18 July 2012

Temuka story.

Mum has this thing for brown Temuka pottery.  Today Butterflies (op shop, not insect) presented me with a gorgeous $2 Temuka milk jug.  At first it was going to be gifted to mother, but I really like it.  Unsure why I need a milk jug.  Also unsure if it is normal and healthy to form an attachment to said milk jug so hastily.  Perhaps am being promiscuous with affection to crockery.  But guys, I do rather like this milk jug.  Sorry Mum.  

Whilst in Butterflies I bumped into Penny Rose on her daily op shop jaunt.  It is lovely to know someone as more than an internet construct.  I fell upon Polkadots and Spinning Tops through wistful Googling of Dunedin Op Shop reviews.  Cannot underestimate how keen I was to be a hip student.  Now I casually bump into the author of said blog on op shop missions as a student.  What pleasant circles life operates in.

17 July 2012

Triumvirate Dress 1.

Whilst typing this I clutch a wheatbag to my stomach and internally debate if chocolate will make the pain go away.  I have decided Black Forest should not be a reward for the ability to reproduce.

The sun banished tights today.  Baring hairy pins and oxfords that tap dance makes one feel empowered.

The featured dress is a bit of a dream.  Was found at Overflow in Mayfield, which YOU ALL MUST GO TO.  Whoever sewed this must have had me in mind.  Particularly the tapestry fabric (useful camouflage for castles) and A line.  When one doesn't sew A lines are rare beasts.  

This babe of a garment is one of my triumvirate of vintage dresses; one of those rare and glorious finds.  Resolution: wear it more.   

$15 from Overflow.  Oxfords from Frames in Dunedin.  Socks retail.  Yawn.
Also, I have less hair.

I'm a believer in posting real photos of yourself.  I always model Don't Forget to Be Awesome posters like this.  Fashion blogging needs less DLSR and more double chin.

Thanks be to Lochiel for photographing.  She was sewing capes.  Let us bask in her foresight for bringing a sewing machine to university.  Here she models her fine work and Maureen Johnsone Stares readers of this blog.

16 July 2012


I have become a bored with blogging.
Perhaps I have become less interested in how I look, University brings a general sloppiness, or simply less interested in documenting it.  

The arrival of ON from the eloquent HblogsF gave a welcome jolt.
Aside from the content (which was zine-y and friendly and bubbling with audacity) it was uplifting to see people creating.  Just creating and enjoying.  

Let me spark my creativity by promising to post every day this week.  If not, I shall endure ideal by fire or something.  

Chur H, for empowering.
ON, and $4 blouse.  Dat collar.