Hey, gidday mates! Jenny Albright and I became fast friends from the first time we met in Auckland in 2010. She’d flown over for New Zealand Fashion Week, we bumped into each other at a party, she didn’t have a car, I did, so for the next week or so, I’d come pick her up every day, we’d hang out and grab coffee or see a movie, then she flew back to New York, and that was that. And then…..Click to Continue!
To my American readers, this is a Holiday Gift Guide. To my New Zealand readers, it’s a Christmas Gift Guide. Everybody is welcome. World peace. Peruse it at will, and pick something up for your friends, your family, your partner-in-winter-hibernation, and most importantly, yourself, because as the saying goes, do unto others as you would do to you.Click to Continue!
Sunglass Hut called me up the other day and asked if I’d like to come to their Mother’s Day party celebrating the new campaign featuring mother and daughter duo Georgia May Jagger and Jerry Hall. I said, “Yes!” They said, “Great! Does your Mum live here in the city? Bring her too!” I said, “No,” and promptly got off the phone and booked a flight back home to New Zealand to go visit her.Click to Continue!
I sat around the dinner table with my good friends Jenny (American), Olivia (Kiwi), and Jack (Kiwi), talking about Valentine’s Day last night. Jenny loves the 14th of February for all it stands for. We three New Zealanders weren’t so sure. “It’s a holiday created by Hallmark,” said Jack, putting on his strictly commercialism-hating-father’s voice. “It’s so embarrassing!” said Olivia. “It’ll always just be my Mum’s birthday to me,” said I. “You guys suck,” said Jenny.Click to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe One of the more enjoyable afternoons this week was spent at Zus and Zo for the Sunglass Hut summer season launch. Between bites of blue cheese on brown bread, we were walked through a whole raft of summer sunglass options – from cool new Lennon-lookalike Raybans to classic Persols; 90s-esque uber-sport Pradas to big, round Audrey Hepburn/Olsen sister styles by Burberry. Pradas aside, my favourites were the Ray Bans and the Persols. (So good that heritage brands like Persol and Moscot are becoming available here in New Zealand.) The cheese was also a winner. As you’ll seeClick to Continue!