Betty shoots New Faces: Wednesday

Posted on August 31, 2015

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Wednesday wearing Penny Sage. All Photos/Betty Scott Molloy.

I don’t know if any of you know Betty Scott Molloy, but she is a sweet, talented photographer based in Auckland who is from today onwards, contributing to this little blog of mine. ‘Betty Shoots New Faces’ is going to be a regular segment (I hope) on katherineisawesome.com and it’s pretty self-explanatory – Betty shoots new face models she likes, and I post the results. It’s a pretty sweet deal for me, especially considering I have become increasingly time and motivation poor when it comes to creating content for this blog, so I’m pretty grateful and lucky to have Betty on board!

First up, Betty shoots Wednesday from 62 Models. Results below.

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Highs and Low(e)s

Posted on August 30, 2015

Nike Fastest Day

Highs:

  1. Today was the fastest day in Nike history and to celebrate, Maddy and I (and a bunch of other people) hopped in some Maserati’s (WHHHAAT? I know right) and got taken to a secret location (which turned out to be Ardmore Airport) to attempt our fastest mile run. Like 3-4 weeks ago we had our mile timed and I was slow AF. Today I was almost a minute faster even though it was raining, AND I was sick, AND I had just eaten a giant dish of macaroni cheese. GOOD ON ME! Hoorah!
  2. Most of Fashion Week. See below.
  3. My brother.
  4. Mood rings for grown ups.
  5. This recipe for macaroni and cheese which I have made three times in two weeks. It’s not your average mac and cheese – it includes cream and chicken stock for starters. Bloody hell, it’s delicious. So bad for you, but also so great.

Low(e)s:

  1. Got sick. Spent $105 on Viralex and those Lippomix Vitamin C sachet things.
  2. Lol I did the whole of fashion week and didn’t blog once, sorry guys. (I did however, contribute to Viva’s NZ Fashion Week coverage, so you can check it here. I also will be posting a bunch of pics tomorrow. Or Tuesday. So WATCH THIS SPACE or whatever.)
  3. Had to say bye to my workmate Rathikka who sits next to me (or sat next to me, I should say) and it was sad because we always have laughs and like to talk about cooking and now I have NOONE (jk Demi).
  4. When people don’t know how hashtags work.
  5. Pretty sure the cat has fleas.

Highs and Low(e)s

Posted on August 23, 2015

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Highs:

  1. Styling the Sylvester Marr Factory show last Sunday!
  2. My friend Jenny is in town for the first time in like, three years, and even though she got me to stop the car in the middle of the road so she could get out and take a photo for instagram it is still really great having her here.
  3. In preparation for running a timed mile on Aug 30 aka ‘The Fastest Day in Nike History’, I ran 3 x 1km laps (with 90 second rests between) in 4:53 per lap which is actually insane I mean, it’s not super fast for your average person who can run, but for me it’s like bloody lightning. I feel like I could give up now, I can’t believe I went that fast.

Low(e)s:

  1. Wasting time trying to find things to put in your ‘Highs and Low(e)s’ when fashion week is in two days.
  2. Going to 277 and trying to find something to buy that is at least $10 (but as close to $10 as possible) so you can use the receipt to get out of the carpark for free, doing it, then leaving the carpark and realising that you don’t think they actually gave you the receipt in the first place.
  3. Incorrect spelling of words that are easy to spell.
  4. When you don’t know if you’re getting sick or if you have allergies.
  5. That feeling before fashion week where you start getting worried about what to wear and then put all this time and energy into thinking about it. (It is stupid because literally 2 hours in you realise that you should only ever just wear flat shoes and jeans and a tshirt and no one gives a shit and all the worrying was for nothing.)

I styled my first show ever and it was great / presenting: Sylvester AW 2016, ‘Forever’

Posted on August 17, 2015

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Renee (Clyne) in the ‘Wino Forever’ tee. All show photos/James K Lowe and Karen Ishiguro. 

I have been off the grid. If you tried to get a hold of me in the last week or so, you probably haven’t been able to as I have been immersed in a job that I have never done before – styling a fashion show.

