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The Last Post

At the end of March, our ceramic poppy from the iconic installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, finally arrived. And thankfully in one piece! It was one of the 888,246 poppies we photographed back in September 2014, each poppy representing an individual British or Colonial soldier who had died in the First World War. Of these poppies, about 18,000 represented New Zealand lives lost.

Ceramic poppy from 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'

Ceramic poppy from ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’

Poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies at the Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Photo from Historic Royal Palaces series: Tower of London, Your piece of history

Photo from Historic Royal Palaces series: Tower of London, Your piece of history

Dunedin remembers …

Cenotaph, Queens Gardens

Cenotaph, Queens Gardens

Wall of knitted poppies at Toitu

Wall of knitted poppies at Toitu

We remember our own family who died at Gallipoli

Flanders dress by Karen Walker

Flanders dress by Karen Walker

Commemorative poppy necklace from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, England

Commemorative poppy necklace from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, England

First World War postcards including one sent from Camp Anglais, France (1918) by our great-grandfather, Hartley Taylor.

First World War postcards including one sent from Camp Anglais, France (1918) by our great-grandfather, Hartley Taylor.

 

This really is our last post. We’d sincerely like to thank all the lovely people we’ve featured and everyone who has followed us – it’s been a blast. Dunedin, keep on rocking it!

 

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At the iD Dunedin Fashion Show, Friday 24 April, Dunedin Railway Station

The Octagon was buzzing, Di Lusso was packed out with showgoers trying the Designer Cocktail Series and the evening was beautiful. Some of our show highlights: poppy images cascading down the facade of the Railway Station; the refreshing enthusiasm of Doris Raymond as she took to the catwalk with her model; Daniel Kwok’s East-meets-West red showstopper; watching Foureyes in action just in front of us; and seeing so many great Dunedin labels rocking it to retro music.

Poppy images on Dunedin Railway Station in honour of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

Poppy images on Dunedin Railway Station in honour of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

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Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Lydia and Steve Hall (1st place at iD Emerging Designer Awards)

Lydia and Steve Hall (1st place at iD Emerging Designer Awards)

Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Beats Clothing

Beats Clothing

From Doris Raymond's collection at 'The Way We Wore'

From Doris Raymond’s collection at ‘The Way We Wore’

Jenna, Karlya and Jasmin

Jenna, Karlya and Jasmin

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Dada Vintage

Dada Vintage

Fashion stylist Stephanie wears WORLD

Fashion stylist Stephanie wears WORLD

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Shirley, Rongo and George

Shirley, Rongo and George

Perriam

Perriam

Annie and her daughter

Annie and her daughter

From Doris Raymond's collection at 'The Way We Wore' (1960s dress)

From Doris Raymond’s collection at ‘The Way We Wore’ (1960s dress)

Daniel Kwok

Daniel Kwok

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iD Dunedin Fashion Week Official Opening, Golden Centre Mall

Last night, the Golden Centre was buzzing with excitement as designers, fashionistas, supporters and beautiful models gathered to celebrate the opening of iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2015. The highlight of our evening was chatting to the fabulous Doris Raymond, owner of Los Angeles’ vintage store, ‘The Way We Wore’, and star of Smithsonian Channel’s ‘L.A. Frock Stars’. What an approachable, enthusiastic, friendly and down-to-earth lady!

An amazing time was had by all, and the Quartz Reef flowed!

Designers and models from Shanghai

Designers and models from Shanghai

Model wears dress by Charmaine Reveley

Model wears dress by Charmaine Reveley

Keri and Tina

Keri and Tina

Charlotte, Simone, Kathryn and Esther

Charlotte, Simone, Kathryn and Esther

Vanessa and Amelie

Vanessa and Amelie

Caitlin (Dunedin Wears The Pants) star struck by Doris Raymond

Caitlin (Dunedin Wears The Pants) star struck by Doris Raymond

 

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Bagging the Bargains at iD Designer Sale, Porters’ Lounge, Dunedin Railway Station

This is always an event not to be missed with ridiculously cheap designer pieces up for grabs. What a wonderful way to start iD Dunedin Fashion Week!

