grave”

Oh Ghoul of the night, a bone chilling phantasm! This season Strangelove have
collaborated with artist Zac Fay to produce a limited edition print inspired by the stylised
pop artwork of 70’s Cult movie posters.
Referencing Dr Caligari with an Ed Wood vibe, this seasons print embodies the dark
humour associated with 70’s horror poster art.
Zac Fay is a contemporary artist, currently living in Dunedin, New Zealand. Adventure
Time meets Salad Fingers, Fay is well known for his original take on cartoon style
illustrations, drawing inspiration from not only cartoons, but hip-hop, skateboarding and
street culture.
Working primarily in inks, his soft edge style illustrations, coupled with his detailed use of
bold graphic patterns, create illusions which melt cleverly into the background of his
works white space.

Photography//Ted Whitaker Model//Alannah Kwant Make-up//Marlies Marthen Stylist//Julia Palm

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