Sunday, June 12, 2011

For pleat's sake!

Is everyone as happy about the presence of the pleated skirt as I am? It's a classic number that ducks in and out of fashion, and right now it's very much in. Thin, lady-like pleats that is anyway. None of that Britney-esque box-pleating scandal. Just simple, elongating lines. The best thing about these sort of skirts is that they can often be sourced from many a good op-shop too. Don't hem them though, be sure to keep the classic length and complete the look with some towering loafer-heels.
My op-shop of the moment is The Bread and Butter Letter, a lovely wee cubby-hole tucked away on New North Road in Eden Terrace. It's worth a visit as the owner has done all the curatorial work for you but kindly kept the prices so they're still an opportunity.

Karen Walker pleated skirt and shirt from Perfect Day 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What I'd wear to a Royal wedding!

Romance and royalty have never really gone hand and hand (illicit affairs excluded of course) until now...and it's all thanks to the absolutely gorgeous Kate and the previously-attractive Prince William. This delightful couple have brought hope to the world that watch them by simply choosing each other and being allowed to do so. Throwing the wedding of the century is no easy task though and not the least of all is selecting an outfit. Kate's dress is of course the epicentre of attire and will be the star attraction, but guests' ensembles will be paramount too. Not too much flesh, preferably a headpiece of some sort, a demure cover-up that can be removed post Westminster Abbey and the whole thing must be at an approproate length...
I'd opt for this Armani Prive metallic number as it ticks all the boxes but the futuristic shimmmer and UFO-style hat and leggings add a little something-something that just makes me smile. I'd also arrive via spaceship.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Who wears the pants?

Judging by the looks of this Autumn it certainly seems I will be wearing the pants! Trousers, as they are formally known, are really making themselves at home in my wardrobe of late and I have to say I am welcoming their presence. I used to find the old pair of pants.. well "pants!" really, to adopt a common Brit-type derogatory term. But these days I think a pair of well cut trousers can do wonders for many a lass. Nicely fitting trousers can be so much more flattering on the female formed compared to a pair of jeans and it's easy to see that the high-waisted variety does wonders for the length of your legs!
The icing on the cake for me though is how wonderfully they accompany a pair of insanely high, uber-sexy stacked heels or wedges.

Dominique trousers from Kate Sylvester's Lost and Found Autumn Winter 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stolen Girlfriends Club supermarket flash mob

An everyday Thursday morning was transformed into a unique experience thanks to a Stolen Girlfriends Club and Red Bull collaboration held at the College Hill New World last week...
Guests were told to meet at the bottom of the car park stairs at 11:30 sharp to view the Spring 2011 range titled "Untitled" in a rather intriguing manner. As the fashion folk filtered through the aisles, legitimate shoppers continued to load their trolleys whilst feigning a nonchalant lack of interest. Then as White Lies started to pump on the sound system and deadpan models strutted up and down the aisles, past fruit and veg and right through to the deli, people couldn't help but delight in the quirk-factor. The best bit, aside from the gorgeous garments of course, was watching a few determined shoppers endeavouring to reach between a washed-out denim vest and a flowing flame-coloured gown to grab their eggs!
I can't wait til next Spring to wear this little number - I may even do the grocery shopping in it!

Stolen Girlfriends Club Spring 2011 Untitled

Monday, March 7, 2011

A.M. and Poppy hit Clooney!

My darling friend Poppy Fox has been home for several weeks (wedding season) and it has just been lovely! So many occasions to dress up for - we even managed to fit in a delicious 8 course meal at Auckland's Clooney Restaurant (get the full low down on
I just loved this shot of us taken as we left the restaurant, pleasantly full and just a little bit tipsy...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What I wore to weddings...

Despite suspicions that I had dropped off the fashion planet evident through lack of posting, I am in fact alive and kicking. Kicking it to weddings left, right and centre that is. Joyful activities with treasured loved ones that have kept me rather busy hence my lack of contact. I apologise if I have caused you concern, but please be assured that I have made the most of each occasion by wearing a little treat every time.
Two of my favs are documented below.... Outfit one, a purple haze by the iconic Oscar de la Renta was debuted at Mr and Mrs Summer's nuptials. While the Romanesque Kit Willow golden glow came out for Mr and Mrs Bond.

Oscar de la Renta Summer 2010


Willlow Spring/Summer 2010