I picked up a copy of the latest Stella McCartney Lingerie lookbook on Tuesday. It’s Spring/Summer 2014 – Northern Hemisphere, which is our Autumn/Winter 2014. I don’t really think I need to talk about how good I think Stella McCartney Lingerie is because everyone knows it’s great.
So I don’t often post straight lookbooks on this blog, but after flicking through it IRL on Tuesday, three things stood out for me:
- The haircut on the model. Obsessed.
- A beautiful minty green silk and lace set, and
- The great, thick offset uncoated stock it was printed on.
I can’t really show you how the paper feels and smells online, but I can talk about the other things. The set I liked the most is directly below:
Bambi Northwood-Blyth by Ryan Kenny for Stance. Image/Supplied.
We are coming into Summer so it feels a little odd talking about socks, but then it’s also Christmas in 22 days and socks are one of the few things that are a fail-safe gift at this time of year. They’re underrated. I have quite a few pairs of socks in my drawer right now, at least two pairs are unopen and unworn as yet because I am one of those weirdos who likes to have new things. There’s something about the feeling of a fresh pair of socks that is incomparable.
Stance is a brand out of San Clemente and their speciality is socks. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing they do. Stance is very into collaborations and creativity and expressions of individuality and you’ll see it in all their designs. They range from relatively simple, to right out there crazy – I’m talking purposely mismatched socks, socks that come in ‘pairs’ of three so you can pick and choose what two you want to wear for the day, multiple colours and prints.
A few of the mens Stance styles. My favourite - second from left. Wu tang socks - second from right.
I test-drove a pair of Stance socks recently and I can vouch for their comfort. I’m into them. As per usual, I’m partial to the boys designs over the girls, but both collections have styles I would wear. I feel like you can never really have too many pairs of socks.
Continue reading ‘Happy Tuesday, I’m giving away some Stance socks.’
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’m having a really slow day and Ben’s moustache is all I have to talk about. Well, you’re wrong. Kind of.
Here’s the thing. I get sent things on occasion – more so at this time of year. I don’t write about everything I get sent, and sometimes I don’t try the products. In the case of Triumph & Disaster, I got sent a press release and upon further research and investigation into the brand, I realised that it is actually a great range of men’s skincare. I mean, I don’t know that many guys who are that into skincare to begin with so having a men’s only line (that stands alone, not alongside a women’s range) with good packaging and nice branding and good smells can only be a positive thing. So I asked to see the stuff IRL.
It happened to be excellent timing, because the ‘Stash Box‘ arrived two days before the end of Movember. Ben has spent the whole of November with a third eyebrow above his lip (see above) to help raise money/awareness for men’s health programmes, so I figured he would be the best person to try out the shaving cream and brush in the kit. I took photos of it all because I’m a creep and Ben isn’t wearing a shirt for reasons unknown. He just took it off – you’ll have to ask him about that one. Commence the shaving photo essay:
Continue reading ‘It’s the end of Movember, here’s a bunch of pictures of Ben shaving.’
This is what Whoopie Pies look like for those who don't know. Image/via onevanillabean.com.
This is going to sound kind of weird, but I got asked if I want to give away a box of Whoopie Pies
at the Nuffield Street Christmas Block Party this Saturday and I said yes. Usually I would be all, ‘What is this event even? I’m way too cool for this’ because I’m a dick like that, but then I realised that I don’t have plans to do anything else and the actual event is on the street and it looks fun and my mate Maddy Budd is going to be working at Huffer on the day and they have a BBQ and beers and DJ Katana (one of the best dressed guys in Auckland) going on
and Wagamama is going to be giving out free boxes of noodles and Gorman is giving out cake and Isakelle has a lolly bar…
So basically I heard ‘free food’ and I came running. Also, I have only bought one persons Christmas present so far and I figure this is the prime opportunity for me to get all the Christmas shit done whilst eating free food whilst having fun whilst also receiving a discount.
Anyway, if you’re anything like me and you like to get Christmas shopping out of the way whilst maybe eating free food whilst having fun whilst also potentially receiving a discount on said Christmas shopping, WHY NOT COME ALONG? It goes from 10:00am – 5:00pm this Saturday 30 November and there is 2 hours free parking at the Nuffield Street Car Park for those who attend. I have decided I am going to go in at midday, and the first person who comes up to me and says ‘Katherine your blog is not awesome’ will receive my box of Whoopie Pies.
Oh, and or your convenience, I have listed some of the deals going on on the day, below:
Chelsea Jade Metcalf. Photo/Me.
I’ve previously mentioned Chelsea on this blog on several occasions so I feel like she doesn’t really need any introduction. That being said, I know there are a tonne of you out there that don’t really read my posts per se, but like to skim through every now and then, so I should just tell you now that Chelsea Jade Metcalf is a girl who (amongst several other things) makes music under the moniker ‘Watercolours’. You can read more about her here.
A couple of weeks ago Chelsea released her first official EP, ‘Portals’, and to celebrate I went to the actual EP launch because that’s how good a friend I am, but in addition, I made up a little People I Met and Liked Quiz for her to fill in so I could share it with you. You may have to click the image to get to the bigger version so you can actually read it, because it turns out Chelsea has got kind of difficult to read handwriting and I failed in predicting how much space she would need to answer the questions:
Continue reading ‘People I met and liked: Watercolours.’