Archive for May, 2014

Literary Style: Love All

Literary Style: Love All

“Then I’ll get out of my mistress clothes and make some coffee. I might even have another bath, she thought. The clothes were simply not wearable at home. Thin black stockings, no vest – far too unromantic – a tight black skirt that showed her knees, fortunately elegant… and a…

Cult Beauty: Smith’s Rosebud Salve & Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

Cult Beauty: Smith’s Rosebud Salve & Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

The third in our new Undone beauty series – Cult Beauty – which focuses on our favourite cult products for skin and hair… Cult Beauty #3 notes: Smith’s Rosebud Salve This beautiful product was first launched in 1982, it’s family owned and run by a four-woman team. Apparently it was included in…

Homemade Bread: Part 2

Homemade Bread: Part 2

The sourdough sessions continue… (See Part 1 here) Now you’re ready to make your dough. Respect the process – don’t rush it. But also don’t be afraid to be creative and try new things. Experiment with flour choices and the addition of seeds, nuts and honey. You can’t really go…

Penny Sage Loves Wool: Exclusive First Look

Penny Sage Loves Wool: Exclusive First Look

We’re loving seeing local labels and designers getting involved in New Zealand Wool Week (see our Undone editorial here), so imagine our delight when we got an email from the lovely ladies at Penny Sage to say “seeing as it’s wool week (official patron: HRH The Prince of Whales hehe)…

Talea

Talea

We love wool, and this week is New Zealand Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a lovely little editorial featuring smart and cosy woolly pieces by some of our favourite New Zealand labels. New Zealand Wool Week, which starts today, is a national movement that celebrates…

Under The Indigo Moon: Natasha Khan + YMC

Under The Indigo Moon: Natasha Khan + YMC

“It all came from a very light, playful place,” says Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes and one of our heroines, on her very cool fashion collab with YMC, “starting with my romantic cut outs of a couple loving and living in the mountains, by palm trees, by the sea… I…

The Caker HQ

The Caker HQ

Our favourite baker and original Undone Girl Jordan Rondel never fails to inspire us (or make us hungry), and her latest, possibly most exciting (though not many of us can say they have their own amazing cookbook!) venture as The Caker is opening her own headquarters on Auckland’s legendary K’ Road….

Bella

Bella

Model: Bella at Clyne | Puppy: Lucky | Photographer: Will Bailey | Stylist: Greta Van Der Star Sweater by Juliette Hogan, skirt by Ruby, shoes by Converse | Shirt by Miss Crabb | Knit and dress by Liam | Shirt by Miss Crabb, vintage Levi’s jeans | Sweater by Ruby,…

Homemade Bread: Part 1

Homemade Bread: Part 1

Although it’s one of the simplest elements of life, food is become increasingly over-thought and over-complex to the point of near hysteria. We’re inundated with societal pressures from all sides. From the large-scale food corporate to the pressures of various diet movements like “paleo” “clean eating” and “raw vegan”, to…

Oh Peony!

Oh Peony!

Last week at the market as I was collecting all my favourite blooms, balancing them on one arm as I piled them up with the other, I spotted flower market gold – peonies!!! Thank you magic flower kingdom (Holland) for sending these over! Peonies aren’t usually around this time of…

Cult Beauty: MAC Studio Sculpt Lash + Smashbox Brow Tech

Cult Beauty: MAC Studio Sculpt Lash + Smashbox Brow Tech

The second in our new Undone beauty series – Cult Beauty – which focuses on our favourite cult products for skin and hair… Cult Beauty #2 notes: Mac Studio Sculpt Lash Mascara With a toothbrush style wand head, this brush can achieve good separation, though its thick formula enables layering coats…

Magritte + Opening Ceremony

Magritte + Opening Ceremony

Stop the press, this is one seriously cool collab, the kind that only Opening Ceremony could pull off quite so well… To celebrate their “year of Belgium”, Opening Ceremony have worked with the Magritte Foundation and the Artist’s Rights Society (so, phew) to create a capsule of separates using 12 of…

Georgia

Georgia

Everything about Georgia Pratt makes us swoon. Not only is she one of the most beautiful girls we’ve ever seen, hands down, she’s also a super talented fashion designer making the loveliest perfectly cut and considered clothing in silks, linens and wools – truly feminine and contemporary, just like Georgia….

Natarsha

Natarsha

Model: Natarsha at Red 11 | Photographer: Louise Hatton | Stylist: Lotus Hattersley | Hair & Makeup: Natalee Fisher Clothing by Twenty-Seven Names, jewellery by Elliott at Good As Good

Chandelier

Chandelier

So loving this new video for Sia’s latest track ‘Chandelier’. Where previously we were simply enjoying singing (yelling) along in our most powerful epic-ballad voices accompanied by the occasional fist pump, now we see no reason to restrain ourselves from cutting a few spontaneous dance moves as we move about…

Cult Beauty: Nars Orgasm Blush + Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray

Cult Beauty: Nars Orgasm Blush + Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray

The first in our new Undone beauty series – Cult Beauty – which focuses on our favourite cult products for skin and hair… Cult Beauty #1 notes: Nars Blush in Orgasm Francois Nars originally chose the name of the blush first, and the shade followed. Orgasm gets its cult status…