Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Style Scoop: Statement clutches

Hello stylish readers! Today, we introduce our latest feature, The Style Scoop, which offers a  
comprehensive overview of the latest trends.

First up, we focus on statement clutches which can uplift the simplest outfit. We've taken heaps
of time to find the hottest clutches, group them, and include links to each clutch
in case something tickled your fancy! 

Groupings for the following clutches include: 

1. Cut-outs 

2. Embellishments: Beads, buttons, glitter, and a whole lot more.   

3. 'Piecing it together': An interesting mix of shapes, colours, patterns, and prints results in a cohesive pattern.  

4. Florals 

5. Literal statements: Clutches inspired by popular culture texts. E.g., book clutches like "The Never Ending 
Lovestory", and speech bubbles derived from comics. 

6.  Edgy: These have spikes, skulls, etc. Or a mix between lady-like and edgy bits like the third clutch from
 the left. 

Statement clutches

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Frugalista Series: From the runway to the clearance bin

Hey everyone, this is the second entry in our FRUGALISTA SERIES. If you missed the first one, see it HERE. Today, we focus on 'inspired' clothing. Do you remember that scene from the movie The Devil wears Prada where Andy comments that the belts look exactly the same?

Miranda retorts, "[clothes are] filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin." Ouch! What can we learn from this? 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

'10 days of fashion in the City': New Zealand's Longest Catwalk


New Zealand's Longest Catwalk presented by Schwarzkoph, was part of Heart of the City's '10 days of fashion in the City'. The 125m-long catwalk show took place between a section of Queen's Street, Shortland and Wyndham Streets to be precise. 40 models strutted down the catwalk in 70 looks from central City's designers and fashion stores including Kate Sylvester, Glassons, Mi Piaci and Smith & Caugheys.

Read on for more details plus our own looks!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

'10 days of fashion in the City': Free fashion workshop with Anna Caselberg

Anna Caselberg 

Hello stylish readers! We recently attended a workshop by Anna Caselberg, wardrobe and stylist consultant, and author of The Closet Stylist (See HERE and HERE). This free workshop was part of 'Fashion in the City', a 10 day festival of style in Central Auckland. Anna shared her expert tips and advice on how to dress stylishly and save money. We share a few of those tips, and of course our own looks.

Read on for more details!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

'10 days of Fashion in the City': Britomart Fashion Sessions

On our latest adventure we attended the exciting Britomart Fashion Sessions, part of Heart of the City's annual '10 days of Fashion in the City' festival. The Britomart sessions included 6 stunning catwalk shows from an array of New Zealand designers showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections. These designers included WORLD, Juliette Hogan and Kathryn Wilson. We were honoured to sit front row at WORLD's catwalk show this week. Read on for more details!