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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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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!

NOM*d

NOM*d

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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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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What Are You Wearing Spring?

Spring style comes in all forms from graphic prints to cosy knits. Jewellery takes centre stage!

Rosa wears TradeMe (jacket and trousers), op-shop and a necklace from Chile.

Rosa wears TradeMe (jacket and trousers), op-shop and a necklace from Chile.

Tilly wears coat from Preservation Society. What a cute companion!

Tilly wears coat from Preservation Society. What a cute companion!

Kelsi, Jess, Sophie and Jade. Kelsi wears borrowed jumper and op-shop bag. Jess wears necklace by Karen Walker. Sophie wears shirt by Ralph Lauren and dress from K-Mart. Jade wears dress bought online and jacket by Topshop.

Kelsi, Jess, Sophie and Jade. Kelsi wears borrowed jumper and op-shop bag. Jess wears necklace by Karen Walker. Sophie wears shirt by Ralph Lauren and dress from K-Mart. Jade wears dress bought online and jacket by Topshop.

Angela wears kimono from Sandshoe Vintage and her grandfather's pocket watch.

Angela wears kimono from Sandshoe Vintage and her grandfather’s pocket watch.

Franky and Finn. Franky wears op-shop. Finn wears clothing from Quest.

Franky and Finn. Franky wears op-shop. Finn wears clothing from Quest.

Steph wears jacket by Black Milk and shirt bought online.

Steph wears jacket by Black Milk and shirt bought online.

Mikayla wears op-shop and shoes from Paper Bag Princess.

Mikayla wears op-shop and shoes from Paper Bag Princess.

Brittany wears dress by Topshop from Karen Walker.

Brittany wears dress by Topshop from Karen Walker.

Izzy wears 'Skeleton Sweater' by NOM*d, filigree bunny necklace by Karen Walker and Dr Martens.

Izzy wears ‘Skeleton Sweater’ by NOM*d, filigree bunny necklace by Karen Walker and Dr Martens.

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Flying With Ross

After 24 hours of flying, courtesy of Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic (rather than under his own steam), Ross is happily settling in with the swans, Canada geese and mallards, on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Reading. Here’s some of the sights along the way.

Artist in the Terminal, Dunedin Airport: Dunedin's own Jon Thom

Artist in the Terminal, Dunedin Airport: Dunedin’s own Jon Thom

Britomart, Auckland

Britomart, Auckland

A feast of retail on Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland

A feast of retail on Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland

World's window, Britomart

World’s window, Britomart

Karen Walker, Britomart

Karen Walker, Britomart

St Kevin's Arcade, Auckland

St Kevin’s Arcade, Auckland

Copy of Michelangelo's Moses statue in Myers Park, Auckland

Copy of Michelangelo’s Moses statue in Myers Park, Auckland

View from The Swan At Streatley Hotel, Oxfordshire

View from The Swan At Streatley Hotel, Oxfordshire

Jamie's [Oliver] Italian restaurant, Reading, Berkshire

Jamie’s [Oliver] Italian restaurant, Reading, Berkshire

WorkHouse Coffee Company, Reading. Yay, they serve flat whites, thanks to the Australian owner.

WorkHouse Coffee Company, Reading. Yay, they serve flat whites, thanks to the Australian owner.

Ross making friends on the Kennet and Avon Canal

Ross making friends on the Kennet and Avon Canal

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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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Winter Warmers

 

A wintery blast is a good excuse for bringing out your cosy coats and knitwear which Dunedin designers are so good at producing. Here’s a mix of some of our favourites, with a dose of vintage thrown in.

Snow on Mount Cargill

Snow on Mount Cargill

Trenchcoat by Hi There by Karen Walker from Belle Bird. Worn with dress from Slick Willy's and pants by Company of Strangers.

Trenchcoat by Hi There by Karen Walker from Belle Bird. Worn with dress from Slick Willy’s and pants by Company of Strangers.

Recycled jumper dress by NOM*d. Worn with skinnies by NOM*d, Dr Martens and vintage scarf.

Recycled jumper dress by NOM*d. Worn with skinnies by NOM*d, Dr Martens and vintage scarf.

