Tuesday, 9 July 2013

STYLE SET || M is for Mustard.


Dreamy mustard hues are definitely my favourite right now.

Firstly, I adore the colour mustard and of course adorning it in many textiles and fabrics to give an outfit that punch of colour. What I find interesting is there are so many interpretations of mustard out there. Even in my set there is quite an array of shades. I especially love the geometric print trim top in mustard. Being a blonde, I sometimes find it hard to wear mustard, but i always find it works well if you wear combination of  black & white to make it work and to simplify your outfit. Simplicity is key.

These winter days are marked by misty mornings, crisp winter walks (which I need to do more of!), rain pattering on the rooftop and hot cups of english breakfast tea...if only I could have all these wonderful items to partake in these daily activities. My favourite from the set has to be the A.L.C. mustard Laila cardigan.It is a Mid-weight chunky-knit alpaca, wool and polyamide-blend.

Check out the style set below.

M is for MUSTARD

               A L C a l c
                180 NZD theoutnet.com
Dorothy perkin
22 NZD - dorothyperkins.com

A L C a l c
180 NZD - theoutnet.com

KLING button blouse
76 NZD - nelly.com

Darling polka dot pleated skirt
52 NZD - debenhams.com

Paul Smith leather shoes
525 NZD - coggles.com

Zippered canvas tote
70 NZD - modcloth.com

EABURNS pendant necklace
53 NZD - boticca.com

26 NZD - topshop.com

'till next time!



Wednesday, 3 July 2013

We Love : SHELTER Protects You


This weeks Artist feature is 
SHELTER Protects You.

On a recent trip to the USA & Mexico with my husband I became re-inspired. 

Let's rewind back 16 months to when my husband purchased me my first SHELTER purse for Christmas. I had seen the geometric purse in FRANKIE Magazine and instantly fell in like. Fast forward 16 months and we are coincidently hanging out in SHELTER's creative stomping ground in The River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.

SHELTER is the creative genius of Karie and Rob ; a thoughtful design company making handbags,cabins,leatherwork and do home design.

Karie is a great lady and we really appreciated her inviting us into her studio, to discover where the magic happens. The care and thought that goes into the design of their handbags in particular is impressive - the textile fabrics were my favorite. So many options for Colour and texture.  How can you not drool over these textiles?!

.....Let's just say that I wanted ALL of them.

These bags below are part of my collection. The purse to the left was my oreginal I fell in love with & has had some great wear - to the delight of Karie- which I purchased 1.5 years ago and my new wax purse to the right.

Shelter's aesthetic is unique and a beautiful mix of old and new. Karie exclaimed how she loves hearing how much wear one of her creations gets,knowing all the hard work she's put into a piece.

We ended up re-visiting Karie as we fell in love with another bag that both Corey & I are going to use for hiking in the mountains and overnight stays. (pictured in the very top photo right hand corner).  We found it a very handy bag to travel through Mexico and back to New Zealand with as a carry on.

Thanks Karie! 

Check out SHELTER Protects You HERE !