Monday, May 30, 2011


FINALLY! Sorry for the delay, we've been crazy busy over the holidays, going away over Easter and visiting friends in Wellington, and doing actual uni work!

Here are some of our favorite photos from Coachella, which is a music festival held in pretty much the middle of nowhere, in Southern California every year. It's like RnV, but way hotter during the day and way colder at night, and has much cooler acts (can be hard when you're a little country on the other side of the world, to convince or pay people to come visit).

Wish I could have been there for: angus & julia stone, arcade fire, bloody beetroots, cee lo green, chase & status, the chemical brothers, crystal castles, ellie goulding, empire of the sun, fedde le grand, kanye west, the kills, kings of leon, laidback luke, mumford & sons, neon tree, robyn, the strokes and tinie tempah. wow. what a lineup.

Just have to remind myself that winter has its benefits. . . mainly tea and big knitted scarves, jumpers, socks etc.

ps. several of these photos are from fashiontoast - I think Rumi and Colin captured the atmosphere of a music festival really well =) .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Met Gala: the Good, the Big and the Ugly.

Would kill to go to the Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum in NY.

Last night was the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gale, and unlike the oscars, fashion people who come to big events like this aren't afraid of taking risks. LOVE.

Also, it seemed like everyone who wasn't in McQueen was in McCartney!! Some obligation to wear a British designer? Very strange. . . . or maybe I just loved all the McCartney frocks.

Anyway, here's the Good, the Big, and the Ugly. xx

Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney, Taylor Swift in J Mendel (pictured with Giles Mendel)

SJP and Sarah Burton, both in McQueen.

Rihanna in Stella McCartney - not normally a fan but I LOVED this crazy dress!

Salma Hayek and Stella McCartney, Natalia in Valentino (with designer)

Oh dear. MK in Vintage Givenchy, Miranda in balletic Marchesa. Undecided on that one.

Dianna Agron in Michael Kors (with designer), Kate Winslet in Stella McC.

Lea Michele in Escada, Karlie Kloss in Dior! Love simple hair + big dress.

Very BIG Kate Hudson in Stella, Jessica Szohr in Topshop Unique (say what?!) weird.

JLo in Gucci, Gisele in McQueen. Love love love.

Miserable-looking Isabel Lucas in LV, Fanning sisters both in Valentino.

Hailee Steinfeld in Stella, Emma Roberts in Michael Kors.

Eva Mendes in Stella, Ashlee Greene in Donna Karen.

Daphne Guinness in what can only be described as a bird (McQueen), and Andre Leon Talley in I dont even know what. It's like 'how can I possibly make myself bigger?'.

Blake Lively in Chanel Couture (with Karl), Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane.

Anna Della Russo (but of course!) in McQueen, Amber Valletta in Stella.

PS What's with all the stars posing with the designers? Have designers replaced sports star boyfriends as the ultimate arm candy?