Wednesday, 30 April 2014


DAY ONE - Photo by Sam Lee

CHIN: Zambesi T shirt over ASOS shirt and shorts, Julius Marlow shoes
DANNY: Bespoke hat from Wunderkammer, white top and black pants from ASOS, shoes from Country Road
MINO: Daniel K by Mino Kim (designed by me), Country Road clutch, Givenchy sandals, Karen Walker sunglasses, Ice-Watch
ALEX: Zambesi sunglasses, Zara T shirt and altered blazer, clutch by Oroton, shoes from 5cm

DAY TWO - Photo by Sam Lee

CHIN: Persol sunglasses, Kowtow shirt and pants, Dr. Martens shoes, Coach bag.
DANNY: Black Topshop singlet, cropped white T shirt and black jacket by ASOS, shorts by Alistair Trung, shoes by Givenchy
MINO: Daniel K by Mino Kim (designed by me) shirt and pants, Damir Doma jacket, clutch from Bali, Nike shoes
ALEX: Tube Gallery jacket, Zara pants, Karen Walker clutch, Country Road shoes

DAY THREE - Photo by Sam Lee

CHIN: Sunglasses by Graz, vest by Bassike, pants from Country Road, shoes by Dr. Martens, bag from ASOS
DANNY: T shirt by Zambesi, shoes by Julius Marlow
MINO: Damir Doma jacket, Daniel K by Mino Kim top and pants (designed by me), painted Country Road shoes, Karen Walker statement clutch, Ksubi sunglasses
ALEX: Zambesi sunglasses, H&M suit, Zambesi shirt and Tim Van Steenbergen shoes

DAY FOUR - Photo by Sam Lee

CHIN: Spectacles by Age Eyewear, white shirt by Topman, overalls by Zambesi, shoes by Dr. Martens, bag from ASOS
DANNY: Sunglasses by Prada, blue blazer by Topman, white T shirt by American Apparel, pants by Jimmy D, boots by Dr. Martens
MINO: Daniel K by Mino Kim top and pants (designed by me), Karen Walker sunglasses, H&M top, Kenzo shoes
ALEX: Topman suit, Age Eyewear sunglasses and painted Country Road shoes


We liked Jasmin's simple, summery look in a striped skirt by Melbourne label, Nicholas and T shirt by Chip Chop. She finished it off with Guess heels and a vintage Chanel backpack.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Tiffany's dramatic zebra-print skirt by Josh Goot was obviously extremely eye-catching. Paired with simple black accessories, it was highlighted even more. We also loved her top, with its sheer and opaque panels, by May the label. Her bag was by Sportsgirl.

Monday, 28 April 2014


We shot Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper again in Sydney this year. Looking stunning as always, her pale yellow coat and top were by Michael Lo Sordo and the beautiful red skirt was by Maticevski. Her shoes were Carolina Herrera and sunglasses by Céline. We loved the playful addition of the watermelon clutch by Charlotte Olympia.

Sunday, 27 April 2014


ALEX - About this time last year, the four of us were all here. If I can't be there this year, can I at least have these? That's all.

CHIN - These Officine 904 bow ties arrived for us from the good people of Issimo in Christchurch earlier this week. I knew immediately they'd make a pretty photograph. They are little, leather, Italian, unisex and remind me of farfalle.

DANNY - New New Zealand gin company Rogue Society sent us a bottle to try which inspired us to try and recreate the gin, sake and orange martini from Masu, another of this week's highlights. Maybe not quite the same, but I was pretty damn impressed with my mixing skills. At least enough to neatly arrange all of the components for this photo. You should try them. Two parts gin, one part sake, splash of Cointreau, stirred with ice, strained, orange peel garnish.

MINO - A group of us went to Masu Japanese restaurant on Friday and it was good! I am a big fan of Japanese cuisine and this place was no exception. Highlights on the menu for me included a selection of generously portioned and super fresh selection of sashimi, the spicy Tuna Maki roll, a melt-in-your-mouth black Wagyu beef sirloin (that I think I could probably eat everyday of my life) and black cod dish. The service was also awesome. I was too busy eating to take a photo for you but this place is worth a try!

Friday, 25 April 2014


Cameo recently showed their latest collection at MBFWA. Light seemed to be their inspiration with prints that referenced prisms, warped rainbows and black and white photos of old-fashioned roses. The show itself featured a runway lined with strong beams of light. Lady-like lace sat alongside modern silhouettes and sheer fabrics. The incredibly trendy collection even featured a few origami-like pieces. Check out the looks we liked after the jump.


Chrystall brightened up our day as soon as we saw her on the streets of Dunedin. Her bold jumpsuit is by Forever Newher shirt is by Factor, her necklace from Diva and her shoes by Mi Piaci.

