Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here's the dress I made, I'm really happy with it. It isn't quite ready yet because I need to get grey thread to sew the zip in the back .
I'm not sure if the hem is straight, it looks like it's a bit longer on the left but I don't think it'll be obvious when I wear it.
Had a pretty boring day today, hoping it picks up tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Wearing: Sheer dress from Savemart, Unicorn Tshirt from the Warehouse and tights from Farmers.

Haven't worn this sheer dress for ages and I forgot how much I love it. It's actually quite restricting around the legs so it's not the easiest thing to wear and I probably won't bother with it tomorrow, but I love the rouching up the side and the peek of leg.
I'm sewing a dress at the moment but I'm determined for it to look PERFECT so it won't be done for a few days yet. Moved furniture around in my flat today and people were NOT happy. Get over it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Letterman's Jacket

Pictures: Top- Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Rtw Bottom-Letterman Jacket found on Google Images

I've wanted a letterman's jacket for ages and ages, and have sort of looked out at op shops for them. It only just occurred to me this evening is that I could make one and that I actually have the perfect pattern for it sitting in my sewing box. Awesome, I don't know why I didn't think of it before.
I love the idea of making one for my University and wearing it like it's the real deal. Alexander Wang's version with the leather trimmings looks awesome but I think I'll stick to the basic design (pictured above). Not sure what the colours of my University are but I think I will stick to navy and white. Can't wait to make it, but I have no spare time at the moment. Maybe in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today Wearing: Red Velvet Doc Martens, Top from Glassons, Boyfriend's suspenders from Ballantynes, tights from Farmers, Altered boys jeans from Toffs.

Been talking about the benefits of blogging with some of my friends lately. Turns out more people than I knew have blogs and of late I've felt less embarrassed about my own. I guess dancing around taking pictures of yourself seems pretty vain, but I do it for multiple reasons. One because there are some people in my life like my mum who don't really get to see what I wear in my life and secondly because I am absolutely obsessed with clothes. I could quite happily just sit in my room for an hour and think about them, it's a great tool for falling asleep.
But I also like how, many years from now, I will be able to look back and see what I used to be like, look like and the kinds of things I used to wear. There's not a lot of time in your life when you can just wear what ever the hell you want and I think being a 21 year old at University pretty much guarantees a lot of freedom, so long as you're confident in yourself.
Lastly, taking photos for my blog is a really good way to practice modelling, which is something that I could possibly make some money in (according to the people at NZ next model). I've been trying to improve my pictures and take ones I'm a little more proud of, or just do justice to my face. I'm always frowning! It's really great when my flatmates catch me out taking photos because I always smile in embarrassment and those are often my best snaps. But it's hard to take good photos when you just shove a camera on a ledge and let it snap away while you move. I usually pick the best three out of 30 or so.

I can feel myself coming down with a cold and ARGH I'd just like to complain for a second because it couldn't be the worst timing. It's crunch time at University, this week is our last lectures and I have three assignments to do next week. Still, that's what it's all about isn't it? And I will have a degree very very soon. Wow. I wish they'd told us to apply for graduation though, because I have missed the December application and now am forced to graduate in April. I will be a graduand all summer.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


New addition to my many many silver necklaces. A gorgeous skull charm my two friends Anna and Kelly gave me for my 21st birthday. I love it, it fulfills my inner punk's need for skulls around my neck.
Photographed here next to my all time favourite (or at least one of my all time favourites) Karen Walker rocket ship necklace.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kenzo Spring rtw 2011

Beautiful! They blow me away yet again

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Wearing: Dress: homemade, Shoes: Doc Marten avery in cherry velvet, necklaces: Karen Walker and Trifted Stars, Socks: Dotti

I love tones of beige. Seriously, I don't know when I started wearing it so much but it's very much a basic of my wardrobe now. I wear this jersey at least three times a week and always around home because it is so cozy. The only reason I bought it was because I went out without a jersey and the weather changed, so when I went to save mart I picked out a jersey which went with this dress that I'm wearing in the picture and just happened to be wearing that day. I put it straight on and got them to charge me while wearing it at the counter. Pretty shifty! I guess colours like this are pretty in at the moment.

How do you like my haircut? I got it cut so it's shorter at the front and frames my face better. I really wanted it to look just like it looks in the first photo, with bits out the front and the rest tied up.

It's my birthday tomorrow! So excited. Gonna be 21.