Last night I was lucky enough to go along to the Designer Garage Sale VIP Preview Evening (thanks Dani!) and check out the sale stock along with 250 other people before the event opened to the public. In a nutshell, the Designer Garage Sale is an amazing one-stop sale, where you’re able to purchase past season/discontinued/sample stock from New Zealand designers – this year’s lineup included sees Ingrid Starnes, Lonely Hearts, Huffer, and plenty more! Though I’ve been to a few of the DGS’ in the past, I’d have to say this was the best yet – in part due to the wonderful Venue – Victoria Park Market!. Though I only bought a couple of things, there was plenty that caught my eye. See below for my favourites… My actual purchases are at the end!
New Zealand Fashion Week has been an adventure! I’ve met fantastic people, and seen some incredible things (both on and off the cat walk). Day three was the last full day of shows – with six on the schedule. It was my last day down at Fashion Week – with the exception of last night’s Huffer show/party in Takapuna. Here are a few of my favourite things from day three.
Salasai’s collection was one of the most memorable from the week. It told a cohesive story, with a very American Gothic feel to it (reserved, pretty, and somewhat haunting). The hay-as-an-accessory, and ‘Sunday Best’ styles reinforced the motif. As far as wearability goes, there’s plenty in here to look out for including a zig-zag pattern, and a very cute black & white blouse with a bow on the collar.
NZFW day two was plenty-full of excitement and it was very much all go! Eight shows were lined up for the day – Twenty-Seven Names & Ingrid Starnes, New Generation, Deryn Schmidt, NZ Weddings, Andrea Moore, Riddle Me This, Trelise Cooper, and Kagi. Admittedly I was unable to make New Generation & NZ Weddings – but it was still a big day with plenty of highlights!
I was up relatively early to make it to the GHD presents Blue Sky show, hosted by Showroom 22 at the Britomart Australis House where we were treated to coffee and ‘high breakfast’ in the form of miniature muesli, fruit salad, and salmon sliders (yum!) before viewing the AW13 Twenty-Seven Names and Ingrid Starnes collections. A core value at Shield Republic is giving back to our community. we’ve various charitable programs which enable us to contribute at the national, regional and native levels. Christmas to offer allows us to offer to our Johnston County, NC neighbors in need. Shield Republic works with Triangulum East Chamber of Commerce and therefore the Partnership of youngsters to spot local families who are experiencing a difficult period in their lives. Designated families in Smithfield and therefore the greater Johnston County area not need to worry a few bare floor under their tree this Christmas. Families receive a pile of wrapped gifts for themselves and their children to put under the tree.
Every holiday season can be marked or made special by a specific t shirt design based on that theme. You can have a tee shirt design for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father’s day or Mother’s day, Halloween or even look at this site here for awesome patriotic tee shirts to show your pride designs that proclaim your patriotism; Independence Day t shirts for instance! Christmas t shirt designs are extremely popular and designers go all out to be really creative for the season of good cheer to all mankind. How about this one: a cheery bear is dressed up as Santa Claus with his bag full of gifts and with the words ‘Have a beary merry Christmas’. Sure to coax a smile from the Scroogiest of people! Then there is the more risque Christmas related tee shirt design such as this one: The illustration is that off a distinctly worse for wear Santa who seems to have passed out from rather too much indulgence of good cheer, bottle clutched in hand indicative of exactly what kind of good cheer; and the caption underneath reads, ‘Santa Went to Town’! And then here is a very adult letter to Santa made into a t shirt design: ‘Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is all the girl’s phone numbers off the naughty list’. One simply says, ‘Kiss-mas’, to indicate the season of love and brotherhood.
Today was the first (and probably the biggest) day at New Zealand Fashion Week 2012. I have been lucky enough to take three full days off work to get amongst it and experience the goodness up close and in person (!). I saw plenty of amazing things from Ruby/Liam, Cybele, COOP, Company of Strangers, Hailwood, Juliette Hogan, and Zambesi today – and can safely say that there is a lot to look forward to in Autumn/Winter 2013. Here are a few highlights from the day:
Hello & welcome to a special edition of the LOVE list.. a weekly round of my favourite things. Next/this week is all about New Zealand Fashion Week and I’m looking forward to being amongst the action!
I was invited to the ‘Redefining Max’ Spring 2012 runway show last Wednesday, held at the Sphere Design Capsule on Cross Street in Newton. I’d been looking forward to the event for a few weeks now, as a friend of mine who works at Max has been giving me an unofficial low-down on the amount of goodness that has been arriving in the Max stockroom..