Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Can I just say big ups to this incredible Austrain vintage brand Bows & Bandits! I've had my eye on them these last couple of months (like here), and I cannot help but just be in awe in the way that they photographically capture their lookbooks. This latest Autumn/Winter lookbook just had me dazzled! They capture a true and authentic atmosphere which is just so well marketed considering it's vintage. Well done indeed! Beautiful clothes and beautiful imagery makes for a wonderful campaign.
Monday, November 28, 2011
As you know Christmas is fast approaching, and if you are anything like me, I do really struggle not only to come up with ideas for others, but also when I get asked what I would like...I have no idea! So I've started making lists as I think of ideas and thought it quite handy to make a little "wishlist" card to write down some gift ideas. You can see I've already started doing my wishlist (which the husband will find quite handy!) and tonight I shall be giving Neil his to fill out too.
Since we are getting into the Christmas Spirit, I've made this a little freebie for everyone! You are more than welcome to use it for yourself to fill out, or to hand it out to those ones you struggle with getting gift ideas!
Download your wishlist here.
Please note, this file is for personal use only and cannot be distributed commercially. If you wish to use this on your blog/site, please credit me and include a link to my site. Thank you to all those in advance that are kind enough to blog about this little entry, always appreciated :)
Enjoy my friends!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Matchbook Leather Bill Holder from Jack Spade.
Cinnamon Bow Tie from Forage.
NYC Slim Suit from Kings of Carnaby.
Pyramid Ring from Stolen Girlfriend's Club.
Zespy Pants from I Love Ugly.
Loyal Check Boxer from jac5.
Vintage Horse Bookends from Rawspace.
When it comes to Christmas shopping, I always seem to fail horribly with ideas for the gentlemen! In the past it used to be a toss up between CD/DVDS and music vouchers, but this year I am determined to find something a bit different, a bit quirky and a bit classy. Thank goodness for the amazing online shops you find these days, I've seemed to bookmark quite a few pieces which would be quite suitable. With a range of items, from underwear (always a favourite on the wishlist - and these are particularly classy!) to something fancy like the suit or the casual and cool zespy pants, I hope I may have given you some ideas too, as I am sure I am not the only girl that struggles with gifts for the boys!
Good luck ladies!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Image One. Image Two.
No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
-Alfred North Whitehead
Even though we don't generally celebrate Thanksgiving here in New Zealand, I love the idea of it! So tonight Neil and I are having a Thanksgiving meal with Amanda and Jeremy ....just without the turkey unfortunately!
So thanksful for:
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
If you are living in the Southern Hemisphere, you would be sharing in my excitement for Summer that is fast approaching! Which means time to celebrate, get outside and soak up the sun! Came across this splendid idea for a garden party via Desiree Spinner Events, doesn't it just look so stunning? Absolutely love the bright splashes of colour that is used throughout the decor and refreshments. Hmmm...I think I definitely need to plan for a big backyard in my future home, to make little garden parties like these possible :) Time to start planning!
Monday, November 21, 2011
There's nothing that I love and appreciate more than having a good date night. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, extravagant or expensive, just as long as there is food involved and quality time. After a week of having the husband away for work, I thought it a great idea to prepare his favourite meal and a little picnic for when he returns. And such a treat it was! Homemade Chicken Laksa, movies and little Flopsy that was all to eager to join in on the evening too, made for a very welcome return for Neil. Love doing all things with these two :)
Friday, November 18, 2011
It's taking over the world! All that cuteness that comes in a little ol' Scrabble tile is just too much to handle sometimes :) I'm thinking that perhaps for Christmas this year, it might be a good idea to invest in a Scrabble set so the husband and I can be an old married couple together and sit outside in the sun and enjoy a game or two.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jessica Hische is one of my favourite typographers, illustrators, designers...So it should not come as a shock to you that I hunted down to find some snapshots of her creative space and apartment :) And I love, love, love! Creative people have such awesome houses! I especially love the chalkboard wall in her office - I can imagine that would come in quite handy for taking notes for jobs, deadlines, drawing some inspiration, or wasting time and doodling all over the wall (which is probably what I would end up doing!).
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Okay, so can I just say I have the bestest and hottest friends in the world! These last few months I have realized just what a big part of my life they have become and how much we share together.
When I saw my gorgeous friend, Sone from Polli post this lovely outfit, I couldn't help but fall in love! So this outfit I am wearing is totally inspired by her! Thank you Sone! :)
In the next couple of days I will be sharing a little freebie with you all, so getting excited for revealing it! And now that I have said it, I am obliged to actually get it done, hah!
Monday, November 7, 2011
How exciting it was to find Stolen Girlfriend's Club in all their glory, now online! I've mostly in the been loving on their amazing jewellery range, however I must say now that their clothing's online, there are a few pieces that's stolen my heart already - especially the pattern on that maxi skirt!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Market HQ Lookbook: Oh You Pretty Things.
Model: Milli @ Agency Models
Photography and Creative Direction: Kaycie Smith
Hair and Makeup: Desiree Wise @ Network Agency
Styling: Georgie Hilton
Don't you just love it when you scroll down your facebook homepage and then suddenly you get smacked in the face with stunning photos from one of your likes? Which is how I fell in love with this summer lookbook from Market HQ Oh You Pretty Things:
Taking a night on the town from daylight to dusk and beyond... A sultry hot mess covered from head to toe in washed out brights, textured detail and exaggerated prints. Strapless, sleeveless, side-splits and sequins. Layers of luxe lace and sensational sheer lengths complete a night of never-ending hotness.
Love everything from the clothes to the styling! And definitely gets me inspired for some summer outfits!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Photography by Angela Stella.
Today I found these images to be an escape, a fantasy, a memory of a place and a time. I love that about photos, that it can stir such an emotion and that it is different for every person.
Well I actually cannot believe it is November already. This year has just absolutely flown by! Which is why sometimes it's worth it to stop and look around... appreciate what is, what was and what will be and especially to remember These Days Are Magical.
So make the most of it!