Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Anyone for tennis?

Summer is all about tennis. Watching it on tv, playing it, contemplating playing it but then thinking it's actually way too hot and maybe you'll just get an iceblock instead. Everyone looks infinitely more attractive when tanned and dressed in athletic whites whilst gently, chicly perspiring.
 1950 by Alan Grant

the famous Tennis Girl

Harper's Bazaar Mexico Claudia Schiffer by Peter Lindbergh
Sources: Life archive, Google Image Search, Adidas

Donna Karan Spring 1999

Such a beautiful campaign. All washed out pastels, textured silks and relaxed beauty.

The rest of the campaign is after the jump.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Outfit Documentation: Monday 28th November

What I wore:
- Three Over One mens coat from Fabric
- Lightweight cashmere jumper by Karen Walker
- Cheap Monday jeans from Black Box
- Birkenstock sandals 
What I did:
- Went to the gym
- Had a nap
- Finished reading The Rules Of Attraction
- Had coffee with Areez and talked about knitwear, books, flares.
- Raided the depths of the internet for some old Peter Lindbergh editorials.
- Went out for curry with my friend Zac and had a banter and catch up. I always get given mild curries even though I always ask for medium. Sigh.

All I Want For Christmas...

  1. Beirut ticket. 
  2. Archival NOM*d tshirt with the monster on it thats from soviet propaganda posters. I've loved this ever since I was a teenager.
  3. An item of Play by Comme des Garçons - new stock of which arrives in store at Fabric in the next couple of weeks. 
  4. High top navy converse. My eight-year-old white low tops look super skanky now. And it's not cute. 
  5. Plain, smooth silver ring from Wunderkammer. Super simple, nothing ornate. That's the type of jewellery I'm into right now. 
  6. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've been steadily reading all his books over the past year and a half, saving this one until last. Today I finished The Rules Of Attraction, next I read Lunar Park and then it's American Psycho
  7. Basketball singlet and a snapback. Because.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Vote for me!!!

Hi guys! So I was nominated for a blogger award for Concrete Playground and I'm a finalist!
Help a girl out be voting HERE.

Ps thanks Concrete Playground!!!

Outfit Documentation: Wednesday 23rd November

What I wore today:
- white shirt by Sherie Muijs
- mens navy trench by Three Over One
- Country Road trousers
- white roman sandals made for me by Douglas Sandals.

What I did:
- coffee with my dad
- pickups for a shoot on Thursday
- styled and model-wrangled the Rodney Wayne Spring 12 show.

Photo by Katherine Lowe
Hair by Wind

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Christmas List #2 - Burberry Prorsum T-shirt from Mr Porter

Shopping online makes life easy, especially at Christmas time. It's also perfect to get your hands on items that you wouldn't normally be able to access locally. Perfect example being this Burberry Prorsum t-shirt from Mr Porter. Not only is the print amazing in both colour and line, but the t-shirt is a great way to approach a bit of luxury in an every day context with an item you will absolutely get cost-per-wair out of. Also, if purchased for boyfriend/brother (of which I sadly have neither) you can totally borrow it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vogue Italia November 1999 "Country Report"

I found this editorial from a 1999 issue of Vogue Italia, shot by Peter Lindbergh. I love how moody, rural and austere it is, and almost unplaceable in time or location.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Everyday-Needs Pop Up Store

There is a new addition on Ponsonby Road, just in time for Christmas and the entertaining/nesting summer season in general. One of my favorite online stores, Everyday-Needs has opened up a pop-up store full of everything the stock online but with the benefit of being able to appreciate the feel, touch and weight of each piece. I need to go back when I have more time and money because clearly I am in need of scarves/ceramics/pillows/glassware. Clearly.
Everyday-needs can be found up near the Ponsonby Road Foodcourt, across the road.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Outfit Documentation: Thursday 17th November - aka baptizing those Mary Janes

Today I wore
- Those new Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony Mary-Janes that I picked up for a song yesterday at the Fabric sale. They aren't "on your feet all night" shoes, but that's fine. Some footwear is clearly of the "dinner shoes" variety.
- Cheap Monday jeans from Black Box
- old faithful men's jersey from Country Road.
- Deadly Ponies bag.

