- Hello Aucklanders, in case you hadn’t noticed (and it’s likely you won’t have, it’s been a bit quiet because the official opening isn’t for a week and a half), there’s a new Casio store in town. Situated on Fort Lane in the city, Casio ‘Central’ houses all things Casio Timepiece – G-Shocks, Baby G’s, Edifice, etc. Personally, I’m partial to the Classics – I’ve been known to wear one of their small gold digital pieces on occasion, and it suits me just fine. Check the store out, from what I’ve seen, it’s very slick and it’s open now. (And for those lucky enough to be invited to the official opening – see you there!)
- If I were going to purchase any Olympics paraphernalia, it would be one of these sweater-tees by Opening Ceremony. I know it’s been raining lately and it’s hard to think about Summer, but you’ve got to get on board because new season is on its way – in fact, some things have already started dropping. I am a huge fan of the sweater tee. I own one and it’s one of my favourite things to wear. This cropped, boxy Opening Ceremony one is pretty 80s but I say roll with it. I can’t quite decide which colour I like best – I would wear them all – but white seems pretty appropriate for warmer weather and a fresh spring feel. I’d pair it with some of that true American blue coloured denim and a cap of some sort. Maybe even a tee underneath and a rolled sleeve. Fresh as.
- There’s a film festival on at the moment in New Zealand. The New Zealand International Film Festival. On Friday night, as part of it, Moonrise Kingdom screened in Auckland. I was there. After about nine hours sleep over 48 hours, I was a little concerned about my ability to stay awake during the film. Too right. I am embarrassed and sorry to say I missed a good 20 minutes of that film, but what I did see was pretty incredible. I will have to go again. Anyway, I digress. Moonrise Kingdom is not the only film at the NZIFF that you should endeavor to attend (and stay awake for) – Wellington filmmaker, Michelle Savill has directed Ellen Is Leaving – a short film that has been chosen (from 109) to be shown as part of ‘New Zealand’s Best 2012‘:
“Ellen is leaving because she can. Travel is the cancer of modern relationships. Ellen needs to find her sad-sack of a boyfriend, Hamish, a nice leaving gift to try and help the mutual breakup feel a bit better. When Hamish jokingly suggests she get him a new girlfriend Ellen realises it’s actually the perfect idea and sets out to find him the right girl. But when things start going a bit better than planned, Ellen starts to lose her nerve. Can she really give him up?”
I’m intrigued. Who wants to check this out with me?
Screening Times: AUCKLAND - Saturday 28 July, 6.30pm, SKYCITY Theatre; Monday 30 July, 2.00pm, SKYCITY Theatre. WELLINGTON - Wednesday 1 August, 7.00pm, Paramount; Thursday 2 August, 11.30am, Paramount.