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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

NOM*d

NOM*d

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

NOM*d

NOM*d

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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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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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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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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London’s Calling

There’s so much to do and see it’s hard to know where to start! Here we’ve combined some fashion, art and iconic buildings. It was a coincidence that pieces by Dunedin designers happened to match the Tower Bridge paintwork. No sign of Victoria Beckham at the opening of her new shop on Dover Street but the interior did look very chic.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Russian Revolutionary posters at Tate Modern

Russian Revolutionary posters at Tate Modern

Ross enjoys the view from the restaurant at Tate Modern

Ross enjoys the view from the restaurant at Tate Modern

'Victoria Beckham' on Dover Street

‘Victoria Beckham’ on Dover Street

'Tie Fighter' singlet from NO*SENSE by NOM*d worn with pants and bag by Company of Strangers

‘Tie Fighter’ singlet from NO*SENSE by NOM*d worn with pants and bag by Company of Strangers

Pelicans in St James's Park – their beaks are even bigger than Ross'.

Pelicans in St James’s Park – their beaks are even bigger than Ross’.

Street art by Banksy on Bruton Lane

Street art by Banksy on Bruton Lane

'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red': an installation, at the Tower of London, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War

‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’: an installation, at the Tower of London, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War

Ceramic poppies forming part of 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation, Tower of London

Ceramic poppies forming part of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation, Tower of London

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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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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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Fabulous Finds 8

 

The last few weeks have been surreal and exciting. Now it’s back down to earth with some bargains!

As usual, Two Squirrels Vintage in Milton has come up trumps with another lovely vintage dress, this time from the early 1940s. Closer to home, Maher shoes (in Wall Street Mall) really impresses with their unique and affordable footwear. New Zealander Glen Maher owns the company and designs all the shoes which includes the best men’s shoes around. The re-vamped and re-opened Dunedin Paper Bag Princess store is now run by a local and it shows! There’s some great bargains to be found for both vintage and designer lovers.

1940s dress ($50) – Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

1940s dress ($50) – Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

1940s dress (from Two Squirrels Vintage) worn with Diva snake necklace (sale $5).

1940s dress (from Two Squirrels Vintage) worn with Diva snake necklace (sale $5).

Tunic by Maison Martin Margiela ($10) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with checkered sox, singlet and cardigan by NOM*d.

Tunic by Maison Martin Margiela ($10) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with checkered sox, singlet and cardigan by NOM*d.

KABUKI DOLL flower headpiece ($25) – The Vintage Roundup. Designer Jess Covell often sells her creations at Market22 (Vogel Street).

KABUKI DOLL flower headpiece ($25) – The Vintage Roundup. Designer Jess Covell often sells her creations at Market22 (Vogel Street).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend's Club ($15) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend’s Club ($15) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend's Club (from Paper Bag Princess) worn with Diva necklace (sale $5).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend’s Club (from Paper Bag Princess) worn with Diva necklace (sale $5).

Vintage shirtdress ($20) – TradeMe.

Vintage shirtdress ($20) – TradeMe.

Boots by Maher ($125) (Wall Street Mall).

Boots by Maher ($125) (Wall Street Mall).

 

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iD Dunedin Fashion Show, Friday 4 April

 

On a beautifully warm Friday evening, we headed with great anticipation to the Dunedin Railway Station for the 15th anniversary of the iD Dunedin Fashion Show. All three of us were able to attend the pre-function, held in the Art Station, as guests of the lovely Tania from Configure Gym. The gathering was a who’s who of NZ fashion’s most influential people including Denise L’Estrange-Corbet (WORLD), Charlotte Smith (curator of the Darnell Collection) and bloggers Foureyes – we looked on in awe. The show was one of the best we have ever seen – so many pieces on our wishlists!

NOM*d

NOM*d

Hannah Louise Heslop (Otago Polytechnic)

Hannah Louise Heslop (Otago Polytechnic)

Justine Tindley (Otago Polytechnic)

Justine Tindley (Otago Polytechnic)

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

Charmaine Reveley

DADA Vintage

DADA Vintage

Senorita AweSUMO

Senorita AweSUMO

Clothes I've Made

Clothes I’ve Made

Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper

Company of Strangers

Company of Strangers

Company of Strangers

Company of Strangers

Vaughan Geeson

Vaughan Geeson

Lucilla Gray (Massey University)

Lucilla Gray (Massey University)

WORLD (NZ guest designer)

WORLD (NZ guest designer)

WORLD

WORLD

Martin Grant (international guest designer)

Martin Grant (international guest designer)

NOM*d leads the finale

NOM*d leads the finale

Tamsin Cooper and dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company

Tamsin Cooper and dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company

What an incredible show! We felt proud to be Dunedinites.

 

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