Charming Céline Rita

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nestled away just off a busy street in Auckland's Newton is the workroom and boutique of Céline Chapman, the lovely and talented young designer of local label Céline Rita. Willowy, blonde and girlishly pretty with the same sweetness and charm that is evident in her collections, Céline welcomes me into her space for a chat about fashion, France and first ladies on an overcast Friday afternoon. The dull greyness outside starkly contrasts to the light white interior, which makes a perfectly subtle backdrop for her beautifully bright summer collection hanging from the racking. Céline's adorable nearly two year old puppy, Flo, is also there to greet me and is Céline's daily companion in the open-plan space from which her one woman operation is based.

An Adorable Education In Ruby

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gorgeous local label Ruby released these sweet images today of their new sixties-inspired capsule collection 'An Education' which is released in Ruby stores and online this Friday.  I'm absolutely amazed that the super busy Ruby team, lead by designer Deanna Didovich, have enough time to create another capsule collection with their super busy schedule, but it's totally winsome and a perfect excuse to add some transeasonal pieces to your wardrobe.

Into The Woods With Ted Baker

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Aren't these images delighful?  Ted Baker's southern hemisphere Autumn/Winter 2013 collection is truly beautiful and I love the babe in the woods style of this shoot.  The model's exquisite porcelain skin and auburn hair perfectly complement the petal-pretty prints and striking silks, wools and furs in the range.

Max Hearts Magnum Pink And Black

Monday, March 4, 2013

The perfect mix of beautiful and indulgent, Max Fashions and Magnum hosted a fun fashion/food event combining two of my favourite things, gorgeous fashion and delicious icecream last Wednesday.  Magnum have just launched two new flavours, Magnum Pink (my favourite) which is pearlescent pink and Marc de Champagne flavoured (I know, pink champagne flavoured icecream is my idea of girly heaven!) and Magnum Black which is espresso flavoured and a coffee lovers dream.
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