Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Urbis Design Day

Exciting news! So I worked Urbis Design Day at the Kohler/Salasai show room last Saturday as the water element (there was water, fire, air, earth and a fifth element Heinekin (personal joke) :p) AND we just found out... The Kohler/Salasai showroom got voted number 1!! YAY (though no surprises there, I knew they'd win as I had random people telling me it was the best hehe)! I must say it was a very different experience, I've never sat by a bath playing with water for 8 hours before :p but the place was set out really cool, the clothes were amazing, and it was cool to meet people. These are a couple photos from it, courtesy of Norrie Montgomery, Max Mamaev and Alex Tea. I'm doing the NZFF Viva show tonight so pretty excited for that! In the meantime, back to doing uni work. Speaking of, it's been so hectic, had an assignment due yesterday about... ironically, stress - ha! I just bought a whole load of fabric too, literally a bag the size of myself sitting down, possibly bigger! So I'm excited, might get some sewing done in the weekend :D Uni mid semester break is also coming up too, very fast but I can't wait. But just because it's a 'break' doesn't mean I won't still be busy, although I guess that's why the weeks seem shorter.x

Monday, March 14, 2011

100th post!

Check out the pictures Amanda Lewis shot of me last week. So friendly and down to earth, Amanda is so talented and such a good photographer! Also, this is my 100th post! Wooo :D Remember guys, you don't have to reblog, you can just click the button that says 'follow' :p x

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday not Funday.

As I previously mentioned, I swear the weeks are getting shorter, which means the days are getting shorter... the world is moving too fast, it's sort of scary. Tomorrow's Monday (unfortunately) but that means in a flash, it'll be the weekend again (Thank goodness!). It's actually my boyfriend's birthday next weekend so that will be fun. My mummy's birthday today too. I actually got woken up super early (8.30am on a SUNDAY?!) to make breakfast for her :) I guess it's sort of good though, I've had a somewhat productive weekend, but hoping to have some fun next week. I think I deserve it and if the world happens to end soon, which, judging by the looks of things, it will, I don't want the last thing I do to have been boring.x

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pray for Japan

Japan, our thoughts are with you. Let's all come together and pray for Japan, pray for the world. Pray the living are safe, pray the missing are found, pray the dead are at peace.
The only thing anyone can do now is have a little faith and pray.x

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wallowing Winter coming our Way

It is finally Autumn and although we're still getting some sunshine, there have been a few chilly days coming in too. New Winter stock has been arriving at my work and I'm pretty sure everybody else is getting their Winter stock in too. To be perfectly honest, I don't usually like Winter, but this year I'm actually quite excited to get my cosy on in big chunky knits and warm, woollen fluffies. Miss Unkon's Winter 2011 Collection is really beautiful and just makes me think of sitting by a warm fireplace, having a movie marathon, snuggling on the couch on a rainy day. We still have a bit of sunshine left though, before it starts pouring down with large torrents of horrible rain so lets make the most of it while we can.x

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Busy busy busy.

Okay, so it hasn't been as tedious as the post-it note shows but as you may have noticed, I have been a bit slack on posts lately, purely based on my excuse that I've been pretty busy with uni, work, my newfound love of cooking and castings inbetween. Firstly, uni's going good - although some classes are totally boring, my lecturers are good so that makes up for it. I've been a bit slack lately but trying to stay on top of it all as I know that the assignments will just creep up on me and as it's my last semester with assignments, I really want to go hard at it. Secondly, work has been going great. We're totally picking up and now have a new addition to our team, stylist and colourist Rose Lally, who is super cool and such a lovely lady! I also went to a buyer's meeting with my boss today to check out Stolen Girlfriend Club's S/S11-12 Collection (isn't it amazing how fast production is and how ahead designers are ahead of time) and it was totaaaaallly fab as always! No surprise there! Super keen on their sample sale tomorrow too, although yes, I should be saving :p (I've been spending so much lately it's actually become a problem now haha). Thirdly, you may have wondered '' when reading about my new found love above, but yes it's true. I'm so in into it that I've been cooking a couple meals a week as well as making dessert, which is sort of bad because I just want to eat it all! Plus, with NZFF only two weeks away I should really cut back on the bad food! But just to prove that I'm not a completely different person just because I've found my new 'sanctuary' in the kitchen, I'd like to point out that I will never ever break my promise to myself of never becoming a housewife haha. As for castings, I had two on Saturday and did a fashion show for Storm last night with my favourite Red11 crew :D So fun! Have another casting tomorrow and then a leaving drinks in Newmarket which will be fun. Almost end of the week, I swear the weeks are feeling shorter as the year progresses! Mum's birthday this weekend eeek, will need to get on a present ASAP!x

