Monthly Archives: April 2013

Special Events: What Are You Wearing 2?

Lawrence Arabia ‘Man Alone Tour’ at Queens (1 Queens Gardens), 26 April

Hosted by Hector in his stylish new venue, Queens, Lawrence Arabia performed a variety of quirky songs on keyboard and guitar.

James Milne

Critically acclaimed singer songwriter James Milne (aka Lawrence Arabia).

Claire and Abby wear op-shop and vintage.

Ellie wears dress from the Charity Barn, Kaikorai Valley.

Christina and Jack. Christina wears op-shop. Jack wears top from Yaks n Yetis.

Feastock V festival (Fea Street, Pine Hill), 27 April

Warm weather brought out some stunning style. Gumboots were de rigueur. Eat your heart out Glastonbury!

Opening act: Michael McLeod leads The Shifting Sands.

Gianna wears Kate Sylvester dress and Doc Martens.

Anthony and Maria. Maria wears top from the Salvation Army Shop.

Marielle wears NOM*d.

Libby and Georgia wear op-shop.

Clare wears shirt from Purple Rain ($10!).

Greg and India. Greg wears op-shop and handmade waistcoat. India wears op-shop.

NB: Sorry if we’ve spelt anyone’s name wrong. Please let us know and we will correct it.

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Art Meets Fashion Archive at Milford Galleries Dunedin

We couldn’t have found a better location for this photo shoot than Milford Galleries (18 Dowling Street, Dunedin). Not only were the staff super helpful but the lighting was perfect. Their current exhibitions (featuring Robert Ellis, Dick Frizzell and Karl Maughan amongst others) include some of our favourite artists which made the experience all the more enjoyable. Hurry, you have till the 8th May to see these exhibitions. Thank you so much Milford Galleries.

Although some of the featured fabrics are collaborations with artists, the inspiration behind the other fabrics is our own interpretation. We’ve also included some images of paintings that aren’t in Milford Galleries.

 

Day garden print by Karl Maughan in collaboration with Stolen Girlfriends Club for ‘The Big Comedown’ collection (SS 2011/12). Featured painting: Bottle Lake (2012) by Karl Maughan.

Paint splatter dress, in the style of Jackson Pollock, by Workshop. Featured photograph: Plantation, Lalomanu (2013) by Shigeyuki Kihara.

Coca Cola print

‘Soho’ Shirt and ‘Crack Is Wack’ leggings in the Coca Cola print by Philip James Frost in collaboration with Company of Strangers for the ‘Pop Shop’ collection (AW 2013).

‘Diana’ dress by Hailwood featuring a classical sculpture image of the Greek goddess Diana (SS 2012).

Kate Sylvester dress

Surrealist-inspired dress by Kate Sylvester from her ‘Art Groupie’ collection (AW 2008). Observatory Time: The Lovers (1936) by Man Ray (image courtesy of manray.net).

‘Susan’ t-shirt by Lonely Hearts for the ‘IOU Nothing’ collection (AW 2008). It represents Madonna in the film ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’. Inspiration may come from pop artists Andy Warhol (famous people) and Roy Lichtenstein (benday dots).

Night garden print by Karl Maughan in collaboration with Stolen Girlfriends Club for ‘The Big Comedown’ collection (SS 2011/12).

Cubist-inspired dress by Sylvester for Kate Sylvester (AW 2008).

Comic book top

Top with comic book print in the style of Roy Lichtenstein (from Butterflies Hospice Shop). Drowning Girl (1963) by Roy Lichtenstein (image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Estate of Roy Lichtenstein).

‘Ursula Moth’ dress by Kate Sylvester featuring digital moth print by Henry Christian-Slane from the ‘Into The Light’ collection (SS 2011/12).

Pop art fruit dress from the Recycle Boutique.

Kirsty of Milford Galleries wears jacket and skirt by World. Featured photograph: Old Courthouse, Apia (2013) by Shigeyuki Kihara. Shigeyuki has an exhibition (‘Undressing The Pacific’) at the Hocken Gallery until 8th June.

 

Milford Galleries Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Hannah Kidd (11th May – 5th June)

Large Works (group exhibition) (11th May – 5th June)

Lorene Taurerewa (8th June – 3rd July)

Small Works (group exhibition) (8th June – 3rd July)

Karl Maughan (6th July – 31st July)

 

P.S. We couldn’t resist taking a photo of the Pumpkin Patch window in Hanover Street.

Pumpkin Patch dress

Pumpkin Patch Mondrian-style dress (so cute). Composition II with Red, Blue and Yellow (1930) by Piet Mondrian (image courtesy of theinterrobang.com).

