Miss Crabb

Miss Crabb, Winter 12. These pieces are both so simple and so special, and the palette is poetry to my eyeballs: petrol, raspberry, mustard, sage, lilac, sand. I’ve just bought my first Miss Crabb dress, procured from Service Depot. The fourth one down in black rather than petrol (mistake?), it’s lovely and drapey and a bit grown up. I’m also so in love with the dark raspberry of the first dress. I shall covet it from afar, as I think it was almost twice the price of the one I own.

In other news, my dear friend Laura (who got a book deal! The happiness!) invited me to be a guest on the second episode of her podcast. We talked about memorable meals, both in foreign lands and locally; both spendy and homespun. If you are so inclined, you can listen to it here.

dark times (Kowtow)

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Kowtow until recently. For ages I’ve been whinging about how in Wellington there’s a lack of quality, affordable basics, and Kowtow was here all along, practically in my backyard. I tried on the lucky dress a few days ago, it has a crazy bat-lady thing going on, and is super great. I hearby declare that I would like All The Things.

Dance me to the end of love

Wowsers in your trousers, how great are these pictures? Loving this Clever Nettle and Summerland collaborative shoot. One of my favourite things about the internet is getting to witness the growth of awesome creative people. It’s certainly been a pleasure reading Anya’s blog over the last couple of years and watching her photography become more and more amazing.

More here, here, and here.

Five Things #17

1. Hannah is a babe and makes beautiful things.

2. Tim Denee‘s fan posters of his fave Wellington haunts (I had a cider spider [as in ice cream soda] at Sweet Mo’s last night, blew my mind!).

3. CM + Thomsen

4. Krisatomic‘s Iceland from above, wonderful. I must get there immediately.

5. White Mischief by Tim Walker (and the crazy people it’s inspired by) via Rhiannon.