In less than a week I’ll be in Melbourne ogling dresses by the formidable Christian Dior, and I can’t freakin’ wait! Yes, I am one of those fashion-lovers who felt it completely rational to fly to Melbourne to look at dresses. Not buy them, just look at them. I even considered traveling all the way to Paris for the exhibition there, but thought better of traveling to Paris without the husband, after we had a such a great time there together last time. Cos it’s PARRRISSSSS….. *swoon*
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle has been a sustainability mantra that us kids from the 80’s and 90’s have grown up with here in NZ. It got us thinking about how much waste we produce in our daily lives and how we can minimise the amount of it being sent to the landfill, through methods like composting food and recycling plastics. Since those days the food industry had made leaps in the type of packaging it uses, with compostable boxes and plastics in the mix now. Advances in technology are allowing us to make ‘greener’, more sustainable choices about the products we allow in our lives, and the fashion industry is right there in the middle of that experiment and development too.
I have a husband who loves the hell out of snowboarding, and who has only visited the snow a couple of times since we’ve been together. So it seemed only fair that one of our next trips away together should be to the snow, and seeing as he’d never been to Queenstown before, and has a fellow snow-loving cousin who could hook a cousin up with some mountain-side work-perks, it was a no-brainer for us to make a trip down to Q-town for some end-of-winter fun!
Yesterday marked the 124th annual day of Suffrage here in NZ. Kiwi women went out and voted with purpose on this monumental day, at one of the many advance voting spots dotted around the country (and the world!). Because we should, and because we CAN. All thanks to Kate.
While I outlined my desire to read and learn more about the feminist movement of past and present in my post about the book We Were Feminists Once, I do also want to make sure my reading material is wide and varied, as you can’t truly learn about a thing (especially something as socially-charged as feminism) from one view-point only. So I picked up Free Men Free Women with the idea it would give me a wider picture of feminism, one which includes men in the discussion in greater quantities to what I am used to from other feminist writers/ideas.
Spring is here and I’m loving this warmer weather! I’ve got sunny outdoor rollerskating sessions in my mind’s eye, and was inspired by this cute strawberry print knit to create an adorable retro-style singlet to go with my skate-friendly highwaisted shorts from last summer…