 

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What we love about Dunedin 2

The Dunedin Chinese Garden (next to Toitu, corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets)

The only one of its kind in Australasia, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden has to be Dunedin’s best kept secret and really deserves the support of locals. When Zandra Rhodes was an iD Dunedin Fashion Week international guest designer in 2010, she cited the Garden as the design inspiration from Dunedin that she would take back home. The garden oozes tranquillity and atmosphere and is the perfect spot to spend a peaceful lunchtime away from the busy city centre. A yearly pass (go as often as you like) only costs $20 ($15 for students). There’s lots of new innovations such as yoga classes and adopt a goldfish – costs $5 and you get to name your fish and add him/her to the pond yourself. The traditional tea and steamed buns don’t disappoint.

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Rocks from Shanghai

The pond

Adopt a fish – Ozzy joins his friends

Ribbons on the wishing tree

The gift shop

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Custard and red bean paste steamed buns

The Outfit

Only something authentic would be fitting. Hand-made dress from Xi’an Province, China bought off TradeMe for an unbelievable $10.50 – the bargain of the century!

 

Circadian Rhythm Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Café (72 St Andrew Street)

It’s been a joy to watch the evolution of the menu to its current level of culinary genius with unsurpassable quality, variety and value for money. Sue has worked very hard to achieve this. Circadian Rhythm really is a home from home and we rarely miss the Saturday evening special buffet which changes every week. There’s a wide range of organic beer and soft drinks too, and the coffee is great. On Friday night, there’s free live jazz (played by ‘Philtre’) and the iPod playlist is worth a listen. We should know – we made it.

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Sue and Joshi

Sue and Joshi

Artwork by Franky Strachan

Saturday night special buffet – yum!

Circadian Rhythm food

Savoury and sweet

Indar Sue Harrison, owner

The Outfit

The Outfit

Paisley print Kate Sylvester dress from Void. Necklace from Rockbourne Gallery.

 

Salisbury Boutique: where new talent gets the opportunity to shine

We’ve only recently discovered this fabulous shop although it’s been around for 2 years. It’s far more than just a clothing boutique and is the ideal place to find that special unique gift. As well as clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, you’ll discover art, greeting cards and homeware that you won’t find anywhere else. We especially loved the etched tumblers made from recycled wine bottles – a great idea.

Salisbury boutique is the brainchild of Sheryl McPherson, once a Wellingtonian but now a converted Dunedinite. Archaeologist, entrepreneur, volunteer. Sheryl manages to juggle all of these roles and still has more than her fair share of vitality and enthusiasm. Through Salisbury Boutique, she aims to promote fresh unfettered talent straight from the Otago Polytechnic by providing them with a space to show off and sell their product. And what a space! As she describes it herself, it’s “3000 sq feet of chic” – a very appropriate description. Sheryl, thanks for a fantastic shopping experience. Here’s just a sample of what we found.

Salisbury Boutique

Moodie Tuesday tee

T-shirt by Moodie Tuesday (Dunedin) and bullet bunny pendant by Gaia (designer Sara Muntz of Arrowtown)

Rings by Debra Fallowfield

T-shirt by Jo Robertson of Dunedin (only 10 made and each unique)

Darkblack jewellery by Jade Muirhead of Dunedin

Art by Shahrzad Najd of Dunedin

Skull pendant by Rebecca Scarlett of Dunedin

Pohutukawa magazine rack by Ashleigh Jackson

Art by Alice Berry Quirky Design behind the rack of clothing

Kowhai glass by Jo Wilson

Sheryl McPherson wears coat by My Boyfriends Back (designer Danielle Burkhart of Masterton), dress by Crooked Seven and heavy heart pendant by Darkblack.

Salisbury Boutique is situated in historic Salisbury House (104 Bond Street). It’s not that hard to find, being just around the corner from Purple Rain and Toffs. Opening times: 4-8 pm Thursday and Friday, 11 am-8 pm Saturday.

Salisbury House Sign

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What Are You Wearing April II?

Designers and Docs rule this week. Tough footwear reminds us that winter is on the way.

Debbie from Carlson wears Carlson top and pants.

Abby wears vintage and borrowed.

Dylan and Ariane. Dylan wears Dr Martens and op-shop clothing. Ariane wears Dr Martens x Comme des Garçons, Lonely Hearts top and Glassons jacket.

Arihana wears vintage, borrowed and second hand.

Marg wears NOM*d monster jumper.

Tatiana and Max. Tatiana wears jersey from Inside Out and skirt from Paper Bag Princess.

