Tuesday, March 31, 2015


" I've only just moved to Auckland this week," says Tarikura. She is an aspiring actor in search of her next steps. I asked her how she found Auckland? " The cities are SO different. Especially for someone coming to Auckland new. They're world's apart really." 
For someone who has spent the last 8 years travelling in between Auckland and Wellington, I totally agree. Different scenes, different vibes..it's quite marked. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Singapore Girl

Olivia is a fund manager from Singapore with business interests here. " I love Auckland, more than Sydney actually, " says Olivia. " In my thinking it's a bit more...different, quite vibrant, and I really love the New Zealand fashion. " Olivia grew up mostly in London and lived in Hong Kong but Singapore is home. " Singapore in every way, is amazing...food, fashion, culture, it's the best." She wears Karen Walker glasses and top. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stina, Sweden

I saw the colour from a block away...just fabulous. Stina is from Sweden, and travelling the World, including a couple of months in New Zealand. " But I have a Kiwi boyfriend now, so I think I might stay a little while longer" says Stina. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Africa Fashion festival...

This is really something to get behind, and they want your help as soon as is possible. So spread the word on this. You might be willing to come on board as a sponsor. In an era where we desperately need a little diversity in Fashion, this really will mix up the local scene, and add to it’s vibrancy. I could think of nothing better than having this Festival in Auckland and Wellington. And I want to know more about contemporary fashion from the African continent  / by people of African origin.

Pinaman Owusu-Banahene, (pictured) is the Executive Producer of Africa Fashion Festival - a festival that celebrates Africa’s vibrant and diverse culture and incredible creativity in New Zealand through fashion, dance and music.

Pinaman was born in Accra, Ghana and for the last 12 years she has called New Zealand home. Pinaman works for the Ministry of Health as a Senior Advisor.

She says: "I believe fashion, music and dance are great art forms that enrich our experiences and challenge our deep-seated assumptions. I hope Africa Fashion Festival provides an outlet for all New Zealanders to experience the cultural richness and incredible artistic talent from the diverse and vibrant continent of Africa".

The Africa fashion festival is scheduled for 7 – 10 May 2015 in Auckland, and 14 – 17 May 2015 in Wellington.

So give up some funds here! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Bag of the Year !

I just love it..How can you ever replicate a hand piece like this! Apparently Emma brought it at some Market in Browns Bay. I love her smile too.

Friday, March 20, 2015

E.E Cummings fan

Sarah...big fan of American poet, essayist, and playwright - with a large book of his poems tucked under her arm. Sarah is studying Education, with a view to primary school teaching.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Master photographer Patrick Reynolds

Hat: Hills Hats NZ, Strangely Normal, O'Connell St
Glasses: Easy Cowboy, Grace Lang, Ponsonby Rd

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Sofia, from Argentina taking time out, outside the Auckland Arts festival precinct.

Monday, March 16, 2015


From London, part Ghanaian...waiting to head to Pasifika ( I asked how she cared for her awesome hair..and Scarlett said just with Olive Oil).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wongi 'freak' Wilson

Wongi 'Freak' Wilson is a well known full time Graffiti/street artist, who works mainly in a photo realist genre. I talked with him on RNZ at Te Matatini in Christchurch. You can see his works all over Christchurch City, and beyond. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blues & Purples

Vincent, from Korea. With a tattoo of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper....pretty next level.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Interiors...Matt and Vittoria

Matt Thomson has decided to embark on his dream. To make whiskey. Thomson Whisky is steadily gaining an international reputation, as is whiskey itself, which is the drink of the moment. I tried a drop on the radio. Rocket fuel...but beautiful rocket fuel.

Vittoria Barbatti is from Milan. ' I love this job - you get to meet people, look out on the streetscape, it's been a perfect job for me..I could do it forever.' Vittoria is from Milan and holds degrees in business and finance. Which at the moment isn’t a passion for him. ' Right now my passion is to surf.'

Monday, March 2, 2015

Over from London...

Maladi has just landed in New Zealand from her home in England. She's been travelling the world. Winning smile...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leah Light...Zakk

'The nails are by Leah Light who does Katy Perry's and Lorde's nails when they are in New Zealand', Zac tells me. 'The thing about these nails is that I can't do the dishes or anything...it's quiet a good excuse!' Zac laughs. 'But are love them..they express who I am.'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Tanya Carlson, fashion designer...looking fabulous in one of her dresses from a few seasons back.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

French Boheme kicking in Auckland

Not following any hipster type...rather just doing his thing. LOVE his jacket, which is an independent French label which I've forgotten. Skud is the name. Wonderful colours too.