Teva exits the New Zealand Fashion Week model casting on Saturday morning.
- Productivity levels were through the roof this week. I don’t know if it’s my huge workload at the moment or if it was due to the sample pack of Yellow Diamonds I’d been taking (-if it was the Yellow Diamonds, too bad for this week because I’ve run out), but it was amazing regardless.
- Productivity levels were super high this week, but hours of sleep were super low. We all know my body clock is kind of screwed up anyway and I’m a borderline insomniac, but this was ridiculous. Between three and six hours sleep every night. This is in the highs though, because while lying awake I got a whole heap of stuff done. Insomnia list making for the win!
- 300 Facebook page ‘likes’! 300! That’s like, more people than I actually know in real life which means there are people reading this blog that aren’t. obliged. to! Do you know how incredible that is?!!??!!! For those who have ‘liked’ it, thanks and I hope you are enjoying the ‘bonus content’ that I have been putting up on there.
- I spent Saturday morning at the New Zealand Fashion Week model casting. So basically I spent Saturday morning surrounded by hoards of tall, thin, beautiful people. It was self-esteem ruining, but it was fun. Photos to come later this week.
- These amazing Thom Browne photos. Sorry to those who follow me on twitter and have seen them already, I know I’ve said this like, three times, but the photos are so goooood. The Thom Browne stuff is so gooood.
Continue reading ‘Highs and Low(e)s.’
Hillary nailed it this week. All Images/http://tv3.co.nz/Shows/NewZealandsNextTopModel.aspx
Well, well, well. Looky here. Friday night’s ep was the one we’ve all been waiting for. And when I say ‘we’, I mean Isaac and I and whoever else knew he’d filmed the show all those weeks ago. The episode opened with his segment – the “lesson” part of the show. The girls were made to walk down a catwalk while he ‘live-blogged’ his opinions of them.
Many thought he was catty but you know what? At least he was honest. Aroha is bigger than the other girls. She is a plus-sized model. (And as sad as it may be, plus-sized girls hardly ever walk the catwalk and they are often overlooked when it comes to high fashion jobs). You shouldn’t wear beanies during your castings, tights are not pants (he said it – but it was edited out), Hillary’s haircut does kind of make her look like a nineties lesbian, Brigette is kind of boring and AJ is kooky and weird. I can’t really give an unbiased opinion on Isaac’s segment because I know him too well but overall I thought he came across as pretty knowledgeable sounding and relatively normal. Maybe even too normal. I thought he was pretty toned down compared to his usual self.
But anyway, onto the rest of it!:
Continue reading ‘NZNTM: Episode 8 in review.’
Earlier this year in Paris, I happened to find myself backstage at the Jean* Paul Gaultier Fall 2011-2012 show. When I say ‘find myself’, I mean I snuck back there with the help of a friend. While I milled around looking like I was supposed to be there (fyi – note to budding sneak-er-in-ers, never stand still. Always look like you’re going somewhere when you’re backstage), I noticed arguably Australia’s most famous (and most beautiful – see below) male model, Andrej Pejic, getting his hair done. He was alone and unoccupied (rare for him backstage) so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to say hi and ask him for a quick interview for Isaac’s blog.
I quickly sent Isaac a text to notify him of my situation (Isaac was out front in his seat) and he immediately responded, texting me a few questions to ask Andrej. I realised I didn’t have a pen on me so, instead, I recorded the thing on my camera to transcribe later. This above is the result.
The sound quality is actually pretty terrible – you can barely hear Andrej in parts of it so you may have to crank the volume! If you still can’t hear it, I’ve typed the gist of it below for your convenience. To be honest he doesn’t say too much, but it doesn’t really matter – when you look that good, you don’t really have to.
Continue reading ‘This one time, at Fashion Week, I met Andrej Pejic.’
All Images/Imogen Wilson.
You may remember a few weeks back, a post I wrote about my favourite new, new girls in town. Zoe Dunster was one of them. The best thing about Zoe (in my humble opinion) is her face. Those eyes and that mouth. She’s got the Lara Stone/Georgia Jagger/Ashley Smith gap thing going on.
These photos of her (more below) were taken by uber talented (and uber young) stylist/ex-blogger/many-other-things, Imogen Wilson. I came across them earlier in the week and loved how Zoe looked so much that I immediately got on the interwebs and arranged to take my very own photos of her. It’s happening this weekend. (Which, coincidentally, is my last weekend of freedom for a little while – come Monday, I’m working every day (and some nights) for a couple of weeks!) I’m excited about it. Keep your eyes peeled for the results!
Continue reading ‘Another reason to love Zoe Dunster (and Imogen Wilson).’
I’d never been into Arcade before Monday afternoon. Sure, I knew it existed. I’d seen the facebook events and heard about the opening party, heard about the boys who owned it (two guys from the ARC crew – a music/creative collective of three), but I’d never actually set foot in store. It always seemed a bit irrelevant to me – skating? Not my jam. Super cool NY streetwear type brands that I’d never heard of? Intimidating! It wasn’t until actually setting foot into the store and meeting Joel and Mike – that I realised it was all in my head.
The store is set up firstly and foremost(ly) as a skate shop, focussed on decks and hardware, but for those who aren’t as adept on wheels, the store also stocks a tight range of men’s streetwear. Arcade stocks a whole host of great brands (Herschel, Moreporks, Vans, etc) and is the sole NZ distributor for aNYthing and ONLY NY.
That’s not all – the Cross Street location is also soon to be home to limited edition colab band tees, in-store performances and artwork showcases on rotation. So if you, like me, have been hesitant in visiting the Cross Street store – don’t be. It’s not just for skaters. The boys are all about community – there’s plenty for everyone and plenty more to come.
To celebrate everything that is Arcade, I snapped (and chatted to) a few of the boys’ supporters in some of the gear from the store. Check it out below:
Continue reading ‘What's in store at Arcade: the friends of Arcade edition.’
Jess Clarke for Vogue Japan, shot by Tommy Ton. (Click for larger.) All Images/via thefashionspot.com
It’d been a little while since I’d heard anything about Jessica Clarke – the 18 year old from Palmerston North and the only New Zealand model to ever score a Calvin Klein exclusive. She’d been a bit off my radar. I’m not gonna lie, all the hype around Emily Baker made me almost forget about her. Boy was I an idiot. The girl has done good. She’s just landed this amazing editorial for Vogue Japan’s September issue (and we all know how important the September issues are), and what’s more, it was shot by none other than one of the most successful streetstyle bloggers in the world, Tommy Ton.
In the spread, Jess dons a bunch of amazing colourful clothes (PS: how good is that top left outfit?!) and works her face in a way that I haven’t seen any New Zealand model do (and pull off) in a long time.
High fives for Jess!
Check out more of the spread, below:
Continue reading ‘Jessica Clarke gets colour-blocking, pulls great facials, is shot by Tommy Ton (all for Vogue Japan).’