The show was last night and it was Kate Sylvester‘s ‘Sylvester’ collection for next season – Winter 2016. I was pretty stoked to be even considered for the job given that I have little experience with the behind the scenes of a show, so I am extremely grateful to Kate for giving me the opportunity. I know that sounds like something you have to say but I really do mean it, it was such a cool experience and I learnt a lot. I almost feel like I should’ve been paying them to do the job. Jokes. Kind of. Anyway, the process was really interesting and creative and fun and there’s so many factors to consider and work through in addition to the actual putting together of outfits – casting, choosing which outfits are best on which girls, hair and makeup, running order, undergarments, figuring out how to get a girl to change complete outfit in the space of approximately 70 seconds, the actual logistics (how to get a particular shoe on an outfit when you’ve only got 1 size 38 and three girls that need to wear that shoe, for example).

The collection is called ‘Forever’ and it’s inspired by 90s Winona Ryder, aka very effortless and cute – see below:

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Highs and Low(e)s

Posted on August 10, 2015

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Highs:

  1. This is going to sound kind of weird and technically it happened this week, not last week, but basically there has been this weird kind of black mould in the grouting between the tiny 2cm square tiles in our shower and for weeks I have been using Jif and like, Ajax spray and wipe bathroom cleaner to try and get it off to pretty much no effect and I’ve been stressing out because it’s like, wait, are we going to get in trouble for this? Anyway, my mom told me to use Exit Mould spray and I sprayed it on and came back 15 minutes later and the shit was gone! The whole bathroom smells like a swimming pool but I can’t believe it dissolved all the mould. How toxic must that shit be?! Amazing.
  2. Guys, I’m not sure if I told you this but I’m styling a show! It will be my first time styling a fashion show so I am pretty humbled by the fact that I have even been considered for the job and I am also really scared but pumped at the same time.
  3. On Sunday afternoon I dragged myself off the couch (with the help of Maddy) to go to Nike Run Club and time myself in running a mile as fast as I could. We got to run on a track, which was awesome, aside from the fact that I didn’t know the track was only 400m around and that 1 mile equals 4 laps of that track. I actually was pretty slow, slower than what I did in the practise run 6 days earlier, but I didn’t stop and I even did the interval training of 10 x 200m (with 90 second rests in between) after, so basically I am a FITNESS MASTER now.
  4. When you know someone doesn’t like you but they have to be nice to you because they need you, lol.
  5. Hotline Bling. Also, Ben mixed together the music for Clyne, for the NZFW casting on Saturday and it made it sound so good and I want you all to listen to it, so here is the dropbox link.

Low(e)s:

  1. Wait, I thought we were past the worst of winter?
  2. Not having a dryer at my house.
  3. When you’re really stressed or angry and someone tells you to chill out.
  4. DOES THE CAT HAVE FLEAS?! NOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

Highs and Low(e)s

Posted on August 2, 2015

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Photo/Tommy Ton for Hanne Gaby x Matt Bernson

Highs:

  1. adidas Gazelles. Fuck a Superstar, Gazelles all the way.
  2. Had a really great meal at The French Café, still my favourite restaurant in Auckland (followed closely by Depot). If you ever get the chance to go, I would highly recommend.
  3. THIS THO.
  4. Diary of a Teenage Girl - it’s not actually on at the NZIFF anymore but maybe it’ll come to the normal movie theatres or maybe you could find it online… Either way, if you can watch it, watch it. Especially if you are into ‘coming of age’ type films.

Low(e)s:

  1. I forgot to mention this when it happened but lol I hit myself in the face with the handle of my tennis racquet. It sounds weird and like it would be difficult to do, but it’s not, and I feel like if you play tennis you will know what I mean when I say I didn’t move back far enough behind the baseline to let the ball come down and tried to hit it quickly when it was too close to me. ANYWAY, I have had a bruised eyesocket for over a week.
  2. Got sucked in to spending money I don’t have (ie. credit) on face products I don’t need, when I was at the beautician (is that what they’re called? The waxing place?) the other day because there was a ‘buy two get two free’ deal. AND, what’s more,  while I was spending the extra time choosing the products that I couldn’t/shouldn’t really afford, I was getting a parking ticket for being 6 minutes over the 30 minute time limit. In Mount Eden of all places.
  3. omfg lol at this. ffs.
  4. also, come the fuck on NZ Herald, IS DIS REAL?