Recycled jumper dress by NOM*d

Recycled jumper dress by NOM*d

Morse coat by Company of Strangers. Worn with leggings by NOM*d, hat by Karen Walker and gumboots by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa.

Morse coat by Company of Strangers. Worn with leggings by NOM*d, hat by Karen Walker and gumboots by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa.

Vintage cashmere cape and skirt by Charmaine Reveley. Worn with boots from Maher and vintage scarf.

Vintage cashmere cape and skirt by Charmaine Reveley. Worn with boots from Maher and vintage scarf.

Willowy cardi by Charmaine Reveley. Worn with necklace by Annie Blackberry.

Willowy cardi by Charmaine Reveley. Worn with necklace by Annie Blackberry.

Pure wool blazer bought off TradeMe (only $10!). Worn with dress by NOM*d and pants by Company of Strangers.

Pure wool blazer bought off TradeMe (only $10!). Worn with dress by NOM*d and pants by Company of Strangers.

 

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What Are You Wearing May?

 

A real mixture this month – guys, girls, groups, designer, vintage, op-shop, local and overseas.

Hannah and Rosie. Hannah wears vintage dress from Wellington and denim jacket gifted to her by Rosie. Rosie wears a 'Death and the Maiden' tee and shirt from Toffs.

Hannah and Rosie. Hannah wears vintage dress from Wellington and denim jacket gifted to her by Rosie. Rosie wears a ‘Death and the Maiden’ tee and shirt from Toffs.

Kate and Jack. Kate wears top from Void and pants from Quest. Jack wears top from Quest.

Kate and Jack. Kate wears top from Void and pants from Quest. Jack wears top from Quest.

Shareen wears op-shop and scarf gifted to her by a friend in India.

Shareen wears op-shop and scarf gifted to her by a friend in India.

Hazel, Kieran and Matt. Hazel wears pants by Shakuhachi, jacket by Stolen Girlfriend's Club, sunglasses by Karen Walker and bag by Status Anxiety. Kieran wears top from Hydro Surf and op-shop. Matt wears op-shop.

Hazel, Kieran and Matt. Hazel wears pants by Shakuhachi, jacket by Stolen Girlfriend’s Club, sunglasses by Karen Walker and bag by Status Anxiety. Kieran wears top from Hydro Surf and op-shop. Matt wears op-shop.

Jess wears vintage and Kabuki Doll necklace designed by herself.

Jess wears vintage and Kabuki Doll necklace designed by herself.

Eleanor and Chris. Eleanor wears cardigan bought in Wellington and shoes from San Francisco. Chris wears shoes by Banks.

Eleanor and Chris. Eleanor wears cardigan bought in Wellington and shoes from San Francisco. Chris wears jumper bought online.

Nada wears vintage dress and jacket from Paper Bag Princess.

Nada wears vintage dress and jacket from Paper Bag Princess.

 

 

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What Are You Wearing March?

Who’s shopping at the OUSA market and who’s celebrating St Patrick’s Day?

Helen and Lakin. Helen wears Karen Walker dress from Belle Bird and op-shop cardigan. Lakin wears dress bought online. They both wear Converse.

Helen and Lakin. Helen wears Karen Walker dress from Belle Bird and op-shop cardigan. Lakin wears dress bought online. They both wear Converse.

Julianna wears dress from Cosmic Corner.

Julianna wears dress from Cosmic Corner.

Sam

Sam

Sophie and Bianca. Sophie wears op-shop. Bianca wears dress from Salvation Army shop.

Sophie and Bianca. Sophie wears op-shop. Bianca wears dress from Salvation Army shop.

The girl behind the mask

The girl behind the mask

Leia wears op-shop skirt and blouse by Glassons.

Leia wears op-shop skirt and blouse by Glassons.

Austin wears t-shirt and shorts from overseas and hat from OUSA market.

Austin wears t-shirt and shorts from overseas and hat from OUSA market.

Sophie wears customised top and matching headband.

Sophie wears customised top and matching headband.

Jessica wears vintage blouse and skirt by Cue.

Jessica wears vintage blouse and skirt by Cue.

Troy and Miriam of Dunedin Fringe Festival. Troy wears Max dress and op-shop fur cape.

Troy and Miriam of Dunedin Fringe Festival. Troy wears Max dress and op-shop fur cape.

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