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.

For Amber, Shjark is her reaction to the shifting tides of the fashion industry and a desire for a ‘more is less’ approach, making her pieces essential items for any wardrobe.SHJARK_0177 copy
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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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Into the woods

Here’s a photoshoot titled ‘Into the woods’ I shot last weekend for my label f.e.w, which I co-design with my mother. We specialise in limited edition luxurious silk kimonos, featuring exquisite detailing. This is the first time I’ve ever edited my own images :) Model//Eva Duncan Make-up //Lauren Wells Styling//Maria Parsons and Me  Clothing //f.e.w & Company of Strangers Jewellery//Kelly O’Shea Jewellery IMG_9964

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Young Ones 2….

When you see Krue Love walking the streets of Dunedin you can’t help but take notice. With his striking features, purposeful stride and dark moody style, he looks as though he belongs on an international runway walking for Rick Owens or Ann Demeulemeester.

Where are you from? If not Dunedin…what brought you here? I grew up in Gore for the most part, and ended up getting a job at Plume at the end of me finishing high-school. I was also doing a wee bit of modelling at the time, so it made sense to come here.

How old are you? I’m 20

What’s your middle name? Robert-Andrew (indecisive parents)

What do you do? I’m a full time shop boy at Plume Store

What do you do when you’re not doing the above? I love going for coffee, reading, doing exercise, watching things, going to art galleries, as well as spending time with the few people I surround myself with.

How would you describe your style? For me I feel like my style is kinda fluid. I’ll see something I like on the street and then it can play on my mind until I try it for myself.

Who or what influences you style? I would have to say random people that I see on the street when I’m walking around.

Who’s your favourite designer and why? Karl Lagerfeld and I’m slightly obsessed with Chanel and the way the brand is able to constantly keep fresh and young.

What’s your absolute favourite item of clothing to wear at the moment? Pretty much anything sleeveless.

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