Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Vintage Lace Flares

These photos may not quite do them justice but the way that these wonderful pants found their way to me is a pretty unbelievable story: a year and a half ago I wandered into a vintage clothing store in Wellington and saw these black lace flared pants and thought 'wow those are pretty cool.' Then I walked out of the store and didn't think much of it. But a while later I decided that actually I really wanted some lace flares just like those ones I had seen. I spent a good year dreaming them up and trying to find the perfect pair but couldn't find what I wanted anywhere... Until about a month ago, when I was in Wellington again visiting friends, I coincidentally wandered into a familiar shop on Cuba Street and sure enough - there they were, the exact same pants, waiting for me!

I love this top aswell, it's made out of pure wool. It's quite bulky but it keeps me warm while still being breathable and looking funky - perfect for these inbetween seasons when the temperature is constantly changing. A friend gave it to me but I simply cannot remember who it was - which is really frustrating, so if it was you then please let me know! My boots were given to me by my best friend Gemma. I was with her when she first found them in an opshop and was extremely jealous but eventually she got sick of them and said I could have them. Yay! Clothes swaps with friends are the best.

These photos were taken by Isaac (on my cellphone) at the Grand Mercure resort in Monarco when I got back from my latest Wellington adventure in August. So they're from a wee while ago but at least I got around to posting! I will do my best to be regular from now on and post more new things, now that I have a steady routine it should be much easier. Hope you enjoyed this, please let me know what you think!


Monday, 5 October 2015

Update: My First Day at Mariposa

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know about a little update in my life and since it's a bit about fashion I thought it was relevant to post about here. I recently got a full-time job as the warehouse assistant at Mariposa Clothing and Soul Footwear in Takaka. Today was my first official day at work and it was awesome!

The best thing is the fact that I can go about doing my tasks, learning new things, working with wonderful people and really enjoying it all as the time flies by - and then I remember that I'm actually getting paid to do something that I love doing anyway!

I spend most of my time in the warehouse and occasionally cover in both of the shops. I get to do alot of walking between so I get out in the fresh air often. Oh and if you buy something from our online store then it will probably be packed and sent by me!

I'm so impressed by all of the processes that go on behind the scenes here, everything is so well organized. I also really love the ethical factors of this business. The owners actually go over to Bali and Thailand and meet the people who make the clothing and make sure it's good working conditions and everyone is paid properly. As you know one of my passions is ethical fashion so it's a huge plus to work somewhere with similar values.

It's truly fantastic to be a part of this amazing team of people. Thanks so much Kerryn and Steve for giving me this opportunity!