Archive for June, 2011

18 of 32 girls wore Hunter Wellies to Glastonbury in's street-style photos (and other calculations).

Posted on June 30, 2011

One of the biggest music festies in the world was held last week and if you weren’t there, the snaps above from‘s Glastonbury Street-style Photos pretty much sum up exactly what ‘festival dressing’ is. It seems there’s a pretty stock-standard uniform for PYT’s at these things. It generally consists of hair out, cut-off denim shorts (no matter how played out they are, girls will wear them forever), gumboots, and parkas. Trust me, I did the math. By my calculation: Boots are practical in situations where you’re going to be frolicking around in the mud. Pretty much everyone wore boots. But what’s interesting is the brand of boot you’re wearing. 18 of 32 girls inwore the infamous (thanks Kate Moss) Hunter wellies (stocked at Karen Walker’s…

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The post where I fan-girl all over Yimmy's Yayo.

Posted on June 29, 2011

I don’t envy photo-bloggers. Photo-blogs are hard work. Especially the kind that consist of ‘found’ imagery. Sure, there’s less writing time involved than there is in a traditional blog, but to be a successful* found-photo-blogger, not only do you need a really great eye – you also need to have a point of difference. And to have a point of difference you need some kind of originality. And how hard is that in the age of the internet? There are only so many places one can find an image that hasn’t already been heavily circulated around the- web-already, right? Anyway, my point is I have a lot of respect for photo-bloggers. Found-photo-blogging: I couldn’t do it. One person who can and does do it (incredibly well),…

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Was Rodd & Gunn's 'Face of R&G' competition really a competition?

Posted on June 28, 2011

UPDATE: R&G’s Managing Director responds to this post in a comment below. If you’re in New Zealand and you’ve got a little bit of an interest in fashion, you have may have heard about Rodd & Gunn‘s latest ‘Face of R&G’ competition. For those who haven’t heard or for those who need a recap, for the last couple of weeks, Australasian retailer Rodd & Gunn has been on the hunt for a girl and a guy to be the new faces of R&G (the younger, ‘cooler’ line under the same brand): “We are not necessarily after the traditional model look,” says Mike Beagley, Managing Director of R&G. “R&G is for real men and that’s who we want representing our brand; a guy with rugged good…

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What a guy wants #7: the final edition. (What he really, really wants.)*

Posted on June 27, 2011

Although I like to think I know what guys want, I really don’t. All my posts have been based on what I think they want (or what I think they should have). Because of this, I’ve decided to make this last ‘What a guy wants’ post about what guys really want. And what better way to do that than going directly to the source? I enlisted the help of a few males around town (and abroad), and asked them what guys really want. So without further ado, I present: What a guy wants – the what he really, really wants* edition:

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Highs and Low(e)s.

Posted on June 26, 2011

Highs: Milan and Paris Men’s Fashion Week shows. In particular – in Paris: Raf and Louis (I’m not on first name basis with either of those guys but I like to think they’d want me to be), and in Milan: Z (as in Z Zegna). I’m going to pre-empt and add Acne and Lanvin to the list in anticipation, but we’ll see tonight! (Lanvin is on at 11:00pm NZ time, Acne is 7:00am tomorrow morning). Writing my ‘What a Guy Wants‘ posts. Not only do they (kind of) tie in with the menswear shows, and snigger to myself at the Christina Aguilera reference in the title every time I write one – it’s actually quite fun to write about things you want your imaginary babe…

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