Creativity

Moodboard: Penny Sage

Moodboard: Penny Sage

Our exclusive first look at the dreamy new Penny Sage collection, ‘To The Wonder’ last week, as well as learning that the entire Georgia Alice winter range started with a particularly delicious-sounding cake, got us thinking about designer’s inspirations, and how interesting it is to learn what’s behind a particular colour…

Françoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan

Who wasn’t that girl that, at 17, dreamt of a summer romance like Cecile from Bonjour Tristesse? He would be older and wiser, you would be in Breton stripes with freckles on your nose, and you’d roll around in the sand near a discarded dinghy. And now, who isn’t that…

Dahlia Haven

Dahlia Haven

The gardens of Dahlia Haven, located in Dairy Flat in rural Auckland, were looking a little bit shabby when I arrived, with Cyclone Lusi having messed up a few bushes. Dahlia Haven is a family-run business supplying incredible dahlias to anyone who wants to get their hands on a few…

Henrietta Harris + Giveaway

Henrietta Harris + Giveaway

We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them! Our final instalment introduces Henrietta…

Sarah Larnach + Giveaway

Sarah Larnach + Giveaway

We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them! Next up is Sarah Larnach,…

Kelly Thompson + Giveaway

Kelly Thompson + Giveaway

We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them! Today is the brilliant and…

Eleanor Barker + Giveaway

Eleanor Barker + Giveaway

We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them! First up is Eleanor…

Sketchy Ladies + Giveaways!

Sketchy Ladies + Giveaways!

We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them! Over the next few…

Acne Studios + Hilma Af Klint

Acne Studios + Hilma Af Klint

Nothing beats an Acne collab for coolness, creativity or originality, and their latest, which draws deeply on inspiration from the artwork of fellow Swedish artist and mystic (!) Hilma af Klint, whose paintings were amongst the very first to tackle abstraction and automatic drawing (mindblowing, outrageous concepts for the time),…

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

…to one of our favourite blogs for ages, Capture The Castle, and enormous, amazing congratulations to its creator (and Undone Girl) Hannah-Rose Yee, who has been giving us her beautifully written, insightful, super special take on fashion, food (if you’ve never enjoyed the visual feasts that are #breakfastwithhry you’re missing out…

The Gentlewoman No.9

The Gentlewoman No.9

The Gentlewoman is, in my humble opinion, pretty much a perfect magazine. Quiet, refined, understated, strong, intelligent, both visually and in subject matter. Immensely readable, covetable and collectable. Subtly humorous, carefully considered, always surprising, never boring. I once met editor in chief Penny Martin at a fashion film event in…

Islay

Islay

Model: Islay at Kirsty Bunny Management | Photography & collage: Connie McDonald Clothing all model’s own. x

Literary Style: The Dud Avocado

Literary Style: The Dud Avocado

‘The day my laundry came back, I took out all my clothes and spread them around the room for Judy and me to look at. I was determined that for once, just once in my life, when I went to those readings, I would be wearing the ‘right’ thing. The…

Origami Book Sculptures

Origami Book Sculptures

Calling this ‘origami’ is a little deceiving, as while these folded books look intricate, they are far easier to make than Japanese cranes. All you need is a couple of old secondhand books, and some time for folding. Perfect for an evening when you feel the need to achieve without…

K Road Sweetness

K Road Sweetness

As you may have seen on Instagram last night, Undone Girl Jordan’s delicious secret is out – she’s opening a very cool little store on the legendary K Road! Jordan’s promised to tell us more about it very soon, but in the meantime, here’s some of her next level homemade…

If I Could Change Your Mind

If I Could Change Your Mind

This is the brand new video by Haim. We love Haim (rhymes with ‘I am’ in case you were wondering, two syllables) and we really love how this video takes us back to our carefree school days, when we unashamedly danced all the time, by ourselves, in pairs or small…

La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose

We were lucky enough to attend Saturday night’s ultra glam L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards, have a peek backstage (see our Insta) and snatch a few quick minutes with Willis York‘s Rebecca Brent, the very cool winner of the big prize, the Supreme Award. As well as a very good industry…

Literary Style: Smilla’s Sense Of Snow

Literary Style: Smilla’s Sense Of Snow

“After breakfast I put on a long suede coat and the Jane Eberlein fur hat. The coat has deep inside pockets. Into them I put the last, folded clipping, a bundle of krone notes, Isaiah’s tape, and the letter to my father. Then I leave. The day has begun.” Peter…

Girls Rule

Girls Rule

No words for how much we’re loving Connie McDonald‘s inspirational little illustrated guides to life, drawn exclusively for Undone by the multi-talented 20-year-old… (She’s also making cute badges right now, eep!) Happy Thursday! x

State Of Undone

State Of Undone

It’s that time of the week when words like ‘deadline’, ‘time’, and the phrase “yes, no problem”, start to compete for importance with words like ‘release’, ‘simplicity’ and ‘just the necessity’. The need to uncoil after a long week starts when I arrives home: bag down, jeans off, hair out….

Love By The Book

Love By The Book

Books for lovers – lovers of life, lovers of cities, lovers of history, lovers of words. Who cares about your bed, make what’s on your bedside table count this Valentine’s. (We all know reading is sexy, anyway). Persuasion – Jane Austen There is no love story greater than this. Every…