Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Fashion’
What a truly inspired collaboration between Karen Walker Eyewear & Ari Seth Cohen creator of Advanced Style, a fashion blog dedicated to celebrating the stylish and creative “silver set” on the streets of New York – where else?! For KW’s current S/S13 (northern hemisphere) eyewear collection, Forever, Cohen chose four glamourous New York women from 65 to 92 to photograph, imbuing this stellar eyewear range with integrity and timelessness. In addition to the wonderfully characterful imagery, the campaign includes a blurb about each woman, each of whom have the most fascinating and full lives with sage advice worth paying heed to.
Polish born and Berlin bred, Smithkin, moved to the States with her family just before WWII where she’s lived ever since. An artist, she once painted Tennessee Williams’ portrait (what a claim to fame!). Still drawing and painting daily, Smithkin has been performing cabaret for the past decade! This gorgeous woman offers some sage advice, no matter your age, “I greet every day as a gift because I don’t know from day to day when I will be called away.” I couldn’t agree more.
View the latest Karen Walker Eyewear collection, Forever, here »
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Not so Grimm; Winter 2012 Collection from Christchurch duo MisteR (photos:Lisa at Lumo)
The title of this season’s collection from Christchurch fashion design duo, MisteR, Not So Grimm, was inspired by both Grimms’ fairy tales and their own personal journey through our city’s “darkest hour” and the many resulting hurdles over the past year. With the government quickly declaring the city of Christchurch in a state of national emergency, lasting two months, the MisteR studio was inaccessible behind the ‘red zone’ cordons, tightly guarded by the army day and night. Determined to remain positive and soldier on in true Cantabrian spirit, Mickey Lin and Ra Thomson, partners in life and fashion, managed to pull through and create yet another stellar collection, this time introducing the much anticipated addition of womenswear. The light at the end of the metaphorical tunnel fueling their determination surely had to have been their debut at New Zealand’s fashion week. With a standing ovation and voted ‘Best Show’, there is no doubt who left the greatest impression on the crowd that evening.
Not so Grimm; Winter 2012 Collection introduces its womenswear range (photos:Lisa at Lumo)
MisteR wins a standing ovation and is awarded ‘Best in Show’ at NZ Fashion Week (Photos: Michael NG)
Mr and Mrs; Mickey and Ra at NZFW (Photos: Michael NG)
Look out for the new winter collection in stores over the next two weeks! MisteR is available through various stockists nation wide, or simply visit MisteR online for free shipping within New Zealand and international shipping services.
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Michigan sisters, Christina & Courtney Spivak, are the creators behind White Owl. Their gorgeous vintage lace jewellery is sourced from estate sales, flea markets and even their own Grandmother! This lace cuff is the perfect addition to almost any ‘after five’ outfit.
In the fleeting moments of down time as a mother, Kim Brown designs and makes her extensive range of adornments for shoes and hair from home. Kim makes shopping a breeze by catagorising her creations by colour. Visit Kim’s Etsy shop Chloe and Maddie for an extra special finishing touch to your bridesmaids’ shoes or revitalise a neglected pair of heels with these elegant shoe clips.
Christina Marie of Christina Marie Mineral Cosmetics is a student of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California. There are a tantalising array of candy pink blushes and a bold collection of come-hither eyeshadows. All products are free of fragrances, preservatives, synthetic dyes and parabens. You can buy guilt-free too, safe in the knowledge that no product has been tested on animals.
New Zealander Kelsey Genna designs and handcrafts delightfully feminine and flirty pieces like these pale pink ‘Parfait’ silk trousers. At a mere 19 years, this recent fashion design graduate produces limited runs, so you can be sure you’ll be one of a kind! Check out Kelsey’s designs at her Etsy shop or peruse her lucious on-line lookbook photographed at Wellington’s Begonia House here.
Invited Ink is a mother and daughter letterpress design and printing enterprise. Together they produce these most delightful calling cards. Sally Ann and Kathy also provide customised wedding inviations, thank you notes, business cards and even a calligraphy service!
This print of an original oil painting, ‘What was left’, comes from from a portrait series entitled “And close your eyes”. Kai Samuels Davis works from Windy Lane Studio, a converted barn overlooking Bodega Bay in Northern California. This portrait captures a quiet elegance in a contemplative moment.
These darling vintage French Rosaline champagne glasses are among a carefully chosen collection of antique wares available from Bonnbonn. I recently bought a few things from Bonnie and can attest to her super friendly midwestern approach. Bonnbonn wins the Mint seal of approval!