Category Archives: Grace About Town

Grace About Town: August

It’s great to see how well New Zealand’s doing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – currently in sixth position with 14 gold medals (what an exciting netball match between NZ and England!). So, we thought we should celebrate Dunedin’s Scottish heritage with a fresh take on tartan.

Dunners has many Edinburgh connections. But, one of our most stunning gothic buildings, the University of Otago clocktower complex, bears a strong resemblance to the University of Glasgow. Our obliging model, Grace Coddington (supermodel and creative director of American Vogue), posed on campus wearing as many Scottish-inspired pieces as we could find.

University of Otago

University of Otago

University of Glasgow (photo by Canonfan, May 2010)

University of Glasgow (photo by Canonfan, May 2010)

Grace wears tartan 'Wanda' dress by Charmaine Reveley with aran-style cardigan and matching scarf by NOM*d. Worn with vintage scottie dog belt from Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

Grace wears tartan ‘Wanda’ dress by Charmaine Reveley with aran-style cardigan and matching scarf by NOM*d. Worn with vintage scottie dog belt from Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

Vintage metal/enamel pendant by Miracle and vintage thistle brooch

Vintage metal/enamel pendant by Miracle and vintage thistle brooch

'Pitch tartan' backpack by NOM*d

‘Pitch tartan’ backpack by NOM*d

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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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