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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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Wearing: Vintage 50s Alice Edwards Ball Dress (Trade Me)
Vintage Red 60s Mary Janes (Ziggarat, Wellington)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I'm sure we are all gearing up for the New Year! In between the two holidays was my birthday. I find that my birthday is often a strange day in which I try to keep occupied and not think too much. It's not that I mind getting older (I am now 28) but that I think there is an element of pressure for it to be an amazing day. Something about my perfectionist nature.

So yesterday, I started with a champagne brunch cooked for me by my darling bf. One of my best girlfriends came over to help me with the champagne (my bf doesn't drink it) and we had a lovely time being served croissants with grilled haloumi and crepes with lemon and sugar.

Then my friend and I went into town shopping. I bought the gorgeous red 60s mary janes in the pictures. They are the perfect shoes. Perfect. Then she left and I continued on a vintage dress hunt and ended up buying two gorgeous dresses (not the beautiful one above - that is a recent treausre from Trade Me).

To finish the day, my bf and I went out for a delicious dinner and then we went to see The Lovely Bones at the Embassy Theatre (where they held the premiere very recently) and finally we wandered home. It was weird weather all day. Misty. Humid. Windy. The worst weather for my hair - I ended up looking like I had a bad 80s perm!

It is a lovely day here today and my bf has been taking pictures of me in items I am going to list on Trade Me at the end of the week. I couldn't resist putting on this dress for a quick photoshoot (it will definitely not be for sale anytime soon!).



  1. Happy birthday!! Sounds like you had a lovely day, that brunch sounds fantastic. I love that dress on you too, the blue is so beautiful. x

  2. Oh pooh! 28?! You have a big life ahead of you, and your thirties will be fantabulous! Today I had to check with my husband if I was 32 or 33...apparently I AM 33, I was very disappointed...what happened to 32? Anyway, Happy Birthday, and get posting on Trademe...I'm waiting....

  3. Wow your dress looks stunning! Sounds like you had a great birthday :)

  4. Happy birthday! You look gorgeous. :D Glad you had a good day, too.

    Has the parcel arrived yet? If it missed Christmas, at least it will get there sometime near your birthday. :)

    A xx

  5. gorgeous dress! I love brunettes in that color blue.


  6. Gosh I'm behind on comments! Thank you all so so much for the bday wishes and lovely comments xxx