Raina (Clyne). All Photos/James K Lowe.
Hey ho it’s Wednesday again! And as per previous weeks, here comes a little photographic clothing essay. This time we’ve got new season Juliette Hogan, shot on new face Raina, from Clyne. James and I took to the Juliette Hogan workroom for these pictures – the space is lovely and vast and has great light so it seemed stupid not to take advantage of it. (That, and rain was threatening to ruin my ideas of outdoor photos.)
So, without further ado, see below some of my favourite pieces from ‘Lose Yourself’ – Juliette’s Winter 2014 collection – most of which is available in store now:
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Me, circa early 2011 when I first got a phone capable of taking photos.
In previous years I have forgotten about March the 6th. I almost forgot about this blog birthday again until someone asked me this morning how long I’d been doing it for. ‘Doing a blog’ is such a weird phrase, it doesn’t sound right. I’m actually kind of annoyed at myself for not putting today in my calendar. If I had I could have organised something as a celebration. I’ve always wanted to chuck a bunch of money into a party and have blog supporters be able to come and eat and drink and dance and take lip-sync selfie videos in a safe environment with no judgement and at no (or very little) financial cost to them. I guess it’ll have to wait ’til next year.
I don’t know what you say about having a blog for five years. Today someone said something to me that I hadn’t really thought of before. She said that this blog was probably one of my longest commitments and she was right. I haven’t had a ‘romantic relationship’ that’s lasted as long as the one I have with this weird little online outlet. I’m sort of happy I’ve gotten this far without giving up, but also I feel like people expect you really to have nailed something in five years and I guess I’m sometimes a bit ashamed to say I don’t actually know what I’m doing with it still or what the goal of it is. Maybe there is no goal, who knows.
I don’t even know why I’m writing this post. It’s 11:38pm and I’m in bed with a Biore pore strip on my face. Before that, I played tennis for about three hours. I’ve got sore legs and a sore right hand side of my butt. I want to say something that will feel meaningful but I don’t really have anything, plus I feel like I’m ranting and also running out of time because in 19 minutes it actually becomes the 7th of March.
Five years ago today I put up this terrible post about a shoe. Everything was so different then. I had this other boyfriend, I had a fringe, I lived in a flat with him and our friends in Newmarket. I didn’t have a smart phone, I didn’t have a laptop, I’d never been to Europe. I couldn’t drive at all and I worked full time at a digital agency. One time I spent AU$220 on silver jazz-style lace-up shoes and I thought they were the best thing ever and also the most expensive thing ever. I liked these shoes for god’s sake. I had no idea what I was doing or how posting odd thoughts and things that interested me online would change my life. But it did, and mostly because people out there decided that it was worth time in their day to read what I had to write, whether they agreed with it or wanted to be informed or just wanted to look at it just to confirm to themselves how stupid I sound. Either way, people came to this site and because of that I get to do things I never dreamed I would. If you’re reading this now, you have contributed to that and I thank you very much.
Rant over. Goodnight.
All Photos/James K Lowe.
So this little ‘clothes I saw in (insert brand name)’s collection and liked’ thing is actually becoming a little bit of a thing. For the third time in a couple of weeks I’ve enlisted the technical and creative talents of my brother James. This week I’ve had him shoot a few of my favourite pieces from the Workshop Denim Autumn/Winter 2014 range on Evelina (Clyne). Evelina is a pretty new (I’m talking less than a month modelling) but in my opinion she’s got the *it* factor. 5’10.5″, great body, great skin, great hair, great mover, great personality (which always sounds stupid when you’re booking someone largely for the way they look, but it really does make such a difference).
So, back to Workshop Denim. I think sometimes the brand gets looked over, which is weird because they do quite good simple pieces that can integrate with your wardrobe. If I were to choose one piece as my favourite from the whole collection it would have to be the above Velvet Tuxedo Mini. Good in winter with tights. I put it with the Bateau Button Tee because you can never really go wrong with stripes:
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Autumn outfit wants - Clockwise starting top left: Meadowlark ring, Ray-ban clubmaster, The Row satchel, Dieppa Ristrepo loafer, Madewell jean, ASOS coat. Centre: Acne tee. All Image/respective store websites, see in copy.
Today is cold. I feel like it was really humid in Auckland and everyone was complaining every day about how you would get sweaty just walking from the office to your car and then the next day it switched and it just got cold. The air got chilly and suddenly you needed a sweater and maybe even a coat. It’s technically autumn so I don’t know why this has come as a surprise to me. Either way, it’s a nippy reminder that winter is on its way and I need to get back into wearing more than a t-shirt and shorts.
I spent two hours online window shopping the other day. Two hours. That’s a really long time for me, I’m not great at browsing for clothes online when I don’t know exactly what it is that I want. In those 120 minutes I pulled together what I wish I could buy to wear this Autumn (above), had I the spare funds to do so. So, here goes the breakdown:
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