Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Summer Sounds...



Image courtesy of Bobbie Jeffrey (Summer 2010/2011)

Off on my Summer holiday today...cannot wait!  First stop, Rhythm & Alps music festival in Terrace Downs and then off to the Sounds for some sunshine :)  Fingers crossed anyway.  Probably won't have access to the net for the next few days so posting will be up and running again daily from the 4th of Jan.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Xmas - all the best for the New Year celebrations...see you in 2012 x

Monday, 26 December 2011

Tis the season...


Images courtesy of telegraph.co.uk


Well...it has been a mad couple of days but I am happy to say we finally touched down in Christchurch at 5:30pm Christmas Day :)  So, while we missed a few of the festivities, it was nice to enjoy a few bubbles and some Christmas dinner with the family.  Better late than never!  As for the fashion front, I thought I would post one of favourite looks from 2011, Alexa Chung at the 2011 British Fashion Awards.  She never fails to impress in the style stakes and I cannot wait to see what she brings out in 2012!  I thought it was a perfect selection for this time of year as well, this Christopher Kane number would certainly stand out at any Christmas cocktail party.  Merry Xmas x

Friday, 23 December 2011

Lonely Xmas...


Today, Christchurch was struck by another swarm of earthquakes, the largest reaching 6.0 on the richter scale and the city has once again been thrown into disrepair and chaos.  I had hoped the airport would be up and running again by this evening, but it looks like there is no hope of coming home...we're stranded.  Definitely missing my family more than ever....hope we see you all soon x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

True Blue...











There is something so refreshing about navy blue and white.  Not only that, but the two tones when placed together, speak only of Summer and it is at this time of year that I find myself drawn to these summery shades more than ever.  Whether it be a Breton based nautical stripe, a simple white tee and blazer combo or light bleached denim...I am excited at the prospect of drawing upon this minimalist inspiration on my own Summer holiday...x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Body by Kloss






Images courtesy of vogue.it

After all the controversy surrounding the December issue of Vogue Italia and Steven Meisel's depiction of Karlie Kloss, I wanted to check out what all the fuss was about!  Vogue Italia is famous for blurring the line between fashion and art and this editorial is simply another example of their fashion forward brilliance.  Not only does Karlie own the styling from head to toe, her body is a perfect rendition of the athleticism that defined the early supermodel years.  I think it's a wonderful collection of photographs, and work that vogue.it should be truly proud of.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

To be loved by Karl...


Image courtesy of vogue.co.uk

Today, Chanel confirmed their new face...the boyishly beautiful, Alice Dellal.  She will be fronting the new Boy Chanel handbag collection with the images set for release in 2012.  For a fashion house that is famous for their off the wall, edgy model muses, Alice Dellal is a perfect choice.  Another reason why Karl is so amazing at what he does.  Cannot wait to see the campaign!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Sunday...


Yesterday I was lucky enough to collaborate with up and coming Melbourne label 'Dorena & Bruno', set to launch in January 2012...obviously things need to be kept under wraps until then, but here is a small taster of what we got up to :)  More details and pictures to come...x

Friday, 16 December 2011

Part One - Paris





























Images are all from my own collection

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to take a trip to Europe with my family.  My grandmother left her homeland Latvia in 1944 and finally Germany in 1950 to start a new life in New Zealand.  Never did she dream that 67 years later she would return home and see the sights of Europe.  I feel so blessed to have shared the experience with her.  These photographs are from our Paris leg.  Seeing her face light up at every turn is something I will treasure forever...x


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Home...


Only 8 more sleeps till I get to go home for Christmas...can't wait! x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Kate for Fred






Images courtesy of Studded Hearts and Fred

Kate can do no wrong.  Simple.  And her newest collaboration with LVMH owned French label Fred, is another example of her business savvy brilliance.  Inspired by her own tattoos, the 22 pieces in the collection feature crescent moons, anchors, hearts and stars.  While each piece is exquisite in its' own right...what better way to sell it than to have Moss herself model the collection.  All that is required are her trademark messy locks and dark eyes, staring down the lens.  Perfection.