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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel.

Friday, November 20, 2009

i am your shadow; you were my sun, you made me and I followed you

First of all, I apologise for my lack of posts. I promise this will change come the 1st of December! (Though I must admit to a slight halt in Nanowrimo proceedings). I thought today I would post a quick Trade Me update (NZ readers only - however, if you are overseas and are really interested in something I do have a Paypal account and we could maybe sort something out). The first and third picture were taken with my bf's camera and the middle one was taken a week ago with my new camera (which I am sadly still a little scared of - I only have the large zoom lense that it came with and am in desperate need of a 'normal lense' - oh, and a tripod!).

I have had a very busy week, which included two days down in Christchurch. I flew down Wednesday morning and spent the day with my Mum (it was her birthday). We had such a good day, starting with a spot of thrifting - a $1 sale at the local Salvation Army (I went a little mad!) - followed by a movie at the Art Centre movie theatre (An Education), and then a trip to my favorite vintage store in Christchurch (where I 'vintaged' my Mum up - I bought her a 60s dress and some vintage heels, which she left wearing!) and then finally we concluded with tapas at a local restaurant.

I spent the night and then my second and final day was spent with the lovely Andrea of A Cat of Impossible Colour. It is such a nice experience meeting bloggers in 'real life' (actually, Andrea is the only one who I've met so this is based on one experience only). Brunch, thrifting and a glass of wine in the sunshine = the perfect day. Thank you Andrea!

Then it was back to Wellington on Thursday night and back to work on Friday - which felt like another Monday (not the best way to end the week). Today in contrast has been a very lazy relaxed day, consisting of far too much bad tv and takeaway coffees and chocolate danishes. Oh, but I did manage to take some photos and get my listings up on Trade Me of course! Along with much washing of all my precious new vintage acquisitions.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend



  1. Your first dress is so cute!
    I met a lot of French blogger in Paris (I'm French), and one month ago, I met the fisrt Italien blogger (I live in Italy). It's so nice to meet bloggers in real life!

  2. I love the middle photo, with the light and the beautiful light blue. It looks so great with your coloring. And I can relate to being scared of your camera--I have a really intense one but I've only used it inside so far because it's so heavy!

    Good luck with your novel! I know how hard it can be...


  3. Okay! That is the sweetest floral sundress I've seen. I've just gotten rid of a whole lot of my dresses on Trademe but now fear amassing more by looking at yours!

  4. How adorable are those dresses! I love the floral one.


  5. My Nano novel has completely slipped off the mental map too! :)

    News is still secret ... not sure when I'll be able to announce it, but hopefully relatively soon. :)

    A xx

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend :) I have been stalking some of your items on TM too...

  7. Hello, I cannot believe I haven't stumbled on here earlier! I've come through from fleurdelice, and so happy that I did. Lovely Trademe shop...I'm in Wgtn too and maybe hopefully will win one of your gorgeous dress auctions. Has anyone told you how much you look like Maggie G?
    Anyhoo, I will be sure to keep reading your blog!