I’m currently mad-inspired by anything with a 50’s/60’s vibe, and this shoot for Vogue China hits the spot! Anyone for finding refuge in a diner at 2am whilst adorning an obnoxious pair of cat eye sunglasses. 😉
I’ve caught Rugby World Cup fever
. It’s hard to avoid if you’re living in New Zealand. You should have seen the chaos in the city last Friday night on the Opening of the Rugby World Cup. It was incredible! I promise that’s the last of the Rugby talk. You might have noticed I’ve changed things up around here – I felt that my blog’s layout was in dire need of a refresher. I hope that you like it!
The past two weeks have flown past, and I don’t expect this week to be any different. Assignments are creeping up on me, as are travel plans – 5 days and I’ll be on a plane from New Zealand to the east coast of the USA! (DC & New York).
Light bulbs bring a beautiful and romantic vibe to interior design via Dress Design & Decor
- I’d like to draw your attention to Not that Kind of Girl, one girls experiment to do 250 completely uncharacteristic things before August this year. NTKOG #101: The kind of girl who is always right (as a consumer, anyway).
- Cast your vote for the Fashion 2.0 Social Media Awards!
- 10 Fashion Blogger Sterotypes – why brands fear working with bloggers.
- Why Lady GaGa is a Role Model for Girls. I couldn’t agree more.
Since middle school, I have watched my friends turn into bubblegum pink, squeaky voiced, hair-twirling versions of themselves when around boys or more popular girls. I believe this behavior is a way of assuring the socially powerful that they need not feel threatened. After all, we are just little girls with cute widdle girl thoughts and a simple wimple girl brain.
- The Oatmeal published a list of the fonts used on his website. They’re all free!
- Several local businesses teamed up to create …wine sorbet? Giapo and the Wine Vault came up with a list of wine sorbet’s that sound surprisingly tantalizing. Fiasco Sauvignon Blanc – tropical fruit with hints of passion fruit, grapefruit and twist of citrus anyone?
- A look into the past, a very cool Flickr blog post.
- Color Theory for Designers Part One, via Nubby Twiglet. I love learning about graphic design, and this gem is an easy read.
- Black & WTF. I love this, via Gala Darling.
- Why you should make a ‘most coveted’ list. I’m in the process of building mine.
- Also via Gala, but I was happy to find Auckland Street Style. I live in Auckland, and love the local flavour.
- Triceratops handbags! via Rag Pony
I love this.
Until next week,
The Enthusiastic Yes via Cupcakes and Mace asks: Do you really have enough energy to expend on someone that’s not enthusiastic?
How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell is hilarious!
You are no longer a web designer. You are a mouse cursor inside a graphic program which the client can control by speaking, emailing and instant messaging.
On the subject of design, this is a fantastic article about attitudes toward “cheap buyers” of graphic/web design and copy. Here’s the gist: Buyers don’t know how much time it takes to create a logo or write a page of website copy. They want results.
Why I’d Rather be Punched in the Testicles than Call Customer Service is also pretty funny.
athinalabella1’s photostream is mesmerizing. Her photography of brightly coloured child-like jewellery (glitter, sparkles, BIG heart shapes) looks good enough to eat.
DIY Fashion Tutorial: Tom Binns Safety Pin Necklace – pretty freakin’ awesome!
Surreal filmmaker and visual artist David Lynch has collaborated with Louboutin to produce a set of fetish images featuring completely vertical Louboutin one off’s. Think tippy-toes ballet shoes with the highest heel imaginable. demiCouture provides a preview, but be warned. These are rated R.
demiCouture also made some interesting comments regarding blogger Tavi’s employment by Harpers Bazzar:
A modeling show for the disabled, Britan’s Missing Top Model had me cringing. This comment via the New York Times describes the show with incredible accuracy:
It’s a contest designed to raise the profile and confidence of disabled women but makes a spectacle of their hunger for acceptance.
– New York Times
Sarah Hannah over at Death Wears Diamon Jewellery made some fair comments about the modeling industry. I agree, but add that aspiring models know the industry is what it is and yet they continue to want it so bad.
I always find myself smiling whenever a Kiwi advert is featured on I Believe in Advertising. Nevermind the fact that it dosen’t make that much sense. “Hot Yacht Pie. Not one of the 6 items on our new $3-or-less Value Picks menu.”
For writers: 10 Secrets to More Magnetic Copy describes what I aim for.
The sequel to the “Heineken Walk-in Fridge” commercial is so incredibly clever; if you’ve seen the first then you must watch this video.
First things first. Happy thanksgiving for all of those celebrating! Regardless of where you are from, it is as wonderful an opportunity as any to be thankful. I am thankful for my wonderful boyfriend & the past 7 months, my friends & family, cafe’ breakfast, fantastic opportunities, sunny days, kittens, and feeling incredibly positive and motivated.
I’m skipping straight to the link love this week. It’s been a good week, however, I have had much less time for adventures! Still loving eggs on a sunny morning in a beautiful Takapuna beach side cafe, picking up the new issue of Fashion Quarterly, cinnamon candies from the Old Lolly Shop and discovering that New Zealand has a thriving community of social media enthusiasts. Thank you Social Media NZ!
…but let me share the goods.
If you haven’t already checked out the source for the above image, you should! It’s featured alongside 21 other beautiful and inspiring photos you probably haven’t seen before.
I’ve been following Seth Godin’s blog this week, I love the short and sharp posts. I recommend How to Lose and Argument Online. It’s #3 that gets me. Ridiculous analogies will not strengthen an argument!
What do you think is the better approach, breakthroughs or drips?
The Coveted blogs about awful customer service at a Zara store, asking: is the peaked shoulder blazer worth the bad service?
You Fugly? Well, I Die! These 10 fashion catch phrases are on the mark, and will make you giggle and vow to never repeat any of them again, ever.
I’m not sure weather to believe it, but it looks as if Demi Moore’s body on the cover of W magazine was replaced with the body of a catwalk model. View the evidence here. Seriously?!
Fashematics is cute and funny.
How to: Yum Char; if you’ve ever been to yum char before this will make you really hungry, otherwise I recommend that a) you read, and b) you yum char.
Rachel Hills on Britney Spears and Why It’s Painful to be Beautiful.
And so we see Britney Spears. A woman who has – I think, at least – all the gifts of conventional beauty, who gets shit lumped on her whenever she dares to gain five kilos, get a pimple or not blow dry her hair. And who gets showered with financial and emotional rewards whenever she follows the script.
11 Blogging Must Do’s, a resource to bookmark!
Imagine being able to use webcam technology to try on clothing from an online boutique? Dressing in Augmented Reality suggests that it might become a reality. Seriously.
Video game controller ornaments are very cute. =D
10 Things Fashion Can Teach Us about Marketing. I like this. It’s about the whole package, and it’s about the details.
From Couture to Conversation, an article on how fashion brands are being affected by social media.
Designer types may want to check out Smashing Magazine Killed the Community. An interesting article about the creation of a community of “copycats.”
I hope you’ve had a fantastic week, and I’m all ears toward any interesting links you may have to share with me!