Monthly Archives: September 2013

Big Talent In Small Works

 

On Friday evening at Bruce Project Space, artists Nicola Hansby and Anya Sinclair showcased a captivating collection of small works. Nicola really breathes life into her still lifes, injecting the objects with quirky personalities. She presented eight artworks using acrylic on board and paper. In contrast, Anya’s three nature paintings exuded ethereal beauty. To see these amazing artworks for yourself, the exhibition is open until 4th October, so don’t miss out! Bruce Project Space can be found at Level Two Albell Chambers, 127 Lower Stuart Street. For further information contact bruce.studios@gmail.com.

Nicola (left) and Jill in front of Nicola's 'Chair Bound In Sheets' (acrylic on board)

Nicola (left) and Jill in front of Nicola’s ‘Chair Bound In Sheets’ (acrylic on board)

 

Nicola's 'Egg Cup' (acrylic on board)

Nicola’s ‘Egg Cup’ (acrylic on board)

 

Catherine with 'Egg Cup'

Catherine with ‘Egg Cup’

 

Nicola's 'Kumera Surrounded By Objects' (acrylic on paper)

Nicola’s ‘Kumera Surrounded By Objects’ (acrylic on paper)

 

Anya (right) and her sister Bella with Anya's 'Blue Park' (acrylic on canvas)

Anya (right) and her sister Bella with Anya’s ‘Blue Park’ (acrylic on canvas)

 

Nicola's 'Four Objects On A Table' (acrylic on board)

Nicola’s ‘Four Objects On A Table’ (acrylic on board)

 

Nicola, Ryan and Sarah

Nicola, Ryan and Sarah

 

Nicola's 'Still Life With Bottles' (acrylic on board)

Nicola’s ‘Still Life With Bottles’ (acrylic on board)

 

Dudley and Tara

Dudley and Tara

 

Nicola's 'Chair Wrapped In Plastic' (acrylic on board)

Nicola’s ‘Chair Wrapped In Plastic’ (acrylic on board)

 

Nicola, Stephanie and Hannah

Nicola, Stephanie and Hannah

 

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Port Chalmers Seafood Festival 2013

Thousands of seafood lovers of all ages poured into the industrial landscape of Port Chalmers for the 2013 Seafood Festival on Saturday. A carnival atmosphere abounded with many expressing their inner pirate. Local restaurants, shops and fundraisers vied to tempt us with their creative take on seafood and other delicacies such as deep fried camembert and Spanish doughnuts. Locally renowned chefs wowed us with their culinary skills and there were plenty of activities to keep the children happy!

Charmaine and Brenna. Charmaine wears Fans tee by NOM*d. Brenna wears Undone x Moodie Tuesday tee.

Charmaine and Brenna. Charmaine wears Fans tee by NOM*d. Brenna wears Undone x Moodie Tuesday tee.

Esther dresses as a pirate

Esther dresses as a pirate

Harbour Fish employees assembling fish burgers – they were delicious!

Harbour Fish employees assembling fish burgers – they were delicious!

Jono and Alaric

Jono and Alaric

The Port Chalmers waterfront

The Port Chalmers waterfront

Aleisha and Rachel

Aleisha and Rachel

Tony Heptinstall Cookery Demonstration

Tony Heptinstall Cookery Demonstration

Rebecca

Rebecca

Entertainers Sir William Crust and Captain Festus McBoyle

Entertainers Sir William Crust and Captain Festus McBoyle

The crowd enjoys listening to Don McGlashan

The crowd enjoys listening to Don McGlashan

Rebecca (right) and friends

Rebecca (right) and friends

Artwork display by Port Chalmers School

Artwork display by Port Chalmers School

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Zonta Fashion Show Raises Money For Stopping Violence Dunedin

Dunedin’s Kensington Army Hall had plenty of soldiers on duty last night but they weren’t executing their normal manoeuvres. Instead, they were escorting beautiful models down the catwalk and serving wine to over 300 lucky ladies at the Zonta Charity Fashion Show – Extraordinary Fashion 2013. Mercy Hospital was the main sponsor but it was great to see so many local designers and businesses also supporting this important cause!

Kensington Army Hall, Bridgman Street

Kensington Army Hall, Bridgman Street

Who can resist a man in uniform? Soldiers of the 4th Otago Southland Battalion: Richard and Michael.

