Saturday, September 12, 2015

Things to do this weekend

What's with me and writing lists at the moment? Okay so I'm mostly writing this because I went to this really awesome play on Wednesday and I want to tell people to go. I don't know much about plays and crap but I went to this and enjoyed it LOTS! So yep I have 4 things for you to do this weekend and here they are:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bitch be cool: NZFW

I should start by explaining exactly what 'bitch be cool' is... basically at about 9am on Wednesday mornings I head into George FM to talk about 3 things people should know about to make their lives cooler. I'm not sure I'm qualified in any way to do this, and most of the things I talk about aren't so much cool as they are just really specific weird things I'm obsessing over that week. But all that aside, it's a thing I do and I thought it should be on my blog. So I'm starting with my 3 favourite things from NZFW I know it's a little late but I'm late for everything. 

Fashion week left me feeling a little deflated, I'm sure I'm not the only one. I mean you spend the week staring at girls who are way prettier and have way better bodies than you, you’re surrounded by people who are smart and successful and probably think you’re dumb because they actually work for proper awesome magazines and crap and don’t just write stuff on a blog they made when they were like 18.
Blimmin' people who can actually write and don’t just have an occasional brain explosion onto a page that probably doesn’t make sense to anyone reading it except me cos I wrote it. Listen to me! I’m an insecure mess! This is what fashion week does to me *cries and smashes the free sparkling water I got from a goodie bag on the ground*.
I’m not being ungrateful (even though I 100% am) but I'm feeling like a loser and I need to vent so let me have my moment okay guys. Well actually, on the up side this might actually motivate me to go for a run instead of coming home and snuggling up to my electric blanket and smashing back a full pack of raspberry licorice. 
Some upsides of the week were Katherine letting me wear the sassy KW pants to fashion week. Well, I felt real sassy in those 'till I saw another girl wearing them who looked way hotter than me in them  -_- SORRY! POSITIVES! I also got to hang out with Olivia Fleming who is pretty much the coolest ever person in the history of life. What else… I  got some vouchers… Oh I got to sit front row snuggled up next to a cute boy which is something I've always wanted to do for some reason. I think it's because Lani (Lani Says) and her HUSBAND NOW Dave, always look real cute together front row, and I don’t know if this ever actually happened in sex and the city but I feel like Carrie would totally sit front row with Big being super cute and cuddly. Oh! And I also got over my cold which was great. It was one that only really lasted 2 days but I did take heaps of those 'go vitamins' and that yuck as vitamin C gel stuff. So if you have a cold my advice is crank dem vitamins.

Oh right fashion week! I couldn't really be bothered covering everything so I have just picked out 3 highlights and here they are...

Monday, August 10, 2015

8 ways to wear colour

I know colour can be a little bit scary, it isn't always easy to do right. 
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about wearing colour is that awkward in-between age where all my pants were a little bit too short and I wore all my favourite colours at once, plus some colours that I didn't like but were handed down to me from my big sister. Thankfully that was just before the time of Facebook and Instagram so there isn't any evidence of that online bar a couple of TBTs I couldn't not post.
But it doesn't have to be like that, it can be fun, sophisticated and even a little bit sexy if you do it right. Everyone should have a the confidence to wear whatever colours they like. Some may need a little extra help, but no worries thats why I'm here. I have done all the hard work so now you have no excuse not to wear all of the colours all of the time...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Easy Beauty Favourites

Clockwise from top left: Toni & Guy Glamour 3D Volumiser, Simple Micellar Water, Dove Invisible Dry, Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes.

When it comes to beauty, skincare, all that stuff... I'm not exactly an expert. Far from it. But sometimes I'd rather hear how a normal person looks after their skin rather than about some hardouts 14 step skincare regime that I would never be able to do myself. I just try to keep things fairly inexpensive and super simple - mostly because I'm just lazy. I also have quite dry, sensitive skin so if I use too many harsh chemicals my skin goes all spotty and gross. As for my hair, same goes. I quite often don't do much with it after a wash, but if I do have to do anything to it I'll do whatever takes the least amount of time and effort.

So here's 4 of my favourite beauty products, perfect for lazy girls like me:

1) Toni & Guy Glamour 3D Volumiser 
This stuff is great. I like my hair to have extra body and volume if anything, but like I said I can't really be bothered doing anything overly strenuous to make it that way so the GHDs very rarely come out of the cupboard. All you need to do with this is spray a little bit in and scrunch your hair a bit with your hands and you're good to go! You can also do a little bit of back combing too if you want it to be extra jushy.

