So divine

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!IMG_6900

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New NOM*d

Here’s the latest from one of the greatest…NOM*d! I can’t ever remember seeing this much colour in a NOM*d collection and I’ve been an avid fan since the early 90s. That blue…it’s perfect!
6. Light Biker + Court Dress

13. Truck Dress + Boxer Skirt + HAHA Socks

18. Placement Dress 38. Cut & Paste Top + Under Skirt + HAHA Socks

40. Apron Top + House Pants

46. w. Love N Tee + House Shorts + HAHA Socks

47. w Love N Tee + One Third Skirt + HAHA Socks

66. House Dress + Forever Tee Blue + House Pants + Zip Bracelets
68. Smoking Vest + House Shorts + HAHA Socks

74. N Long Sleeve Tee + Under Skirt + HAHA Socks

76. Forever Tank Dress + HAHA Socks
78. N Tank Dress + HAHA Socks

81. Amy Tank Dress + HAHA Socks

83. Nico Tank Dress + HAHA Socks 30. Court Dress + Zip Bracelets + HAHA Socks

49. w Love Forever Tee + Under Skirt + HAHA Socks

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Man bags

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!DeadlyPoniesMan1 (1)

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MENS- Comet Satchel

Comet Satchel

MENS- Phantom Duffle with lure

Phantom Duffle

MENS- Zorro Briefcase.2

Zorro Briefcase

MENS- Mr Ranger Rucksack.2

Mr Ranger Rucksack

Fast Lane

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….IMG_6530

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Introducing f.e.w…

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

Photography//Me

Post production//Rebekah Parsons-King

Styling//Me and Maria

Model and make-up// Jess JordonIMG_5927

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Sneaker pimps

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.

Nike X Liberty Classic Cortez (2) copy

Classic Cortex

Nike X Liberty Air Max 90 Ultra (2) copy

Air Max 90 Ultra

Nike X Liberty - Tennis Classic (1) copy

Tennis Classic

Nike X Liberty - Air Rift (2) copy

Air Rift

Nike X Liberty - Air Max Thea (2) copy

Air Max Thea

Walter Crow x Good Winter

I love a good creative collaboration, there’s something so wonderful about two forces coming together and creating amalgamated art.  That’s what the guys from jewellery label, Walter Crow and leather artisans Good Winter did…they came together and made a capsule collection of functional leather staples.

The range of items came to fruition through a mutual appreciation of each other’s design aesthetic over Instagram.

“If you follow someone long enough you begin to understand their work and creative process. We had admired the Good Winter team’s work for a while and thought that we were on the same page in terms of attention to detail and quality,” explains Walter Crow director Peter Bowden.

Having made the first move and sent off a private message it was only a matter of time until founder of Good Winter, Jared Faasalele replied to Peter and the ball got rolling.

Late nights in Jarred’s workshop lead to a range of New Zealand made travel goods inspired by humanity’s thirst for discovery.

Jared explains “Working with Walter Crow on this capsule allowed us to experiment with exciting new tools and textures. We were able to explore different methods of design and manufacturing and have learnt a lot from the process.”

The collaboration presents three utility based products that nod to the finer items in life. The utility roll, passport wallet and key holder have been crafted from chestnut and oiled veg tan hides. Unique and varied in tones, the items absorb natural oils and darken with age and use.

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keys closed fob

passport showing stamp

passport wallet all out

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C&V and Penelope

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

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Penelope MacDuff Jewellery

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iD insta

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.IMG_4835

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