- When I originally shot some pieces from the Little Brother Winter 2012 collection a few months back, I really wanted to include the above (and below, and here) Cruiser polka dot chambray shirt. Unfortunately, at the time, the sample wasn’t available to me so I had to forgo it, but ever since seeing the sketch and fabric swatch I’ve kept my eye out for the shirt to arrive in stores. A couple of weeks ago, I saw the thing had finally dropped and I got my hands on one. It is so good. It’s a deep baby blue, has a washed, lived-in softness about it, and best of all, the XS fits my shoulder like a dream. I don’t know how any man would fit that XS, but to be honest I don’t really care because mine is el perfecto. The other day I wore it with a crew neck sweater and full skirt – damn it was cute. You can grab your very own for NZ$149.00 at Barkers stores nationwide, or online here. And what’s more, (but wait! There’s more!) right now you can actually grab the shirt and a knit for the bargain price of NZ$180.00 – great for those who were into that navy striped sweater too. (PS. Yes that cap is the Arcade x Pass-Port collab one – they’re selling out fast so if you want one, be quick.)
- If you follow my blog you may already know I’m not exactly a huge make up expert. In fact, I’m kind of the opposite. I own a decent amount of it, but don’t wear it that much or really know what to do with a lot of it. One of the few things that I can get on board with, though, is eyeliner. My friend Maddy wears eyeliner a lot and it looks damn good. I do it sometimes but man, there’s always something really tricky about liquid eyeliner. Aesthetically I like it a lot because it’s sharper and bolder and cleaner than pencil, but in terms of actual physical application – it’s a damn nightmare. How does anyone get perfectly even liquid eyeliner? Why is it that one eye is always perfect and the other is always crooked?! Granted, I have limited eyeliner knowledge, but what I do know is that you need to try a few. One of the best, in my humble opinion, is MAC’s Superslick liquid eyeliner. The thing comes in a sort of pen/brush combo which I find one of the more simpler ways to apply it, and in terms of ‘stayability – it hangs on for dear life. For adventurous types, Superslick comes in a range of metallic colours, but I like classic black. It’s available from MAC for NZ$42.00. Eyeliner experts – try it and let me know what you think. Also, if you’ve got some easy ‘how to apply the perfect eyeliner line’ tips, send those through too!
- I know it’s Autumn/Winter already, and sunglasses are probably not high on the priority list, but today I came across this pair by Ray-Ban (again, I know) which, despite the fact they’re a bit hipster looking, seem like they could be a goer for me. The pair I actually tried on were the above, but in pink. Pink frames, pink lenses. I was never one of those girls who loved pink but the pink pair struck a chord with me. They’re a bit John Lennon or something. For those who aren’t into pink, the ‘Arista’ comes in a variety of lens and frame colour combinations, including classic ‘black’ and gold (see here). If they’re good enough for Sienna Miller, they’re good enough for me. If they’re good enough for you too, you can pick them up from the Sunglass Hut
- Finally, just quickly, today I had my first meal at the new(ish) Kokako café in Grey Lynn. I’m not exactly a vegetarian – quite the opposite, in fact – but I thought my non-meat meal was delicious. It was gnocchi with mushrooms and broccoli. I don’t have a photo of it but trust me, it was creamy and cheesy and good. The gnocchi was really light and fluffy and the broccoli made me feel like I was being healthy. I teamed it with a lemon, honey, ginger (very good) and a coffee (also very good). My eating partner (who didn’t actually eat) had a smoothie and pronounced it ‘delicious’. I suggest you visit if you haven’t already, if only to see the decor – it’s one of the best looking cafés in Auckland.