Archive for July, 2011

Highs and Low(e)s.

Posted on July 31, 2011

Highs: 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!…

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NZNTM: Episode 8 in review.

Posted on July 31, 2011

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…

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This one time, at Fashion Week, I met Andrej Pejic.

Posted on July 29, 2011

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…

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Another reason to love Zoe Dunster (and Imogen Wilson).

Posted on July 29, 2011

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…

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What's in store at Arcade: the friends of Arcade edition.

Posted on July 28, 2011

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…

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Jessica Clarke gets colour-blocking, pulls great facials, is shot by Tommy Ton (all for Vogue Japan).

Posted on July 27, 2011

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…

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