Tag Archives: Belle Bird Boutique

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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It’s So Green!

How lucky are we to be living in a city where the urban landscape is so green. From Dunedin’s town belt to the native bush of Ross Creek to the distant hills of the peninsula, there’s an abundance of lush vegetation. It’s good to be green with fashion too and we’re not spoilt for choice – second-hand, vintage, recycled, upcycled and eco-friendly.

Why we love …

NOM*d – for their upcycling of vintage into new

Kowtow – for their use of only fair trade organic cotton

Melanie Child – for her entirely upcycled and innovative collections

Looking towards Flagstaff from Braeview Crescent

Looking towards Flagstaff from Braeview Crescent

Shorts by NOM*d (upcycled from vintage scarves) from Plume (George Street)

Shorts by NOM*d (upcycled from vintage scarves) from Plume (George Street)

Looking towards Port Chalmers from Blueskin Road

Looking towards Port Chalmers from Blueskin Road

Organic cotton blazer by Kowtow from Slick Willy's (George Street). Worn with badger necklace from a selection at Charmaine Reveley & Co. (George Street).

Organic cotton blazer by Kowtow from Slick Willy’s (George Street). Worn with badger necklace from a selection at Charmaine Reveley & Co. (George Street).

The Taieri plains from Halfway Bush

The Taieri plains from Halfway Bush

Upcycled dress by Melanie Child

Upcycled dress by Melanie Child

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Second-hand farm scene jumper from Toffs (Princes Street). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Second-hand farm scene jumper from Toffs (Princes Street). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Why we love …

Underground Sundae – for their use of ‘found’ objects to create stunning unique jewellery

Vivienne Westwood – for her environmental activism

Standard Issue – for their use of only metallic-free-dyed yarn to create items “made to last”

Ross Creek

Ross Creek

Necklace by Underground Sundae from Company of Strangers (George Street)

Necklace by Underground Sundae from Company of Strangers (George Street)

Underground Sundae necklace worn with jumpsuit by Coop from Belle Bird Boutique (George Street)

Underground Sundae necklace worn with jumpsuit by Coop from Belle Bird Boutique (George Street)

Dunedin town belt

Dunedin town belt

'Climate Revolution' organic cotton 'knot wrap' by Vivienne Westwood for Lush (bought online at Lush NZ). Worn with tee and shorts by NOM*d.

‘Climate Revolution’ organic cotton ‘knot wrap’ by Vivienne Westwood for Lush (bought online at Lush NZ). Worn with tee and shorts by NOM*d.

Leith Valley

Leith Valley

Top by Standard Issue from Slick Willy's (George Street)

Top by Standard Issue from Slick Willy’s (George Street)

Sincere thanks to Slick Willy’s for allowing us to borrow this item.

Looking towards the Otago Peninsula from Ravensbourne Road

Looking towards the Otago Peninsula from Ravensbourne Road

Recycled button necklace from a selection at Box of Birds (Port Chalmers)

Recycled button necklace from a selection at Box of Birds (Port Chalmers)

Button necklace worn with dress by Charmaine Reveley

Button necklace worn with dress by Charmaine Reveley

Looking towards Pine Hill from Queens Drive

Looking towards Pine Hill from Queens Drive

Upcycled shirt skirt by Melanie Child

Upcycled shirt skirt by Melanie Child

And just for Christmas …

Queens Drive, Town belt

Queens Drive, Town belt

Snow feather necklace designed by Boh Runga, made by NZ Mint

Snow feather necklace designed by Boh Runga, made by NZ Mint

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These Are A Few Of Our Favourite Things From 2013

We have lots to shout about in Dunedin from our beautiful suburbs to our innovative creative talent. This showcases both plus a few extra things we’ve picked up along the way. Thanks to Ross Creek for being a great photographic location.

Karen Walker beach towel from Belle Bird Boutique

Karen Walker beach towel from Belle Bird Boutique

'Diamond Fans' oversize singlet by NOM*d from Plume worn with shorts by NOM*d

‘Diamond Fans’ oversize singlet by NOM*d from Plume worn with shorts by NOM*d

'Damn Good Tee' and 'Kick My Ass Boxers' by Strange Love from Company of Strangers worn with Underground Sundae necklace

‘Damn Good Tee’ and ‘Kick My Ass Boxers’ by Strange Love from Company of Strangers worn with Underground Sundae necklace

Underground Sundae necklace from Company of Strangers

Underground Sundae necklace from Company of Strangers

'Fox On The Run' kimono by Mickey Loves Mallory from Belle Bird Boutique worn with NOM*d slip and Two Squirrels Vintage spider pendant

‘Fox On The Run’ kimono by Mickey Loves Mallory from Belle Bird Boutique worn with NOM*d slip and Two Squirrels Vintage spider pendant

1940s spider pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton)

1940s spider pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton)

'Glorious Jacket' by NOM*d from Plume worn with dress by NOM*d and necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird Boutique

‘Glorious Jacket’ by NOM*d from Plume worn with dress by NOM*d and necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird Boutique

Company of Strangers 'Heavy Metal' bag made from recycled leather

Company of Strangers ‘Heavy Metal’ bag made from recycled leather

Sterling silver and enamel bracelet to commemorate the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, made in Birmingham (bought off TradeMe)

Sterling silver and enamel bracelet to commemorate the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, made in Birmingham (bought off TradeMe)

Floral vintage dress from Two Squirrels Vintage worn with Wendy James pendant. Tudor wears cat harness from Gardens Veterinary Clinic.

Floral vintage dress from Two Squirrels Vintage worn with Wendy James pendant. Tudor wears cat harness from Gardens Veterinary Clinic.

Velvet bag by Tamsin Cooper shown with 1950s ballet-style dress (bought off TradeMe). Congratulations to Tamsin for her collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet on their tour of the USA.

Velvet bag by Tamsin Cooper shown with 1950s ballet-style dress (bought off TradeMe). Congratulations to Tamsin for her collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet on their tour of the USA.

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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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