Natalie wears Ruby shirt and Meadowlark necklace from Belle Bird.

Courtney wears her mother’s vintage cloak, Karen Walker critter necklace from Belle Bird, Dr Martens and Zambesi bag.

NB: Sorry if we’ve spelt anyone’s name wrong. Please let us know and we will correct it.

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Fabulous Finds 3

70s does 40s dress ($35) – The Modern Miss, 21 Moray Place

70s does 40s dress ($35) – The Modern Miss, 21 Moray Place

Undone vest ($50) – Slick Willy's, 323 George Street

Undone vest ($50) – Slick Willy’s, 323 George Street

Retro watch ($10)  - Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Retro watch ($10) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Retro NZ-made dress ($10) – Purple Rain, 403 Princes Street

Retro NZ-made dress ($10) – Purple Rain, 403 Princes Street

American vintage boots ($30) – SaveMart, 34-36 Stafford Street

American vintage boots ($30) – SaveMart, 34-36 Stafford Street

Charmaine Reveley prototype cardigan ($40) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Charmaine Reveley prototype cardigan ($40) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Dog brooch ($12) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

Dog brooch ($12) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

Stolen Girlfriends Club poppy print scarf ($45) – Slick Willy's, 323 George Street

Stolen Girlfriends Club poppy print scarf ($45) – Slick Willy’s, 323 George Street

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What Are You Wearing April I?

A last fling before the weather took a turn for the worst. Great to see so many stylish couples out and about!

Ilish and Sefton. Ilish wears second-hand and retro clothing.

Ilish and Sefton. Ilish wears second-hand and retro clothing.

Georgia wears 'Zig Zag' Lonely Hearts dress, 'Fossil Heart' Stolen Girlfriends Club necklace and Doc Martin boots.

Georgia wears ‘Zig Zag’ Lonely Hearts dress, ‘Fossil Heart’ Stolen Girlfriends Club necklace and Doc Marten boots.

Debbie and Frits wear vintage.

Debbie and Frits wear vintage.

Laura wears op-shop including a skirt from Butterflies.

Laura wears op-shop including a skirt from Butterflies.

Tom and Aimee. Aimee wears fur coat from Butterflies.

Tom and Aimee. Aimee wears fur coat from Butterflies.

Tina wears ethical and op-shop clothing.

Tina wears ethical and op-shop clothing.

Christie and Thomas wear mostly vintage and op-shop clothing. They designed the logo on the skateboard.

Christie and Thomas wear mostly vintage and op-shop clothing. They designed the logo on the skateboard.

'Poetry While You Wait' poets at the Farmers Market. From left: Joan, Lynley, Brad and Orchid (sitting).

‘Poetry While You Wait’ poets at the Farmers Market. From left: Joan, Lynley, Brad and Orchid (sitting).

NB: Sorry if we’ve spelt anyone’s name wrong. Please let us know and we will correct it.

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What We Love About Dunedin 1

Alley Cantina Mexican Restaurant (140 George Street)

Guaranteed to turn a grey day into a sunny Mexican fiesta. Check out the lively décor, authentic music and food to die for. Great value too. Try Henry’s special Mate (grass tea) or, for something a little stronger, a margarita.

The Alley (next to Farmers Department Store)

The Alley (next to Farmers Department Store)

Thanks for your great service Henry!

Thanks for your great service Henry!

The intimate bar

The intimate bar

From left: vegetarian burrito, quesadillas, elote and chilli relleños

From left: vegetarian burrito, quesadillas, elote and chilli relleños

Colourful inside and outside

Colourful inside and outside

The Outfit

Embroidered dress from The Modern Miss (21 Moray Place). Boots from Box of Birds, Port Chalmers. Sombrero courtesy of Alley Cantina.

Embroidered dress from The Modern Miss (21 Moray Place). Boots from Box of Birds, Port Chalmers. Sombrero courtesy of Alley Cantina.

Configure Express: The Gym For Women (15 Filleul Street)

Friendly, supportive, encouraging, nurturing, professional and kick ass. The best gym in town and they have a 2012 retailer of the year award to prove it. We love you Tania and the Configure Team.

Tania and Chloe. Chloe wears a vintage jacket, a gift from her aunt.

Tania and Chloe. Chloe wears a vintage jacket, a gift from her aunt.

Edinburgh Way

Several decades ago, Edinburgh Way was a mere backwater on the edge of the main retail district then centred around the Princes Street Stock Exchange. How times have changed. Now, most of our favourite shops are conveniently clustered on this historic stretch of George Street between Frederick Street and Hanover Street. We had so much fun taking the night time shots on a very balmy Dunedin evening.

