Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Online Fashion Success

Online Fashion Success is a yearly conference held in Auckland New Zealand. This year it was held at Shed 10 in the Viaduct (not to be mistaken as around the Shilo Park end - which I totally did). I was sent with the PR agency I work for, which was cool because I with Sans Pareil, my intentions are very much based online. 

Kathryn Wilson opening at Online Fashion Success. 

The speakers included, Kathryn Wilson,  Paul Kennedy, James Johnson (from Michael Hill) Mark Grey, The founders of Superette, Pocket Square and a panel including founder of PR agency Showroom 22, Murray Bevan.

Showroon 22 founder Murray Bevan. 

 I found the most interesting speakers being Murray Bevan, Kathryn Wilson and the guys from Pocket Square and Superette. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

This week in my favourite beauty hacks

Kia ora!
I'm diggin' on the braids hair trend. For someone that get sick of my hair RELLY easily. Braiding (rather than dying/chopping) is a great alternative to a major change.

After scanning the internet for wayyyyy too long, here are my favourite Tutorials. Enjoy. x

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Karen Walker at New York fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has come to a close and yet again New Zealand's own Karen Walker was a hit. The latest collection, Garden People; was shown to a packed audience at Chelsea pier, New York. 

As with last year's collection, the theme was based on a historically iconic group of women. While using the women of the suffragette to draw inspiration from in 2014; this year, the focus was on The gardening society in Britain as photographed byValerie Finnis. 

In an interview backstage, after the successful show; Walker explained:
"What I really liked about (Finnis') work was she just photographed her friends in their gardens, so it was really the idea of dressing up to go gardening which gives you that mix of glamour and utility with a slight eccentricity". 

The collection itself is colour, comfort mixed with Walker's trademark effortlessly chic look. 

To view the full collection go here

Here are my favourites:

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sans Pareil Jewellery

I'm in the middle of setting up a page where you can buy sans pareil direct from this site (yay!( so thought I would drop these pics for ya'll to check out the jewellery.

Thanks again to the Lovely Ayla for letting me use her as a model!

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*Deathly* Necklace
$20.00 NZD

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*Chola* Necklace
$20.00 NZD

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*Saint* Necklace 
20.00 NZD

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*Spike Was A Vamp* Necklace
$20.00 NZD
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Friday, September 19, 2014

O.P.I - NORDIC Range

O.P.I have just released their latest range of polish; NORDIC.
Beautiful, icy colours with fun names.  

I was sent these three colours to have a little play with!

1. First look is a feature nail. I used was 'Viking in a Vinter Wonderland and 'My Dogsled Is A Hybrid". 

2. For this second look, I used My Dogsled Is A Hybrid" and "Do You Have This Colour In Stockholm?"

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Brands to Watch - Miss Selfridge

I have a MAJOR crush on this UK label. Even though it's already relativity well known in Europe (and probably everywhere else in the world, apart from NZ siiigh) I have so far only seen a small selection at Smith & Caughey's.

From what I have seen so far it's kind of like Top Shop, but aimed sightly older (think 20s instead of teens) and has an air of elegance to it. The thing that caught my eye the most, was all of the beading embellishment and still really reasonable prices (don't think I saw much over $200!)

1. THIS maxi. Aren't long sheer dresses the best?

2. This nude (Loving the colour nude riiiight now).

3. This black embellished body con dress. I know I know, body con dresses are yuck but just LOOK at this one. LOOK AT IT. It's booooytiful.

4. And finally this Faux fur coat.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014


Here are some pictures I shot over summer.

This is for the latest season of Sans Pareil clothing! Everything is for sale. xx

Art Design, Styling - Robecca Leyden (me)
Photography - Darcy Peacock
MUA/ Hair - Sidd Bahree

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What I wore to New Zealand Fashion Week

Here is a quick timeline of what I wore each day.

1.   Vintage Dess
      Glassons trench
      Glassons shoes ( I love these, I wore them all week!)
      Sportsgirl Chiffon Shirt

2.   Sans Pareil black lace dress
     YSL earrings 
     Little One Cardi 

I changed my make-up from day to night. Both lipsticks are MAC. 

3.  H&M necklace
     Vintage bomber jacket
     San Pareil two piece skirt and crop           

4. Antique ruby necklace
    Asos top
    The Dog Show sequin jacket
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