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.
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..