This weeks piece "aycH is for HOWDY!" is by Auckland based illustrator Simon Fletcher. I love this guys creative vision, quirky detailing and passion. I want my kids to read books he illustrates!
- check it out here.
I've written a few cool articles for Designer Direction in the last month so check em out *:-)
The very fabulicious Frockwriter just tweeted the full interview Anna Wintour did for The Late Show with David Letterman *:-)
Have you seen the drama that has unfolded at the New York times this week? Cintra Wilson wrote in her “Critical Shopper” a review on chain store J. C. Penney with some scathing remarks about its customers and merchandising. Wilson has since apologized - read the full article here and the reaction to the drama here. Hilarious how "opinion" has created such a reaction eh?
J. C. Penney has always trafficked in knockoffs that aren’t quite up to Canal Street’s illegal standards. It was never “get the look for less” so much as “get something vaguely shaped like the designer thing you want, but cut much more conservatively, made in all-petroleum materials, and with a too-similar wannabe logo that announces your inferiority to evil classmates as surely as if you were cursed to be followed around by a tuba section.”
"To this end, it has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on. It’s likea headless wax museum devoted entirely to the cast of “Roseanne.”
The petites section features a bounty of items for women nearly as wide as they are tall; the men’s Big & Tall section has shirts that could house two or three Shaquilles. And this is really, remarkably smart.
O the nostelgia of beat up suitcases! I thrifted this red one from a clothes swap last year -I love the thought of all the journeys its been on *:-)
When we were little our family Christmas decorations were kept in an old grey suitcase in the garage and it was plastered with Air New Zealand/Anset stickers and old luggage tags. It only came out at Christmas and turned our living room the holiday season.
... with flowers in my hair.
wow, miraculously rushing out the door last night with wet hair and a half done french braid my blond locks were arranged in a very boho esq braid/twist/bun with the drop of a well placed pin... And I always forget how much I love my Gubb & Mackie Tshirt dress...
I have been dreaming back to first year uni when this song by Sandi Thom was hitting the radio waves - it symbolised dreams and desires.. now it symbolises a sort of joyful/sorrowful nostelgia.
Am I seeing things? Is Hosanna a singer? Or did they pull her in for celebrity power (!) when recording "Thank you for the love" by Jason Kerrison for TV3's "Big Night In" telethon??? Signature giggle?
New Zealands Next Top Model winner Christobelle, with runners up Ruby and Hosanna made an appearance earlier in the Telethon -NZNTM Judge and "The pretty man with a manly name" Colin Mathura-Jeffree also flashed brifely accross the screen... gee that man is beeeutiful! *:-)
ahhh celebrity status in Kowi land... aahhh...
Signature giggle?thoughts? Am I right? is it her? ahhhh low resolution!
Have you seen this article on Ragtrader?
Ahh Fashionable nights!
So its official, I'm back in the land of the living/socialising/fashionable *:-)
Meal at Sky City, Showroom22 drinks at Cassette Number Nine and then onto more antics - Fashion man Dan Faris was my partner in crime and I love his two outfits [below]
Oo and have you SEEN my licious Twenty Seven Names dress? LOVE! [edit: my lovely flatmate Daisy took the pic below much to the amusment of our other flatmate Alex - I guess life with a blogger means walking in on the odd early morning photo shoot!]Continue...