Don't you just love Pinterest?! I found this coat (an Etsy number), which I know is a little late in the season seeing as its Spring but I'm sure I will get the use out of it until summer hits us. This little find is only $NZ90 and it's wool. I really like the shape, neckline and colour.
I was recently sent some great skin care products to sample care of Snowberry - an anti ageing skin care range produced right here in Auckland, New Zealand. After 4 weeks of using both the serum and moisturiser (day and night) I must say, these are lovely products and it's always good to know they have not been tested on animals which is a biggie for me. They're not too greasy and give just the right amount of suppleness to my skin.
Snowberry was developed by cosmetician, Soraya Hendesi because she wanted for herself and her family, skin care that she could trust. The ingredients consist of clinically proven bio actives which, as we all know are becoming more and more known for their health benefits, plus a mix of natural oils from New Zealand tree plantations. If you are looking for a new skincare range that is carbon neutral then this is the product for you - this is the first beauty range in New Zealand to achieve CarboNZero certification.
As a life-long wearer of silver jewellery I am always interested in new designers popping up. A recent new comer to the industry is Holly Simpson-Howe of Holly Howe Collections. Based in Dunedin, Holly's boutique label was launched in 2011. With a background in product design she has a love for making beautiful and precious objects. Her designs are unisex, sharp-edged and architectural. This style of contemporary jewellery ticks the boxes for me. You can check out the her Facebook page for more info and you can also buy direct from the website NZFD.
We've all been there - planned a day at the shops, traipsed the streets looking for that must have item only to leave after a few hours (even a day) with nothing to show for it! Tired, hungry and grumpy you swear you will never go shopping again. I am totally hearing you - it seems to be that when you aren't looking for it - that's when these fabulous purchases pop up in front of you. However, in the two days I spent shopping with Natty, with a plan in place (a bit like John Kirwan) there was definitely no sign of going home empty handed. Taking the time to really review what is missing and what could do with a refresh is totally worth the time and effort and is money well spent. Give me a call if you want to review your wardrobe and let's hit the streets together.
I need a new throw for my bed/couch and have always wanted a big chunky knit. So while browsing one of my all-time favourite sites Etsy, I came across this wonderful store called Loopy Mango. For all you crafty knitters out there, this could be your next project or just buy one for $242 US. Not bad really. This website continues to inspire me with lots of creative ideas!
I felt very privileged to be asked to style the models for the Servilles Hair on Ice Show in Mission Bay, Auckland last weekend. With only a four day turnaround and nine models to dress, it was going to be tricky. I managed to find some great pieces from New Zealand label Sissy and items from Ponsonby Road store Evolution. The weather wasn't too kind on Sunday night but the skaters dealt to the weather and pulled off a great show.
It's the colours that draw me to these tassels. The Africans absolutely hit the nail on the head when it comes to use of bold colours in their ornate clothing and accessories. I could see a lot of uses for these little guys and also just for decorative use around the home. Check out www.silkroadtribal.com to order.