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


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!

Print love: Stolen Girlfriends Club

I'm a huge fan of prints this summer especially these two by Stolen Girlfriends Club which are botanic garden themed and are amazing in person. I'm not sure which of the two I like more but I love all the options they've created. Sometimes I think people see repetitive use of a print to be a bit of a designer's cop out but I totally disagree with a collection like this. Why wouldn't you create a couple of awesome options with beautiful prints like these?!


Christmas Wishing

So I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas wishlist for the blog with a bit of a fashion focus. It's pretty difficult to pick a small amount of pieces and oddly none of these pieces seem to go together. Presents are one of my  favourite things about Christmas time. I always have to refrain from spending all my money buying everyone a truckload of gifts! 
Here's what's on my list:


Field Essays

At the last First Thursdays a new project emerged titled 'Field Essays'. The group collective focused on documentation (hence the title) across a range of mediums and the work spoke on the process rather than the result of art making. I grabbed this publication not long after the exhibition and have been using it for inspiration since then. A big thanks to Yolunda who left me a sweet little note inside thanking me for the support. For more on Field Essays head over here.

Auckland Art & Craft Fair 2011

Last Saturday I helped out with the Auckland Art & Craft Fair run by the lovely Kylie & Jess. I had so much fun doing things that barely felt like work (i.e. giving out "I support Handmade" stickers and wrapping gifts) and shopping for little Christmas/Birthday gifts too. The stalls at the fair were pretty amazing, with really unique designs and crafts at super cheap prices. So many people seemed to walk out with at least one arm full of gifts and many seemed to be employing the 'one for them, one for me' policy when it came to the jewellery. The things I bought are either wrapped or have already been given to friends which makes for a not so special photograph but I do want to urge you to check out Jess' online shop Foxes where she sells a collection of her own handmade goodies as well as bits and pieces from a range of AACF artists.  

Sass & Bide / Pattern & Colour

All photographs - Sass & Bide
A couple of my favourite looks from one of Sass & Bide's latest collections. Sass & Bide are one of my favourite Australian brands. I love how unique they've always been and their very distinct take on pattern and print. I feel this collection displays a strong artistic influence rather than simply a design and fashion inspiration which totally appeals to me. The last dress is my personal fave! Check them out online (and with free shipping!) here.


Ruby pink breakfast

Won a limited edition Ruby x Rosemount nailpolish which arrived on my doorstep this morning! Thanks Ruby!! The crazy couriers dropped it off early during breakfast which recently has consisted of homemade muesli, strawberries and natural yoghurt...so good! The muesli is just a mix of bran, wholegrain oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, cinnamon and dried apple. Top it off with natural wildberry and echinacea yoghurt for one of the best breakfasts out :) yum.