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Company of Strangers crush

I've been gone again awhile, life just keeps getting in the way of 
running this blog! I really do intend to post more often, however I now 
do all the fashion and beauty writing for The Otago Daily Times, so have 
taken on a lot more responsibility...argh.

Anyway here's the amazing campaign images from Company of Strangers SS/17 collection 'Crush'. I've got a 
mad crush on that off-white shirt and kimono-sleeve bomber!

Company of Strangers 'Crush' celebrates thier muse of the season, 
multimedia artist Eva Hesse.A pioneering female artist in a male dominated space, Hesse merges the 
cool austerity of minimalist art with a poetic mix of the whimsical and 
subtly sexual.

Loose fits, silk sheaths and playful silhouettes are key this season.
Gauzy, soft linens are mixed both in more traditional, strict shirt and 
vest silhouettes as well as playful, almost naïve dresses and jumpsuits, 
adding a sense of fun and youthfulness.

Bold silhouettes with a Japanese sensibility- boxy linens, kimono 
inspired sleeves are added to sports luxe bombers and give dramatic 
shape to zip-through tunics.
CRUSH brings shapes that are versatile and can be worn multiple ways, 
dresses can be unzipped and worn as vests, jumpsuits and dresses have 
multiple belt loops so the wearer can adjust the look easily.

Pleats, tucks and gathers wrap around sheer silks in pale hues of 
lavender and blush quince.
Striking gold lurex elastic banding and discreet blackened metal zips 
add an industrial contrast to more feminine silk styles
Raw hemmed silk paisley is dip dyed, silk and twill crepes are finished 
off with wide strapping and nickel O rings and fragments of fringing.
Referencing the contrast between industrial and fragile finishes Hesse 
often played against each other.

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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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Good Company for Christmas

It’s nearly time to over-indulge, spend quality time with the ones we love and most importantly celebrate the birth of baby Jesus! Something else that’s of great significance to me is that I’ll be giving and receiving presents and one of my favourite things to give and receive is jewellery, preferably Company of Strangers jewellery!
 he latest collection has been inspired by aspects of Japanese art and culture, Kintsugi a Japanese belief that the process of breakage and repair becomes an important aspect of an objects history.
Company of Strangers jewellery collaborator – Anne Mieke was inspired to ‘break’ their most treasured rings, and fuse them back together- bonding with a fine gold wire.
Culturally, Bōsōzoku the obsessive Japanese motorcycle gangs and their heavy chain jewellery inspired some of our necklaces and bracelets.
Chain links have been oversized and contrasted with finer, more delicate and wearable chain.
Fused medal charms have been added, this is able to be engraved with a lovers, friends or own name.

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Strangelove X Danny Brisbane

Strangelove is sister brand to one of my favourite Dunedin clothing labels, Company of Strangers and they’re have joined forces with local artist, Danny Brisbane and created a really cool print, featured on a range of t-shirts, tanks and crew-necks which celebrates the unkempt charm of youth!

Danny Brisbane is a contemporary artist currently based in Dunedin, New Zealand.  His work is often auto-biographical drawing inspiration from personal events ‘music I’m listening to, things I’m reading and my personal life’.

Charged with punchy colour, energy and sometimes violence Brisbane’s work is a collage of anti-heroic figures swathed with americana, cartoons and tattoo culture.  

Embracing the free spirit of your inner youth, tees ,tanks and crew neck sweaters are emblazoned with a limited edition ‘Eagle print’ by Danny Brisbane.

These classic styles are the perfect accompaniment to ripped denim and those favourite old docs you just can’t seem to part with.

Moderno cowgirl

Inspired by the acid western ‘El Topo’, Company of Strangers SS16 collection references the intoxicating cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the dawn of the midnight movie.

An extravagant psychedelic odyssey of potent pop culture and cosmic spiritualism.

This seasons silhouettes reflect an urban frontier, simple cuts are luxed up with silk georgettes and obligatory leather panels. Crisp cotton voiles are mixed with viscose crepes, and textured net layers frame vests and shorts.

This seasons zig zag print appears patched and warped as if viewed through a kaleidoscope.

Cropped bombers and tunics feature discreet cut out details, wide holster like straps adorn slip dresses and jackets.

Scarf like draped dresses are framed with fringing, whilst skinnies and cropped shorts are studded down the leg, a homage to the gun wielding wild frontier.

A fresh palette of black, bone and silver with hints of tangerine, peacock and teal are broken by bold black and white stripes. Mixed and distorted against black backgrounds like a T.V. testcard pattern, heralding this new age of popular culture.

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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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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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