Weekend Wardrobe

After some very kind words from my gorgeous friend Swenia, I am bringing back posts of the occasional outfit I put together on the weekend. I hope you enjoy catching a glimpse of my own personal style.

For my Sunday lunch look I have taken inspiration from the mood board I posted recently here. You can’t go wrong with stripes, denim and a little animal print. My faux vest was a bargain ($60!) from the discount website Onceit, if you aren’t already a member be sure to sign up and check in daily to see their new deals.

The photos prove that this mumma needs to go treat herself to a mani!!

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Distressed Jeans – Asos (I busted the rips in the knees a little bigger)

Striped Tee with Lace Sleeves  – Mink Pink – Old but similar here

Palm Tee (worn underneath) – All About Eve – Edge Clothing

Faux Fur Vest – Sold out but similar here

Leopard Print Flats – Witchery

Anchor Studs – Karen Walker

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Needing Some Sunshine

This past week in Christchurch has been miserable; grey, damp days that leave your soul feeling a little less lively. I am desperate to see some sunshine, so have created a round-up of yellow inspired pieces to brighten my day.

Wishing everyone a bright weekend! X

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Moroccan Leather Pouff – Letliv

Down to the Woods My House Your House Doormat – Teapea

Yellow Bamileke Feather Juju Hat – Mintsix

Karen Walker Tabs and Tucks Dress – Sisters on London

Wildfox Bel Air Palms Canvas Beach Bag – Asos

Sunny Days Print by Holly Roach – Endemic World

Fashion Designer Homes

Check out this great feature on Domaine Home that gives us a sneak peek into the homes of 8 amazing fashion designers, including New Zealand’s very own Karen Walker’s Auckland pad. I always find it interesting to see how a designers home is often a continuation of their aesthetic and this seems to be the case for theses 8 fashion icons.

I have picked my three favourites to give you a wee taste…

Christian Louboutin’s Parisian abode:

Source: Philippe Garcia for Belle

Diane von Furstenberg’s Manhattan Penthouse:

Source: Architectural Digest Photos: François Halard

Karen Walker’s Auckland Villa:

Source: Homelife Photos: Emma Bell

Karen Walker’s UN Collaboration

Karen Walker has collaborated with the United Nations to produce eyewear pouches that will come with every pair of Karen Walker sunglasses. The pouches are handmade by a small African community; members of which are the stars of the latest Karen Walker Eyewear campaign, photographed by Derek Henderson.

Check out this interview Vogue Australia did with the Kiwi designer to find out more about the fantastic project.

Love, love, love!

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Race Day! {Part Two}

I have been scouring the internet looking for race day ready outfit options.

A dress is totally dependent on your body shape so I have sourced a variety of styles and lengths that all include an element of interest through colour, texture or cut.

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1. Carnation ‘Revolution’ Dress – Trelise Cooper

2. Wonderland ‘Alice’ Dress – Coop

3. Knot Dress – Karen Walker

4. Rutile Dress – Alice McCall

5. Silk Drape Petal Dress – Shakuhachi

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6. Strength to Strength Dress – Sass and Bide

7. Stripe Sleeveless Floral Maxi – Asos

8. Premium Maxi Dress with Cami Back – Asos

9. Tracey Sleeveless Peplum Dress – Shopbop

10. Valiant Inverted Brocade Dress – Zimmerman

NZ Fashion Week

NZ Fashion Week has been running for the past 13 years and has allowed NZ designers to showcase their creativity and talent to local and international audiences.

This year NZFW has undergone a major shakeup; three days trade and three days consumer public access for Fashion Weekend. The hope is to provide offerings that target both trade audiences (VIPs, International Delegates, Media and Buyers) and Fashion Weekend audiences (consumers and general public).

Noticeably absent from this years event are big names Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Helen Cherry, Workshop and Nom.d. They instead chose to show in-season collections as part of The Marr Factory, a separate series of public nightly shows organised by hair salon Stephen Marr, that took place last week.

Here are my top picks worth a further look at this years NZFW….

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1. Zambesi

2. Trelise Cooper

3. Stolen Girlfriends Club

4. Hailwood