Thursday, 22 January 2015

World of Wearable Art Exhibition

Yesterday I went to the World of Wearable Art Exhibition at the Auckland Museum along with my bff Mongi. I had no idea what to expect of the exhibition, and I was completely surprised how much I enjoyed it. The WOW fashion show has been held annually for the last 25 years with designers competing for awards in a range of different categories, and for the duration of Summer this exhibition is being showcased at the Auckland Museum presenting a range of award winning costumes from over the years.
I can't even say I had a favourite costume because they were all so different. I couldn't even focus on one as they were all so interesting to look at, decipher the materials used to create them and also the meaning/inspiration behind them. I also have to say that whoever was behind the lighting on the costumes did and A+ job, it was amazing. 
After the Auckland Museum, we made a quick stop at the Winter Gardens as my friend had never ben there, and then we headed  to K Road for lunch and  thrifting. Click through for more photos!! :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Festival Blues

Shanina Shaik
Christina Caradona

Since the line up for this years Cochella Music festival were announced I've been having some major festival blues. New Zealand does have it's fair share of music festivals during the Summer, but there's something about Coachella that has had my friends and me hooked since year 11, where we would sit in form class and gush and obsess over who was performing that year, who was attending and more importantly what they were all wearing.
The chances of me attending this much hyped festival with my best friends are looking extremely pretty slim. At least I've got these photos to console my festival fantasies. And when the festival rolls around (on my birthday of all days..), you'll most likely find me living out this fantasy through everyone else's photos and videos...

Joanne McKay

Friday, 16 January 2015

I don’t wanna wake up lonely, I don’t wanna to just be fine

Factorie Plaid Shirt 
Thrifted Denim Overalls
Converse Hi-Top Sneakers
Cotton On Reflective Sunglasses

Factorie is seriously becoming a favourite of mine. It's inexpensive and they have so many great basics. Before Christmas I was at their Sylvia Park store, but they didn't have this shirt in their biggest size as I wanted it as baggy and loose as possible. I managed to find an XL at their Queen St store which is also the first time I had properly been inside since their opening late last year. The changing rooms are amazing and the staff that were there were lovely. I'll definitely be visiting the store much more when uni starts. 
It's been a very chill and very hot January so far. I'll be at the beach this afternoon instead of stuck at work or inside sweating my butt off. If you're on holiday, I hope your enjoying it. If your back at school or working, I hope you're not having a super stressful/difficult time. Happy Friday!! xxx

Factorie est sérieusement en train de devenir un de mes magasins préférés. Il est peu coûteux et ils ont tellement de grands styles de vêtements simples. Avant Noël, j'étais à leur magasin Sylvia Park, mais ils n'avaient pas cette chemise dans leur plus grande taille. J'ai réussi à trouver une XL à leur magasin, rue Queen qui est aussi la première fois que j'avais bien été à l'intérieur depuis leur ouverture à la fin de l'année dernière. Les vestiaires sont extraordinaires et le personnel qui étaient là , étaient charmants. Je vais certainement visiter le magasin plus quand l'université commence.
Jusqu'à présent, il a été un Janvier très relaxant et très chaud. Je serai à la plage cet après-midi au lieu de travail ou dans chez moi. Si vous êtes en vacances, j'espère que votre profiter. Si votre retour à l'école ou de travailler, j'espère que vous n'êtes pas stressé. Happy Friday!! xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

4 Ways To Style Dark Berry Lipstick

4 Ways To Style Dark Berry Lipstick by adoratem 

I bought my first Mac lipstick in the shade "Cyber" before Christmas, and I'm (not surprisingly) having a difficult time deciding what to wear it with. My go to outfit would be head to toe black, but that's not going to cut in Auckland's humidity.

1. With this ensemble I was definitely feeling the "head to toe black" look. I would also throw in a pair of thigh high black socks to finish it off. I call it the goth school girl.

2. This is probably my favourite, because I have a thing for dramatic coats, plaid and chunky foot wear. It sort of reminds me of Mango's Autumn 2014 collection. It's a little bit casual and very much masculine. 

3. This look is very casual, but I think the lipstick would slightly elevate it. This is something I would wear daily to uni or hanging with friends as it's effortless and comfortable. And yes, there is a little colour coordination with the sneakers. I couldn't help myself.

4. This look is a little more sexy with the tight skirt and crop top. I would also add some gold jewelry 
to finish it off. Specifically large gold hoops. I love hoops. The nude heels are to give the illusion of elongated legs and all that stuff that magazines go on about in the fashion section.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Holler back, money ain't a thang

Thrifted Black & White Zig Zag Crop Top 
Thrifted Adidas Netball Skirt

I am in love with this new camera lens, it's exactly what I needed. I got my hair braided over the weekend, and this is the result. This outfit reminds me that I haven't been thrifting/secondhand shopping since before I left for Noumea. I took this skirt with me and it was perfect for the humidity, but not so much the wind...
Aside from working and binge watching Happy Endings, I've managed to get my timetable for university sorted. i don't start my second year until March, but it's better to get it all out of the way now and get into the courses that I want to get into. Happy hump day!! xxx

Je suis en amour avec cette nouvelle lentille de la caméra, c'est exactement ce dont j'ai eu besoin. J'ai eu mon cheveux tressés sur le week-end, et voici le résultat. Cette tenue me rappelle que je n'ai rien acheté d'occasion depuis avant mon départ pour Nouméa. J'ai pris cette jupe avec moi et c'était parfait pour l'humidité, mais pas tellement le vent ...
En plus de travailler et regarder Happy Endings, j'ai réussi à créer mon calendrier de l'université. Je ne commencerai pas ma seconde année jusqu'à Mars, mais c'est mieux de le sortir de mon chemin et entrer dans les cours que je veux. xxx

Taken with Canon 600d & 50mm f/1.8 lens

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