Collection of shop windows. Clockwise from top left: Annah S, Plume, Carlson, Company of Strangers, Ruby, Belle Bird.

Collection of shop windows. Clockwise from top left: Annah S, Plume, Carlson, Company of Strangers, Ruby, Belle Bird.

Slick Willy's neon sign

Slick Willy’s neon sign

Looking towards Knox Church

Looking towards Knox Church

Fine examples of George Street architecture

Fine examples of George Street architecture

The Outfit

Dress by Stolen Girlfriends Club from Slick Willy's (323 George Street). Necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird (327 George Street). Boots by Costume National from Plume (310 George Street). Shorts by NOM*d from Plume. Top by NOM*d  from Recycled Boutique (now Paper Bag Princess).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriends Club from Slick Willy’s (323 George Street). Necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird (327 George Street). Boots by Costume National from Plume (310 George Street). Shorts by NOM*d from Plume. Top by NOM*d from Recycled Boutique (now Paper Bag Princess).

Larnach Castle (145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula)

What a great way to spend a Dunedin ‘Indian Summer’ afternoon than at Larnach Castle having one of their special afternoon teas. Just the right quantity of sandwiches, scones and bite-sized cakes: cream-filled meringues, tiny star-shaped shortbread, gooey chocolate/coconut balls, and endless cups of tea served in delicate china. The quirky gardens make a fantastic backdrop for amateur photographers like us. Look out for Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.

High Tea

High Tea

Larnach Castle Ballroom

Larnach Castle Ballroom

The Outfit

Blazer and cat brooch by Twenty-Seven Names from Slick Willy's (323 George Street).

Blazer and cat brooch by Twenty-Seven Names from Slick Willy’s (323 George Street).

Lace dress by Charmaine Reveley from Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store (9 Dowling Street).

Lace dress by Charmaine Reveley from Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store (9 Dowling Street).

Brogues by Kathryn Wilson from Void (8 Albion Place). Socks from Barkers (285 George Street).

Brogues by Kathryn Wilson from Void (8 Albion Place). Socks from Barkers (285 George Street).

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

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“Keto’s Monsters”: Underwater Photography By Anthea Ibell

If you visit Mint Gallery at 32 Moray Place, you will be enthralled by an underwater world of strange creatures and vibrant colour, a fusion of art and science! Not surprisingly, the exhibition is named after the Greek goddess of the sea who gave birth to a host of sea monsters. As a winner of an Australasian ‘Our World-Underwater’ Scholarship in 2011, Anthea was fortunate to find herself exploring some of the most sought after diving spots in the world. Her stunning photographs capture marine life from Papua New Guinea to our own Otago Peninsula. She wasn’t afraid to get up close and personal with even the most intimidating sea creatures such as the Great White Shark! The vibe at the opening night (held Thursday 28 March) was lively and welcoming as family, friends, fellow photographers and artists came to show their support. Admiring clown fish over a glass of Stables Merlot was the perfect way to spend an evening! The exhibition will be open until 18 April.

Mint Gallery hosts a variety of painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions to encourage local talent. To find out more go to http://www.mintart.co.nz.

Pink Skunk Clownfish eyes an invisible shrimp from a closed anemone (Papua New Guinea).

Pink Skunk Clownfish eyes an invisible shrimp from a closed anemone (Papua New Guinea).

Anthea and her partner Dan. Anthea wears dress from SaveMart. Photograph to the right shows kelp on the Otago Peninsula.

Anthea and her partner Dan. Anthea wears dress from SaveMart. Photograph to the right shows kelp on the Otago Peninsula.

Jessica wears a selection of op-shop items.

Jessica wears a selection of op-shop items.

Vivian wears top from The Red Cross Shop.

Vivian wears top from The Red Cross Shop.

Leafy sea dragon (South Australia).

Leafy sea dragon (South Australia).

Entertainment by father and son, Bernard and Dan.

Entertainment by father and son, Bernard and Dan.

Lisa with some of Anthea's photographs.

Lisa with some of Anthea’s photographs.

Kelly and Jen. Kelly wears top from Quest. Jen wears a Miss Sixty top.

Kelly and Jen. Kelly wears top from Quest. Jen wears a Miss Sixty top.

Anthea, Sarah and Chris. Sarah wears dress from Pagani.

Anthea, Sarah and Chris. Sarah wears dress from Pagani.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Place.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Place.

Mint Gallery owner Murray and his partner Lisa.

Mint Gallery owner Murray and his partner Lisa.

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