Some of the models after the show.
I showed up at the new Stolen Girlfriends Club headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, camera and friends in tow. We were invited to the Ponsonby/Grey Lynn premises for a media viewing of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2012-2013 Collection, ‘Mr & Mrs Bones’. Tucked around the corner on Crummer Road, the location turned out to the basement of a building, a big open space with concrete walls and floors and fluorescent lights. As a nice change to your average fashion show, there were canapés (food! At a fashion thing! Amazing!) offered, as well as your usual drinks. Another noticable difference was the small audience invited – strictly one row of chairs around three sides of the room, and just enough invitees to each have a seat.
Here’s what I saw:
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Little Brother - menswear that girls can wear too. Little Brother Stripe sweater and Duke chino (on both), Converse Chuck Taylor's (on Alyssa), Little Brother Mod parka and Converse Jack Purcell's (on Callum).
Older readers may remember that I did a similar post to this one – Little Brother menswear on both a girl and a guy. Newer readers – let me briefly explain:
For a long time now, I’ve loved wearing men’s clothes. I was loving it at age 11 when I was borrowing my brother’s old sweaters, at age 16 when I was raiding my then boyfriend’s wardrobe and I’m still loving it a good decade later. The only difference between now and then is that now I can afford to buy my own menswear. One of my favorite places to go for menswear that I can wear, is Little Brother. Their smallest pant size is small enough to fit my size 8 women’s waist, the XS button-down fits square on my shoulder and the knitwear is the perfect amount of oversized.
Little Brother is one of the few menswear brands makes clothes that look just as good on a girl as they do on a guy. It’s with that in mind that I originally came up with the idea for this shoot – visual evidence that Little Brother makes menswear that girls can wear too.
So, with the turn of the season and Winter ranges coming into store, I thought it might just be time to do this shoot again. Time to rustle up some models and show everyone how great the new collection looks. This time I took it outdoors, and with the help of my assistants (my brother, Maddy Budd and Lilah Merz) and my two ridiculously good looking models (Alyssa Hiyama and Callum Smith) we created, in my obviously biased opinion, some bloody great images. There are so many that I love that I can’t post them all here, so see my favourites below and for more of my other favourites, visit my photo blog. To see them in the flesh, look out for the latest issue of 1972 Magazine, available at Barkers stores nationwide.
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Some of the faces that cast for Untouched World.
I rarely ever claim to know much, if anything, about fashion. I like what I like and I know if something fits and generally I have an idea of whether it’s commercially viable (read: going to sell) or not, but ask me anything beyond that and I’m stuck. Ask me about Prada’s Spring/Summer 2004 show and all I can tell you is that there were probably clothes in it. Ask me about silhouettes and what they’re influenced by, and about anything technical or about the history of fashion and I’ll just give you a blank stare. Ask me about New Zealand models, however, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to school you.
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- Name: Sakura Matches
- Agency: 62 Models
How did you get into modelling and how long have you been doing it for?
I’ve been modelling for about 3 years. I was discovered by Sara Tetro [62 Models director] at my dad’s restaurant. I had never considered it before then, I was always a bit of a tomboy.
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Gorman's 'Aran' Jumper. All Images/Hone Hernandez.
Saturday marked a pretty special occasion for New Zealand (well, Auckland) retail. Melbourne-born and much wider known womenswear label, Gorman, opened up shop in the old Trelise Cooper Kids space on Nuffield Street in Newmarket. Not one to shy away from the opportunity to a.) see new clothes, b.) try them on and c.) have my photo taken, I rushed down on Monday with a new photographer in tow (one that I’d never met until 5 minutes before these photos were taken – check his work here) and had a little try on of my favourite pieces from A/W 2012. These are the results:
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