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Emma Mulholland at Company of Strangers

Emma Mulholland at Company of Strangers

iD Fashion Week designer Daniel Kwok wears RPM and KWOK's Revolution

iD Fashion Week designer Daniel Kwok wears RPM and KWOK’s Revolution

Waughs

Waughs

Zambesi and Karen Walker at Precious Peg

Zambesi and Karen Walker at Precious Peg

Jess and Alaric

Jess and Alaric

Company of Strangers

Company of Strangers

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Tarot and Tie-Dye at The Oval

Last weekend, the Gypsy Fair brought an abundance of Romany magic to Dunedin’s Oval. From tarot readings to hula hoops, cute dogs to creative crafts, there was something for everybody. One of us was there to soak up the romance. And the weather was glorious too!

Francis and Ireland

Francis and Ireland

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Spotlight on South Dunedin

Surf, sand, street art, collectibles and culinary delights – we found them all in South Dunedin! And so stoked we spotted one of our style icons, Sara Aspinall (designer of Company of Strangers), enjoying the sea air.

South Dunedinite, Julian, enjoys a walk on St Clair Beach

South Dunedinite, Julian, enjoys a walk on St Clair Beach

Julian wears cricket jersey from Shop on Carroll and jeans by Barkers.

Julian wears cricket jersey from Shop on Carroll and jeans by Barkers.

St Clair street art

St Clair street art

Sara wears top by Strangelove x Zac Fay and bag by Emma Mulholland.

Sara wears top by Strangelove x Zac Fay and bag by Emma Mulholland.

Almond tart by Danish Delights, Hillside Road

Almond tart by Danish Delights, Hillside Road

Mazarins by Danish Delights, Hillside Road

Mazarins by Danish Delights, Hillside Road

Kitchenalia in Bill's Antiques, South Road, Caversham

Kitchenalia in Bill’s Antiques, South Road, Caversham

Street art by Stickum, South Road, Caversham

Street art by Stickum, South Road, Caversham

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Waitati Music Festival, Saturday 21 February

Rivka, Judah and Ezra

Rivka, Judah and Ezra

Millie

Millie

Aria and Christina

Aria and Christina

King Missile

King Missile

Sabrina

Sabrina

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Thieves’ Alley Market, Saturday 14 February

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage

Sarndra

Sarndra

Chapel Gardens (Milton)

Chapel Gardens (Milton)

Daniel and Olivia

Daniel and Olivia

Dunedin Steampunk Group

Dunedin Steampunk Group

Emma

Emma

Clemency and Nick

Clemency and Nick

Flagstaff Alpacas

Flagstaff Alpacas

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day Dunedin!

Love is in the air in Dunners with head-over-heels couples and heart-warming shop displays! Just remember, love comes in all guises.

Alice and Courtney of Peter Alexander, Meridian Mall

Alice and Courtney of Peter Alexander, Meridian Mall

Marbecks Foodstore, Wall Street Mall

Marbecks Foodstore, Wall Street Mall

Ben and Grace

Ben and Grace

Typo, Meridian Mall

Typo, Meridian Mall

Dress by Karen Walker from Belle Bird Boutique. Check out their super summer sale!

Dress by Karen Walker from Belle Bird Boutique. Check out their super summer sale!

Lush, Wall Street Mall

Lush, Wall Street Mall

Sylvia and Milo

Sylvia and Milo

Arthur Barnett, Meridian Mall

Arthur Barnett, Meridian Mall

Pascoes, Golden Centre

Pascoes, Golden Centre

 

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Q.U.E.E.N.S.T.O.W.N.

Q is for Quail

Quail, Lake Hayes

Quail, Lake Hayes

U is for Underwater

Queenstown Observatory

Queenstown Observatory

E is for Earnslaw

TSS Earnslaw (with a fresh lick of plum-coloured paint!)

TSS Earnslaw (with a fresh lick of plum-coloured paint!)

E is for Entertainment

Fear Factory

Fear Factory

N is for Nibbles at Dorothy Browns, Arrowtown

Nothing beats a cheese platter and a glass of Two Paddocks' Picnic!

Nothing beats a cheese platter and a glass of Two Paddocks’ Picnic!

S is for Street Style

Lynne wears sweatshirt by Karen Walker

Lynne wears sweatshirt by Karen Walker

T is for Trees

Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown Gardens

O is for Orange

Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown Gardens

W is for Walnut Cottage brunch

N is for Nightlife

Street entertainer, Queenstown Wharf

Street entertainer, Queenstown Wharf

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