Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kate Moss x Topshop

Not going to lie, I am a bit excited about the Kate Moss resurrected collab with Topshop, despite my buying power being quite limited (aka 5 Pieces). The tanks are what initially caught my eye, particular the star embellished boat neck one - which I translate to be quite Chanel Spring 2008. A collection so memorable I still have two inspired remnants, a red and white blazer from Topshop and a star print blouse. 

If Mary-Kate = Chanel Spring 2007 aka those half tinted sunnies
Kate Moss / Lily Allen = Chanel Spring 2008

Now that I've got that weird fashion equation out of the way, here are my picks from the collab which launches at the end of the month. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Nails Chat with Kalliana

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mecca Cosmetica Brush Cleaner

Let me set the scene for you. You have an accidental Monday morning alarm malfunction and have less than five honest minutes to paint a face. One that would show no trace of what you got up to on the weekend (late night Dr Who marathon by the way). There is not a single clean synthetic concealer brush in sight. Face it, it's time to pick the casualty in your makeup routine. The sensible old lady in me would mix my Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily SPF50 Moisturizer with my MAC Face & Body and just be done with it. It was only at a recent trip to Mecca Cosmetica was I reminded of the wonders of instant brush cleaning wizardry.

The Mecca Cosmetica Brush with Success Cosmetic Brush Cleaner comes in a 150 ml spray bottle and is so easy to use. This is less fiddly compared to other brush cleaners I've used in the past (the one from Minifies when I want to feel profesh) which would require a separate little dish where you would swirl your brush in before drying clean on a paper towel. Just spray directly on to the brush fibres and wipe over a clean tissue. The fragrance is an added bonus - refreshing and not strongly of alcohol.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ruby and Liam at Prefab Hall

I don't get invited to many things so I was quite excited when Ruby invited me along to their show at Prefab Hall. Here are some snaps I took at the Ruby and Liam show as part of Wellington Fashion Week last Thursday.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

5 Pieces: The Black Heels

Exactly two months after I introduced the idea of '5 Pieces' here on the blog, a really elaborate list of basics remains unpublished in my drafts folder. Writing about basics has truly lost its appeal and I've been turning to Twitter for help on deliberating what counts as basic and what counts towards my five. (Shoutout to Fashion Westie for always always replying and talking sense into me). We have concluded that the Rodarte sweatshirt (no matter how much I need it) should count based on price alone. I still think about this pink Isabel Marant Etoile sweatshirt from time to time. Sigh. 

So let's recap, shall we?

- My first '5 Pieces' purchase was a Mango faux leather jacket. 

- My second purchase are the above Isabel Marant Poppy heels in black. I've currently got them on online laybuy. 

- I went shopping for basics at Glassons, starting out with merino turtlenecks in black and grey. These are perfect for layering. 

Now all I need is the perfect collarless coat. 

image sources here & here

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miso Kelp Noodles

I celebrated not eating meat for one whole month by making one of my favourite meatless dishes - Miso Kelp Noodles. This recipe is good enough for two hearty servings so I made one dinner and one for lunch the next day.