Emily Smith. (Dayyyyymmmm.)
Name: Emily Smith
Ethnicity: New Zealander
How did you get into modelling?
I’ve been modelling for five years – since I was 13. I was scouted at the Supermarket. I remember I was leaving and I was carrying chocolate and a bag of chips.
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One of the photos I plan to exhibit on Thursday. Model: Olivia Lefebre, of course.
In case you weren’t aware, my mate Tim and his mate Joe make up The Shutter Pirates. About a month ago, the two of them borrowed an idea – to throw a democratic photography exhibition. Over 50 people have submitted photos (printed cheaply, on photocopiers and your standard copy paper) over the last month or so, and this Thursday they’re going to be exhibited at Flagship (upstairs, 574 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for anyone and everyone to see and steal at the end of the night if so inclined.
The reason I’m reminding you of this event, is because I have printed up some photos for the exhibition. And, because I’m a freak, I’ve actually had them printed up nicely (not super fancy, but definitely levels and levels above your standard photocopier*) by my mates at The Digital Darkroom, so if you’re interested in taking a look, I would love to see you see them on Thursday night!
*Full Disclosure: I am now having severe regrets about investing in having the pictures printed up so nicely just for them to be given away (I’m not good at sharing) and I keep having visions of some kid taking it and then chucking it under their bed or standing on it and forgetting about it. DON’T BE THAT PERSON!
Image/by Darek at shickenscratch.com
- My photo going up on Tommy Ton’s tumblr. 1468 notes and counting. And in other news, I’m one follower away from my next 1000 followers landmark.
- Had some really amazing chat conversations this week. This sounds lame, but I had one Facebook chat with my friend Sarah that made me laugh the hardest I have in months. MONTHS!
- Went to see Henrietta Harris’ exhibition, ‘Hold Still’. It’s good. Damn it’s good. It’s open until June 10th – every day except Mondays, under Agnes Curran on the corner of Ponsonby and Franklin Roads. Go grab a lamington and check out her illustrations. You won’t regret it.
- I subscribe to over 280 feeds on my Google Reader. It can get overwhelming. One of my favourite things to read from the lot is Maddy Budd’s weekly photo diary. If you want to stalk me (or her), check it out.
- NO PARKING TICKETS! And so many opportunities to get them. I’m on a roll, guys! On a roll!
- The above was illustrated by a guy in Texas who emailed me a week or so ago. This is the third drawing I’ve received and I’m pretty impressed. You can check out his work here.
- This is the best thing I’ve read all week – even if you’re not into Riff Raff you’ve got to read it. And then let me know what you think. OKAY?
- “I’m just gonna take my pants off, is that okay?”
- Private joke LOLS.
- Wrote down all the things I can remember that I’ve ordered from the forthcoming Summer 2012-2013 collections I’ve been lucky enough to order from. Come August, I’m going to be drowning in clothes. And drowning in debt. Let’s just say, there’s at least 15 items on that list, and that’s just the things I can remember…
- In the last 14 days, I’ve fallen asleep on the lounge floor infront of the heater at least 80% of them. There’s three couches and I always sleep on the floor. It’s carpeted but it’s still kind of weird, right?
- Some guy that looks kind of like Robert DeNiro drunkenly rapped right up in my face on Friday night. Then he tried to fight my friend. I don’t know why this is a low(e) but I’ve kind of been sitting here for a good hour and I’ve run out of ideas.
This post is dedicated to Isaac Hindin Miller, who turned 28 today (New Zealand time). I have known Isaac for a good two and a half years now, and I can safely say he is one of very few that really know me well (and vice versa) and I’m thankful for that. He has achieved a whole hell of a lot in this last year and I am incredibly proud of him. This is not as good as his birthday message to me, but I’m trying! Ise – Happy Birthday darling. We love you very, very, very, very, very, very much. Wish I could be there to give you your gift in person (which, I haven’t posted yet, sorry…) but this’ll have to do instead. Have a great day friend.
Continue reading ‘Highs and Low(e)s.’
This week, New Zealand designer Ingrid Starnes and luxury homeware and giftware store Tessuti, opened their second collaborative shop at 13-15 Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland (opposite Lone Star). I popped in yesterday to check it out, and take some photos (see below). Nestled in an area of Newmarket which, to be perfectly honest, leaves much to be desired – the store is a welcome sight. The space is really quite beautiful. It’s full of Ingrid’s latest collection (including a beautiful navy lace bustier I have my eye on…) all sorts of fancy knick-knacks and the best gifts – Missoni towels, ceramics, Herve Gambs candles… Aucklander’s – be sure to check it out.
Now, good news for those of you who own smart phones and have Instagram (sorry to those of you off the grid): I’ve got a little Ingrid Starnes/Tessuti pack to giveaway in celebration of the opening of the store: The winner will receive a NZ$250.00 Ingrid Starnes voucher and a Herve Gambs Bois de Cashmere candle – both can be claimed at the official store opening next Thursday, of which the winner and a friend will be invited to!
Here’s how to enter:
Continue reading ‘Ingrid Starnes and Tessuti have set up shop in Newmarket, I’m doing a giveaway.’
Wow, so before we begin, let’s address the fact that this blog post title is the longest blog post title, ever. I’m nothing if not thorough and descriptive.
A week or two ago, I was given the opportunity to meet up with James Molloy, MAC Cosmetics’ ‘Director of Makeup Artistry for Asia Pacific’ (yes, that’s a real title – they must’ve taken a leaf out of my long-blog-post-title book) and ask him some questions, all the while having my makeup done using the new ‘Fashion Sets’ – read: matching lip glosses, lipsticks and nail polishes. While asking questions is pretty much my favourite thing in the entire world, the thought of having close-up photos of my face freaks me out so I decided to enlist the modelling skills and flawless skin of Maddy Budd, pictured above and below, for the makeup part. (Doesn’t she look pretttttttttyyyy?!) See what James Molloy had to say, below:
Continue reading ‘A few words with MAC’s James Molloy and photographic evidence as to why you should match your lips with your nails.’