Saturday, July 30, 2011
Oh this is definitely a shop to bookmark! Just look at these adorable tissue box holders from A Sparkly Pony. This is something I am sure the husband would love to get me, as I am horrible at getting colds in the winter and require my box of tissues close to me at all times. Rather frustrating really, but at least this would make for a lovely display for a rather plain tissue box.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Well here we go friends, a very brief post today containing just a few essentials that I have to be packing for the weekend at the snow. I am so looking forward to a couple of days on the slopes, but trying to prepare as best I can for comfort and warmth!
Snow gear - Pants, jackets, gloves, goggles, board, boots etc.
Runaway Jury book for the evenings
Diana Mini to capture some shots of the beautiful mountains
Hot Water Bottle for the end of day relaxing
Mini Cupcakes with Ganache icing
I will be thinking of our little Flops so much, as I hate leaving her behind, but lucky for friends and family, we have sorted out company for Flops and someone is coming to house sit and keep her company.
So friends have an awesome weekend! Any of you have anything special planned? Hah I suppose half of you readers are all experiencing Summer time at the moment, so probably hard to contemplate us going to the snow :)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Treat your eyes to the magical work of Ailera Stone, who I came across today. It's so beautiful how every one of these pictures paints such a beautiful story that leaves it open for the audience to interpret and create a resolution. Very inspiring work!
Looking forward to the weekend more than usual, as we are treating ourselves to a trip down to the slopes with my brother and his wife. Time to dust off the board and pack up warm! I am even baking mini cupcakes to take with. There's nothing quite like huddle around a fire with a cup of tea and some homebaking :)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A week or so ago Neil and I went out wandering this lovely little park close to his parents house and found this incredible tree! Wow, how beautiful are the colours of the leaves? I couldn't believe that there was still colour like this to be seen in our dreadfully cold part of the world, so took the opportunity to take a few snaps.
I am loving all the feedback on the Beard Thread a couple of posts down, so interesting to see a few of you ladies also having their men, or prefering them with the fluffy additions (I say fluffy....but not really fluffy at all). I will just have to wait and see how it all turns out hah!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Just Yellow for Me Jacket
English Accents Dress
Woven Leather Watch
Stud Court Shoe
Karen Walker Mini Rabbit Ring
Today has so far been the coldest day this winter for me! So I am dreaming about some upcoming Spring outfits that I would love to invest in! This dress particularly caught my eye but I couldn't see myself being able to wear it with this chilly weather. That is where I thought it a great idea to put together an outfit that would make it possible to wear sometime soon. And that is where the lovely jacket does the trick! Also adding some yummy yellows to our dull wintery days just brightens it up, don't you think? Now all I would need to do is add some warm tan stockings and I would be set!
Also, a big THANK YOU to all who entered the Bird in a bunny suit giveaway! The lucky winner for this giveaway was comment #16, Matt Toohey! Congratulations and I will contact you shortly :)
Monday, July 25, 2011
...THAT my friends, is the question!
Last weekend Neil and I had a bit of an adventure to capture some shots for the Fashion by Feelings initiative (here and here) and came across these train tracks which thought for perfect location. While we had our little date, the topic of Neil's lovely fluffy beard came up. Now in all honesty, I don't mind it too much, as long as it is neat and trimmed. He is exactly the opposite and wants to grow the beast as big and wild as he can. I just responded and said it's silly, no one likes beards that much anyway. And that's where he thought it a great opportunity to put that question to the test and find out.
Sooo...yay or nay for the beard?
I like a bit of stubble and the a slight overgrown look, just to show of his manly manliness (hehe) you know? But not too sure about the beast growing in thickness and size.
I must say one thing I do really like is this awesome oversized woolly jumper we bought him in an opshop when we visited in Wellington last year. There has been many a cold day where I have decided to hide in this monstrosity to keep me safe from the cold.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Models: Elise Hislop and Josh Muller
Hair and Makeup artist: Fiona Wright
Photographer and stylist: Kelly Barriball
Creative assistant: Nat Peri
Gran's Loose Change is a very cute little online shop, based here in New Zealand, that offer a large selection of vintage finds for guys and gals. These are just a few snippets of a recent shoot they did for their shop, which I found rather darling!
