Archive for January, 2014

The Cat’s Meow

The Cat’s Meow

As devoted followers of classic cinema and music and of cute kittens, it would have been negligible of us not to make mention of The Cut’s recent AMAZING post, titled ‘Most Fabulous Famous Cat Ladies Of All Time’. Some lucky soul got to spend what was surely a lengthy amount…

Johanna

Johanna

We’ve always been struck by Johanna’s unique gamine beauty, long limbs, choppy dark hair and liquid brown eyes – here set off by dreamy vintage dresses, berry-stained lips and nails, long wild grass and ethereal light… x Model: Johanna Bear at Red Eleven | Photographer: Mike Rooke | Hair &…

Natural Beauty: Bath Bags

Natural Beauty: Bath Bags

As part of an ongoing series in collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, we’re bringing you simple beauty recipes you can make at home with everyday natural ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make sure you know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin, and avoid unnecessary chemicals. Bath bags are an…

The Sherbet Cone

The Sherbet Cone

My favourite flower of the moment is the native Mexican flower, Dahlia… They come in just about every colour, shape and texture, and look like something you’d buy in a candy shop. To make your own delicious Sherbet Cone, find a mini cone-shaped vase – choosing a V-shaped vase makes…

Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake

Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake

Plums are beautiful at the moment so here’s a cake that involves them in all their glory… Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake 8 stalks of rhubarb, washed, trimmed and cut into 2cm chunks 1 cup orange juice 150g butter, softened 150g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 organic…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

‘Superstar’, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth Long ago, and oh so far away I fell in love with you before the second show Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear But you’re not really here, it’s just the radio Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby? You said…

Terrarium Love

Terrarium Love

Well, before everyone was after a miniature landscape for their mantlepiece, my mother showed me how to make a terrarium. When we took family road trips there was always an obligatory detour down a side road and into the bush to fossick for a few wee seedlings and a little…

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Meet our super creative and totally babein Undone Girl Alice and stay tuned for her eyecatching and inspirational posts on Undone Journal… By day I work at homestyle magazine. I don’t have a quirky story about how my job came about, but after working for six years as art director, and now as editor, I have grown…

Newcastle To New York

Newcastle To New York

For cool, wearable street fashion with a chic sporty twist, you can’t go past Rag & Bone. This collection, Pre-Fall 14, was inspired by Nigel Shafran’s photos of kids on English council estates back in the 1990s (which we’ve interspersed between the lookbook shots, we’re pretty sure you can guess…

Bruno Aveillan for Chanel

Bruno Aveillan for Chanel

You may not have heard the name Bruno Aveillan before (I hadn’t, though I guess that doesn’t mean a lot), but the ultra talented filmmaker, photographer and multimedia artiste has created film for… deep breath… Lanvin, Guerlain, Rochas, Perrier, Jaguar, Louis Vuitton, Audi, Nike, Paco Rabanne and MaxMara, to name…

Bella

Bella

Like dewy-skinned, doe-eyed Danika, one glance at Bella and we decided to leave off hair and makeup for what’s quickly becoming a signature (and hopefully refreshing) all-natural Undone approach. We shot Bella against a backdrop of searing grey concrete under a white-hot sun, which just heightened her already luminous skin and spun-gold…

Sunflower Seed Pate & Nori Rolls

Sunflower Seed Pate & Nori Rolls

I love warm weather. I love the way it transforms the mood of everyone around you. I love shaking off all the layers of winter clothing and I LOVE the things I instinctively want to eat in summer. Auckland’s beautiful weather has me craving all things fresh, crunchy and raw….

Saturday Night Lyrics: Karen O

Saturday Night Lyrics: Karen O

Such is my love for Karen O that this Saturday Night Lyrics is a double feature… The first is prompted by this sweet little post Yeah Yeah Yeahs made on their Facebook page yesterday – “Karen has been nominated for an Academy Award for ‘The Moon Song’ from Spike Jonze’s…

Black & White Ruby

Black & White Ruby

Inspired by the core of the Ruby Pre-Fall collection being cut either in black or white, photographer Mara Sommer cast all her images in sharp but luscious monochrome, rich in depth, line and shading, playing with definition and drama, sometimes soft, sometimes hard. Never satisfied with the status quo, Undone…

Night Swim

Night Swim

Shot by our favourite super-talented 19-year-old Connie McDonald in stunning Lake Wanaka, and starring the beautiful Lily, we’re in love with this haunting little piece of film with its grainy, gritty cinematic feel and heightened soundscape… x

Natural Beauty: Coconut

Natural Beauty: Coconut

As part of an ongoing series in collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, we’re bringing you simple beauty recipes you can make at home with everyday natural ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make sure you know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin, and avoid unnecessary chemicals. First up we’re making…

Oh Chloé

Oh Chloé

It would be remiss not to showcase a few of our favourite Pre-Fall collections as they drift like stylish snowflakes onto the new season fashion consciousness, and what better than to start with regular favourite Chloé… Clean, quiet, with plenty of understated texture, some beautiful ladylike draping and layering topped with…

Sophie & Bonnie

Sophie & Bonnie

Turns out Aussie/English acting beauty Sophie Lowe also has a sweet spot for singing – writing songs since the age of 15 and in the last year releasing some of her lovely tracks onto Soundcloud under the moniker SOLO. In a cool twist (we think), this week she released this ethereal…

Born In Paradise

Born In Paradise

I can actually remember the day, while sitting at my desk at Net-a-Porter at the end of a long gloomy London winter, getting a top secret email from my super talented friend Kelly Thompson about a fragrance artwork pitch she’d just won, up against five other international artists. There were…

Curiosities

Curiosities

Nothing speaks more to our sense of urban gothic glamour and to our pagan style spirit than cult Australian jewellery brand Maniamania. We’re also quite partial to pretty things for our homes, so the latest collection, ‘Curiosities’, was fated to be an instant Undone hit. Staying true to the dark…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Frankenstein, Randa

Saturday Night Lyrics: Frankenstein, Randa

Undone‘s very special Big Day Out version of Saturday Night Lyrics, for those going to the Auckland show on 17 January… Don’t miss Randa, she’s awesome! ‘Frankenstein’, Randa Paper bags, eating sandwiches with lettuce Life is but a beach and this beach like Venice Sand in the Vans of a…

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