Who can resist a man in uniform? Soldiers of the 4th Otago Southland Battalion: Richard and Michael.

'Little Cabaret Band' performing Mumford and Sons' 'I Will Wait'

‘Little Cabaret Band’ performing Mumford and Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’

NOM*d

NOM*d

From Waughs

From Waughs

Kate Sylvester dress from Belle Bird Boutique

Kate Sylvester dress from Belle Bird Boutique

From White By Design

From White By Design

Company of Strangers

Company of Strangers

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Alice and Emily wear John Z Robinson Jewellery

Alice and Emily wear John Z Robinson Jewellery

Auction for a year's supply of flower arrangements donated by Orchid Florist

Auction for a year’s supply of flower arrangements donated by Orchid Florist

Arihana and her brother Zac

Arihana and her brother Zac

Leigh, Esther and Cynthia

Leigh, Esther and Cynthia

Tania and Claudia. Tania wears Charmaine Reveley dress which appeared on the Zonta catwalk.

Tania and Claudia. Tania wears Charmaine Reveley dress which appeared on the Zonta catwalk.

Jane Daniels

Jane Daniels

Annah Stretton

Annah Stretton

From Arthur Barnett

From Arthur Barnett

Dress and Karen Walker Eyewear from Dada

Dress and Karen Walker Eyewear from Dada

From Dada

From Dada

Pants by Carlson and cardigan from Carlson

Pants by Carlson and cardigan from Carlson

Standard Issue sweater from Carlson

Standard Issue sweater from Carlson

Otago Polytechnic School of Design

Otago Polytechnic School of Design

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Fabulous Finds 7

We love mixing vintage with contemporary pieces, especially accessories. It’s a great way to create a unique and timeless look.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

Vintage dress from King's Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage dress from King’s Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King's Emporium.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King’s Emporium.

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

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Dunedin At a Glance

We don’t always notice the little things we walk past everyday especially when our senses are bombarded with the noise and motion of the urban jungle. It’s nice to take time out and pretend you’re a visitor to your own city. You never know what you might spot.

Spring flowers in Maori Hill

Spring flowers in Maori Hill

Vintage silverware in the Milburn & Neill Optometrists' window (designed by Jolene of Estelle Flowers, Moray Place)

Vintage silverware in the Milburn & Neill Optometrists’ window (designed by Jolene of Estelle Flowers, Moray Place)

Umbrellas at Wall Street Mall

Umbrellas at Wall Street Mall

Dada Vintage shop window

Dada Vintage shop window

Paper dresses at Wall Street Mall

Paper dresses at Wall Street Mall

 

Latest Dr Martens in the Wildpair window

Latest Dr Martens in the Wildpair window

Spring is here at Wall Street Mall

Spring is here at Wall Street Mall

Paper plates decorated by Otago Polytechnic Art School students

Paper plates decorated by Otago Polytechnic Art School students

 

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The Vintage Roundup at The Old Lone Star, 7 September

Sixties swing, seventies psychedelia, 80s grunge, Madonnaesque power dressing – it was all there at the old Lone Star (Princes Street) last Saturday when The Vintage Roundup returned. And the crowds came! Once again, this spectacular event was organised by Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage. We had so much fun foraging for goodies from stallholders whose interests were diverse and eclectic. As usual, most of them were Dunedinites but a few came from further afield.

Upstairs

Upstairs

Downstairs

Downstairs

Warren and Vanessa from Two Squirrels came all the way from the fringe of Central Otago. They moved there from Christchurch after the earthquakes destroyed one of their shops and put the other in the red zone. On a positive note, their new shop in Milton has its grand opening weekend on 5-6 October. We can’t wait!

Warren and Vanessa of Two Squirrels.

Warren and Vanessa of Two Squirrels.

Vanessa sets the scene in vintage.

Vanessa sets the scene in vintage.

 

It was lovely to see Liz King of King’s Emporium (Herbert, North Otago) here again. She has a great eye for beautiful dresses – we couldn’t resist buying another one! She’s also a bit of a sewer on the side.

Liz King of King's Emporium.

Liz King of King’s Emporium.

Rosie and Jordan show off a top from Kings Emporium. Rosie wears denim jacket from the old Recycle Boutique. Jordan wears clothes from South Dunedin op shops.

Rosie and Jordan show off a top from Kings Emporium. Rosie wears denim jacket from the old Recycle Boutique. Jordan wears clothes from South Dunedin op shops.

