Highs and Low(e)s.

Posted on September 1, 2014

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Emma Boyd (Clyne) backstage at Stolen Girlfriends Club’s NZFW show. Photo/James K Lowe.

Highs:

  1. Fashion Week! I got super tired and grumpy on Thursday night but what a great week in terms of working (relatively…) hard and having fun and seeing lots of people I don’t see often and you know, generally having a good time. I wore clothes I felt comfortable in for the first time at any fashion week, I got all the things done on time that I wanted to have done (and all the things that I needed to have done for others) and me and James didn’t kill each other in the process. HOORAY for NZFW!
  2. These cute pyjama shorts and the story behind them.
  3. I went to the movies with my mom tonight and we saw Boyhood. I’d heard about it but I hadn’t read the synopsis which is rare for me – I kind of hate watching movies without knowing what they’re about – so I was feeling kind of nervy. Anyway, it was a really great film. Super long – like, over 2.5 hours but really cool. The best part is that nothing really happens but so much of it feels real and relatable. I almost cried at one point, and I don’t cry much in movies (except Armageddon – the scene where Bruce Willis goes off to die to save the world and Liv Tyler is all “daddy, don’t leave!” gets me every time).
  4. Being extremely busy. It feels like you’re achieving things in the world.
  5. This time next week I’ll be in Boston! (I hope.) At the very least I should be in America and that is pretty cool in itself.
  6. Orange Is The New Black is now on demand!

Low(e)s:

  1. People who do the Ice Bucket Challenge and don’t donate. For what?

Things I’ve seen at NZFW: Day Three.

Posted on August 29, 2014

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Backstage at Celine Rita. Photos/Me and James K Lowe. (James’ are the super professional backstage ones.)

It’s done. I’m done. There is like one show tomorrow that I can’t make because I have a meeting so I am officially done. Have you seen me and James’ Viva coverage? If not, I hope you check it out because that’s where the best of James’ backstage photos have been going. But I’m done! I’M DONE! I’m feeling pretty giddy right now. Sounds stupid after only three days and René Vaile said I complain too much (I do) but it feels like I went on school camp and now I’m back home and I feel really great about it.

Here’s my day in pictures (and captions). Thanks for reading, guys.

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WIWT NZFW Day Three

Posted on August 28, 2014

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WIWT, Day Three of NZFW. Photo/James K Lowe.
Waa-hey, it’s the last big day of fashion week. I mean, tomorrow there are a couple of shows but today is what many would consider the last day of New Zealand Fashion Week before it hits New Zealand Fashion WeekEND which is an in-season, consumer based event open to the public.
What was I saying?
Oh yes. So it’s the last day and for me, that means dressing down. I haven’t quite hit normcore just yet but I’m almost there. Jeans and a tee was the order of the day today and I am so glad I made that decision. I am so comfortable right now. Slightly cold, but so comfortable. The tee is cool, it’s Rag and Bone (you can get it here) and it feels really good, it’s got this texture, you probably can’t really tell from the photo but it’s nice. Other things to mention about the tee – it’s got a high neck and longer slimmer sleeves than your average tee, which kind of makes me feel like I’m wearing a rash vest, but I like that. It’s different. It’s kind of sheer, I’m wearing a Nike sportsbra underneath.

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Things I’ve seen at NZFW: Day Two.

Posted on August 28, 2014

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Watercolours at the AIM launch. Photos/Me and James K Lowe.

It’s 11:54pm right now. It’s kind of late. Well, I mean it’s not super late but look, I’m not going to lie – I got home about 45 minutes ago and had a shower, washed my hair, went through a bunch of images with James and now I’m on this bloody computer and I know I have to write a bunch of shit and I just cannot be fucked. I do not know how any media go to after parties during fashion week. How is there time? It’s been a long as day. It started at 10:00am at the AIM presentation at Huffer’s space off Queen Street and ended at Zambesi which showed at around 10:00pm tonight. One show was running late and it pushed the whole schedule back. I feel like an asshole complaining right now when I know a tonne of people would love to take my place and go to fashion week but I’M JUST SO TIRED GUYS. That being said, I know if I don’t post these pictures now, I never will. ALSO, big ups to Kingsize for having great gear to hire, without which James could not produce such stunning photographs. (You will know which ones are his because they have a flash and they’re a thousand times better than mine.)

So, here we go, 50 billion photos from today for you. (PS. I finished this just now, it’s 1:20am):

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WIWT NZFW Day Two

Posted on August 27, 2014

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WIWT, Day Two of NZFW. Photos/James K Lowe.

Okay so I’m sitting on the floor of my lounge and I’m in an extreme hurry so I can’t talk much about what I wore/am still wearing, but basically for the last month I have been wearing a variation of this outfit on the reg. It’s this amazing dress from Twenty-seven Names (bonus: pockets), a Penny Sage sweater that is wide and cropped and boxy and one of my favourites, a vintage Levi’s denim jacket that James bought for me from Japan and Karen Walker loafers. The tote is my trusty Madewell number. The hat is by Lack of Color.

Happy Wednesday guys.

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WIWT NZFW Day One.

Posted on August 27, 2014

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What I Wore Today. Photos/James K Lowe.

What would fashion week be without self-indulgent, narcissistic pictures of ones self? I’m documenting my week of outfits because I’m making an effort to look at least a little bit like I should be at a fashion week and that is an achievement in itself. Today was the first day, and based on previous years I can tell you that the first day of fashion week is generally the one you put the most energy into because you’re feeling fresh and you’re not sure what everyone else will be wearing or who will be judging you so you try really hard. By the last day you give zero fucks and are wearing jeans and sneakers.

So. Day one of fashion week. It was relatively warm in the day time so I capitalised on the sunny weather and wore this Juliette Hogan tee with a split up the back, a Kate Sylvester bralet underneath, with a Karen Walker skirt, belt and sunglasses. My loafers are these ones by Phillip Lim. I also carried a Karen Walker x Benah bag from last season. On a related note, do you know what’s really great about a long, full skirt? It covers almost everything and is super comfortable and you can also easily eat in it. Best decision ever.

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