I’ve been working on a fun charity project recently with Sealy NZ and four renowned local creatives and above is the result – beds that are so gorgeous you’d almost want to go sans sheets.
Artist Otis Frizzell, fashion illustrator Kelly Thompson, musician Hollie Smith and fashion designer Tanya Carlson each designed a vibrant and unique print to cover a bespoke Sealy bed.
The beds are on auction on TradeMe until tomorrow and all proceeds raised go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation to support women with breast cancer. Place your bid here: trade.me/SealyNZ.
It’s day four of fashion week and considering I’m a full time PR girl, I’ve been to a limited number of shows this time around – quality shows nonetheless. I went along to Zambesi on Tuesday night, which is always one of the most theatrical and packed-to-the-rim productions. They put on an interesting spectacle, exposing the entire backstage to the audience. The make-up artists, tech team, model dressers and everyone else typically in the shadows were cast in the spotlight for a change. As for the collection – it was classic Zambesi: androgynous and monochromatic with stand out suiting and sheer separates. Definitely a few pieces on my A/W 2014 wish list. Another key show was Salasai, which was presented offsite at Ponsonby Central’s Sapphire Room earlier tonight. Stand out styles include their floaty sheer shirting, fur scarves and the tailored winter trench coats.
The arrival of fashion week tomorrow has made me realise how few blog posts I’ve done lately – there has been much to write about, but not a lot of time to write. As mentioned in my last update, I’ve started a new role at the country’s leading PR agency, have been writing for Fashion Quarterly (as featured above) and have had a whole lot of events in between. There’s a lot that I’d like to share, so here are some of the highlights from my Instagram.
The Sugar Club: Peter Gordon’s immaculate new restaurant located on level 53 of Auckland’s Sky Tower. Everything from the Art Deco decor to the divine food to the elevated location overlooking the city has me hooked. And how gorgeous are the retro-glam menus? Heaven for any foodie.
The Marr Factory Shows: A five-day event showcasing in-season collections to both media and the public at Golden Dawn. I went along to Karen Walker’s show last Sunday to see her spring / summer 2014 collection ‘The New Rose’. Workshop, Zambesi, Nom*d, Helen Cherry and Kate Sylvester also held shows on separate nights throughout the week. Although each of the collections have been available in-store for several weeks now, it’s always interesting to see how the pieces are styled.
New York City is holding not only my boyfriend captive, but our shared laptop, hence my lack of posting anything over the past few weeks. Blogging from my iPhone is something I’m yet to master, so since I’ve finally got a decent Internet connection, I thought an update was necessary. It’s been a hectic month, with an exciting shoot for CLEO magazine (check it out on my Instagram), putting together a feature for Fashion Quarterly’s Spring issue and starting on the fashion and lifestyle team at Pead PR - a move that has been great in so many ways. I’m so lucky to be working with Carlson – one of my favourite local designers – among a host of other fantastic brands. I am loving her Spring/Summer 13’14 collection titled ‘LA Dreaming’ and thought I would share some of my favourite looks. So Santa Monica.