December 30, 2012


Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and best of wishes for the new year… 

Thanks so much for reading!

Back soon!


December 23, 2012

& Other Stories

H&M, one of the world's most recognised high street brands, have confirmed they will be launching their new luxury brand '& Other Stories' for Spring 2013.

Designed at their ateliers in Paris and Stockholm, the new brand's ethos is based around the idea that accessories and beauty products are just as essential to a look as clothing.

December 22, 2012

Santa Baby #6

Santa Baby #6 is threefold. Chain necklaces. I'm currently having a moment with them, as they strike that balance between edgy and elegant so well, and these are my favourites - all by New Zealand designers.

On the left is a Moochi number with big glossy pearls, in the middle is an exquisite pure white design from Juliette Hogan (check out her new fashion film here) and on the right is a searing neon-woven piece from Saben (they come in a whole rainbow of stunning colours, btw).

I would love all three.


December 20, 2012

Santa Baby #5

Is Edible Selby, by photographer Todd Selby. It will make you hungry, happy and inspired. Want.

See my other Santa Baby's here, here, here and here.


December 19, 2012

Twenty Seven Names Made You Look

Since I've finally figured out how to embed videos (yes, not that hard, whatever) I thought I'd treat you to the Twenty Seven Names fash film for their cute/cool summer collection 'I Thought You'd Never Ask'. So good.

Also make sure you read the interview I did with Anjali and Rachel here.


Juliette Hogan's Yacht Rockers

One of our most lovely designers and labels is Juliette Hogan, and she has just released this stunningly dreamy, summery film for her current collection.

I'm a little bit in love with every single piece of clothing in it, and the model, and the weather, the bike and the sea…


Santa Baby #4

Thought these lush Karen Walker beach towels had sold out everywhere, but super shopping sleuth that I am I found some here. You can thank me in towels, or see below for further amazing gift ideas.

Santa Baby #1, #2 and #3.


December 18, 2012

Santa Baby #3

Is a sterling silver cat ears ring from Meadowlark, hand-made and super luxe.

See Santa Baby #1 here and #2 here.


December 17, 2012

Santa Baby #2

Lonely Hearts aztec-print picnic blankets in two cool colourways, available only from Area51.

See Santa Baby #1 here.


December 16, 2012

Polka Dots & Cat Cameos

Two tiny doll-like girls, one an elfin blonde, the other with a shiny dark bob nearly covering a pair of very big brown eyes. They giggle a lot, but you should take them seriously, as they're the design duo behind cult fashion label twenty-seven names.

Created in 2006 by Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart and based in Wellington, New Zealand, each twenty-seven names collection is a little like a mixed box of Ladurée macarons - some classic, some fresh, some delightfully different, but all sweet and all addictive.

December 14, 2012

Santa Baby #1

Item number one (of many) on the Christmas wish list - this wallet clutch by Comme des Garçons made from a custom fabric bedecked in spangly metallic stars.


December 13, 2012


I haven't posted for a little bit, it's been a busy week moving out of one lovely house and into another, a birthday, a visiting mother, work, play etc, but thought I'd better check in quickly and show you this sweet and crazy little interview I did with the magical Grimes, who is playing in Auckland tomorrow night and who I am very much looking forward to hearing again…


December 8, 2012

Looks I Like

Looks I like this week include - 

Big crystals stuck on things.

Casual outfits finished with clutches.

Bohemian blouses.

December 4, 2012

Summer Kicks

I don't know about you but where I grew up, Commandos were what one wore to look fresh on the streets.

The lovely Miss Kathryn Wilson has brought back these casual canvas beauties for another stylish season, pepped up with chic polka dots in pink, black or yellow.

Possibly the nicest part though is that nearly half the price tag goes to the much deserving Ronald McDonald House. 

An all-round sweet start to a feel-good summer.


December 2, 2012

Guiding Light

I know I said I was trying to resist lists of wants and must-haves leading up to my birthday and Christmas, and I am, mostly, but La Garconne's 'Guiding Light' shoot, touted as 'A Gentlewoman's Holiday Possessions', is worth studying.

Though I'm totally out of synch with winter clothes, and all those heavy fabrics and sombre hues seem all kinds of wrong right now, it's still a delight to turn the virtual pages and have a little dream.

November 30, 2012

Super Fresh

Now that I'm back in the Land Of The Long White Cloud (look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about), I find my fashion persuasions rushing quickly back to local labels. 

As well as established favourites, it's super exciting when something new and wonderful comes along, and this month we're blessed with a deliciously crisp, fresh, feminine and modern collection in the form of the first release of Georgia Currie's brand Georgia Alice.

November 29, 2012

Art By Garance

One of the most delightful parts of Garance Doré's blog (and there are many) are her illustrations. 

Before becoming a blogger Garance was an illustrator, and has collaborated with brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Chloé, Tiffany & Co. and Reed Krakoff as well as a special illustrated cover for Elle UK, and her illustrations appear every month in her très cool Paris Vogue column. 

November 27, 2012

Stella Scents

As we rocket towards the exciting gift-giving days that are my birthday (11th December, presents and accolades totally welcome) and Christmas, I'm taking care not to fill the blog with even more wants and desires than I usually do, but here's one I think we can all enjoy.

November 26, 2012

Lovely New Things

Haven't done one of these posts in a while, lovely new things have thinned out lately as we try to save money for the move to our lovely new house, and for Christmas and travel in the new year.

One should never scrimp on new magazines though, and I couldn't wait a moment longer for sunglasses shaped like cat's ears…

November 25, 2012

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Really, there's nothing more exquisite or effortlessly breathtaking than diamonds. 

A girl's best friend, according to Marilyn Monroe. And our lovely local fashion design hero Karen Walker agrees, having just released a particularly decadent but thoughtful, beautifully refined and personal collection of diamond-studded rings

Once you pick your diamond carat and cut and precious metal of choice (yellow or white gold, palladium or platinum) there are more than 30 variations on the rings. 

November 23, 2012

Just Cos

I've just placed an order with my wonderful sister in London for a fresh summer fix of t-shirts - all from cool Swedish brand COS.

I wear white tees almost on the daily and I can tell you that nothing beats COS for those, but they also do, across the board, perfectly cut, smartly designed and great quality tops. And jackets, skirts, pants, dresses, shoes, bags, jewellery...