• Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    Not Coachella (Day 1)

    Other than quirky titles, other things that make me giddy: fairs & festivals. Perhaps it’s the bright lights, the fairytale music or bellowing voices from behind stalls. Somehow they manage to locate my inner (and outer) child.  The one who will willingly spend $20 on a game that guarantees a win of $0. And play with so much faith, in assurance that the 5th attempt will be different. To this day, I maintain the tiniest bit of hope, that I’ll come along and throw several winning balls into a clowns mouth, on the first go. I imagine everyone will be…

  • Lifestyle

    ’tis The Season

    Isn’t it funny how our mood and even personality can change depending on the time of year? New Year brings slouches into sudden pro-active mindsets and motivation. Then later on, winter brings out anger and frustration at newly-found 10 pounds, and a lost umbrella. Yet, you’ll hear no complaints from me at the mood and personality change that Christmas indeed invites. The christmas carols, the sales, the food, even the simple ‘Merry Christmas’ from the gift wrapper .. well it’s all set to cheer you up without trying. If that’s not a bit of jolly to you, then watch the…

  • Fashion,  Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    Parisians tell all

    In the midst of pre-exam study (I lie, prior to the pre-exam study I plan to begin), I’ve been indulging in much nicer things. Things too sweet to result in disappointment, and too easy to choose over exams. I’m currently reading a style guide by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet, called Parisian Chic. Because when it comes to any form of lifestyle, parisians live the model exemplars. Wearing: CottonOn top, Primark shorts, Rubi shoes loafers, Ruby and Kit bag, River Island watch If I’ve learnt anything, it’s that you don’t have to be born in Paris to live…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Currently Loving & NZ Fashion Weekend

    As I said in a recent post, I didn’t attend New Zealand Fashion Week itself (I hopefully plan to next year). Despite this, I was still lucky enough to attend a few shows and a seminar during New Zealand Fashion Weekend. After having debated homework and reading up about NZFW (choosing this almost every time – oops), by the end of the week, I was more than ready to get a taste for the trends, and the collections myself. Wearing: dress (Range Gal), shoes (Forever New), clutch (Glassons), bracelet (Karen Walker) Mallory wears: dress (Hunt No More), shoes (Siren) denim…

  • Lifestyle

    Join The Love Club

    Thanking Ella ‘Lorde’ Yelich-O’connor after the show It’s a moment like this – where Ella Yelich-O’connor, more commonly known as Lorde, stands in front of you just a year older at 16 – that makes you start to consider your own personal achievements. Just a few weeks ago, I watched the ingenious songwriter, sway her magnificent locks to the clicks of Royals. She continued to impress, silencing the small basement in Auckland, with the first notes of Bravado, also off her first EP, The Love Club. All I could think, amongst the tight bobbing and head nodding that I couldn’t…