Review: The Love Witch

Review: The Love Witch

I didn’t know too much about the film beforehand, only about its style (and the masterful way every little piece of it was created by director Anna Biller), and about the female protagonist’s woeful relationship with love. Friends had gone and seen the film before I had, and while most shared that they loved the style of it, there was a palpable “I liked it…? I think?” response…

TILT: That Western-Style Charm

TILT: That Western-Style Charm

Upon completion of the Kendall Dress (my most recent Devel Vs Project collaboration with alt-country starlet Kendall Elise), I started noticing how many of my previous projects and designs have incorporated western details and styling. From my first original skirt design called the Impala ’59 Skirt, featuring white satin western-style yokes on the back, trimmed with silver piping (just like the chromed back-end of aforementioned Impala ’59), to my first collection post-university called Built For Speed, which was heavily influenced by the rockabilly and hot-rod cultures…

NZ Music Month: My Gig Guide

NZ Music Month: My Gig Guide

“‘Songs of Sinners’ is a journey through soul, country, gospel and blues and how it all became rock and roll, as Tami sings the songs of the musicians that were there as it happened – Sister Rosetta Thorpe, Howlin’ Wolf, Mavis Staples, Blind Willie Johnson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and many, many more.”

TILT: Fashion That Sounds Good Too

TILT: Fashion That Sounds Good Too

My love of fashion has forever been linked to good music. I grew up watching the music video countdown every weekend, gleaming my various music and fashion tastes from what I saw on the screen. My pre-teen walls saw posters of the Spice Girls and Prodigy at the same time (the Prodigy ones outstayed pretty much everything on my wall; ob-SESSED).

TILT: The New Girl Power

TILT: The New Girl Power

The bravery and heart behind the current feminist wave has my own heart SINGING! I’ve always identified as a feminist; I grew up in the era of ‘Girl Power’ and punky boss-ladies like Shirley Manson and Brody Dalle, with a copy of Tank Girl under my arm. I frequently bit back at stupid comments from stupid people, and wrote and performed an award-winning, socially-progressive speech called “Don’t Judge Me” in my 12th year of school. If you shit on the little guy, I’ll have something to say about it!

Things I Love Thursday: Tank Girl

Things I Love Thursday: Tank Girl

I found a Tank Girl comic in a local library at the very right time in my life. I was a young teen, navigating my way through young adult fiction (full of insecurities and form-changing beasts) and teen girl magazines (full of insecurities and ‘beauty tips’), trying to figure out who I wanted to be, what was important and what was total bullshit.