Farewell, My Beautiful Friend

Farewell, My Beautiful Friend

So along with having some big thoughts about what on earth I’m going to do about all this fashion stuff in 2017, I also made the big decision to let my beloved Plymouth go.  The Plymouth (what I affectionately called her) and I had been together eight years; she was my first car, my first big purchase and I loved her a lot.  So, as you can imagine, it was a tough decision to make.

TILT: J’adore Dior

TILT: J’adore Dior

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*

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.”