Style Stalker: Kenya Kreates

It’s high season at fashion tech, with the 1st and 2nd years having their final presentations last week, and us certificate kids starting our final project next week – it’s all go from here. I’m simply busting to see the exhibition and fashion show in November!! And to figure out what the hell I’m actually going to make for my final project!! eeek.

One of the 1st year girls, Kenya asked me to model her pieces for her look book – and holey moley they were rad.
She created a double layer polyester-chiffon draped dress with hot pink trimming!! The double layer could detach using the exposed zip wrapped around the middle. She also made tailored leggings and this pretty sexual leotard/bodice creation with suspender clasps to wear under the dress. Daayymm. PLUS an amazing lined jacket to wear over the top! … and did I mention she is 1st year?? The amount of talent at the Otago tech is kinda out of control. And more than mildly intimidating. 

Click through to get a closer look at the creations of Kenya Quin xo


EDIT your wardrobe

Glassons is every Kiwi girls go-to store. Words that come to mind when one thinks of Glassons include cheap, fast-fashion, mass produced, and totally accessible. One of the main issues being that as soon as a new great design comes out, everyone seems to own it. But as of this month Glassons has stepped up their game, big time!

Glassons headhunted Top Shop designer and Massey University graduate Kiriana Pettersen to design Glassons new range, EDT/edt./edit (I’m confused). What’s different about this line? The garments are constructed out of luxury fabircs such as 100% silk, cotton embroidered organza, and satin-backed crepe – but all range below $100! Excuse me?

Kiriana believes that every woman should be able to afford quality items of clothing – what’s more, some designs only have up to 70 pieces made to bring more exclusivity to the range! GC.

The only downside to the the edt. range is it’s only available online and at the Lambton Quay flagship store. And with some of the items apparently being ridiculously small in size, you would want to try that shiz on first!

Shop the range online by clicking here xo

#icant: Long Nail Art

I personally think there is a line when it comes to acceptable nail length, and for some reason it has become increasingly popular to cross that line. Frankly, I find it rather hectic.

Thanks to public figures like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and the Kardashian Klan, the trend has picked up steam. After watching KUWTK during my hungover Sunday ritual, they seem to seriously struggle to use their own cellphones.
So answer me this, how do you apply makeup? do up your bra? open packages? make meatballs? do the dishes? pick your nose? change the led in your mechanical pencil??

Is substituting 35% of your life (guesstamation) worth having witch nails? What’s worse is nails that come to a point – like some sort of feline. You are a human. You wear makeup and enjoy making italian dishes with your hands. Accept it. xo

nail art, long nails
nail art, long nails

A Muse and a Moment

There is something beautifully simplistic about a white wall, a model, and a photographer who can capture a moment. While exotic locations and extravagant props can take a photo to the next level, sometimes you just can’t beat the simple things in life. Like when your favourite wine is on special.

Throw your hands up in the air!


Out with the old

Many apologies for my lack of posts recently… apparently Wellington (my mothers house) is still in the dark ages when it comes to internet access. But all is fixed and the world can keep spinning!

Like many girls, I was given a charm bracelet when I was younger and over the years it has become increasingly full! Pretty much all my charms have a story, whether it be birthdays, overseas trips, or academic accomplishments! Unfortunately as my bracelet got bigger, it became more uncomfortable to wear – so I stopped wearing it. 

Then my brilliant brain came up with the idea to turn it into a necklace! This way I can wear it wore often, and the charms are much easier to see! Plus it’s something most people don’t have! Bonus.

I don’t really wear short pendants, so I got the bracelet attached to a longer chain so it sits on my chest. Love love love.

charm, bracelet, necklace, silver