Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Zealand Fashion Week -day 2 - Trelise Cooper

New Zealand Fashion week is here yet again, and like most semi-related-to-the-industry New Zealander's, I too, have been scrambling down to the viaduct event centre this week to try and get as much in as possible. 

So without due, here is what's been the go so far.  


Yesterday was the first real day of Fashion Week '14, and the first show I went to was the Trelise Cooper Runway. 

Cooper is one of New Zealand's oldest and most iconic designers. So of course, the show was polished to perfection. 

Cooper received a bit of flack from the media this morning because of her use of Native American headdresses. I'm not too sure about my stance on this, and i'm guilty of doing it, so I might suspend comments one way or the other and let you decide. 

THIS was my favourite look. Ahhh all the glitter, siiigh. 

The show was very fabulous indeed, although, I must admit I hate the hair. It kinda looked like a really cheap weave had been taped to each model's head. Dunno what was up with THAT. 

The Designer herself! Looking so beautiful! 

Keep posted for my updates tomorrow! You can follow me on Instagram or Facebook for INSTANT TO THE SECOND LIVE ASS updates. xx

Oh and I got an awesome goodie bag :)

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Trend Crush - Bomber Jackets

My current trend crush is silk or material bomber jackets.
They are comfy, kawaii and a bit boyish, which are all A++ attributes for me.
i recently picket up an AWESOME vintage one, which I can't take off (from my friend's vintage clothing line - yay! Friendship is magic).

Here are some of my favourite picks:

1. Versace for H&M. Remember when Versace did that awesome range for H&M? I still LOVE that collection. Especially this bomber. It's soooo Versace, sooo 90's. Jadore.

2. This Kenzo Bomber with their iconic monogram. 
For a slightly cheaper option check out this  Glassons  bomber.

Or this gorgeous ROMWE print

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stripes, plaid and fur -

Just a quick outfit post to let ya'll know what I've been wearing lately! My mum is always saying I like to wear my entire wardrobe at one time. 

Fur Coat: Sans Pareil Vintage
Plaid Shirt: Sans Pareil men's vintage
Dress: Cotton On. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Romwe Tassels Floral Print Loose Kimono

We are happy to announce that sans pareil and Romwe have begin a partnership! Yay!

And the very first thing I get to exclusively announce to sans pareil readers is that this beautiful Kimono is now less than half price for 24 hours only!

Desicribed as the 'must have' fashion accessory this season, I'm def getting one. xxx

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


As with everything I love, this pretty rad photographer, prettypuke, is based in New York. 

This style of photography is popular right now, namely because of artists like prettypuke who have pioneered the way of this un-polished, polaroid-esk style. 

Below are some of my favourite images. 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ayla for sans pareil

A few weeks ago, my friend Ayla came over and I took some pictures of her. Some were for my label, sans pareil; and some were for her modelling portfolio.

This also gave me a chance to work on my Photoshop skills and basically just have a play. 

I did the photography, styling and editing for all of the following images. 

zEU8Yg on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Babes and Bikes - Colin checks out biker style in Melbourne

Ah Melbourne, such a great city to live in. The public transport is great, so you would you need to own an automobile? Generally, you wouldn't, unless of course you have something special to get you from A to B in style. For me this involves riding my motorbike, a true café racer.


The term café racer developed among British motorcycling enthusiasts enthusiasts of the early 1960s, specifically the Rocker (or ton-up boy) subculture. The term describes a style of motorcycle for quick rides from one cafe to another. Café  Racers were also common in Italy, France and other European countries. By the 1970's Japanese cafe racers stormed the scene but shortly after this the style became unpopular due to the rise of sports bikes. Also, cafe racers by the drive to personalise and highly modify meant the often became uncomfortable to ride in the pursuit of aesthetics.

What I love best about it is its modified world war one headlight.

Here are some other beauties I have spotted online.

What to wear? Vintage! Look at these googles, steam punk before steam punk was even a thing.

Personally, I love these vintage baby blues.
As for jackets, you can go with the classic leather jacket, traditional worn one size too small. However, I have my eyes on another type of jacket, the type that I believe most gentlemen motorcyclists would wear a Belstaff jacket. Belstaff, a British brand, founded in Longton, Staffordshire in 1924. They make many styles but the one I am particularly fond of is the military style waxed cotton with plaid lining. They come in both his and hers so you both can trend it like Beckham.

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