Cute As Katie-Maree Cole

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunny days like today make me wish that summer was already here in the southern hemisphere.  Alas it's still a few months away, but lovely new lookbooks like this one from Katie-Maree Cole make the prospect of summer dressing a much sweeter one.  She's just released images for her Sping/Summer 2012/13 collection entitled 'Truly. Scrumptious.' and the collection is a real delight.

Effortlessly pretty and oh so cute, these garments could easily take you anywhere in summer, from the beach to a party, or out shopping with the girls.  Katie-Maree Cole really understands how to make garments that are appealing and really wearable, with an emphasis on natural fabrics like cotton and silk.

I had difficulty choosing a favourite piece from this collection, as I'd cheerfully take it all away on a summer holiday with me.  But the beautiful draping of the Birthday dress (pink one, 5th photo down) is just too stunning to resist and my favourite piece.  It's wonderful to see another great collection from this brilliant young label.  Well done Katie-Maree Cole, can't wait until it's in-stock soon.

Images from: Katie-Maree Cole

Just So Pretty x

Blue Sky: The NZFW 2012 Edition

Monday, July 23, 2012

Runway at Showroom 22's Blue Sky event in April

The countdown to New Zealand Fashion Week 2012 is on, with just 6 weeks to go now news is starting to come in of all the stylish events happening as part of the week.  By far the most exciting news to date is that Showroom 22 have just announced that they will be hosting another Blue Sky concept event on the Wednesday of NZFW this year.

NZFW 2012: Designer Announcement

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Outfit from Ingrid Starnes on the runway at NZFW 2011 

It seems to hard to believe that New Zealand Fashion Week 2012 is just over 6 weeks away now.  The past year has absolutely flown by, but it's thrilling to think that beauty, drama and excitement of the NZFW runway will be here again so soon.  FashioNZ announced the designer list of who is showing this year earlier today, with 40 labels taking part over 4 days from September 4th - 7th.

T Is For Tilly

Monday, July 16, 2012

Who doesn't love a cute clutch?  They're certainly a favourite of mine and I've just found a new one from local label Saben that has a suitable shade to match any outfit you can think of.  This adorable new bag is called Tilly and is just as sweet as her name sounds.  Available in three colour palettes; sugar, spice and just plain nice, my favourite of the three is the sweetly hued sugar range with blush, pink, mint and lilac making up the colours available, I simply can't choose which one I love more.

Oh My Dior

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It was a show the fashion world had been anticipating for months, after a tumultuous year of change at the house of Dior, but Raf Simons stepped up and delivered a divine collection, that will likely be the toast of this week's couture shows in Paris.  The former Jil Sanders designer, known for his minimalist approach, breathed a beautiful sense of modernism into the iconic label with his debut range, whilst creating a collection that celebrates and redefines it's history.

Winsome W.E

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Although W.E was released earlier this year (sadly to a less than wonderful reception), I hadn't had the opportunity to see this stunning film until just this week.  I was struck by the incredible beauty of the production design and fascinating attention to detail in the costumes, make-up and overall look of the film.
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