Photos: Karen Inderbitzen Waller Newspaper fashion pages are generally not the exciting arbiters of cool one might hope for, but they do serve a purpose in the form of style guidance for the uninformed masses. On the flip side, Sunday‘s quarterly fashion specials often rival the best magazine editorial spreads. The Autumn edition, out this weekend, is no exception. Styled and shot by Karen Inderbitzen Waller and featuring the six foot tall new face Anmari Botha (who will soon be seen in the upcoming Kate Sylvester campaign and on the cover of the next Fashion Quarterly), the shoot took inspirationClick to Continue!
Bruce Raubenheimer walking Zambesi F/W 2010 and Michael Whittaker walking Raf Simons S/S 2011. Photo: Sunday Male models tend to be young and tall, with high, Slavic cheekbones and short back and sides that Sir Edmund Hillary himself would have been proud of. Jet-setters, they’re in New York one day, Paris the next; paid handsomely for their ability to sell clothes, an ideal of luxury and, by implication, a model lifestyle – an impossible dream of effortless beauty and sublime happiness. But here’s the reality: months on the road away from friends and family, apartments crammed six guys to aClick to Continue!
“Your article Best Dressed [November 28] would indicate that wearing a tablecloth, or your old school blazer 10 years after growing out of it, is the height of chic, and having St Vincent de Paul as your tailor also helps. Clearly I’m too well-dressed to considered best dressed.”– Vera Prince, Tauranga [Sunday Magazine 13 December 2009] I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Image /Sunday Magazine I had the great honour and privilege of being chosen as one of Sunday‘s best dressed of 2009. The article ran on Sunday just this past week and included a little Q&A about where to find good clothes (Crane, Working Style, Wunderkammer, Fabric), what Kiwis should wear less of (board shorts, jandals, singlets), what I can’t live without (beige pants, sweaters) etc. Those questions are always so hard to answer without sounding like a dork but I did my best. Anyway, thanks to Sunday for including me on your list. I was extra chuffed. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking, but I also love to make inedible things. Here are some of my favourite homespun beauty recipes: Antioxidant face mask In a blender, mix three tablespoons of oats along with 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric (add green-tea powder if you can find some). Pour in enough water to make a thick paste and add 1/2 teaspoon of flax seed oil. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and leave for 10 minutes then wash off with a wet facecloth. It will leave your skinClick to Continue!