Thursday, November 15, 2012

D.I.Y Mentality

In this post I’ve got a bit of a D.I.Y theme going on. Firstly the vest Im wearing, was previously an 80's short sleeve jacket, thrifted, cut up, recycled into something somewhat  new. Secondly the necklace was a Do It Yourself item made simply with coloured rope and hardware. The necklace was inspired by Michelle Lane’s rope jewellery collection which I thought was really cool, but being the cheap ass that I am, I would replicate my own version. Just don’t ask me how I did it, a lot of trial and error and random knot tying. So, together with my sheer top (with the very visible hot pink bra underneath) and my obligatory tights, I was ready to skate . . . if only I knew how!


Top – Thrift, Red Cross New Lynn
Vest – Thrift, Tongan Lady@ Avondale Flea Market
Tights – Kate Madison, Warehose
Shoes – Converse
Necklace – I D.I.Y’d it
Glasses – Cotton On

Thought I would add my sis Anne into this post as she was the reason why we ended up in the skate park. You guessed it, she’s a wanabe skater. Plus I love her top which I found but couldn’t fit, damn!

Anne wears
Top – Thrift, Hospice New Lynn
Jeans – Kmart
Shoes - Converse

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dark side of Sunday

Who doesn’t like to get a bit goth, punk or emo from time to time? Dark Plum lips, black dress, shades and earrings topped with a jacket and its safety pin-ness - it’s not full fat goth, just a subtle version of it.

Dress – City Chic
Jacket – K&K
Glasses – Le Specs
Earrings – Lovisa
Rings – Diva & skull is thrift from Avondale Flea Market

Friday, November 9, 2012

Art + Design Exhibition 2012

Last night I attended the opening night of AUT’s Art + Design Student Exhibition. An annual event show casing student work from across the whole board, from fashion to graphic design, spatial to product, if you’re craving some creativity and free booze, then this is the place to be. Been that 3 years earlier I myself exhibited my own work (in Spatial Design) I knew what I was in for so I wanted to dress accordingly. Lots of people + tonz of lighting + small space = heat, so I opted for a loose shirt but wore a vest to provide warmth when the sun went down. Boots protected my lil piggies from broken beer bottles and puddles of spilt wine as well as been more comfortable for all the walking (Fuck doz dam stairs!). For accessories my fav hat to keep the bush at bay and a D.I.Y necklace (to show off my own crafty-nez). It may seem over kill to think this much about an outfit, but function, as well as form will be your best buddy at the end of the night. Being in a crowded room is uncomfortable enough on its own, last thing you want to be contending with is an uncomfortable outfit as well. My advice- any event that you haven’t been to, ask someone who has to get the lo-down. What was their experience, what did they see and do and what would they wear if they went again? Girls you can never be too prepared! Any way here’s some pic’s from the night and happy *almost the weekend* vibe. 

Shirt – Thrift, Hospice New Lynn (D.I.Y the studs on collar)
Vest - Thrift, Hospice New Lynn
Tights – Kate Madison, Warehouse
Boots –Hush Puppies
Hat – Warehouse
Necklace – Made by me from some rope and bolts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rock Out

Was feeling a Rock vibe this morning, so what is a girl to do but submit to it. So I go to my tried and true, Lost Boys sunnies and hat combo which I have to admit features together quite a bit. Chuck a cross on my chest to bump up the accessory count (& something to repent with later) and there you have it, an outfit fit for shopping at your local fabric store. No bar or pub hoppin here, just a girl on a mission to find materials for her next D.I.Y project. (Hopefully if my endeavours succeed I can post them up to share with you guys so watch this space...) And in the mean time, in the words of Brittney ‘ROCK OUT WITH YOUR COCK OUT!’   

Shirt – Thrift, Save Mart Onehunga
Tights – Kate Madison, Warehouse
Cardy – Valley Girl
Shoes – Hush Puppies
Glasses – Le Specs
Hat – Warehouse
Necklace - Diva