Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hailwood -

I've posted before on Hailwood and I'm going to post again!  I just love his work. Prior to Christmas I popped into the store on K Road and found this beautiful print dress, named The Wave Dress.  The thing about this dress is that it fits in all the right places - the nipped in waist, cap sleeves and scooped back make this dress really feminine. This pic shows the 3/4 length style, mine is above the knee.  I've worn it to quite a few events already (giving it a little break now!) and today I am going to make another trip to the store - yep there is a sale on!  I'm sure I'll be posting on Hailwood again very soon :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I was never one for Canterbury Clothing, the label takes me back to my university days when all the boys lived  in their 2-tone, block colour rugby shorts.  It seems however that the Canterbury of NZ brand has rejuvenated itself and interestingly has some more feminine sporty pieces for us girls.  The summer campaign #trainisthegame sees some vibrant colours coming through for running, yoga or general exercise-wear.  I am enjoying the capri leggings (with 5% spandex) and wouldn't mind one of the hoodies for mooching around the house.

Rambler Capri

Ugly Pullover Hoody

Monday, January 20, 2014

Styling shoot for RPD Models

Happy New Year!  It's been a couple of months since I posted due to busy times at the end of 2013.  It was great to spend a day styling a shoot for two great Kiwi models back in November.  Monique Hallowes and Luke Stockman from RPD Models spent some time in NZ getting some great portfolio shots taken by local photographer Wono Kim of W Studio.  The theme of summer beach fun was captured superbly by the team which also included Gee Pikinga (Make up) and Leonard Johnston (Hair).

Images: Courtesy of W Studio

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My new Etsy wool coat

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.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Snowberry - anti ageing skincare from New Zealand

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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Holly Howe Jewellery from New Zealand

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Making shopping fun

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.

1. Fab shoes at Karen Walker. 2. Bubbles in the car park was an added bonus. 3. Karen Walker photo opportunity with Natty. 4. Grabbing as many things as I can in Recycle Boutique, Newmarket.