Seventies Suede

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I’ve had this one metre piece of faux suede for about 15 years and always envisaged it as a skirt. There have been several original ideas I have had for it that never came to fruition, but in the end I just copied something – and I copied twice! First it was a Vogue image of Alexa Chung wearing […]

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Cropped Flares

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Isn’t it funny how you change your ideas about a particular style? I’ve never been one for short trousers, preferring them to be super long and sweep the ground if anything, yet here I am lusting after all the variations of cropped trousers currently showing.  My first foray was a pair of black linen culottes […]

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Bell Sleeve Peacock Print Shift Dress

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You guys might recognise this flamboyant purple peacock feather print – it is the one featured in the article I wrote a while ago on pattern placement – yes, I’ve finally cut it out and sewn it up into a 70’s style dress! Last year I made a black dress (oops – unblogged!) in a similar style, and […]

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Orange Sunset Top

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Guess where we headed last night to photograph my new top: It was such a lovely evening and I thought Point Chevalier beach would be perfect in the setting sun to show off a summery orange number. I’ve lived in central Auckland for twenty years, but only discovered this beach when I started running a […]

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Helter Skelter Dress

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My latest creation is another simple shift dress to wear to work, this time with a slight cut-away shoulder. I love all the exposed shoulders around lately, and it’s a wonder I don’t already have any dresses of this style. It has been so hot and sticky lately that I decided I needed one right […]

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