Creativity

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…

Sylvester Forever

Sylvester Forever

Kate’s naughty little sister has a penchant for bad boys. She’s run away to L.A. with her actor/ musician/ model boyfriend, wearing matching airforce jackets and drinking black, black coffee. By day she’s doodling diary entries in a striped knit and preppy shirtdress. She’s disguising herself in an anorak for free…

Exclusive Recipe: The Caker

Exclusive Recipe: The Caker

We feel blessed to be the first to present a recipe from Undone Girl Jordan Rondel‘s beautiful new cookbook, The Caker: Wholesome Cakes, Cookies and Desserts, published by Beatnik and due for release on September 10th. “This title speaks for itself!” says Jordan. “This beautiful, modern, coffee table-esque book is…

Tokyo Is Ours

Tokyo Is Ours

My roommate and I lived off homemade banana ice-cream (bananas were the cheapest fruit and it suited our ‘model budget’). We sat under the air-con until dusk most days and left our shoebox apartment just before the sun was setting, to avoid the Tokyo summertime heat. We fell asleep on…

Want To Be An Undone Girl At NZ Fashion Week?

Want To Be An Undone Girl At NZ Fashion Week?

Do you fancy yourself a budding fashion writer and want to help us take on New Zealand Fashion Week this year? We’re looking for an Undone Girl with mad word skills and an eye for style who’s not too shabby at taking a good pic – even if it’s just…

Wildflowers: Part Two

Wildflowers: Part Two

On approaching Aimee of Hope & Organic to see if we could use some of her wonderful photos for our initial post on wildflowers, we discovered an equal love of wild flowers and wild nature, and knew we had to have Aimee tell her own story as well… I fell in love…

Cathryn

Cathryn

Model: Cathryn | Photographer: Thannie Phan | Christopher Duncan kimono worn throughout

Undone Zodiac: Leo

Undone Zodiac: Leo

Leo 23 July – 21 August Leo is a fixed, masculine, fire sign ruled by the sun, and just like the astral body that governs them, natives of this sign have a tendency to assume that the world revolves around them. Suitably labelled the ‘king of the zodiac’, the strength…

Jessy

Jessy

Model: Jessy | Photographer: Becki Moss | Stylist: Grace Hodge | Makeup: Alle Peterken Jewellery by Thieves & Co, all clothing model’s own Yesterday I did a small collaborative shoot in Hamilton with some lovely Waikato girls. The model Jessy Brant shaved her hair off about a month ago and…

Park Life

Park Life

Welcome to the jungle that is Pukekura Park! AKA the jewel of New Plymouth… As far as botanical gardens go, you can’t get much more insanely beautiful than this floral fantasy. It’s a feast for your eyes and oh-so-relaxing to stroll through. Covering 52ha, it showcases a HUGE range of…

Becca

Becca

Model: Becca @ 62 Models | Photographer: Olivia Renouf | Sylist: Rebe Burgess Look 1: Georgia Alice leather vest, Glassons merino, Levi’s vintage 501s, Adidas superstars, Rebe Muse fedora in Fawn. Look 2: Lonely Hearts coat, Georgia Alice t-shirt, Levi’s vintage 501s, Rebe Muse fedora in Jet. Look 3: Liam…

Karma Camellias

Karma Camellias

At this time of year camellias are in full force. I have a soft spot for their ruffled petals and delicate scent – if only their vase life was as impressive as their looks! They are romantic ice cream scoops of loveliness! Camellias begin to bruise and brown within minutes…

New Girls On The Block: Harman Grubisa

New Girls On The Block: Harman Grubisa

These days it’s a less than frequent occurrence that an emerging fashion label, no matter how special or significant, is able to open or sees the value in a physical store, so with the opening of a ‘bricks and mortar’ by Harman Grubisa (Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubisa) we went behind…

July Mix Tape: Small Things

July Mix Tape: Small Things

The European summer is young, and amid polar blasts and 40 denier tights you’re wishing you were anywhere but here. The challenge to stay zesty and creative while daily grinding for a cause not necessarily your own is constant and weighs heavy on that spirit you swear you once had….

Wildflowers: Part One

Wildflowers: Part One

I was recently very lucky to attend a special afternoon workshop run by Matt and Lentil Purbrick of Grown & Gathered and hosted by Little Bird at Grey Lynn’s Kelmarna City Farm. If you’re not familiar with Matt and Lentil, honestly, get familiar, as these two cuties are amongst the most…

Obsession Du Jour

Obsession Du Jour

I grew up surrounded by a carefully considered, cultivated native garden where birds were encouraged to live and linger, not just through an abundance of delicious or delightful-to-birds trees and plants, but also through the bird feeders my mother hung high in the trees. Hers were handmade and more function over…

The Books Of Wes Anderson

The Books Of Wes Anderson

Too good not to share, some wonderful selfless human with a bit of time on their hands has put together a suitably delightful little film featuring the many, many books from Wes Anderson films, from our old favourite The Royal Tenenbaums through to The Grand Budapest Hotel and all the…

Winter Weaving Workshop

Winter Weaving Workshop

Two of our most treasured local ladies have put their beautiful heads together and come up with a workshop that you will be very sad if you miss. Gem Adams of Blackbird and our very own Undone Girl Alice Lines of homestyle have come up with a workshop that promises a) to be…

Cubism & Cushions

Cubism & Cushions

When one of our favourite New Zealand designers creates something inspired by one of our favourite New Zealand artists, we want a) to own it and b) to know more. So when Juliette Hogan released a new limited-edition silk cushion this week inspired by the artwork of Colin McCahon, we…

Undone Zodiac: Cancer

Undone Zodiac: Cancer

Cancer 22 June – 22 July Cancer is a cardinal, feminine, water sign ruled by the moon. As the moon changes its position in astrological terms far more frequently than any other heavenly body, Cancers often feel like they’ve experienced a whole year’s emotions, the most extreme highs and lows,…