Thursday, 9 January 2014

From Art

Last year I saw this amazingly inspiring exhibition of the American photographer, Gregory Crewdson at the City Gallery in Wellington. He creates huge format pieces that a super dramatic and filmic.
The collection Beneath the Roses is set in small town Americana depicting scenes with untold crime / sexual exploits, violent acts have taken place. You get questions from his work but very few answers.
His works unnerve me and I'm strangely fascinated with them.

These images are from the Beneath the Roses collection.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Floral Works

Some of my favourite fashion photographers incorporate incredible floral designs into their works.

                                                                  Tim Walker

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Style Files

I love Street Fashion blogs like The Sartoralist, Advanced Style, Stockholm Street Style, the New Zealand bloggers Street and City Photos and Four Eyes and of course Bill Cunningham for the New York Times.
They offer a range of everyday fashion from ordinary people which is often a cheaper and more original way of dressing based on comfort, practicality and aesthetic. You can see geographical and seasonal trends. I love how New Yorkers cleverly cope with the heavy winter snows.

Today I found a fabulous collection of large format fashion books in our local library so will be eagerly making my way through those.

This one being a favourite- Rare Bird of Paradise: The Irreverent Iris Apfel. I adore this woman. She has so much outrageous courage and guts with her personal aesthetic. Plus she is 92! Extreme role model of style.

Friday, 3 January 2014

From Nature

These are some older photos from a trip I took in 2013 to the West Coast of the South Island.

I saw a lot of beautiful, lushness and contrasting textures.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Playing Favourites

Here's some great stuff I'm loving this summer.

1. Fabulous Australian label Perks and Mini make great stuff. Purchased from Good as Gold in Wellington.

2. Nobody Cult Jeans- high waisted have never really worked for me but this cut is really good. 

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3. Wellington Organic fair trade cotton label Kowtow is one of my absolute favourites! I can't get enough of there brilliant modern and comfortable designs. Every season I await their release because I know I'll want to buy the lot.

4. Turquoise Orbit Karen Walker Sunglasses. These are awesome and seem to polarise people in the small community I used to live into either love or hate. The lovers obviously being my friends and the sign of great taste. 

5. Finally found a stockist of Saltwater sandals in a tiny Martinborough store. Lovely!