Thursday, 24 April 2014


We were invited to attend an off-schedule runway presentation by DI$COUNT UNIVERSE while we were in Sydney which was held in a private room at the Intercontinental Sydney. The presentation was an awe-inspiring range of heavily embellished pieces from their ARTI$ANAL range, with most pieces being sold as one-offs. Guests were seated in a circular pattern all facing the middle where models got up onto a large moving silver turn-table one by one to showcase the garments from every angle. The presentation was dramatic, unique and inspiring and as a brand that has been requested by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Azealia Banks, Britney Spears and Katy Perry, it is a brand that now has the reach of millions of people around the world.  Check out our photos below.


We spotted Tara in Dunedin looking chic in this beautifully simple dress by Trelise Cooper paired with a Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


One of a handful of offsite shows at MBFWA this year, Karla Spetic presented her collection at a swimming pool at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, just around the corner from Carriageworks. The relevance of water became clear as the models emerged and walked the edge of the pool. Pearls were a recurrent motif throughout the collection while flowing satins and watery sheer silks dominated the fabric choices. A fantastic mother of pearl print used on several pieces also informed the overall colour palette of pearlescent white, pale pink, cream, blue, silver and black. Two of our favourite garments, colour-blocked satin and sheer silk paneled dresses, also featured graphic prints of an oyster shell and strand of pearls to really drive the message home. 

Styled with pristine white Reeboks, this collection was a beautiful blend of sporty and sophisticated with just the right hint of '90s minimalism and was one of our favourites of MBFWA this year. See all our shots from the show after the jump.


We bumped into Dylan on the streets of Dunedin in this coat by fashion design student, Kenya Quin, paired with a black shirt with cool collar detailing by Purple Rain and another shirt by Urban Outfitters tied around his waist which provided a splash of colour.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


If there was an award for the most fun show at MBFWA this year, it would probably go to Emma Mulholland's 80's 'brat pack' inspired ‘Risqué Business’ collection, which saw models laughing and dancing down the runway to Dolly Parton's '9-5'. Pastels, neons, sequins and a unique post-it note print featured in the collection which had a slightly nostalgic feeling to it and was a reminder that once 5pm comes around, you can be who you want to be. Check out the collection below.


We thought the simplicity of Jennie's outfit coupled with the cool graphic element on her Moschino skirt looked great. Her top is by Juliette Hogan and this belt which Jennie has worn as a necklace is by Martin Grant. Her shoes are by Repetto and her bag by Bottega Veneta.

Monday, 21 April 2014


We really like Yujia's Silence Was... spotted dress paired with another, more bold spotted piece, a jacket by Marni. Her sunnies are by Le Specs

Sunday, 20 April 2014


ALEX - What better activity on a rainy Easter Sunday than explore a newish cafe in an area that you don't normally frequent? This morning Mino and I checked out L'Oeuf cafe in Mt Albert and it was definitely something a little different (in a good way!). With names like "The Architect", "The Queen", "The Cambodian"and "The Peasant", the menu was a really interesting read and it made it almost impossible to choose what to have. We opted for "The Nest" (pictured below), sunflower seed crumbed soft-boiled eggs in a pastry nest with beetroot ketchup and rocket salad, "The Geisha", a soba noodle dish with sesame dressing which was so good, a couple of coffees and an orange and mango lassi. Everything was so tasty that we got greedy and ordered a Banh Mi, a chicken filled roll which was equally as good! Switch up your usual eggs benedict and try something new at L'oeuf - 4a Owairaka Ave, Mt Albert.

CHIN - I've owned a bathtub for over 4 years now and have only ever used it once. This evening I felt compelled to use it a second time. A pretty neat way to deal with the cold and wet weather that's happening in Auckland. It was nice and it looked like this.

DANNY - It's a long weekend. A really long, long weekend. We've been away so much in the last couple of weeks, it's been great to spend it in Auckland, catching up with visiting friends and getting domestic at home. My whole house has been tidied. And I baked bread. Actual bread, not in a breadmaker. Ciabatta. OK, so it's a disfigured unique shape and heading towards the burnt side of well done, but it tastes pretty good and has holes and everything.

MINO - I always make a point to also check out the "girls section" of the stores I go into as you never know what you are going to find - I saw this coat on our recent trip to Sydney in the Acne store and fell in love with it. It's easy, it has awesome volume and layering potential and I can't wait for the weather to get a tiny bit cooler so I can actually start wearing it.

Saturday, 19 April 2014


Aurelio Costarella impressed again with a lavish collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, inspired by the photography and subjects of Man Ray and the silhouettes of 1920's and 30's Paris. Feathers, tassels and elaborate beading added luxury and sparkle to otherwise clean and pared back forms. Colours ranged from chic and elegant black and white, through to shocking pink and orange. Check out all our shots from the show after the jump.

Friday, 18 April 2014


We shot Connie from K is for Kani in this cheerfully bright outfit. The striped, pebble-textured skirt was by Black by Geng and her strapped shoes by Topshop. Her top and clutch were from ASOS. The colourful floral headpiece was by K is for Kani. Check out the other headpieces she makes and sells over on her blog.

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