January 30, 2009
January 29, 2009
This brings me great joy to see these laundered stamps around the city *:-)
Speaking of joy, love this guy bringing smiles to the city on his delicious mode of transportation.. wonder how much it is to hitch a ride? Defo kicks-but on the city circut free bus - has anyone jumped on it lately? So its awesome and electric and all BUT I'm sure its actually quicker to walk.
January 28, 2009
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January 25, 2009
Drug + Alcohol free, the giant music hangout is the largest Christian music festival outside the US and is a community of more than just music. Speakers take the morning slots with messages on
faith and social justice while the villiage boasts everything from paintball to kai.
January 23, 2009
YUS I got to catch up with Celine and chat a bit about the launch of Celine Rita and the where too in 09. She is so delicious!
Celine, wow, with less than a month till graduation Celine Rita is already up and dressing the world! So tell us a bit about this new adventure?
Celine Rita is proudly a NZ label. Garments are clean, quirky, feminine and sophisticated. I like the wearer to put on the outfit and smile.
I have a love of beautiful fabrics, which Celine Rita garments are made from, and always have strong attention to detail.
Launching Celine Rita straight after finishing uni wasnt entirely planned,but was something I wanted to do in the near future. Last summer holidays I did a small range of dresses, had a fashion show at home and sold them to friends and family. So basically I wanted to do the same thing- only bigger and better, and not just dresses.
After such a full on year at uni I was finding it hard that I had so much spare time, so I launched straight back into it. I decided there was no point in doing things by halves, so did a beautiful photoshoot and set about having another show at home. I couldnt believe the interest it got!
I had someone email me wanting to do a website for Celine Rita which is amazing. Once I put the range on Facebook I got another lot of orders come through and it has continued on- every day I keep getting more and more orders- it is now my full time job!
Where too for Celine Rita in 09?
Celine Rita in 2009 will bring out an AW range, which is exciting for me when I start thinking about new ideas. I have had interest from a shop in LA who saw my website and are wanting to stock some of the summer range. So hopefully that all works out, and I aim to get some more stockists within NZ and Australia.
Must have component in your Summer wardrobe?
An absolute must have from Celine Rita SS '09 is the Danelle Paperbag shorts. Sooo comfy and look so good.
Best piece of advice for a young fashionista starting study?
To a young fashionista starting study my first piece of advice is to make sure you really love fashion and everything that comes with it. It takes over your life, you live and breathe it. And look forward to meeting some amazing friends you will have for the rest of your life!
Most outrageous dare to give someone?
Outrageous dare is... to dare someone to streak at the 2011 rugby world cup final in NZ with www.celinerita.com printed on their back!!
January 22, 2009
Such a Rock Star - My new Ray Ban sunglasses.
Also, now Im going to sound like "one of those girls" described in the Viva article - My awesome Mt Eden rd Hospice shop tee *:-)
One day though, when I'm a real rockstar I'll wear these Prada Sunglasses:
January 21, 2009
And I open up the summer edition of PULP mag to find Isaac again!
January 19, 2009
Dhrumil, from giveittomeraw.com took some time out to share with us a bit about the RAW lifestyle and how it has impacted his life
So how do you explain what RAW is to new people you meet? (especially if your sharing a meal with them at the time!)
I don't have a standard sales pitch, but if they are totally new to eating healthy then it would go something like this....
"Our food has changed more in the last 50 years than it has in the last 5,000 years. Most of what we eat in our modern society has less to do with health and more to do with shelf life. I'm not here to convince you what to eat, rather I'm here saying if you want to feel, look and live better, there is another way."
If they knew about healthy eating sort of but wanted to know raw, I'd say:
"Raw Food is a lifestyle that focuses on including as much live fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as possible. It's not about being 100% or perfect. It's about having fun with what we eat and living holistically"
The number one question; what about protein?
Haha, I refer them to Tim VanOrden or answer "Same place a gorilla or elephant does"
How has the RAW way of eating impacted your lifestyle as a whole?
It's not so much that raw food has impacted my life, but rather the absence of eating crap. When you stop eating crap you have energy, you have freedom and you have health.
Raw Food does make it tougher to suppress your true emotions with food. Even if you're not overweight you probably use food to either heighten or suppress certain emotions. When you stop doing this with food all of sudden you become more in touch with how you truly feel.
Eating real food also connects you to the planet.
Biggest dream for the year ahead?
Build my new project Spiritual Player, into a thriving community and place for people to learn about all things spiritual.
