I absolutely loved Karen Walker's collection The Believers that she showed in New York at the Spring shows. And now the southern hemisphere version of the collection (for our winter) is up on her website - its always interesting to see how the tweak it for down here.
I've started thinking about what pieces I'll save up for and layby.. Im thinking the pastel apricot leopard print, some of the white lace and blue floral maybe? Love the big grey coat and the boxy jacket too.
These are my fave looks for us wee souls in down here in NZ...
Wow - this is the first time I have seen a black lip really work in real life. I think the sharp black bob really helps (could a blonde pull this beauty look off?) and the fact that its paired with a simple, loose white tee
Im obsessed with Current/Elliot at the best of times, and I just checked out their Resort 09 lookbook - its AMAZING. It has a gorgeous, romantic, scruffy nostalgia and a strong americana feel. I love love that its shot at a big peeling white weatherboard house. Perfection.
I especially love the first pieces in the first two shots...
Ps: Guess what.... ... They do menswear now too!!!
Wow. Just wow. How sick are these Proenza Schouler bags?! Luxurious and tough and a bit gothic. Def getting a Jeanne d'Arc vibe - girlboy, armour, velvet etc. Begging to be paired with tight leather pants and heavy jewelry.
More on the magazine front... Luella's magazine is coming out in the northern spring, and will apparently be a biannual. Wow! I can't wait to see it. As I generally (absolutely) love everything the amazing Luella Bartley does, I have high hopes for this.
So, I already have a burgundy velvet top (it had an outing last night even - perfect for breezy summer nights) and some amazing black velvet skintight jeans, but what a really really want is a velvet jacket! Have only found one ever, and did not like the mandarin collar it has. Mary-Kate and Erin look so cosy, and their jackets have a real eccentric luxury. I think I may attempt to make one?
I love the work of photographer Derek Henderson. Its so iconic of New Zealand and has a real beautiful, aged honesty about it. These are all from his exhibition I Go Down To The River To Pray- a "photographic exploration of the Waikato River"...