3/02/12

Gold Like Mountains

After a brief blogging hiatus due to holidays and a lack of motivation a friend of mine has inspired me to get back into it with the recent launch of her jewellery line Gold Like Mountains. The jewellery is made in New Zealand and inspired by geometry, colour and nature. Check out some of my favourite pieces. 

Amy also makes a range of pieces out of polymer clay which is proving to be a very popular medium for art & crafters. All of her pieces are hand made and all are one offs! She also makes to order if you wish. Amy's an artist by trade and has had work featured in a number of different exhibitions over the last few years, her jewellery aesthetic definitely reflects her artistic style which is based on colour, shape and pattern. Check out Gold Like Mountains or Amy's blog .

15/01/12

Ruby AW12





News just landed that this AW12 collection from RUBY will be released for sale on the 27th of January in NZ so I thought I'd share a collection of my favourite looks. Some of these pieces were shown at last year's NZ Fashion Week and seemed to be extremely popular amongst the media and the public. I personally think this is one of RUBY's best collections to date and will be interested to see these garments fly off racks in a week or so. Check out the full lookbook here.

I also visited RUBY's Pop Up store today which has some incredible discounts on samples and seconds. Check that out too!

Photographic Inspiration: Annette Pehrsson







I've always been a big fan of talented young photographer Annette Pehrsson. For Christmas I got an analogue camera so I'm currently experimenting with film for a little project I have coming up. I guess I turn to Pehrsson's blog as a reminder of what film can produce. It's sort of calming and inspiring at the same time. Check her out.

10/01/12

Summer Reading



Here in NZ the weather has been such a pain with rain and more rain and then just when we get sunshine we also get a sun shower. So... I thought I'd share my favourite (so far) publications (possibly) ever. These are the things I have read and re-read many times and often go back to for reading comfort and inspiration. Perfect for a less than summery summer. 

1. Spaces by frankie magazine - a visual delight and interesting reads about Australian creatives and their home/work/eating spaces
2. The Selby Is in Your Place by Todd Selby - the original 'creatives in their homes' publication by creative genius Todd Selby
3. The Tram conductor's Blue Cap (Poetry) by Michael Harlow - Clever and sometimes charming poetry - not too heavy for a poetry newby
4. I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates - A difficult and complex novel which I'm determined to re-read until I fully understand it - it's quite sweet at times too

5/01/12

Metal

A mixture of my favourite pieces from TomTom and Luv AJ's latest collections which fuse heavy raw metal with tribal, edgy styling. If I had to chose I'd go for the bracelets (5 & 6) because 'statement' necklaces and two finger rings have held the spotlight for too long! Check them out ... 1, 3 & 7 Luv AJ // 2, 4, 5 & 6 TomTom.

21/12/11

Print & Colour / Karen Walker Resort 11/12

Images Karen Walker.com
These are a couple of pieces from Karen Walker's Current Season of Resortwear which modernises simple, classic cuts and silhouettes by teaming them with rich, bright colours and bold references to retro prints. I have always been a huge fan of KW prints and think this season's resortwear features some of her best yet. Check them out KW

18/12/11

Gift Guide

A girly gift guide I put together to help with Christmas shopping. It features a cool range of NZ stuff and everything you can get online which makes shopping even easier! 

Art print, necklaces and earings from Foxes. Nail polishes from Ruby. Shades from Karen Walker. I <3 Macaroons recipe book and purple satchel from Wocolate. Diana Mini Camera from Lomography AUS/NZ. Happy gift shopping!