Dhrumil can't live without.....?
Without stillness, kale and soulful people.
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January 8, 2009
I got to catch up with singer/songwriter/music maker/preacher man/dad Al Ronberg for a bit of a glimpse at 08 and the dreams for 09.
January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
aych was recently interviewd for the latest edition of Blue Lady published by Future Mags.
Check out the full interview:
How are you involved in creativity?
I think, I dream, I design clothes, I paint things, I make things. I'm alive!
Your new fashion collection? Tell us about it...
The ethos of my Winter 09 collection (under my label aych) is a range of street wear that is uncluttered, has immaculate attention to detail and made in a way that promotes a sustainable lifestyle.
Tees are made from organic cotton that are fair trade certified (thanks Micah!) and graphics communicate the way our wasteful attitudes are destroying our most valuable resource – planet earth.
I have taken this design aesthetic through to my jeans – no branding or unnecessary details, focusing on the jeans being the canvas for your life. You take this range and live your life in it.
How long did it take to come up with the the ideas and how?-where would you like to go with it?
As a teenager I attended BYM Easter Camps and hearing the story behind Freeset was really inspiring. I think hearing stories of the fashion industry making a positive impact on these women's lives, radically changed my thinking on how we can invest our talents. At this point I knew I wanted to use fashion to impact the world.
Last year I spent a semester at Ryerson University in Toronto – it's a wild crazy big city but in the midst of the traffic, bright lights and squirrels I was blown away by the "green focus" of the city. Even at McD's you have to sort your trash into waste/paper/bottles.
So coming back to create my Winter 09 collection I wanted to use Fashion as a canvas to
(a) reach masses of people and
(b) communicate the massive impact our purchases can make.
This fashion thing is life long, it gets in your blood and becomes who you are. I'd love for everyone to become sick of crap stuff and seek good quality products that are designed with real value. And (hopefully) that'd be my stuff! So its either fashion or becoming an ambassador for the UN… either or
What are your dreams? (the ones mum and dad don't know about)
To marry a Canadian Emo *:-)
Can anyone be creative or learn to be?
I think creativity is something that is part of who we are as humans – they way you make your toast to the logic behind your playlist
You have 15 seconds of fame under the spotlight Hannah, what would you say?
Be real. Do life. Care about what you buy. Wear aych jeans. (*was that a subtle enough plug? You can also check out my fan page on facebook and my blog on http://www.aych.blogspot.com/)
After winning an award at the (Enter big fashion awards), who are you going to be thanking?
The staff at "Craven A" for the best (and only good) hot chocolate, M&M's (from whom I'm hoping to get a life time sponsorship) and Geofs Emorium.
But in all seriousness, when your going through a crazy period of design and production it's your creative mentors who challenge your design decisions and the friends who cook you a meal or take you out for a coffee break that you feel forever indebted to. So thanks!
Your stranded on an island with no hope of rescue and have one text message to send to a loved one, what would you say?
The song you sing in the shower?
I'm madly in love with the soundtrack for "Across the Universe" – especially "I've just seen a face", "Dear Prudence" and "All you need is Love". Ahh go Beatles
What is the ultimate interview question?
"So, (insert famous persons name here), Who are you?"
Someone's quote you have remembered?
Late night at the Golden Griddle diner in Toronto our friend Nick Graham busted out this beauty: "You know what I think, I think that tattoos and piercings are the height of vanity"
Now Hannah leave us with your own quote?
Get up, Get dressed, Make change.
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January 5, 2009
January 4, 2009
Ok, it has to be said, the economic tide isn't swinging in favour of recent graduates.
Buuut with tough times come exciting ways (for the optimist!) to create their own adventures.
A blog I have been reading a bit recently is the torontooist.blogspot.com.
Check out this article www.torontoist.com/2009/01/dazed_and_confused.php
(having trouble with links... any advice?!)
The new Macbook 13 is delish in appearances - cast from a single block of aluminum and green as can be inside and out. In fact it has a gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). Flash. Just like the new generation Macbooks - Macbook, Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro. Pretty green n cool!
I don't own any apple products *shock* (lack of funds not desire) but I am a huge fan of how consistent Apple marketing is... cheesy I know... but very smart and creates the "iWant" within even the greenest consumer.
January 3, 2009
Keisha is looking delish on the cover of good this summer, but my brother and I kinda did it first...
January 2, 2009
Jes Chang, designer for JES popped into aych headquarters soon before the clock struck 12 on old years eve.