Posts from the “Shoes” Category

Kathryn Wilson Spring Summer 2013-2014.

Posted on August 4, 2013

On Saturday night I was treated to an evening of canapés and shoes and scantily clad Red Eleven models and what seemed like bottomless glasses of Veuve Clicquot. I was in Queenstown for Kathryn Wilson‘s first Spring/Summer 2013-2014 catwalk showing. For starters, Queenstown – hello, is there any place more beautiful? For mains, the show’s venue was in the club rooms of ‘The Hills‘ – Michael Hill’s (of Michael Hill Jewellery) golf course. For desserts – well, all of the above. Kathryn showed both her main line and her Miss Wilson collections to a relatively small but very enthusiastic crowd. I got there early to snap some behind the scenes shots and to take a peek at the shoes before they hit the runway.…

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New week, new things.

Posted on June 18, 2013

You know how sometimes (all the time) you’re sitting there and it’s 10:00am and you’re all, ‘what the hell am I going to make/have for dinner?’ and it’s really stressful and you can’t be bothered cook and your boyfriend/girlfriend/flatmate/brother/kid is going to be at work/school/uni/after-school-activity/book-club late and they’re not going to be able to help you in any way (assholes) but they need to be fed and your whole day is spent thinking about what to do? Well, I have recently come across a solution for this. I mean, you could resort to this (which, by the way, is actually kind of a good option) and suck it up and prepare yourself something, OR you could just get Jess’ Underground Kitchen (if you live in Auckland).

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I went behind the scenes at Number One Shoes Winter boots shoot.

Posted on May 15, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to come and check out the happenings behind the scenes at a Number One Shoes shoot. They were shooting their TVC and other press for the Winter boots which have just gone into store. Eager to see how things happen on a commercial shoot with an actual budget, I packed up my camera and my coat and went down on that cold and rainy day to do a little documentation. Boy was it cold. I was not prepared to be standing outside for great lengths of time, trying to escape the rain. The models must’ve been freezing. Kelvin and Kelsey (both internationals at Clyne) were consummate professionals though – no complaints, no nothing – just get…

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I am learning to run, week 4.

Posted on April 22, 2013

How can it possibly be the end of week 4 already? I don’t want to be clichéd and say ‘time flies’ but time literally does fly. What the hell, man? I now have less than two weeks to go from a piddly 4.5km to 10km. Not cool man, not cool. This week, like the previous ones, has had its ups and downs. It’s been a bit of a struggle. Firstly, getting back into it after falling off in Sydney wasn’t easy. Mondays 3km felt like the first 3km I ever did and I think running with other people works against me. There’s too much pressure, the crowding, the feeling of others in your general surroundings – it freaks me out. Secondly, the crappy weather…

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WFW: All Legs Everything at Kathryn Wilson.

Posted on April 8, 2013

Kathryn Wilson put on a pretty great show on Thursday night in Wellington at a BMW showroom a bit out of the city. She even sent some of us cars and drivers to bring us there. VIP man! VIP! It was the best. She presented A/W 2013 (current season) so if there are any pairs you like from the pictures, you can get them in store now or at least very, very soon. As well as the catwalk show (which, as you can see from the pictures, featured a lot of leg), Kathryn did a little speech about how she got to where she is. She’s a great public speaker. I can get bored easily and I am a nervous as hell public speaker…

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New week, new things.

Posted on February 6, 2013

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not the start of a week. It’s not even close to the start of this week today, but things came up and I’ve been busy for the last two days so let’s just pretend it is. The new Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+. I’ve got the Flyknit trainers in the black/white and they’re pretty much the most comfortable shoes I own. I haven’t tried these new ones with the Lunar sole, but I’ve been told they wear like a dream. Plus, they come in a hot pink which is you know, ‘hype’ or whatever. Personally, I’m not nearly cool enough or confident enough to wear hot pink sneakers right now (or maybe ever… So hard to say) but the black/grey or…

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