Over the weekend I visited one of my favourite winter holiday destinations, Queenstown. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a little alpine village on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, set against the idyllic Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand. Unfortunately I couldn’t go snowboarding like I planned, due to an injury I sustained from jumping on a trampoline. (very silly, as I’m not 5 years old!) So instead of hitting the slopes I did the next best thing and hit the shops…and in doing so came across Angel Divine. I’d already heard of the store but never been inside and I was excited to come across such an amazing boutique in such a teeny weeny town. They sell some of my favourite New Zealand and Australian clothing, footwear and accessory brands such as Beau Coops, Karen Walker, Company of Strangers, NOM*d, Twenty Seven Names, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Zambesi, Deadly Ponies, Lonely, Kate Sylvester and Juliette Hogan to name but a few. I highly recommend visiting next time you’re in Queenstown…I guarantee you’ll love it and not leave empty handed!
Men need bags too. They have stuff they need to lug around which is too cumbersome to carry on their person just like we women do…don’t they? For those guys out there that take more than just their wallet and cell phone with them while they’re out and about, coveted bag brand Deadly Ponies has just launched a men’s line of bags. There’s four styles available, each resonating with the little boy inside every man, with them named after favourite comic book hero’s including the The Comet Satchel, Zorro Briefcase, Phantom Duffle and the Ranger Rucksack. Check them out!
This isn’t a fashion related post, but it’s on something else I enjoy and appreciate…art. Despite writing about stuff I know nothing about on a daily basis, eg. mini diggers, funeral homes, catteries, diamonds, butchers etc, me trying to write something eloquent and informed about an art show would just sound naive. So I’m not going to even try! Anyway On Friday night I attended an exhibition of new works by Dunedin artist Danny Brisbane. See below….
This is a very exciting project, which is still in it’s early stages…(we don’t even have a website yet) but my mother (Maria) and I are launching a clothing label called ‘f.e.w’. Well we currently only make kimono’s…insanely beautiful, New Zealand made, limited edition kimono’s! My mother and I both studied fashion design at Christchurch polytech a million years ago and she’s made clothing under the f.e.w label before. Back when she originally had the label, I was only a teenager and more of a hindrance than a help in the business, as I’d often ‘borrow’ clothes from her store to wear in the weekend and hide them under my school uniform. Little shit! This time it’s a partnership though and I’m super excited to share this photo-shoot we did recently. Will keep you updated of where and when these kimono’s will be available. xx
Thankyou to Belle Bird Boutique for lending the clothing worn with the f.e.w kimono’s
Post production//Rebekah Parsons-King
Styling//Me and Maria
I don’t wear sneakers as regular everyday footwear. I’m sneakered out….I’ve o’d on them, if I see one more pair of New Balance 540s or Nike Air Max’s I might scream/vomit. In saying that, Nike’s latest collaboration with British pattern makers, Liberty is pretty cool! The print is taken from a design called ‘Merlin’, which Liberty featured on a scarf way back in 72 and is now on a selection of new and classic Nike styles. You can buy them in NZ here.