10 September 2014


(Dress, Lulus (similar here & here). Shoes (Jeffrey Campbell dupes), Charlotte Russe. Lace bralet, Farmers. Sunglasses, Glassons. Necklace, Karen Walker. Bracelets, Lovisa.)

Celebrating the long waited prelude to summer via the season's most classic/cliche trend, made infamous by Miranda Priestly. But cliche or not, I can never resist a good floral number to get me in the mood for warmer days. I paired the darker print with these rad Jeffrey Campbell Tripoli dupes that I've been wanting since forever. I wish I could find (/afford) the real things but they are sold out everywhere since its quite an old style. These knock-offs have definitely fit the bill though; so stoked that I've finally got my hands on them. Both these items were bought over from the US by my lovely Auntie when she came to visit a few weeks ago (along with two other pairs of shoes, another dress, and a few crazy cheap drugstore items). The perks of having relatives overseas.. ♥

There's only a few more days left of mid-semester break before uni commences again on Monday, and the long list of assignments/study catch up that needs to be done before then isn't looking very appealing. That, coupled with the fact that I managed to catch a cold/lose my voice after coming back from a skiing trip, probably means I'm more likely to be watching my backlog of Youtube videos instead of lecture recordings. Here's hoping some motivation (+ the immune system) kicks in soon..!

6 September 2014

volunteering at NZFW 2014 // my experience

(Photo credit - Maddy Budd)

Going to fashion week (even as a volunteer) definitely has a going-on-camp kind of vibe. It feels like a whole different world (especially as a student) and the atmosphere is always buzzing; and by the end of the week, everyone is so tired and ready for bed, but they also don't quite want it to end. Being a volunteer dresser at NZFW isn't exactly the most glamorous role, but it was definitely still a busy, insightful and fun-filled week that I'll always remember. I dressed for a total of 7 shows, and also managed to attend a few as well. Read on for my experience at the most fashion-filled week of the year.

5 September 2014

volunteering at NZFW 2014 // the rundown

(Photo credit - Lani Says)

Last week, most New Zealand bloggers could be found sitting front row with their designer goodie bags and complementary coconut water, watching beautiful models wear beautiful garments down a beautiful runway. Me? I didn't have quite the same experience (well, I got a taste! More on that later though). I've only been blogging for just over a year, which I suppose is a decent amount of time; however, I didn't feel that I would make the cut as a delegate at NZFW. Firstly, the administration fee was a non-refundable $50 just to be considered..! As a student, that's about the equivalent of my food for a week (probably more), and I don't think I was quite prepared to risk my avo & tomato on toast. So instead, I applied to be a NZFW volunteer. I had heard about the opportunity after last year's fashion week, and thought it would be a great, alternative way to see fashion week for the first time.

I decided to document my experience in two blog posts (two because one ended up being way too long) in case anyone else wanted to know more about what it's like to be a volunteer at NZFW. Read on to part one if that's you!