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AMBER WHITECLIFFE: 'MRS. PINTO' SUMMER 14/15 LAUNCH

Friday, 31 October 2014 | Comments: 0

30 October 2014, 6:00PM kicked off with New Zealand designer, Amber Whitecliffe's Summer 14/15 launch named 'Mrs. Pinto' (with guest speaker Evelyn Ebrey, Just So Pretty). Before I dive into the blog post, I just have to say that I'm not only grateful to be invited to this event, but I'm also grateful that this wasn't on a Friday night or else I would of had to miss work - that's all. Continue; I first saw this collection this year at New Zealand Fashion Week as my good friends, Sophie McLean (Red11) and Devon Toi (62) were both walking for this show so I popped backstage to visit them. It's funny because these colours and prints are clearly not my style, but the more I looked at it the more I fell in love with the collection, I'll explain why in a minute. The launch was to celebrate the release as well as explaining to us how this collection came about - I'll try and pick information out of my brain but just a warning, I have a memory of a goldfish so if I miss anything out, you'll have to head in-store and ask Mrs. Pinto herself.

WEARINGS ON: 251014

Saturday, 25 October 2014 | Comments: 0
If you ask anyone who lives in Auckland what the weather was like today, they'll say either one of these things; the best, amazing or so good, because that's exactly what it was. I think it has got to be one of the best days we've had in a while in terms of weather. The streets were empty but the closer you get to the beach the more people there will be, I decided to join in the party as one would when there's nice weather and we of course, took some shopping/lunch breaks in between. I also decided to step away from my usual neutral toned outfits and go with some colour to suit the weather today, shockingly for once, you'll see me wearing colour?! This is a rare occasion everyone, my pale legs haven't seen daylight since Winter. Take a look at my outfit in full, outfit details below. 

FLASH JEWELLERY BY NINA GORDON

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Comments: 3
I think it's safe to say that I have never been so excited for jewellery until I saw Flash Jewellery, even more so when I saw it in person at the New Zealand Fashion Week exhibition. If you've never heard of Flash, don't panic, it's never too late to catch up - Flash Jewellery is designed by Nina Gordon, a lovely individual who really has a passion for what she does. Her jewellery was featured on Vogue Australia as one of the 'Best street style looks from New Zealand fashion week'. The word 'Flash', itself describes how you feel when you put it on, you feel flash. Why not add the word 'Beautiful' into the name too, since that's also how I feel when I put it on. Flash Beautiful Jewellery by Nina Gordon? No? Doesn't work? Ok. My favourite things about the jewellery though, is the quality and how much it adds to a simple outfit as you will see below. The perfect mix of texture, shine and colour brings out even the most plain pieces in your wardrobe. Flash has a new Stacker Range coming out in November of this year too, which is a series of stackable gold rings that you can layer to your hearts content. I'll show you how I style them and what my favourite pieces are. Continue.

BOOHOO #WHEREWESTAND

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Comments: 1
A few weeks ago, I was approached by Boohoo.com (Beat PR), an online boutique that stocks high quality, on trend pieces with free shipping over $50! I was notified about their upcoming '#wherewestand' global activation campaign. It's simple, any blogger or customer can do this. We show where we would wear Boohoo and how we would style it, giving our readers some inspiration. Wear Boohoo with pride, styling it in correspondence where you go and what you would do with it. I put together my own Boohoo outfit a week ago based on the current NZ weather. We are officially in Spring now, but it honestly feels like Winter sometimes so I decided to keep my outfit minimal with a pop of colour. Covered, but not covered. What I have styled, I'd wear it anywhere really, but I have chosen a few of my favourite places; I'm a child at heart so I like to head over to bigger playgrounds. I also like to find show homes during the weekends and lye on the deck (As seen above) with sunglasses and watch birds as they fly by or watch the sun go down, as cliche as that sounds, as well as wearing it to the beach, minus the heels of course. You can find each piece that I am wearing at the bottom of this blog post for easy access/purchase! Put it in your cart and off you go.

RUBY: X GATTOBRAVO

Monday, 13 October 2014 | Comments: 1


In a land of RUBY, where it's possible for each release to be beyond incredible, lays here where you are; RUBY itself and their latest RUBY x GATTOBRAVO collaboration. I'm not completely sure who's behind the design team, but there is always something special about each piece of clothing that comes out of this label. I was lucky enough to style the collections and shoot them in which you will see here today. I was also very lucky to receive the 3 brooch set which includes a green eye, pink lips (as shown above) and a blue hat. I've incorporated the main RUBY line and the brooches with the limited edition collection: RUBY x GATTOBRAVO. This is a collaboration with illustrator, Gattobravo that has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour and Dior. To me, Gattobravo is a quirky artist that makes everything look slightly messy but also has an elegance to it, just the way I like it. RUBY has used the illustration by Gattobravo and has printed them on socks, brooches and clothing pieces using embroidery, enamel, embellishments and print. I'll be showing you how I styled both RUBY main line and RUBY x GATTOBRAVO. Due to transportation issues I was only able to carry 4 pieces but no matter, enjoy. (Outfit details at the end of the blog post)  

TWEED IS BETTER THAN TWEET

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Comments: 0
Sophie McLean (Red11) wearing Harris Tweed
This editorial started with four inspirations; The movie, 10 Things I Hate About You, Chiaroscuro, Harris Tweed and the latest Chanel S/S15 show. The contrast matches with Chiaroscuro, 10 Things I Hate About You matches the background, Harris Tweed and the latest Chanel Paris Fashion Week show matches with what Sophie McLean (Red11) is wearing. I thought it'd be fun to flip that image of Julia Stiles's character, Kat Stratford into Patrick Verona in a way. If you've seen that film, you'll understand me. My Dad came across Harris Tweed while he was online one day, and since then he had been collecting Harris Tweed coats, what drew him in more was the relation it had with Mr. Bean and Dr. Who - funny, right? I wanted this shoot to reflect all those aspects above, all while having a bit of Ralph Lauren sports vibe to it down the line. I've shot Sophie once already and loved how well she worked, her can-do-anything attitude really stuck to me. Never complaining, humble and professional. The photos are minimal in editing, none, if any. Hair and makeup and photography done by myself // Though I have to give a special credit to an inspirational make up artist that I came across on Instagram a long, long time ago, Ania Milczarczyk, from when she only had a few thousand followers. She's crazy talented and has grown so much since then. Crazy. Full editorial below.

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Sunday, 5 October 2014 | Comments: 0
I have wanted a jumpsuit for god knows how long, years? I've never had the courage to wear one for the reason that I have short legs and- I'm just short in general so obviously bringing the inner-insecurity out of me, I kept putting it off. I had the opportunity to try this on the other day, love at first sight happened. You have no idea how much shock I was in, years of putting it off and it turns out that I love the way it looked (Trying as hard as I can to not sound vain). Lesson learned; try before you judge, although I'm always guilty of that. Almost like, "Don't judge the book by its cover", but let's face it, everyone does it. Today's weather was way confusing, rainy, sunny, humid then cold? What's going on New Zealand, you need to be more stable. The balance between going sleeveless and long pants made the outfit perfect for such questionable weather, adding some colour with gold and blue jewellery also balanced the femininity and masculinity well. Read on for outfit details.