Creativity

Haven Series: Fiona

Haven Series: Fiona

The shoot was at my house. We shot mostly in the garden which had heaps of small palm trees, different pot plants, and a cute little treehouse. We also shot in the living room which had a really nice window looking out onto the garden,and a large tea set. This…

Haven Series: Bernie

Haven Series: Bernie

The locations Alex and I shot in were around my neighbourhood and home. It felt completely different to the other shoots I’ve been on because it was completely natural, we were walking around places I’ve known all my life, it was comfortable. The shoot did’t feel like any other I’d…

Haven Series: Zazi

Haven Series: Zazi

Alex wanted to take the photographs in my neighbourhood. We walked around the streets of Grey Lynn and chose locations or surroundings that felt very natural, familiar and ‘local’. We were outside, only using the light from the sun and the breeze of the wind as our guide. There are…

Undone Zodiac: Aries

Undone Zodiac: Aries

Aries March 21 – April 19 Aries is a cardinal fire sign, ruled by Mars – the planet of action, named after the Roman god of war. As the first sign in the zodiac, the presence of Aries almost always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are…

Haven Series: Pepa

Haven Series: Pepa

The shoot was at Junk and Disorderly, a massive warehouse full of vintage stuff like nice old furniture, heaps of cool paintings and cute lil’ knick-knacks everywhere. It felt different from studio shoots and location shoots outside in gardens etc because it was actually in a store while people were there…

Undone’s Week In Things

Undone’s Week In Things

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Even just looking at this little book makes me feel calmer. I ordered the smaller hardcover version from Book Depository as I preferred it to the bigger but flimsier version paperback (which also doesn’t have the pretty watercolour cover) I’ve seen in stores here, and…

Undone Zodiac: Pisces

Undone Zodiac: Pisces

Pisces February 19 – March 20 Pisces is a mutable water sign ruled by Neptune – the planet of enchantment and illusion. Being the 12th sign and hence the final sign in the zodiac, it’s said this sign brings together many of the characteristics of the eleven signs that have…

Méjico Por Favor

Méjico Por Favor

My home in Puebla for a month was a four-storey 1939 colonial Mexican California-style compound, newly coated in bright red paint, and shared with five other artists and a musician. Days were spent finding ways to distract ourselves (like hours of people watching in the zócalo) from the Mexican midday…

The Modern Preserver

The Modern Preserver

Us Undone girls love a good workshop (off to Annie Oxborough’s terrarium workshop at Collected this week woo!), so we’re pretty stoked to be signed up for the opportunity to do a spot of preserving with the wonderful Kylee Newton. A passionate self-taught preserver, Kylee grew up in New Zealand…

Undone’s Week In Things

Undone’s Week In Things

Davines Texturiser: More specifically labelled ‘This Is A Dry Texturiser, It’s For Instant, Full-Bodied Hair’, this came in a hand-written paper bag (points for real-mail feel), looks pretty, smells pretty, and does what it says. Also contains high moisturising power that facilitates the deposit of water molecules on the hair…

Terrarium Workshop With Annie O

Terrarium Workshop With Annie O

We’re calling 2016 the year of the house plant – OBSESSED! With stores like Garden Objects, websites like The Plant Hunter and The Garden Edit and books like Bree Claffey’s Indoor Green, we’re spoilt for inspiration. As well as conventional pot plants, we’re also turning to art forms like bonsai and terrariums…

A Wreath-Making Brunch

A Wreath-Making Brunch

A couple of Fridays ago a little group of some of my coolest and creative friends (though they all are, really) and I got together for a relaxed wreath-making brunch, and discovered this combination – coffee, toast, toppings and getting crafty with flowers and foliage – is a really bloody…

Undone Pink Star Walk

Undone Pink Star Walk

Hi! So I have signed up to walk 10km wearing pink clothing (in my mind I will something like Lindsey Wixson and Georgia May Jagger here in these Vogue shoots) to raise money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and would LOVE for you to sponsor me… Just click here!…

Kizzy & Caitlin

Kizzy & Caitlin

Here is a small shoot I did with my little sister Kizzy and my beautiful friend (and fellow photographer Caitlin McKone). Kizzy has stretch marks (not very noticeable) and often worries about her body image since puberty meant that she wasn’t super slim anymore. I wanted to do a series…

Yang Fudong: First Spring

Yang Fudong: First Spring

Undone was lucky enough to attend the opening night for Auckland Art Gallery’s latest ‘Yang Fudong Filmscapes‘, and wanted to share our own favourite piece of the Shanghai-based filmmaker’s work – a short, beautiful, surreal black and white film for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection, titled ‘First Spring’ and inspired by…

Music + Makeup

Music + Makeup

Today Maybelline New Zealand announced they’re to be the official makeup sponsor for the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards on 19 November at Auckland’s Vector Arena, and to celebrate the collaboration, Maybelline is offering 10 lucky makeup artists the opportunity to be part of the makeup artist team on…

Still Life: Anemones And Hyacinths

Still Life: Anemones And Hyacinths

We love this little story celebrating clever ladies in art past and present across the last century, and wanted to share it with you… Frances Hodgkins’ Still Life: Anemones and Hyacinths c1925, has been kept in storage for almost 60 years at Auckland Art Gallery. Not seen by the public…

Undone At NZFW: Julian Danger

Undone At NZFW: Julian Danger

“That’s Julian—” whispers a model to another model gesturing with a glance at Amy-Rose Goulding: head designer and head honcho at Julian Danger. She’s standing in the center of the space backstage, with a lint roller clutched closely to her chest, slowly circling in a 360 eyeing up the scene,…

Undone Zodiac

Undone Zodiac

Virgo 23 August – 22 September Virgo is a mutable earth sign ruled by the ever restless Mercury. Symbolised by the Virgin, Virgos strive to achieve a sense of purity in all aspects of their lives, with a highly discriminating sense of what is good and bad. Commonly touted as…

Exhibit

Exhibit

In the day to day life of a pro hairdresser, creative urges get set aside to make way for “just a trim” or “basically just the same as last time” (so guilty, sorry), which is why, as undoubtedly highly creative people, it’s pretty epic to get the chance to go…

Undone Music: Tiny Ruins

Undone Music: Tiny Ruins

The first time I heard the name ‘Tiny Ruins’ was in a cheap apartment in Rome. It was our last night and a friend saw that she was playing in the centre of the city, at a bar called Black Market. We brought 750ml bottles of beer from the corner…