Mmmm it's almost Friday and you know what that means - HUFFER FREE COFFEE FRIDAY!
Hot drinks + cool kats = good times.
The details again:
7.30 - 11:00
42 Greys Ave
Or downstairs at
323 Queen St
July 30, 2009
July 27, 2009
Up close and personal at the Queen St Max store...
July 26, 2009
Ahh dear friends~!
I was away this weekend at Mt Ruapehu for some fun community and coldness *:-) I wasn't able bodied enough to crank some sweet moves on the slopes buuuuuut look what the seriously awesome Tim, Matt and Marty brought back from the mountain? Way beautiful powder snow!
It still makes my mind boggle how no snowflake is ever the same. Its like finger prints right? But how many more kamillion snowflakes have ever existed vs people... ahhhh!
A search for a hot chocolate and warmth wouldn't have been complete without a stop at a good ol Kiwi visitors info centre - check out the latest in kiwi memorabilia... I heart NZ CROCS!
July 23, 2009
July 22, 2009
July 21, 2009
Seriously chic AND mega awesome for recovering knee patients like myself. HOnestly, the first steps I took in these created all sorts of nostalgic feelings surrounding school shoes and functionality - then I stepped out of the shoe store and felt super mega powerful. Chic, cool and full of self belief. I love how fashion transforms *:-) Continue...
July 19, 2009
Look who's on the cover of Australian Vogue this month? MYF SHEPHERD!
Maybe I'm getting old (!) or just becoming desensitised buuuut after snapping her photo pap style at RAFW and then to see her rocking this issue ... I feel so cheated....
She's gorgeous and approachable but as soon as I saw her get snapped for for this cover she's back to being this icon of the fashion bubble dream. The dream where humans can exist merely by breathing and food/sleep are irrelevant. Where "you too can look this good if only you..."
July 18, 2009
July 17, 2009
July 16, 2009
Photos - Hannah McArdle Continue...
July 14, 2009
I took this photo almost two years ago but it remains one of my favourites. Taken during a history of costume class at Ryerson University in Toronto it holds dear memories - I was taken aback by the smarties imperfections, all slightly odd shapes. But all delicious none the less *:-)
July 11, 2009
Just got home from a fashionable night watching The September Issue at Auckland's Civic Theatre as part of the NZ Internatinal Film Festival. This licious documentary follows Vouge Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for nine months as preparations are made the for the September 08 issue for American Vouge - the largest issue to date weighing in at almost five pounds . One fashionista was heard exclaiming "It was JUST like The Devil Wears Prada.. but, like, REAL LIFE!"
Well cut, set at a good pace and very licious to watch. I felt like I was actually in Anna's living room - not sure if thats an experience I'll ever have?! And I LOVED the very fashionable scene - I felt like all us fashion kids were out united in this really wierd way. Seeing that crowd all together outside of a runway show/party was quite cute. Ahh community *:-)
Ahh and have you seen WWD has reported skinny September issues this year? An indicator of tighter budgest all round - what will the year ahead bring? As one Vouge editor exclaimed "September is the January in Fashion!" Continue...
July 9, 2009
July 8, 2009
I'm in love with stirling silver especially quirky pendants and charms *:-)
What exactly does ethical jewellery mean? The main issue facing jewellery production (as with fashion and other consumer products) centers around tracability and impact on the environment. Oria state that they "support small-scale, fair-trade companies which have good working conditions, pay decent wages and do not engage in the use of child labour." Sounds good to me.
But what about materials used? Oria give clear details about the metals they use and gemstones too. Mmm pearls just like the oyster intended!
An awesome example of a company commited to ethical tracable product is our very own icebreaker. I love how you can buy a pair of socks/or whatever then enter the baacode (haha) and follow the entire process of production.
Often it's a hard balance finding product thats trend orientated and also produced in a clear and fair way.
aahhhhh passionate much! Continue...
July 7, 2009
Have you SEEN Miley for Elle?
My gorgeous 14 year old cousin went and saw Hannah Montana [the movie] for me yesterday (!) and her opinion: "It was SOOOO predictable!" She went on to flesh out the basic chick flick plot line... but I know she loved it. I'm told that Miley [Destiny Hope Cyrus] takes her stage name from her nickname "smiley". There you go.
Interesting to compare the Elle cover with Miley's shoot for Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz huh?
Gosh I cant believe she has only just turned 16...
Miley for Vanity Fair
Photo: Annie Leibovitz
July 6, 2009
This months guest speaker was graphic designer Ralph Matthews who recently presented a seminar at the winter 09 event for Design Assembly.
We were lucky enough to hear his thoughts entitled "On the edge of interactive and intelligent design"
This guy knows his stuff. I was most intrigued by the questioned poised "what will come after digital design?" As media changes so does the way we create, share and sell information.
A newspaper that updates itself? Harry Potter much!
July 3, 2009
Thanks for the concerned messages about my lack of posting the last few days - on Tuesday I was in an accident and gashed my knee open to the bone - you can tell im all gaga because I didnt even take pictures! ha ..!
The very licious Emma sent me through this link and it totally brought a smile to my face between painkillers and antibiotics and doctors appointments:
July 2, 2009
Jahooo "aych is for..." is back!
The plan is each week we will publish a visual piece/photo/doodle by someone who is engaged with fashion, community and who we find inspiring! This week we feature style man Dan Faris *:-) Usually this crazy kid is creative in the photographic field but has done something a bit different for aych readers.