Thursday, August 25, 2016

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins has been described by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the most influential design writers in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2008 Douglas was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for his contribution to architecture and design. More importantly, no male in Auckland can wear boots quite like Douglas. His tie/crevat is 'Japanese silk' with a vintage blazer.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Chido, in a Karen Walker dress, as well as bag. In fact, she works at Karen Walker.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yellow Shawl

Never seen such a cool yellow shawl! Turns out it is Comme de Garcon. Kim's dress is Costume National. She was in Auckland for the Cuisine Awards. "The food in Wellington is pretty great - it is a good standard - we don't have the investment for the large fit outs, but you know.. " Kim works at Ortega in Wellington. 

Monday, August 8, 2016


Milena is from Munich,  and has been travelling through New Zealand -  for the moment spending a bit of time in Wellington. Cool tattoos!

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Ariel had just come from the studio, working on some designs. Her ambition is to become a fashion designer in the future. " I'm working hard for it to happen. Hopefully that hard work will pay off! " Wearing cashmere from Workshop, jewellery by Zora Bell-Boyd.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From Muscle Shoals...Alabama

Alicia is from Alabama, staying in Wellington for a while. So what do you think of NZ ? "It's really is. I'm from Alabama, and then again, my home is beautiful too. The North of Alabama is incredible", Alicia says. Alicia is also a musician and is from Muscle Shoals - the largest City in Colbert County Alabama..about 13,500 people. "Oh so you know Muscle Shoals ?? I get a lot of has an incredible musical legacy that just seeps through everywhere." And she's right. From Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, The Stones and The Allman brothers -so many artists have recorded there. It goes early version of Careless Whispers by George Michael was recorded in Muscle Schoals. It has a huge music heart.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stockholm to Auckland

Timnz just arrived in Auckland 3 days ago, from his native Sweden. He has a family member who is working on a farm here, so he thought he would come to visit. So 3 days in, what does he make of Auckland I ask ? There was a bit of silence, and a little umming and ahhing followed by a.. "quite nice." Upon further query, he said it was a little bit slower than what he was used to. I tried to be an upbeat ambassador by suggesting a few places, upon resigning myself to the fact that whilst we might be a 'liveable city' (for some), Auckland's attractions to international city dwellers can take a little time to reveal themselves.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arthur...O'Connell Street

Arthur is a lawyer. He graduated about a year ago. "I love the profession, but you had to get up to speed really fast going straight out of school." 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beautiful couple

Grace and Dean...striking couple. Fascinating taste in clothes. Had a great chat about the cultural scene in Wellington, and the number of music venues closing down. They both love the city, but just sometimes, feel a little bit constrained there too.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Rocking at 86...Jacqueline

Well you never know who you meet taking photos on the street. Jacqueline Fahey is one of New Zealand's premiere artists. Painting since the 1950's, she is credited as being one of the first painters in New Zealand to paint from a female perspective, in examining the domestic subjects of contemporary women's existence. And in 1964 organised an exhibition with the great Rita Angus! We talked about none of that. Instead, about her earrings given to her by her daughter (who was working in Afghanistan. Jacqueline said she felt sorry for the Afghan locals beset by war, and who dont have enough to eat, thereby resorting to growing poppies. 

Monday, July 18, 2016