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SCOUTIN' IT UP

Friday, 26 September 2014 | Comments: 0
Saben leather bag (Similar here) Photo credit: FOUREYES
I've been eyeing up Saben (pronounced 'Sae-ben') since I started my Instagram journey, I'm not sure how I came across it, but this particular bag striked me to the edge of my wooden seat. I was going through a camel/orange phase at the time anyway, but the simplicity, tailoring and colours hit me all at once. I still to this day, cannot get my mind off it. Saben was established in 1998 by designer, mother of two and artist, Roanne Jacobson. The name was named after Roanne's late grandmother, Sarah Saben, one of the sweetest things i've heard in a while. I was emailed by Scout leader, Brooke one day to visit their HQ in Ponsonby, damn that was one of the happiest things that happened to me all week, month, year even! Going into the HQ, you instantly see this neon sign that says "You lucky lucky thing" (See image below), which has become one of their sayings ever since a launch party that happened a few years back. By being there at the HQ is lucky in itself. I think one of the most rewarding things on heading over to an HQ is of course, the beautiful products you're introduced to, but it's the people behind all of the magic. Brooke, Roanne and Alice, sending so much love your way just by talking about their mutual passion, Saben.

STREET STYLE: TASH BONNIFACE (BLOGGER)

Monday, 22 September 2014 | Comments: 1
Tash Bonniface (My Wardrobe on a Blog)
Tash Bonniface [Ta-shh Bon-ee-fae-s] noun - 1. A public figure that makes everyone happy just by wearing what she feels like and sharing it with the world. 2. A very kind and intelligent lady, even outside the social media world. Those are just a few definitions of Tash. I met her at Fashion Week officially, twice, but knew her online beforehand because we had both collaborated with COOP by Trelise Cooper, it's a small world, isn't it? We were both invited to the Trelise Cooper and COOP shows at NZFW and found that we were sitting next to each other, which was quite handy because we'd wanted to meet each other anyway. We didn't have the chance to talk to each other properly very much during and after the show, so decided to catch up properly yesterday! My style is very, very different to Tash's, but she never fails to impress me with her outfits despite the style difference. I love every outfit she puts out on Instagram/her blog, so there was no doubt that I would love this one. It's the perfect mix of pattern and simplicity, just the way I like it. Take a look at where she got what she's wearing.

THOUGHTS INTO WORDS #4

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Comments: 0
Abercrombie & Fitch ripped jeans // Wildpair boots, unzipped and folded back
Whenever I do these kind of things, I feel like I'm ripping a part of Katherine Lowe out of her (That sounds slightly weird), but then again, I need to reflect on my week or month, acknowledge the goods and the bads. This week/month's Thoughts into Words is pretty much the most exciting one of these series there will ever be, you can see how exciting my life (rolls eyes) is when you read this. One thing I will have to say that isn't included in what I'm about to say below is; that I've met so many wonderful people (online and offline) these past few weeks and they've all been so amazing, it's amazing how many people you can meet outside of your workplace if you just try and give people a chance. I've always been very anti-social, never willing to reach out because I used to be a negative person, blogging has helped me get rid of that - just don't creepily walk up to some stranger on the street and say "Hello", things not might end well.

WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Comments: 1
Chelsea Jade Metcalf (Photo: PIKDAT)
Okay, so my posts lately have been about NZFW, and even I'm pretty bored myself from seeing all of that on my blog feed and thought I should change it up a bit; here's what I've been listening to lately. Watercolours. I discovered her from that group of friends again, the same one I discovered MØ, Diplo and Lorde. Man, that group of friends have some talented connections going on, you know who I'm talking about. (I know I'm a little late to the party) I first saw a photo of Chelsea Jade Metcalf, that's her name, on Instagram that I thought was so beautiful, shot by James K Lowe. It was photograph that was so simplistic but very smart and quirky at the same time (Just like her music). That was a photo that caught my eye instantly and I obviously wondered who it was because there was no face. Anyway, I did the typical, creepy thing of Googling her and found the wonderful world of Watercolours. Chelsea Jade Metcalf has had 4 releases so far, since August of 2011 and I love it all. Check it below.

NZFW RUMOURS BUSTED

Monday, 8 September 2014 | Comments: 0
COOP by Trelise Cooper show at NZFW this year - One of my favourite looks
I've always heard things about NZFW, some are pleasant, some aren't. It's always strange for me to hear rumours about this glorious event from people who hasn't even been to it yet, or have never been backstage - so I'll clear things up in this post. I've had my fair share backstage and watching from an audience perspective this year so I think I have enough knowledge to prove some rumours wrong. I'm  judging this solely on NZFW, so I can't possibly have any knowledge on the others. I can't imagine it being too different though. I can understand how some rumours come about, usually because models are so busy during shows that they don't have enough time to chill out and do what they want, so people don't see them doing the things that they would want to see.

NZFW 2014: DAY 3 + BACKSTAGE

Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Comments: 1
Jennifer Tooley (MHI) backstage for Trish Peng, before rehearsals.
The reason why I skipped Day 2; because I couldn't get backstage on this day. I could of been in the media pit and everything (This is where all the photographers are, all trying to get the best runway shots), but my camera just isn't up to the runway level - this is why I need a new camera?! I also only went to 2 or 3 shows that day, so I feel like there wouldn't be enough content to please everyone, especially with the bad quality - who would want to read that. Anyway, again, these photographs aren't in any order. Some from Trish Peng, COOP by Trelise Cooper, Backstage of New Generation (which included; Wilson Trollope, Inhale Apparel, Nomsa Nabuto and ITZME), Trish Peng and the Flash Jewellery in its exhibition at the foyer. Day 4 of Fashion Week was just watching the Miromoda show on Friday, I just wanted to take a day to enjoy the show without worrying about photographing anything while also trying to ease my coughing fits because by then, I was already sick and tired from the late nights - Nearly all photographs are raw with no edits to them because, yes, you guessed it. "I ain't about that life (For now)".

STREET STYLE: K IS FOR KANI

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Comments: 0
I met Connie of K is for Kani about three times at New Zealand Fashion Week; the first time was just a brief "Hello, I love your blog Connie!", the second time was after a show that I decided to ask if I could take some photos of her outfit on a balcony. The third was when I caught her and a Foureyes member taking some snaps. I usually don't like to bother people, especially after a tiring show, but I couldn't help but go up to her and ask for some photos, despite being so starstruck. Connie's outfit was a perfect mix of patterns and simplicity. If you asked me what she was like in person; she was just as you thought. Sweet, easy going and poised. Take a look at where her outfit was from.