Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lonely Bones Boutique Lookbook Summer 2014/15

Lonely Bones Boutique is a super kawaii online shop from New Zealand. It sells affordable latest-trend fashion for laddddiiiieeees. Here is a quote from Sam the owner: 

"We aim to bring you quality, on-trend clothing with free sizing andstyling advice, just email us or chat to us on Facebook. We treat you
no differently than we treat our friends.  Don’t forget to keep a look
out for the 2nd half of our Spring/Summer range in the next few weeks."

Sounds like a dream shopping webiste to me! Below are my favourite pics from the new season range. You can see the full collection on the Facebook page (follow the link). All the photos taken by NZIPP award winning photographer Shar Hays. (you can also peep her facebook page here.

The flower crowns are such a beautiful touch, don't you think?


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Ring Stacking with Michael Hill Jeweller

How pretty is ring stacking?
I am such a huge fan! Though it's hard to find the perfect combination.

So lets pretend that my wallet is bottomless and I'm going to use Michael Hill Jeweller  to make my ultimate dream ring stacking combo!

This is an obvious no-brainer selection. I would get at least two of these and probably in all different sizes so I could wear it above or below the knuckle depending. 

Petite rings are so cute and girlie and will be a popular accessory this summer. I would get a smaller size in this one so I could wear it as a midi (above the knuckle). 

I am a HUGE fan of mixing yellow gold with white gold and silver. Not everyone is, but I love this ring because if I wanted to mix it up with a silver band this would make for the best gateway. 

4. This 10CT Yellow Gold Rope Stack Ring 


I LOVE this ring. It is my absolute favourite, and if I could I would get at least two, and wear one on my index and one on my middle finger. 

6. Lastly, The Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring 
I think this is such a divine piece. It's very similar to the type of jewellery my mum would wear. I think it would make a great stacking ring because it would add a beautiful, elegant touch.

Now that I've spent about $4000.00 of dream money I should probably get back to reality! xx 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shit I'm diggin' : Holy Soul by Salt Cathedral

I just love it when local talent takes the world by storm.
A young Kiwi gal I know - who is currently residing in the big apple - is creating some pretty amazing things.
Her name is Madeleine Askwith a.k.a Mad Ask and you should watch this video.

Holy Soul // Salt Cathedral from Matthew Beck on Vimeo.

The band goes by the name of Salt Cathedral  and they their sound is mesmerising. The video is haunting and lonely but beautifully made.
There is also this awesome Vice article on it here! 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Designer Watch: Campbell Luke

Bobby Campbell Luke a.k.a Campbell Luke  is a Auckland based designer that I first saw at the AUT Rookie show a few weeks ago.

The thing that really stood out about this young designer, was the incredibly unique yet totally wearable designs. I love the tailored jackets, high waist-lines, and lose fitting dresses. This collection is truly flattering to the female form. Take a gander below.

LOVE these culottes! 

SO wearable right?  Keep an eye on this young designer he's going places. xx

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AUT Rookie Show 2014

Designer Campbell Luke.

Last week saw the annual showcase of the AUT Rookie Show. It consisted of the second and third year students, displaying their year's worth of work walking down the runways. I love graduate shows because the students really go to town with the creativity of their collections. This year they experimented with sound, colour - and of course designs - which made for such great energy.

The show opened with the eerie sound of oriental chimes as a few models trickled out with long,slick samurai-like hair. The theme was industrial and for the second year students, and their collections are shown together in one group. The colours were generally earthy, demure tones and minimalistic designs, which is a great, fashion forward forecast of what will be hitting the streets.

It was hard for me to pick my favourite third year collection. And I mean that. The collections started with the demure, minimalistic colours and texture.  Culottes, layers and summer trousers were staple items.
Next, the collections became more and more bold, bright and energetic, with a 90s flavour. Everything from bright gumboots, overalls and clothing patches were popular.

Finally, the Collections took a gothic turn with sheer blacks, fringes and flowing dresses.

Jarred Godman. 

Designers to keep an eye on are Jarred Godman, Campbell Luke, Brit Day, Kristina Drake.

Make sure to look through our facebook Gallery for all of the pictures from the show!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

FEM Giveaway WINNER announcement.

We are SO so happy to announce the winner of the FEM and Sans Pareil giveaway!!

Drum roll please...
dun dun dunnnnnn

WINNIE STUBS. Winnie you have your very own pair of FEM shorts. You can chose the colour and size.

Congratulations Winnie! Enjoy them.

xxx Sans Pareil and FEM.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


In celebration of the release of FEM's 14/15 Summer collection we are excited to announce a giveaway!

First, check out the awesomely vibrant lookbook below. 


FEM is the brain child of Melbourne based designer Eugenie Meeker and is set to pack a punch in both local and international markets. 

Usually when I review a collection I have quite a clear idea about my favourite pieces but I love everything! The bright colours, the slightly sporty flavour, the use of sequins, even the accessories (that choker!!) are perfection. 

NOW for the competition:

YOU have the chance to win  a pair of these amazing sequin shorts valued at $130.00 AUD!!

Like both the Sans Pareil facebook page and the FEM facebook page.
Comment (so we know who you are) and then share the competition poster and you're done! Yay!


Competition ends November 5th 2014 - so get entering!!

Good luck. xx

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oh no! Oscar de la Renta died!

On October 20th in his home in Kent, Connecticut, United States, iconic American fashion designer; Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82. The designer had been battling cancer since 2006.
De la Renta died at his home surrounded by family and “more than a few dogs,”  according to a handwritten statement given to The Associated Press and signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen - also the CEO of Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta had appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his eponymous brand just last week. As of Tuesday (U.S.A time) morning, Oscar de la Renta’s homepage features a handwritten note from Eliza and Alex. It reads “He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms.” The statement did not specify a cause of death, but as stated above, de la Renta had spoken in the past of having
With a career spanning more than 50 years, de la Renta has dressed everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Hillary Clinton. Most recently, Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Alamuddin donned a truly spectacular de la Renta gown when she married actor George Clooney last month.
De la Renta's specialty was evening-wear, though he also was known for chic daytime suits favored by the women who would gather at the Four Seasons or Le Cirque at lunchtime. His signature looks were voluminous skirts, exquisite embroideries and rich colours.
De la Renta gave up the title of chief executive of his company in 2004, handing over business duties to the Bolens, but he remained active on the design end, continuing to show his collections during New York Fashion Week.

The iconic and influential designer will truly be missed. 

To remember the designer, I've made a little photo gallery of my favourite Oscar de la Renta designs below. 

Emma Watson .

Hillary Clinton. 

Kirsten Dunst. 

Amal Alamuddin.

Jessica Biel. 

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