May 21, 2012

#9 Lucy McIntosh - Wellington Fashion Week

Lucy McIntosh had a modern approach, with a fresh take on classic pieces. Strong architectural elements were shown through tailored shirts and pants. Cropped layers, interesting cuts, and a mix of leather and sheer fabrics complimented the earthly hues of the collection.

Frith Armstrong @ Kirsty Bunny

Sequoia @ Nova

Georgie Wright @ Kirsty Bunny

Monica Buchan-Ng @ Kirsty Bunny 

Michaela @ Portfolio

Katie Holcroft @ Monarch

Sophie Petley @ Kirsty Bunny

Christianne @ Nova

May 20, 2012

#8 Ashley Fogel - Wellington Fashion Week

Ashley Fogel showed a bold collection, which saw polka dots and bright bursts of colour amongst neutral beige's, creating an interesting balance. Pencil skirts, tailored pants, shift dresses, and blazers in statement abstract prints and leather were seen throughout the collection, which worked to achieve an edgy yet fun overall feel.

- Izzie (The Frock Seeker)
*All images taken by me

#7 Hermione Flynn - Wellington Fashion Week

Opening the show was Hermione Flynn's current collection "The Homogenized Human", which was inspired by "traditional dress from around the globe". Horizontal hemline dresses, metallic cropped jerseys, and hounds tooth ringed blazers were statement pieces. A cool palette of greys, blacks, and metallic gold and silver were used; combined with elegantly layered, soft fabrics to create a dark femininity.

Christianne @ Nova

Frith Armstrong @ Kirsty Bunny

Katie Holcroft @ Monarch

- Izzie (The Frock Seeker)
*All images taken by me.

May 19, 2012

#6 Wellington Fashion Week - Backstage Group Show A

Wellington Fashion Week Group Show A, was a sell-out showcase of the high-fashion SS 12/13 and current collections of established New Zealand designers Taylor Boutique, Moochi, Trelise Cooper, Ashley Fogel, Hermione Flynn, Lucy McIntosh, Mardle and Nouveau.

Backstage there was a sense of anticipation and excitement in the air, as hair director Michael Beel for Wella, and make-up director Olivia Wild of Sebastian, worked their magic on the stunning models set to grace the runway in the coming hours.








The finished look was edgy but feminine, and reflected the sculptural elements of the designers' garments.

- Izzie (The Frock Seeker)
All images taken by me

May 3, 2012


As you may have gathered from my introductory post, I am a bit of a collector of sorts. I spend most Saturday mornings scouring the clothes racks of quaint opportunity shops or bustling markets, and rarely am disappointed with what I find. I prized this black velvet body suit at the Paekakariki monthly market a few weeks ago. Made in Paris by Etincelle Couture, it was a steal at $3. It has beautiful details, with cream floral lace embroidery covering the fitted bodice - which means it goes perfectly with my favourite cream pleated skirt. More than satisfied with this stunning find, so I had to share it with all of you. Maybe it will inspire your inner bargain-hunter this coming Saturday?