Purchase #1 from the Fabric sale

Pretty pleased that I manages to score a pair of these Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony Mary Janes from Fabric's epic sale yesterday. Although they are a size to big, that's manageable if I put party feet in. And since they were $100 down from $600 it was a crime to say no. I'll be road testing these babies tonight, fingers crossed no broken ankles.
Ps go to the Fabric sale ASAP. 13 O'Connell St.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Christmas List #1 - Recycled glassware from Simon James at TheDepartment Store

Everyone knows Christmas is hard. And stressfull. And expensive. But fun! But also a bit angsty. It's easy to spend far to much money on gifts that are only average. So this Christmas I'm on a mission to find (and share will all my readers) things I find that could make potentially awesome gifts for those people that are tricky to buy for. I'll be looking at gifts with some integrity, style and use - at various pricepoints. I've been slowly compiling a mental Christmas List of things that would be great gifts (or, of course, perfect to by for yourself). One of the standouts so far are these tumblers made from recycled glass that can be found at the Simon James Concept Store on the ground floor at The Department Store. I love glassware - the simpler and more sturdy the better - and naturally these drew my attention. A pleasure to hold and a pleasure to drink out of. They would be a grreat present for someone who appreciates simple, functional gifts with a clean aesthetic. Also a great gift for males in your life - they would look fantastic with scotch on the rocks in them.
$21 each. In store now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sherie Muijs at Showroom 22 Media Open Day

The Shirtmaker by Sherie Muijs range for winter 2012. More on this soon, stay tuned.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rookie 11.11.11

And here are some shots from our Rookie show at Shed 10 on Friday night. I've genuinely never felt a buzz quite like it. Amazing feeling. Images from SnapStar.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"Care Of Clothes" by Nina Leen

I found this endearing yet educational set of photographs by Nina Leen in the depths of the internet. It's so matter of fact and sensible - yet the knowledge, time and care for clothing that is explored in these is so rarely come across today that I find these shots almost indulgent in the respect they have for clothing.

Click through for the rest.

Source: Life Archives

Graduate Collection 2011

So we all know I have been awol and manically busy with uni this year, subsequently devoting less of my attention to all sorts of things like my blog, my love life and my cuticles. However I can finally share my graduate collection with you all! The Rookie Show (our graduate show) walked last night and I had been holding off sharing my lookbook until that had happened. The whole production was amazingly slick and successful - I can honestly say I've never been prouder to be apart of something and am so honored to be selected. So many feelings! The feelings and the bubbles and the beers were certainly flowing last night as we all celebrated. Thankyou so much to everyone who came along!

And here we are, my graduate lookbook shot by Guy Coombes. The collection explores comfort and familiarity through garments that have a significance to me. There is also an emphasis on colour and textile and the effect those have on both the wearer and the onlooker. I set out to create garments that made the wearer feel happy and at ease, and I have achieved it. It's a good feeling! After all those long sleepless nights. Enjoy!


Photography by Guy Coombes
Makeup thanks to MAC Britomart
Model Sophie G
Location thanks to Murray Bevan of Showroom 22

Click through for the rest of the lookbook!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

US Army Officer Uniforms 1941

I unearthed this gem from the depths of the internet tonight. Impeccably presented items from the regulation uniforms of US Army Officers from 1941. Military uniformity in all its classic, American glory. Made all the better by precision and uniformity in presentation of these garments and items.
 Regulation shoes and socks.

Regulation cape, overcoat, jackets & raincoats 

 Various styles of US Army officer uniform shirts.

Regulation uniform accessories, including pouches and gun holster.

Photographs by Dmitri Kessel
Source: Life Archives