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bye Bye Galliano

I'm sure I have like a 6th sense or something. Only about a couple weeks ago, I had come across my old essay I wrote about when I was studying fashion at uni. The assignment required students to research a contemporary designer and a specific collection they designed based on a historical era. I chose to write about Mr John Galliano's S/S 2004 Haute Couture Collection inspired by his then recent trip to Egypt. Simple amazing, this collection was one of my favourites of his. And then what do you know? Only this week, we hear about Galliano getting FIRED from Dior for his drunken anti-semitic rant. Tsk tsk Galliano, what have you done? Overall, I am quite disappointed by this whole scandal, in Galliano and especially by whoever it was that leaked the video. But what's done is done and I'm anxious to see who the replacement Galliano will be. Definitely will be a hard act to follow.x

Friday, March 4, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Quarter way in

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month. AGAIN! It seems like it wasn't that long ago that we welcomed February and now it's MARCH already! We're now a quarter way through this year - it's actually flying by so fast - before we know it, it'll be new year's again! So March, which means it is officially Autumn, which explains why it was a bit chilly today at uni. Speaking of uni, it's going great! I have good lecturers and friends in all of my classes and my assignments don't seem too bad. So far, so good :D We'll see how long it lasts though :p ALSO, just found out that I've been booked for New Zealand Fashion Festival which I'm completely stoked about! Need to stop cooking and baking so much now :p Last night I made a real yummy dinner and baked a cake and for some reason, I must be getting subconciously obsessed with being in the kitchen now as I also cooked dinner and baked some dessert tonight. It's like a new hobby now :D Anyway, March should be good, have mummy's and boyfriend's birthdays this month and I've started (sort of) saving, so my finance planning isn't looking too bad. Once I get it all sorted, I'll be buying more fabric to sew some more. Yay :) x

Love and Music

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart." —Anonymous

Music is actually such an inspiration. It's also a place to escape reality and relax. I can see why musicians are so passionate about their work. Growing up, my dream was to become a musician. At the age of 8 I started playing the piano, then at 9, the violin. Along the way I picked up the recorder, tin whistle, and a bit of the flute too. I don't play so much anymore but I'd love to get back to playing. I've actually even started teaching my boyfriend a bit on the piano. He gets impatient and tries to skip ahead, it's cute :p Anyway, now that uni's started, I bet it'll keep me pretty busy but I'd like to try play an hour a day to brush up a bit on the piano. I'd love to own a grand piano one day. If I had one, I promise I would play it every day.x

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Holiday is over.

As they say, all good things come to an end and that is no exception for holidays. Yes, tomorrow all university students go back to sitting in lecture rooms for long hours, months of stress, studying and cramming, otherwise known as bulimic studying (where you study all you need to and 'throw it back up', a.k.a forget everything you took in, right before your exam/assignment). I have, however, sort of been looking forward to starting the semester again as it is my last actual semester before doing my co-op and I really just can't wait to finish and graduate. Plus, my timetable is sort of awesome :) Third year student, it's sort of weird to say that. Feels as if first year wasn't that long ago! It'll be sort of scary to graduate and actually have to find a real job in the big world but I guess that's what makes it all sort of fun! I can already forecast, however, that in a few weeks, my posts will be about me pretty much having mental breakdowns (haha) so do be prepared. Every semester I always say "I'll try harder; I won't procrastinate and leave my assignments until the last minute". This is never implemented. So, as this is my last semester of assignments, I must, once and for all, try to live up to it. Keyword being try (hehe).x

Friday, February 25, 2011

For Christchurch.

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
- A quote I read today that has really inspired me. To do better for others; show random acts of kindness. I would like to take a moment to get it all out there that I hope everyone has donated a bit of what they can to help out the Christchurch citizens, following their massive loss after the earthquake. It's extremely terrible what has happened and it makes my heart happy to know that other countries such as Australia and America have offered to lend a helping hand to one of New Zealand's big little cities. It's also good to see that stores and websites have been having sales and donating the profits to the Chch funds. The quake will obviously impact everyone in New Zealand for a while but lets all pull together to help Christchurch out. We can do this!x