2) Dove Invisible dry
When it comes to underarms this is one area we all tend to forget about, but that being said I'm weirdly quite particular about the kind of deodorant I use. It has to smell just right and this stuff is extra good because it has been tested on 100 colours so it doesn't leave white marks on any of my clothes. Dove also uses 1/4 moisturiser in their products, which is perfect for my dry skin.

3) Simple Micellar Water
I use Micellar water to remove my everyday makeup. It's pretty amazing stuff. Unscented and not harsh on my skin at all. It literally feels like I'm just putting water on my skin but it's great at getting make up off, even eye makeup.

4) Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
These babies are great for when I have a bit more makeup on, like after a night out or something. They also require the least amount of effort which is also great after a night out. They are fragrance free and gentle on skin too.

Other than that I just use a bit of moisturiser and boom done. 
That was probably the most basic beauty post in the history of beauty posts.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Face Value by Ken Griffen

A perception of society based on face value — always judge a book by its cover. 

“Fleeting relationships, encounters, sightings. Making brutal and instant generalisations on society under the pervasive guise of our personal perspectives”

Tonight was the opening of the very talented Ken Griffen's exhibition 'Face Value' at the Allpress gallery. Ken is a friend of mine, I can't remember exactly how we met, it may have been through mutual friends or possibly at Huffer. Ken worked for Huffer for a while doing design and art direction before he went away and did a residency in Berlin and some travel around Europe and North America. It was during his time traveling his first hand impressions of faces and places progressed into drawings and paintings. His friends and workmates speak so fondly of him it's like he's some kind of god.

Ken's from Auckland, he grew up on K Rd and his mother was an artist. He studied as a designer at AUT and afterwards moved to Vancouver and New York. He hasn't come through the traditional art scene, which I think is rad, but more through commercial design. Before Huffer he did work for No magazine and design agencies. On top of all this Ken is a top bloke, so make sure you get down there and go check out his work.


May 27 - June 5

Allpress Gallery
8 Drake Street
Auckland CBD


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Style Inspiration: Colour

We're heading into winter and it's around this time that we all notice a dramatic decrease in the amount of colour we wear. This doesn't have to be the case, there are plenty of awesome ways for us to incorporate colour into our wardrobes, even during winter. We shouldn't shy away from colours during any season, colours are what make dressing fun, so we should be able to all wear the colours we love with confidence all year round.
Dove invisible dry can help you do this because it won't leave white marks, it has been tested on 100 colours so you can be confident wearing any colour you want.
I know sometimes wearing colour can be a little complicated, how do you make it look good? What colours do you wear together? What colours are in?
To help out I have done a little research and I've found some great stuff to help inspire you all to wear more colour! This season there are heap of awesome golds, mustards, yellows and tans. Yellow is my favourite colour too so I love wearing it whenever I can.

Check out some of the awesome colour inspiration I found below...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Aje Show with Dove Invisible dry


Right now I'm sitting on my best friend Georgia's couch in Sydney watching friends. It has been a crazy week of fashion shows and exploring the city. It awesome over here, I wish I had at least 2 weeks to do everything. 
On Monday night I went to the Aje show. For those of you who don't know, it's an Australian label that started out in 2007. It quickly carved a cult following and has been worn by celebrities such as Kate Moss, Madonna and Cara Delevigne. I got to chat with Adrien and Eddi backstage before the show. Both of them were ridiculously gorgeous and sweet. Eddi told me Aje began 2007 with two good friends coming together with a similar vision, to create something there was a need for; effortless relaxed clothing as well as being quite glamorous. The collection is called Vihara, Adrien told me how they paired their heavily embellished pieces back with clean natural silks and linens. They used lots of muted colours but bought in some blues beautiful deep blues and blacks. Eddi said they tend to use a lot of earthy tones and brought in the blues a kind of a highlight, lots of whites, blacks, oatmeals. They find inspiration when finding fabrics and from there go on to create their beautiful clothes. After the show they said they were going to have little break and their first drop is going into Myer in July.
The show was beautiful and the rose-gold candles looked and smelt amazing.
Thanks to Dove Invisible dry for sending me along. Invisible dry is tested on 100 colours so now I can wear any colour I want with confidence.