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):
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.
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.
NOM*D. Photos/Me and James K Lowe.
If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a long time, you’ll notice that there wasn’t much action going on today compared to previous years. This is partly because I don’t know whether I want to try to compete with big publications when getting photos up quickly, and partly because this year James and I are actually contributing to Viva, so we’ve got other things to do and other people to answer to (check our coverage (and theirs) here).
That being said I have been taking a few snaps around the place, so here’s a photo diary of my day today in full chronological order (interspersed with some outtakes from James):
A month or so ago, James and I got asked to put together a little shoot for the latest issue of Remix magazine (which just came out today). We were asked to use some of our favourite pieces from a New Zealand brand that we liked and to photograph it however we wanted. I decided that it would be kind of interesting to shoot the pieces in a different way to the campaign and how we’ve previously done – cleaner, ‘shinier’, in a studio – just to mix it up a little bit.
We chose to book Nelson-based model Juliette Perkins (Red 11), mostly because I’d never met her before but have always thought she was cool looking. I called her an anomaly in my ‘NZFW ones to watch’ piece for Viva because she’s got insanely long legs and an amazing face, and how often do you come across a girl like this?
Enough rambling. Below are the results, these pieces have just gone into store now – stockists here. (Shoot credits at the end.)