Monthly Archives: June 2014

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Taste Merchants, 28 June

 

In 1964, The Beatles unbelievably performed in Dunedin’s Town Hall. Fifty years on, Taste Merchants (Lower Stuart Street) saluted the Fab Four with a Beatles extravaganza. Over three nights, local musicians performed a selection of Beatles classics. So stoked that last night’s performances included ‘A Day in the Life’, the best ever Beatles song in our opinion. Other highlights included ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Drive My Car’. It was a fabulously fun night – it just goes to show that all you need is love!

Poster of the Fab Four

Poster of the Fab Four

Taste Merchants

Taste Merchants

Paul McMillan and Richard Ley-Hamilton

Paul McMillan and Richard Ley-Hamilton

Jon and Clare

Jon and Clare

Kane Strang

Kane Strang

Hannah and Nyssa

Hannah and Nyssa

From left: Adrian Ng, Paul McMillan, Kane Strang, Richard Ley-Hamilton.

From left: Adrian Ng, Paul McMillan, Kane Strang, Richard Ley-Hamilton.

Sarah (right) & friend

Sarah (right) & friend

Larissa

Larissa

Richard Ley-Hamilton

Richard Ley-Hamilton

 

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Grace About Town: June

We’ve been obsessed with Grace Coddington ever since watching her in ‘The September Issue’, a documentary about the making of American Vogue’s September 2007 issue, and she stole the show! This Welsh-born former 1960s model turned stylist has been the fashion/creative director of American Vogue since 1988. Here’s a short clip of her from ‘The September Issue’:

In her honour, we named our newly acquired mannequin Grace and plan to take her, suitably attired, to notable locations around Dunners. For June, we’ve chosen to celebrate last week’s All Blacks victory against England at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. So, we’ve dressed Grace in an all black and white outfit which we feel she would like. For June, she’s posing with the ‘Harbour Mouth Molars’ by Portsmouth Drive.

Harbour Mouth Molars by Regan Gentry

Harbour Mouth Molars by Regan Gentry

Grace wears Blackboard Dress from 'I Will Be Good' AW14 by NOM*d, hat by Karen Walker, bag by NOM*d and vintage scarf.

Grace wears Blackboard Dress from ‘I Will Be Good’ AW14 by NOM*d, hat by Karen Walker, bag by NOM*d and vintage scarf.

Soho Shirt from 'Pop Shop' AW13 by Company of Strangers and perspex bird necklace by Wendy James.

Soho Shirt from ‘Pop Shop’ AW13 by Company of Strangers and perspex bird necklace by Wendy James.

Wool bag by NOM*d

Wool bag by NOM*d

 

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Voodoo Madness at Purple Rain Retro Cafe

 

Last night, while England rugby supporters descended on Dunners, there was madness of a different kind as Purple Rain (Princes St) hosted their ‘Voodoo Madness’ party. Strange creatures of the night enjoyed performances by Whisky & The Wench and Tahu & The Takahes. Spiral Technica also captivated us with their fire show. The Purple Rain team really know how to throw a good party!

 

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What Are You Wearing June?

 

You can see from the tees that the winter weather ain’t so chilly! All ages are rocking some cool looks.

Otago Polytechnic fashion student Daniel wears jacket-cardi and scarf by his own label KWOK's Revolution.

Otago Polytechnic fashion student Daniel wears jacket-cardi and scarf by his own label KWOK’s Revolution.

Grace, Henry and Jess. Grace wears Factorie. Henry wears jacket and shirt by Hallensteins. Jess wears Rugrats tee by Hot Topic.

Grace, Henry and Jess. Grace wears Factorie. Henry wears jacket and shirt by Hallensteins. Jess wears Rugrats tee by Hot Topic.

Charlie and Veeta. Charlie wears op-shop and jeans from Void. Veeta wears vest by Storm, op-shop velvet top and skirt from Wild Pair.

Charlie and Veeta. Charlie wears op-shop and jeans from Void. Veeta wears vest by Storm, op-shop velvet top and skirt from Wild Pair.

Kayla wears jacket and jumper from Hong Kong.

Kayla wears jacket and jumper from Hong Kong.

Amelia and Sam. Sam wears Lord of the Rings Evenstar pendant and Edward Scissorhands tee.

Amelia and Sam. Sam wears Lord of the Rings Evenstar pendant and Edward Scissorhands tee.

Cathy, Abby and Bridget. Cathy wears dress by Iris. Abby wears clothing made by herself. Bridget wears jacket by Tauranga label Women and pants by Glassons.

Cathy, Abby and Bridget. Cathy wears dress by Iris. Abby wears clothing made by herself. Bridget wears jacket by Tauranga label Women and pants by Glassons.

Tom wears top bought off Etsy and hand-me-down 'odd' shoes.

Tom wears top bought off Etsy and hand-me-down ‘odd’ shoes.

 

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