May 31, 2009
This year I set out with the mentality "It's going to be an awesome year". Not every day is a good day but I am a firm believer that if you are passionate about something you'll make it work and be prepared to accept character developing situations *:-)
So June is a big month, first its my Mummas birthday tomorrow (Happy birthday Mum!) and we are halfway through 09. At the start of the year a dear friend Rita and I started a Raw Vegan adventure. I was quite scared to start with - I mean, giving up meat, wheat AND dariy? and not eating ANYTHING in its cooked form? whack! But it changed my life. For 3months I was the happiest and healthiest I had been in a long time ANNND I got a bit trimmer too! So with this being the year of making good things happen the lovely Reetz and I are gearing up for another RAW adventure.
Did groceries today: (this makes my heart sing, heck that's A LOT of foooooood!)
Now, for fashion land. Part of the raw inspiration comes from the dear Cam introducing me to rawmodel.com. This brilliant wealth of information is churned out by raw model Anthony Anderson and is full of inspiration! Take a look around his site and to make things even more awesome he is a contributor to another great raw site welikeitraw. [Also, if your interested in RAW check out welikeitraw's community space giveittomeraw]
Wish us luck! Continue...
May 30, 2009
Today I headed along to the stoop sale organised by the delicious Juliet Stimpson and Georgie de Salis *:-) Like the poster said, its a garage sale without the garage! The sale was a massive hit with the possibility of another hitting the rumor mill.
So stay tuned for further updates on this delicious style of pop up store *:-) Continue...
May 29, 2009
Thoughts on the latest Air New Zealand TVC? AGRRR demeaning much?
Interesting how the ladies can be checking out the boys with no fuss but if there were more fellas checking out the ladies it'd be considered sleazy.... jah?
But do check out the behind the scenes clip:
May 28, 2009
Ok, so weird distorted looking up my nose kinda shot but I strangely love this photo!
Its been a totally exhilarating week in zee blogosphere [although judging by my absence who would have known!]
First up, I'm going to be writing weekly pieces for the delicious new Kiwi site Designer Direction. Check out the lovey intro here.
Lots on so dear readers stay tuned *:-)
Ooo and along with a new bi monthly knit club [more info soon!] and French classes, shall we organize another clothes swap party soon? jah? x
May 27, 2009
[Left] Ana's thrifted tote / [Right] Hannah's ultimate travel bag
Photo: Hannah McArdle
A wee after work drink with the lovely Ana at Cassette Nine a few weeks back - Look at our bags! Collection much?
I love it when your totally in tune with each other - ya know when your thinking of someone and they msg you jah? Ahh love it! Continue...
May 25, 2009
At the start of every week we will publish a visual piece by someone who is engaged with fashion, community and who we find inspiring!
At the moment Juliet is creatively listing things on her trademe store, creatively trying to keep warm in her cold flat and creatively creating. Maybe she will start knitting outfits FOR seals instead of just using them as an inspiration point...
aych is for HELLO!
By Juliet Stimpson
Here are five of the things I love most about Juliet:
1. She is an amazing knitwear designer. Texture much!
2. Inspiration is always found in the cutest and quirkiest places with this gurl.
3. Juliet is half the brains behind the "Stoop Sale" this Saturday - the other half is the equally delicious Georgie *:-)
4. The way ideas jump out of her brain, float around and then magically form into well thought out and innovative design solutions/marketing campaigns/ideas for stores/art displays/different ways for living life.
5. Her gorgeous curls!
May 23, 2009
This evening I got to attend a fairtrade fortnight "GIRLS ONLY Fondue night" = so awesome. We drank fairtrade tea n coffee n made fondue from fairtrade chocolate *:-) ANNND we hung out in community and learned to knit = even more awesome!
This is a watch this space kind of post... an inspiring and empowering night all round. MAD SKILLS!
And mega thanks to Christiana for hosting us. If your keen to check out whats going on in your community promoting fair trade click here.
May 22, 2009
I was a little freaked out to come home to find this in my hallway - David Shearer was obviously in the area...
Campaigning is in full force for the Mt Albert by election - Melissa Lee sends me mail and David Shearer makes house calls. Both Melissa and David have been hanging out at the Mt Albert train station in the mornings too catching conversation with local comuters. Ahh this is hilarious. [More soon...]
May 21, 2009
Whooohooo! What are you up to next Saturday? [30th May, Queens Birthday Weekend] Whatever it is, cancel! The ever stylish and super chic Juliet and Georgie are having a "Stoop Sale" outside Flat 28 in St Kevins Arcade (down the stairs, on the left).
The lovely Juliet tells me garments are mostly vintage but also some European chain stuff like H&M and Zara with a few "high fashion" pieces in there too - anything that doesn't sell will be on Juliet's trade me store - a bonus for those not around Auckland *:-)
Rumor has it that there may be a chance to buy some baked goodies and home made lemonade too!
Like the poster says:
Continue..."LIKE A GARAGE SALE BUT WITHOUT THE GARAGE!"
May 20, 2009
May 19, 2009
Love Howies! And I love hanging out on their site and reading the daily blog entries. This window is at their Bristol store promoting new range of board shorts made from 100% recycled polyester microfibre - Delicious. Continue...
May 18, 2009
O so the MET Ball seems like FOREVER ago BUUUUUT I've been hanging onto these pics to show you alongside Jes Chang's AW 09 collection entitled "Mourn". DESIGNER MUCH!
May 17, 2009
May 16, 2009
After this episode only five girls remain in the hopes of becoming...
Nu Zilands Nixt Top Modul.
There was a bit of discussion about model size after both Ruby and [the now eliminated] Teryl Leigh were measured at NEXT Model Management. Both girls accepted that in the modeling world that's how it is and a few inches needed to be lost. I've got strong opinions about this but I'll try not let it taint this review!
The Cover Girl commercial was HILARIOUS! Each girl did a short clip for a TVC and boy was it entertaining!I reckon the winner of the NZNTM competition needs to have a well rounded skill set - from shoots to catwalk to representing a product/designer in a campaign. Some contestants "easy, breasy, beautiful Cover Girl" sound bites were quite painful,... "eeezy, breezy, boutiful cova gerl.." - definitely the kowi-ism of the night! As expected Ruby aced this exercise - Geez I think I'd buy anything that gurl sells!
"If everything was perfect, it'd be boring"
After taking a look at the images [thanks TV3 - but they are in black and white?!] I have decided I actually like Ruby's shot.. Here they are: [in order of the ones I love]
I'll leave you with a couple of *memorable* quotes from Teryl Leigh:
"It was hard to be flirty.. how am I meant to flirt with the camera?" TLAnd my fav:
There was a noticeable tension between the bottom two girls - will be interesting to watch the group dynamics next week! Continue..."My whole like biggest dream is to go in a stretch hummer limousine.. What the hell! Like going from where I live in Otara to LA... come on man!"