Posts from the “Me” Category

This is where I’ve been, part one

Posted on September 20, 2014

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So you may or may not have noticed that I have been on a little holiday – meant in the sense that I have been away from both New Zealand and this blog. I had great intentions before I left. I was going to post a photo or two every day and talk about what I’d done. But then, you know, turns out I was doing too much to have time to talk about what I was doing.

But now I’m back so it’s back to it.

Before you go and click the ‘read more’, I should warn you that I took a tonne of snaps and there is going to be a lot of scrolling involved, so if you give zero fucks about what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks, please skip this post. (By the way, I call them ‘snaps’ because the photos are more documentation than works of art. Keep that in mind!) SPOILER ALERT: Most of the pictures are of Ben or food. Also, all the photos (aside from the above) are in chronological order:

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WIWT NZFW Day Three

Posted on August 28, 2014

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WIWT, Day Three of NZFW. Photo/James K Lowe.
Waa-hey, it’s the last big day of fashion week. I mean, tomorrow there are a couple of shows but today is what many would consider the last day of New Zealand Fashion Week before it hits New Zealand Fashion WeekEND which is an in-season, consumer based event open to the public.
What was I saying?
Oh yes. So it’s the last day and for me, that means dressing down. I haven’t quite hit normcore just yet but I’m almost there. Jeans and a tee was the order of the day today and I am so glad I made that decision. I am so comfortable right now. Slightly cold, but so comfortable. The tee is cool, it’s Rag and Bone (you can get it here) and it feels really good, it’s got this texture, you probably can’t really tell from the photo but it’s nice. Other things to mention about the tee – it’s got a high neck and longer slimmer sleeves than your average tee, which kind of makes me feel like I’m wearing a rash vest, but I like that. It’s different. It’s kind of sheer, I’m wearing a Nike sportsbra underneath.

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WIWT NZFW Day Two

Posted on August 27, 2014

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WIWT, Day Two of NZFW. Photos/James K Lowe.

Okay so I’m sitting on the floor of my lounge and I’m in an extreme hurry so I can’t talk much about what I wore/am still wearing, but basically for the last month I have been wearing a variation of this outfit on the reg. It’s this amazing dress from Twenty-seven Names (bonus: pockets), a Penny Sage sweater that is wide and cropped and boxy and one of my favourites, a vintage Levi’s denim jacket that James bought for me from Japan and Karen Walker loafers. The tote is my trusty Madewell number. The hat is by Lack of Color.

Happy Wednesday guys.

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WIWT NZFW Day One.

Posted on August 27, 2014

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What I Wore Today. Photos/James K Lowe.

What would fashion week be without self-indulgent, narcissistic pictures of ones self? I’m documenting my week of outfits because I’m making an effort to look at least a little bit like I should be at a fashion week and that is an achievement in itself. Today was the first day, and based on previous years I can tell you that the first day of fashion week is generally the one you put the most energy into because you’re feeling fresh and you’re not sure what everyone else will be wearing or who will be judging you so you try really hard. By the last day you give zero fucks and are wearing jeans and sneakers.

So. Day one of fashion week. It was relatively warm in the day time so I capitalised on the sunny weather and wore this Juliette Hogan tee with a split up the back, a Kate Sylvester bralet underneath, with a Karen Walker skirt, belt and sunglasses. My loafers are these ones by Phillip Lim. I also carried a Karen Walker x Benah bag from last season. On a related note, do you know what’s really great about a long, full skirt? It covers almost everything and is super comfortable and you can also easily eat in it. Best decision ever.

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Does anyone read blogs anymore?

Posted on July 26, 2014

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Me at the height of my blogging, circa 2010. 

I’ve got to be honest with you, a lot of the motivation behind this post is self-brought-on anxiety based on the fact that I haven’t really put up anything all week. I tend not to like ‘filler’ posts but I haven’t got one solid ‘story’ idea and several half ones, so this will have to do to alleviate my non-posting guilt.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about this blog, why I have it, what I get out of it, what I put into it. It’s been 5 and a quarter years since I started it and I’ve gone from posting 3 times a day to 3 times a week if I’m feeling good. Why is that? I think a lot because there are a tonne of blogs and websites out there now with the same kind of thing I am writing about. I also have this feeling that if I know about it, I assume everyone else already knows about it too, so why write about it unless I’ve got something specific to say?

Back at what I would say was the ‘height’ of my ‘blogging motivation’, I was checking my RSS reader every day (RIP Google Reader), I would wake up early and check up on all the news, just so I was on top of everything, I would check other people’s blogs and I would pre-plan posts late at night for the upcoming week. I don’t do that at all anymore and I don’t feel like anyone else does either. Or maybe it’s a case of assuming the way my circle of friends acts, is the same way that ‘everyone’ acts.

I don’t think I spend less time on the internet now, but my output is a lot lower. It recently occurred to me that if I don’t give a shit about what the majority of bloggers out there have to say, why would anyone give a shit about what I do? The amount of pictures of myself I used to post. Holy hell. Is this the natural progression of a blogger? Information out, information out, information out, then a few years pass and for some reason it’s now nicer to keep a few things private? Do their blogs still garner the interest they used to?  Is it just me? Did I just fall out of love with the internet? And if so, why am I still here? What’s keeping me here? Will this pass? Tavi moved on, I feel like I haven’t heard from Bryan Boy in a minute, let alone Rumi Neely. I mean, what happened to all those #menswear bloggers from 2011? They all got real jobs, started writing for bigger publications, quit the menswear game, became photographers.

So that leads me to my final question: does anyone even read blogs anymore?