Rosa and Zac. Rosa wears blazer from Brown Street Bespoke. Zac wears clothes from Toffs and a Jewish good luck charm.

Rosa and Zac. Rosa wears blazer from Brown Street Bespoke. Zac wears clothes from Toffs and a Jewish good luck charm.

Amanda of Brown Street Bespoke and her friend Monique.

Amanda of Brown Street Bespoke and her friend Monique.

Daisy, from Little Moon Designs, is based in Dunedin. Her eco-clothing line for children is inspired by her six year old daughter. She also loves hat making, especially since she finds it frustrating when hats don’t fit or spoil hair styles.

Daisy of Little Moon Designs.

Daisy of Little Moon Designs.

Sharon Bratton of the Vintage Dress Company wears dress by VDC.

Sharon Bratton of the Vintage Dress Company wears dress by VDC.

Zara and Alice. Zara wears op shop. Alice wears shirt from Oamaru, dress from Wildpair and cardigan from Butterflies Hospice Shop.

Zara and Alice. Zara wears op shop. Alice wears shirt from Oamaru, dress from Wildpair and cardigan from Butterflies Hospice Shop.

Sharon displays a vintage dress from the Bonham Theatre.

Sharon displays a vintage dress from the Bonham Theatre.

Beth and Jessie. Beth wears op shop. Jessie wears shorts by Glassons and waistcoat from ReStore.

Beth and Jessie. Beth wears op shop. Jessie wears shorts by Glassons and waistcoat from ReStore.

Liz King of King's Emporium (on right) and friend Sandra from Waitati enjoy girl time.

Liz King of King’s Emporium (on right) and friend Sandra from Waitati enjoy girl time.

It was exciting to see the unveiling of Swish in the City which Tannia Lee has helped organise. It will be Dunedin’s first official clothing swap on Saturday 5 October at the Dunedin Railway Station! It promises to be an amazing event with live entertainment, spot prizes and a complimentary drink.

Fiona (image consultant) of Swish in the City wears vintage jacket, brooch by Tamsin Cooper and homemade flairs.

Fiona (image consultant) of Swish in the City wears vintage jacket, brooch by Tamsin Cooper and homemade flairs.

Jessica wears Afghan coat from Purple Rain.

Jessica wears Afghan coat from Purple Rain.

The weather was so incredible that vintage lovers spilled out onto Princes Street creating a hub of activity and excitement. It was very convenient having Purple Rain Cafe practically next door, giving shoppers the opportunity to grab a quick cup of coffee between purchases. Colourful, quirky mannequins lined the street and we were even entertained by a retro busker, who recited limericks.

Annelyse wears coat from ReStore.

Annelyse wears coat from ReStore.

Rosie wears her new Most Wanted Vintage jersey.

Rosie wears her new Most Wanted Vintage jersey.

Hannah and Frits from Purple Rain.

Hannah and Frits from Purple Rain.

Thanks so much Tannia – you’ve done it again!

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage.

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage.

 

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What’s In Your Wardrobe? Simone Drichel

We were absolutely stoked that Dr Simone Drichel agreed to let us have a peek inside her enviable and fashion-forward wardrobe. As a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Otago, she’s a very busy lady. Simone was born and brought up in Germany. She first came to New Zealand as an au pair after finishing high school and fell in love with the country. She later returned to complete a PhD in Wellington, a city where you can “walk everywhere”. When she was offered a job in Dunedin, Simone accepted with no hesitation and she has now lived here for 10 years. She finds Dunedin has a great sense of community and it’s easy to get around. One of her favourite places is St Clair beach.

Of course, the fashion is also a big attraction. Simone’s favourite shop is Plume which not only stocks NOM*d but also her other favourite labels Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens. In fact, her love of these labels is shared by NOM*d designer Margarita Robertson. Simone became aware of NOM*d while in Wellington when she spotted a student wearing a covetable bell-sleeved jersey and it just grew from there! Her collection of NOM*d pieces is second to none. Her favourite collection is ‘Bedlam’, with ‘Turncoats’ coming a close second.

Part of Simone's extensive wardrobe.

Part of Simone’s extensive wardrobe.

Shirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09, shorts by Zambesi, leggings by Friedrich Gray, boots by Rick Owens from Plume.

Shirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09, shorts by Zambesi, leggings by Friedrich Gray, boots by Rick Owens from Plume.

Shirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09.

Shirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09.

Wrap cardigan by Rick Owens, jeans by True Religion, 'Dunedin' belt by NOM*d, boots by Dr Martens.

Wrap cardigan by Rick Owens, jeans by True Religion, ‘Dunedin’ belt by NOM*d, boots by Dr Martens.

All pendants (except robot) by Maison Martin Margiela.

All pendants (except robot) by Maison Martin Margiela.

Shoes and Plume bags.

Shoes and Plume bags.

Jersey and pants by Maison Martin Margiela.

Jersey and pants by Maison Martin Margiela.

Shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

Shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

Skirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09 worn as dress, cardigan by Rick Owens, spoon pendant by Maison Martin Margiela, boots by Dr Martens.

Skirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09 worn as dress, cardigan by Rick Owens, spoon pendant by Maison Martin Margiela, boots by Dr Martens.

Skirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09.

Skirt by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09.

Rack with jacket featuring NOM*d patches.

Rack with jacket featuring NOM*d patches.

Shirt by NOM*d, scarf by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09, pants by Junya Watanabe, shoes by Rieker.

Shirt by NOM*d, scarf by NOM*d from Bedlam AW 09, pants by Junya Watanabe, shoes by Rieker.

Dress by NOM*d from Danse Macabre AW 11, necklace by Underground Sundae.

Dress by NOM*d from Danse Macabre AW 11, necklace by Underground Sundae.

Necklace by Underground Sundae, sleeves by NOM*d, engraved ring by Serge Thoraval, Earth Ring by Warwick Freeman. The Earth Ring is very special to Simone, being a PhD graduation present.

Necklace by Underground Sundae, sleeves by NOM*d, engraved ring by Serge Thoraval, Earth Ring by Warwick Freeman. The Earth Ring is very special to Simone, being a PhD graduation present.

Jacket by Rick Owens, jersey by Comme des Garçons, scarf by Company of Strangers, shorts by NOM*d, leggings by Zambesi, gloves by Maison Martin Margiela, shoes by Rieker. The Rick Owens jacket is probably Simone's all-time favourite piece.

Jacket by Rick Owens, jersey by Comme des Garçons, scarf by Company of Strangers, shorts by NOM*d, leggings by Zambesi, gloves by Maison Martin Margiela, shoes by Rieker. The Rick Owens jacket is probably Simone’s all-time favourite piece.

Thanks very much, Simone, for entering into the spirit of the occasion and posing so willingly for us. It was so much fun!

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What Are You Wearing September I?

Spring is here but it’s not time to discard the statement coat just yet. 

Autumn wears op-shop hat and dress from Pagani.

Autumn wears op-shop hat and dress from Pagani.

Dylan and Jeremy. Dylan wears Hallensteins. Jeremy wears top by Drop Dead.

Dylan and Jeremy. Dylan wears Hallensteins. Jeremy wears top by Drop Dead.

Bella wears her brother's Neff skateboarding hat, hoodie by RPM, dress from Quest, stockings from Glassons, and Converse.

Bella wears her brother’s Neff skateboarding hat, hoodie by RPM, dress from Quest, stockings from Glassons, and Converse.

Redford and Louise. Redford wears jacket from Toffs. Louise wears jacket bought online.

Redford and Louise. Redford wears jacket from Toffs. Louise wears jacket bought online.

Kate and Abby. Kate wears shoes by Andrea Biani. Abby wears coat from Glassons and vintage boots.

Kate and Abby. Kate wears shoes by Andrea Biani. Abby wears coat from Glassons and vintage boots.

Anna wears jacket by Megan Tuffery, scarf from her cousin and pants from her sister.

Anna wears jacket by Megan Tuffery, scarf from her cousin and pants from her sister.

Marlene and Zoe. Marlene wears borrowed. Zoe wears op-shop, scarf by NOM*d and shoes off TradeMe.

Marlene and Zoe. Marlene wears borrowed. Zoe wears op-shop, scarf by NOM*d and shoes off TradeMe.

Esther and Benny from Christchurch. Esther wears scarf from Dangerfield and op-shop dress. Benny wears jacket from Max. “We love art galleries, old buildings and coffee so we feel at home here”.

Esther and Benny from Christchurch. Esther wears scarf from Dangerfield and op-shop dress. Benny wears jacket from Max. “We love art galleries, old buildings and coffee so we feel at home here”.

 

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