Shop One Night Is Nearly Here!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mondegreen's RaRa dress in Cherry
After a phenomenally successful event last year online shopping event Shop One Night is back again this year and is just one week away now.  Bringing together all kinds of one-off deals and discounts in a frenetic night of shopping, lots of NZ's top brands are involved and have been partered with local media and bloggers to help generate online buzz for the event.  Last year the combined power of the brands, media and shoppers resulted in Shop One Night's hashtag #S1N being the top trend on Twitter for the night which is pretty amazing.

I'm most excited about the event because this year I've been partnered with gorgeous fashion and homewares label Mondegreen, which is a label I fell in love with at last month's Wellington Fashion Week.  At the moment I'm preparing my own edit of their pretty winter collection which I'll be posting about next week as well as the deal they will be offering on the night.  But if you just can't wait pop over to, to have a look at their pretty Winter 2013 collection.

Check out more about Shop One Night 2013 on their website here and make a date with your computer for June 5th from 6pm to do some serious shopping.  Can't wait!

Image from: Mondegreen

Just So Pretty x

Surface Too Deep Makes A Splash In Sydney

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Models backstage at Suface Too Deep's MBFWA show

This year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was a special one for New Zealand, with the triumphant return of Zambesi, Kate Sylvester’s knockout Marilyn Monroe inspired collection and the brilliant Australian debut of young swimwear label Surface Too Deep in the Group Swim show making the kiwi contingent proud.  Now it’s the latter that was the most exciting to me, because it’s not every day you get to witness first hand two young New Zealander’s present a collection that blows away the rest in their category to the utter delight of the crowd.

Meadowlark Reigns Victorious

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

One of the best things about this time of year is getting a sneak preview of what's coming for Spring/Summer 2013/14, and last week I was fortunate enough to attend Meadowlark Jewellery's preview of their stunning new collection.  As well as getting to view the range up close, we were also treated to a tour of the workshop and got to witness how some of the pieces are created, which was really fascinating as all of Meadowlark's jewellery is made on-site.  
Clever designing couple Greg Fromont and Claire Hammon specialise in making unique jewellery with a playful edge and this new range is really something special.  Entitled 'Veni Vidi Vici' which is Latin for 'I came, I saw, I conquered' and infamously said by Roman ruler Julius Caesar in 47BC, the collection is a striking mix of stunning pieces themed around battle and victory.
The devil's claw pieces which were inspired by leather armour represent the former 'Veni' and are definitely battle-ready.  Amusingly the eyeball pieces are a play on 'Vidi', literally meaning 'I saw' and are actually rather charming as eyeballs go, definitely conversational pieces.  My favourite pieces were the beautiful wreath pieces, which represent victory 'Vici', the amazing oversized necklace was the standout for me.  I also adored the incredibly detailed wreath earrings too, you would certainly feel victorious wearing them!
Fittingly young singer Lorde wears the wreath necklace in her new video for 'Royals' and I couldn't think of a better adornment for her whilst performing that particular song.  I'm certain this unique range will find it's way into the collections and hearts of Meadowlark's fans come it's release in a couple months time and I for one, can't wait to shop it. 


Images: my own.

Just So Pretty x

Shop The Custom Shoes By Romance Was Born

Monday, May 6, 2013

A psychedelic explosion of colour and craziness, Romance Was Born certainly captured the imagination of the assembled crowd on the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia last month.  Amongst the out-there outfits and amazing make-up were some pretty stunning shoes and I was thrilled to discover that not only were they a collaboration with online shoe design company Shoes Of Prey, but the shoes are now available to customise and buy online as well.

Monday Must Have - Fredrick dress from Ingrid Starnes

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's been absolutely ages since I did a Monday Must Have post, but I've decided to bring them back as I see so many beautiful pieces all the time that I want to share and it's nice to have a format to do so that's more consistent.  Ladylike fashion is still very much around and I'm a big fan of designers that can create feminine pieces with a timeless feel but put their own twist on them.
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