Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Karen Walker Ponsonby & "She's Cracked"

Karen Walker's new Ponsonby Road store opened on Saturday - so I popped in before I want to uni (yes, uni on the weekend - joy of joys). The store is beautiful - which is to be expected. I love the paint job - baby pink floors! Yes! 
Karen's stores are famous for the beautiful artwork the feature - and I was stoked to find out that all the artwork in the Ponsonby store is for sale through Michael Lett.

In store is most of her new (southern hemisphere) Spring/Summer 09/10 Collection "She's Cracked". I love the bow front dress and the dress in the metallic floral texture. So luxe yet also just a little rough and imperfect - thanks to delicious muddy colours and tactile fabrics. I'm also crushing on the sheer chambray blue version of the lace top I got in winter. Knowing me I'd snag it on first wear though!

I love these little black dresses (just need an excuse to get one now!)
Source: Karen Walker

I also had a bit of a try on before it got too busy - liked the pearl tee and the metallic tweedy skirt. Wearing a skirt was definitely a shock to my tomboyish system - I felt sorry for the poor shop girls as I fidgeted and criticised myself. 
Source: Capolla

Anna Fitzpatrick from Front Row Diary was there and covered the opening.
And there are some interior shots (including lots of the gorgeous artwork) from Isaac Likes.


M I A N N said...

Ohhh sneak in and snap us some picks of the store fit out. Sounds devine! x

Emma said...

have updated the post with some interior pics!