I secretly would love to have a photoshoot in a grass field such as this, the colours are just stunning and makes me happy! Oh the small things in life that excite us ay :)
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hi readers, Dane here from Tornadoes and Tigers. Recently Ilana and I were chatting about all the creativity out there, and we decided that I would share something with you all today.
I've been following Mel Stringer for some time now and thought you may all enjoy these little pieces above, along with a few of her new badges. Mel is based in Brisbane, Australia and creates Prints, Zines, Original Art, Brooches, PDF Paper Craft Ornaments and much much more.
You can find these item via her Etsy. Mel also has a blog where you can keep up to date on her works and inspiration.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This last week our everything has cooled down by quite a few degrees, which does make me excited, as we can officially say that winter is here! I think one of the best things during this time of the year is that we get to wrap up in layers of clothing and have a tea in hand, permanently. I have come to love my woolies this winter, especially the handy merino wool tops that I wear under my dresses, and now also my favourite jumper..
..which is why I have fallen in love with this initiative Fashion by Feelings, sponsored by Woolmark (they also run We Love Wool). They have created this incredibly awesome interactive lookbook site which showcases fashionable looks featuring wool. The different looks are divided up by feelings (from active to happy, beautiful to nostalgic) which I think is such a clever way of creating a point of difference.
Fashion by Feelings encourages users to vote for their favourite looks, and by doing so be in the chance to win AU$400 wool prize pack weekly. The top ranked look will also win a $12,000 holiday to Sydney! I have been lucky enough to have my look Take Me Away rank #12, and the husband's, Into The Wild, rank #46! Woohoo, off to a good start! But this is where I need your help desperately...as I would so badly like to win this little trip for the two of us...
I need you to "love" our entries and help send us on holiday!!!! It is easy as anything, just click on this link, Take Me Away to go to my look, or Into The Wild to go to Neil's look, and click on "LOVE". By entering in your details you will be in the running to win the $400 prize pack as well and another vote would be added to us! I will love you all forever (which I do anyway hah!) and will send you all virtual hugs and kisses :) If you feel the need to share our looks, that would be incredible as well and I may just need to make little yummy cards to say thank you! :)
Monday, July 18, 2011
As you all may know, I am a very proud New Zealand girl and love to brag on our awesome Kiwi culture and creativity. So I decided it is about time that I start doing New Zealand features on lovely creatives and brands to introduce you all to the amazing talents that we have to offer.
So I am happy to share with you all one of my favourites, Bird In A Bunny Suit. Bayley Collins is the creative behind the brand, and illustrates the sweetest prints - creating collages of different animals and developing very unique and quirky characters for her designs. I love the originality of this brand, and could deck out my walls with her cards and prints!
And to give you all a sweet treat of Bird In A Bunny Suit, Bayley has offered to giveaway her WHOLE card collection to one lucky reader! WOW!
So here is how you enter:
1. Be a follower of See Me Everywhere
2. 'Like' Bird In A Bunny Suit's facebook page, and leave a comment on her wall saying
"I see Bird In A Bunny Suit everywhere!"
3. Leave a comment on this post with your email address so I can contact the winner
And here is what you get to WIN:
$200 worth of Bird In a Bunny Suit cards (this is her WHOLE collection!)
1. Bird In A Bunny Suit No.4
2. Bunny In A Parrot Suit
3. Bird With Bunny Ears No.2
4. Bird With Big Bow Tie
6. Bunny Fox No.2
7. The Feather Collector
8. Bunny Bird With Bow Tie
9. Deer Owl With Bow Tie
10. Dancing BIrd
11. Deer Bird
12. Foxy Owl
13. The Fox
14. Cat With Bunny Ears No.1
15. Cat With Bunny Ears No.2
16. Cat With Bunny Hat NO.1
17. Cat With Bunny Hat No.2
18. Deer Cat
19. Deer Dog
20. Dalmatian In A Cat Costume
21. Cat With Peg Leg.
22.Cat With Bird
23.Cat With Mum Tattoo
24. Cat With Eyepatch
25. Bird House No. 1
26. Cheetah Bunny
Well, what are you waiting for? :)
Giveaway closes on Monday 25th July and is open to all readers.
EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all who entered :)
Friday, July 15, 2011
It feels like all that has been on my mind lately, has been LOVE! So I know this post has a lot of potential to become extremely cheesy, but I just felt the need to share anyway :)
The one thing about LOVE that I absolutely love, is that every knows what it is; no matter what culture, gender, race, background you are from people can see love and all can experience it! It is not confined by anything and it overcomes all! Gosh, I am becoming a bit soppy, but I have a couple very close to my heart and another dear friend moving abroad in the next two months and it totally makes me think of The Captain and Tenille's song Love Will Keep Us Together, as this is the thing that truelly will keep us close. So I suppose now is as good a day as any to let love in and make the most of these precious days and enjoy those loved ones.
So on that note, dear followers, readers and friends , I love you! ♥
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Oh how darling sweet are these lasercut design?
Owly Shadow Puppets have the sweetest collection of beautiful designs such as these, but also they have the cutest shadow puppet designs too which would make for a perfect gift for the young ones!
I have finally received my very own screenprinting frame yesterday as well, so I am extremely determined to get started and have a play with my new frame this weekend. Anyone have any suggestions/ideas when it comes to screenprinting? I will let you all know how it goes :)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Don't you reckon Mums & Dads are just the best?? This weekend felt like it was my birthday, as my parents decided it was time to spoil us with the softest, warmest bed sheets and wooly electric blanket! There's nothing quite like climbing into a warm, comfy, soft bed and not having to shiver for ten minutes until you actually manage to warm up. And not just that, this whole outfit was sponsored by my lovely parents! Sweet isn't it? I've been in need of a nice woolly and this one will do just fine.
And of coarse I couldn't sport this outfit and not wear my every day button necklace, as well as my first day out wearing this gorgeous OPI colour (which is thanks to Sone! Don't you love friends you can count on to borrow/clothes/nailpolishes?).
Monday, July 11, 2011
What a lovely weekend to relax! I decided it was about time that Neil and I go visit the Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, as I've been hearing about these amazing hot chocolates that come on these stands with candles - making sure your chocolatey goodness is always hot! And so we ventured out this weekend with my parents to discover the taste of these Belgium delights, and boy can I say, that surely hit the sugar spot! Cannot wait to go back there...even thought I must say, next time I will definitely go for the smaller cup :)
And just when I thought I've had enough sugar for the weekend, we got spoilt with this little package from Sone who decided to bake us sweet Macaron treats! So all in all, I must say we had an incredibly sweet weekend - oh excuse the pun :p !
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I have been wanting to share with you for a while now the wonderful talent of Kiwi girl, Claire Mossong. Not only is she the talent behind the brand Neverland Collective (featured pieces here and here) she is also an upcoming photographer who has a large portfolio already, from weddings to documenting live shows and fashion lookbooks and campaigns. Claire, along with her husband Alex, are featured in these photos - which I think is just completely adorable and love that a couple can share in their creative talents together!
Also, very exciting, but Claire is offering a fantastic opportunity for one lucky couple to win a lovely shoot with them! Make sure you check out her facebook page for more details :)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Found via Freshly Blended.
How incredible is this? Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer that lives in Brooklyn, New York. I am amazed at the dedication in creating these pieces with chalk, what skill! What blew me away is when you watch her time-lapse videos, where you actually see the process in creating these pieces. So I have decided, our home WILL have a chalkboard wall. I definitely want to try my hand at this (eventhough I don't think I would have the patience or the steady hand to create such big, clear & precise pieces).
Thursday, July 7, 2011
City Girl Heel
Mi Piaci Leather Shoe
Tornadoe Lace Shoe Boot
How exciting, my brother in law and one of my best friend's wedding is now only 3 months away! Wow! Which means we have already started shoe shopping, as our dresses are going to be made soon (yes, I've already handed in the design I want my dress to be like). So far we are spoilt for choice! There are way too many gorgeous pairs of shoes out there at the moment, and so many in the colour we need. So I thought I would share some of my favourites and possible bridesmaid shoes with you all. What do you think? Or anyone got any other amazing shoe sites to share? I would be very excited to see them! I cannot choose between these four!