Sunday, March 9, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ruby Higgins: " I got this top from a Petone Op shop where I work on and off. The shops out there are just a treasure trove of awesome clothes." I asked what it was like working there. "It's heartbreaking to see people who come in, and even a one dollar item might be a bit much. In your own circles you might not see it, but we will see people who just cannot afford a dollar or two. It's very real, and it's very sad." Ruby wears a D&G top and a button-up Ralph Lauren shirt.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A rare shot away from the street, but I had to, because Tabitha looked just so gorgeous the other night - all in black. Helen Cherry and LV bag. The lithograph behind her is by iconic New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere. It was always a dream to own of Hotere's Union Jack series. Couple of years of saving later, a bidding war at an auction, and here we are. Hotere for me, is my touchstone to NZ art.
I love this version of the LV bag. It's a Chain Louise, and it's so classic..so so classic. Some of the recent collection I'm not such a big fan of to be honest.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Chanced across this cute little precinct at the top of Cuba Street. Many of the buildings have been restored. They are termed 'Edwardian Free Classical', and delightful examples of colonial architecture. Danny is the proprietor of Swan Barbers. Go and check it out!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tashi spends half her time in Auckland, half her time in the US (Brooklyn, NY). By the force of her personality, she sure is one to be able to crack the hard nose modelling world, of which she is a part. We chatted for ten minutes on everything from US-NZ differences, the unique environs of Golden Bay, the love of check, Haus of Love (seen here) and the nature of Confidence. Go well...!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This is in the gorgeous walled city of Avignon, where I presume, Comme Des Garcon found the inspiration for the Avignon scent. Which I wear!
To quote the site: “The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals). 9 Popes in all had their seat here before it went to the Vatican. “
Strolling through the seat of the Middle Ages. This is one hell of an amazing place.
Monday, February 17, 2014
What a look! Fantastic. Maggie is an expert cake maker - you've got to check her sugar flower bedazzled cakes at florabunda cakes (and chances are the brioche that you ate at that Auckland cafe was made by her also). ' The glasses were a bit of a treat...they're Marni' says Maggie. The dress is Miss Crabb. The jewellery is bake-alite.