Creativity

Diamonds

Diamonds

I wrote the below copy for the latest Ruby collection, ‘Diamonds’, and while doing so got totally immersed in all the inspiration designer Deanna Didovich had drawn on – singing resort-owning cowboys, snowy mountains, red rocks, desert flowers in Joshua Tree national park – and it brought back back memories of my…

John Booth: Paris Menswear SS15

John Booth: Paris Menswear SS15

Here at Undone we love looking at our favourite things from fresh angles, so we’re fully behind what ShowStudio are doing for the Paris Menswear SS15 shoes by getting fashion illustrator John Booth on board to provide his painterly take on the shows as they unfold… x

Onsen

Onsen

After boarding the bullet train at Tokyo station and switching to a local train line in Nagoya, the hustle and bustle of the city is left behind as the countryside whips by out the window. Cherry blossoms burst like fireworks across the hills as we wind our way up through…

Akasaka In April

Akasaka In April

I was in Tokyo to meet with a few modelling agencies. I wore my navy coat and the tallest shoes I had. I left my hair the way I always do, the way it is when I first wake in the morning. My driver picked me up at nine, white…

Dior Addict

Dior Addict

It’s not too often you wish an ad was longer, but we found ourselves left a little disappointed at the evanescence of the newly release Dior Addict film. Directed by the always wonderful and highly imaginative Harmony Korine and set to the sweetly disturbing Die Antwoord track ‘Enter The Ninja’ –…

Pepsi Cola

Pepsi Cola

So, you might cringe a little, but I’ve recently been girl-crushing on Lana Del Rey. Apparently a few years too late too! Her controversial lyrics, “my pussy tastes like Pepsi cola, my eyes are wide like cherry pie”, prompted me to make a fantastic fizzy cola arrangement. I’ve made plenty…

Miranda July Reads Janet Frame

Miranda July Reads Janet Frame

We love a good podcast, we love The New Yorker, we love Miranda July and we love the work of Janet Frame, so imagine our sweet bookish excitement to see all these things put together. That is, Miranda July reading Janet Frame’s short story ‘Prizes’ on a podcast for The New…

Ernesto Artillo X LIFEwithBIRD

Ernesto Artillo X LIFEwithBIRD

While designing the Spring 14 collection, LIFEwithBIRD designers Bridget McCall and Nicholas Van Messner came across the works of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo and joined forces to create a visual collaboration that could be made accessible to all lovers of art and fashion. Inspired by the sense of lightness within…

Lily

Lily

Twenty-year-old photographer Connie McDonald is one of the most creative little ladies we know. As well as taking very pretty off-the-cuff, uncontrived pictures, she doodles (see the sweet illustrated handbooks she drew for Undone here and here), dries flowers she collects walking home from uni, makes sticker books, badges and zines and films….

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…

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….

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…

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….

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…

Literary Style: I Capture The Castle

Literary Style: I Capture The Castle

“It was thrilling when we started to get dressed. There was still some daylight left, but we drew the curtains and brought up the lamp and lit candles, because I once read that women of fashion dress for candlelight by candlelight.” Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle Do we ever…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

A couple of years old now, but no less amazing – in our search for the perfect Undone Easter post, we thought we’d revisit ‘Pussycat Pussycat‘, a series of fashion editorials shot and uploaded directly to Instagram by legendary fashion photographer Nick Knight. Along with these ones of that adorbs little fluffy…

Polka Golden Dawn Chocolate

Polka Golden Dawn Chocolate

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are actually quite high on our list of favourite things, but another two other things that sit up there are Polka Chocolate and Golden Dawn bar – so our excitement on learning that the two have come together in the coolest and most…

The Brothers

The Brothers

Undone are very excited to introduce a lovely new local brand – The Brothers – creators of “a crafted collection of leather goods for the modern gentleman”. Launched by husband and wife team, Ashley and Sherna Griffiths, The Brothers brings together both their passion and skills – Ashley’s building background…

A Mirror’s Edge

A Mirror’s Edge

Photographic projects have taken filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard to more than 70 countries, and 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s latest campaign, ‘A Mirror’s Edge’, saw a creative team wandering barefoot into the ethereal sandscapes and scrambling in covetable Lim sandals across the otherworldly oasis of South Africa. We love how the…