Autumn Florals

Autumn Florals

Throughout the first few years of my career, I wore mostly black. I still mostly reach for neutral items for their wearability and longevity, but every so often I'm drawn to something printed. This floral Olivia dress by RUBY is one such item. Ever since I saw it in store, I knew it would fit [...]

Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience

Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience

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 [...]

Opening Night at BFW16

Opening Night at BFW16

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 [...]

One Dress, Two Ways

One Dress, Two Ways

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 [...]

A First Glance At NZFW

A First Glance At NZFW

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, [...]

You make me blush

You make me blush

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 [...]