With fashion weeks taking place all over the world at the moment, Ballantynes got in on the action and hosted an exciting calendar of events for Christchurch fashion lovers. The weeklong festivities included a runway show, Q&As with New Zealand designers, shopping events and Huffer’s 20th birthday party. I was lucky to be invited along to […]Read more "Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience"
In addition to being a cinematic and musical masterpiece, Grease is also arguably a fashion film. With iconic costumes designed by Albert Wolsky, the characters’ wardrobes are as important as the hugely popular songs and dialogue. The lead character’s style evolution from full circle skirts and Peter Pan collars to a tight leather pantsuit is […]Read more "You’re The One That I Want"
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Ballantynes Fashion Week‘s opening show. Held in the Contemporary Lounge, the evening began with bubbles, canapés and live music. For those of you who don’t know, Ballantynes is Christchurch’s oldest and most iconic department store. The company remains a mainstay in New Zealand’s fashion scene due to its wide range […]Read more "Opening Night at BFW16"
Not usually one to gravitate towards red, I found myself drawn to the gorgeous print Ruby designer, Deanna Didovich dreamed up for her sister. Marina was attending a high profile wedding in Palm Springs and asked her sister to create something for her. The dress, appropriately named, the Marina Gown, became the basis for Ruby’s Spring […]Read more "One Dress, Two Ways"
Attempting to squeeze as much as I can out of New Zealand Fashion Week, I’ve decided to chronicle each fashion-filled day. NZFW kicked off tonight with womenswear duo, Harman Grubîsa. Made in New Zealand, the label is fronted by Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubîsa. Their Autumn/Winter collection fuses their polar opposite aesthetics with shimmering metallics, […]Read more "A First Glance At NZFW"
Ever since my retail days at Club Monaco, I’ve been a neutral dresser through and through. Working seven days a week, I struggled to look put together while remaining comfortable. Fortunately, Club Monaco has always excelled in the black, white and grey department, and I soon built up a wardrobe of quality, elevated basics. This […]Read more "You make me blush"
Lyttelton is a port side town at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula. Only 15 minutes (by car) from Christchurch, it’s the perfect spot for a day trip. Every Saturday, the historic town plays host to a farmers market attracting various local vendors, musicians and entertainers. Offering resplendent views of the Lyttelton Harbour, London Street […]Read more "A Day at the Market"