Wednesday, November 19, 2014
So yeah, I'm doing this new thing on George fm drive with Thane and Kara on Wednesdays at 4:30pm. I started out going in to do 'Life Coach' but Tammy Davis did it before me and everyone was just pissed that I replaced him because obviously he was 20x better than I was ever going to be. So we changed it up and now I'm doing 'Bitch Be Cool' which is where I talk about 3 things that I think are cool cause I'm obviously real fucking cool, my mum even said so.
I choose 1 thing to eat, 1 thing to wear and 1 thing to just do.
I have done it for 2 weeks already, I think I chose things like the natural coloured organic AS Colour tee and maybe asparagus. I probably sounded really awkward because I was quite nervous and it is real fucking weird hearing your own voice through the headphones.
Anyway, here are my 3 things for this week:
I went here on Monday night after softball with Lily and Paul. Lily saw it in the Metro cheap eats and was so determined to try it she made us go despite a severe limp due to the leg crap she got sprinting to third base. They said to get the Dan Dan noodles but I thought those were average. The dumplings in spicy sauce and the wontons in chicken soup were the way to go. Damn son. I'm hungry just typing this. Oh yeah and it is mega cheap. Like $8 for the large wontons which I'm pretty sure was like 20 wontons or something.
p.s it's tiny and super Asian and I can defo say that cause I am Asian. So only go with your mates who are like down with Yum Char and shit.
As if I needed another reason to go to Golden Dawn. My favourite bar now has some of my favourite people there on Thursday nights telling jokes. Joseph Harper (the captain of my softball team and nice as guy) organises the night and he always manages to pull together a pretty sweet lineup. From what I saw by stalking through the facebook events some of the joke tellers have been people like Paul Williams, Dominic Corry, Chris Parker, Guy Williams and Rose Matafeo was apparently supposed to be there one night but wasn't.
But yeah like I said it's on Thursdays and I think it starts around 8/8:30pm.
Like their facebook page for when shows are and who's playing and stuff: https://www.facebook.com/notfunnynz
The Aim Lennie Dress
So you've probably already heard about huffer's new line AIM which is slightly more sophisticated high-end stuff for women. Well I'm obviously quite the expert as I have to sell it to people all day and I picked out this as my favourite piece. I honestly didn't really notice it initially because on the rack it just looks like a big black blob and the lookbook didn't actually do it much justice. But trust me, it's AMAZING! It's the kind of dress every girl of any size could wear. It's super baggy, so really comfy and if you wear it with the tie around the waist it's flattering and dressy or without the tie it's more smart-casual and you could just chuck on some sneakers with it!
I bought it and I'm totes wearing it to my birthday party on Saturday night.
Yep so that's basically it. I'll post this up every week after I've done it on air which will hopefully get me blogging more cause I'm currently the worst blogger of all time. I think the last time I posted was like a month ago.
Posted by Maddy Budd at 2:55 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Photos // James K Lowe
Assembly is one of my favourite new labels by a couple of Aussie guys Damien Horan and Dan Oliver. They started out in 2011 just making stuff for the guys but have decided to give womenswear a go this season dropping in stores this week!
The brand kind of encapsulates that perfect lifestyle of surfing, travel, adventure and classic simplistic design. Their Tumblr is full of interviews with people about their travels and beautiful images of seascapes and landscapes.
The clothes are super classic, simple cuts all super wearable and versatile. The womenswear range includes the perfect shirt and drawstring shorts (pictured above) in a range of beautiful plain and patterned fabrics.
There are also a ton of other great simple pieces in the range including tees, dresses and jeans and pants.
I photographed some of my favourite pieces with James at my house and down at down at the bay (see below).
Just simple, beautiful, staple, affordable stuff every guy/girl needs in their wardrobe.
NZ Stockists here.
Posted by Maddy Budd at 1:08 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Photos // Karen Ishiguro
Ruby have collaborated with renowned London-based illustator GATTOBRAVO to create a limited edition capsule collection.
GATTOBRAVO is known for her organic and fluid illustration style and has done drawings for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and Dior.
The collection is full of so many goodies - dresses, playsuits, skirts, shorts, tops and even a slouchy sport sack badges, studded slides and a fedora. Candy-coloured jewels and gorgeous bright prints.
I love it all so much! It's all so fun. That red playsuit. Omg.
So last week I got together with the mega amazing Karen Ishiguro and had a lovely afternoon shooting these pics. They turned out so frikin great! Man Karen is good.
Yay. Check it out yo...
Posted by Maddy Budd at 1:20 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Photos // James K Lowe
I first heard about Lewis Fredericks through a friend of mine who knew the creators and thought it looked like something I would be interested in, and they were right.
It is basically all of my eyewear dreams coming true.
Handcrafted out of buffalo horn (a by-product of the animal domestication for food and work) so obviously a natural fibre. This means they are super lightweight, hypoallergenic and the grain varies with each pair so no two are the same.
They are available in two styles 'The Lloyd' (the slightly more simple and conservative frame of the two) and 'The Foster' and three shades 'Light Horn', 'Dark Horn' and 'Yellow Horn'.
Every detail is finished perfectly right down to the beautiful soft leather cases.
I can't wait to get my hands on a pair.
Brown & Co
Friday, September 5, 2014
State coat, Circ Tee, Des pants, Espy flats and Fob chain.
On Tuesday I got to spend the morning getting my hair and makeup done and hanging out with some of the lovely girls from Moochi. They asked me to be apart of one of their #MyMoochStyle editorials and I was more than happy to take part. I picked out some of my favourite outfits from their new season range and took some pictures at some of my favourite local hangouts like Hamilton Beach and by some of the cafes on Jervoice Rd. See the photos and a little interview with me here on Moochi's blog.
Posted by Maddy Budd at 1:40 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Fashion weekend kicks off tomorrow, this is when the public can come and enjoy the shows and see some in-season collections. You can go buy tickets if you want to go along.
The highlight of the week had to be the jumper James Lowe made especially for fashion week that said “Elite, private, members-only club” poking fun at those new 'exclusive' clubs popping up at the moment. He even made it into the paper! As for the shows the highlights for me were definitely Juliette Hogan and Kate Sylvester.
Lowlights were probably the lack of decent food on site at the Viaduct Events Centre and today when the Red Bull girls weren’t there giving out free Red Bull I had to buy one for $5. Oh and sassy people with attitude problems.
I had very little sleep the night before so day 3 was a bit of a struggle. Luckily the first show had cute male models handing out free flat whites and croissants as we were being seated. I was the only one actually eating in the front row but I was too tired to care. Celine Rita kicked the day off with a bright, fun show. The Parisian inspired collection featured plenty of prints patterns and bold colours.
The New Generation show is always interesting. This time we had Wilson Trollope, Inhale Apparel, Nomsa Mabuto and ITZME. All had an exciting fresh take on things.
Coop was a great show. I loved the muti-coloured sneakers with the rainbow marble sole. My friend Katherine hated them but I loved that they were a bit over the top. They used a great dusty colour palette throughout the collection and I could see myself wearing a lot of it!
Hailwood had designs ranging from streetwear right through to a blue velvet dress. I loved some of the simple looks with the grey knits paired with skirts and jeans. The big blanket poncho looked like something I’d love wearing too.
Finally the highlight of the day Kate Sylvester. I loved it all, the striped pajamas, the heels with socks, the skinny scarves, the long skirts, the low ponytails and even the tiny splashes of yellow and red. Kate hasn’t had a show at NZFW for a while and but boy am I happy she came back! Such a great show.
Posted by Maddy Budd at 4:20 PM