May 19, 2013
May 16, 2013
In the last week or so I have finally had to admit that winter has arrived. The time has come for my life to become all-winter-everything: soup is on the menu for dinner this week, winter garments are being unpacked and winter linens are making getting out of bed early verrrry hard.. .
I recently met up with the Number One Shoes team to have a chat about winter '13 trends and the direction they are taking this season. As highlighted with a bit of a giggle in the TVC they launched last night (above) the NOS winter range is competing with international trends at lower price points.
One particular style that caught my eye from the range was the Leanne boot in black. Sitting at just $49.99 (instore now) this boot is on my winter footwear list. It is a Chelsea boot with a Cuban heel and reminds me of a pair of boots my Momma had in the early 90s. Nostelgia! The thing I love about Chelsea boots is that the elastic panel makes them far more comfortable than stiff lace up/buckle up boots and makes for easy airport security checks without resorting to flats (hello, have you seen my height?).
Descended from Victorian riding boots this style has seen several decades add their take to it from the sixties mods (hey Beatles) to the Star Wars Empire (Darth Vader's Stormtroopers wore custom white Chelsea boots) and Christopher Kane's fluro interpretation. I'm looking forward to running around this winter in the Number One Shoes take on this classic!
I have a pair of these delicious boots to give away. Simply flick me an email, Tweet or Facebook message and let me know what winter adventures you have been up to recently and I'll draw the winner next Friday (16th May). Remember to include your shoe size!
May 15, 2013
‘Tadao Ando's themes resonate strongly within me. His minimalist design aesthetic and creating spaces purely for a calming affect has a non-commercial sense which I admire. Ando's themes of meditation, peacefulness and Zen is something I strive for in my day-to-day life. Working on the collection for one year with Tadao as our muse resonated strongly throughout the entire workroom, and hopefully bought us some calm to the madness of the fashion world.’
May 2, 2013
Ever since I saw a few snaps of the MYDEERFOX Winter 2013 range on instagram from Ruby's Wellington Fashion Week event last month I have been patiently waiting for the collection to drop in store. This is the week!
Constructed by way of folding, the range of wallets and pouches is made from vegetable tanned leather (read no nasty chemicals) and makes me feel all sorts of happiness. How delicious is the lavender?
The Winter '13 range entitled "Little Things" is available NOW exclusively at Ruby!
April 18, 2013
Dear @aychmcardle, let's get married! Love Victoria x
— Victoria Collerton (@femmeandfierce) April 17, 2013