A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

I finished reading Being Chinese - A New Zealander's Story by Helene Wong in two days, and it really made me think about my own background, experiences and thoughts on being a New Zealander. Wong was born in Taihape, with a mixture of second and third generation in her family, and in her book, she explores her… Continue reading A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

Dressing well is a form of self care. I talked to a friend of mine, and we had a really interesting conversation about how we present ourselves, how people treat us when we dress well and she told me how she believes that dressing well is a form of self care. The words really stuck… Continue reading The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

When I'm living in Taipei, I feel like it's completely normal to put up an umbrella when the sun is out. It's very common in many Asian countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. On Summer days like today, the sun can be very harsh in Auckland, and I tend to use an umbrella… Continue reading The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture

Clothes are one of the largest polluters in the world. There is so much we don't see from the clothes we wear, from the source of the fabric, where the cotton was grown, how much water was used to bring the piece of clothing to life, what environment the worker who sewed the piece of… Continue reading Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture

How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

We live in a consumer society that tells us that more is not enough, and that we are always constantly needing more. We need to update our technology, buy this product to be happy and wear this to fit in. There is so much clothing, technology, food and so forth that are disposed of in… Continue reading How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

Five Tips On Living A More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Everyone has pet peeves, but one of mine is when people don't recycle. I've been flatting for 5 years now, and everyone has their own habits. However, in one of my experiences the household would put all their empty wine, beer, shampoo, conditioner, soap bottles, paper, cardboard, fruit tins as well as milk and juice… Continue reading Five Tips On Living A More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Stella McCartney Winter Campaign 2017

Stella McCartney's Winter 2017 campaign brings awareness of the growing issue of waste and over consumption. It is photographed by Harley Weir in the Eastern Coast of Scotland. The man-made landscapes is formed from all the waste that has been piled into these areas that causes us to question the significant affect we are placing… Continue reading Stella McCartney Winter Campaign 2017

Karen Walker x Blunt Umbrellas Collaboration 2017

As we Aucklanders know, the weather can be quite unpredictable at the best of times. One moment the sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful blue, and the next moment it's pouring down with showers and the clouds seem to fly by very fast. Throughout the last 5 years I have been through… Continue reading Karen Walker x Blunt Umbrellas Collaboration 2017

Discover These New Zealand Fashion Bloggers

A A Tale of Two Cities | Ambers Edits | Anna Reeve B Bonbon Girls C Chasing Cait |Clouds of Colour | Currently Loving  D Dillon Dot E Esque | Ethical Style Hunter F FashioNZ | Fashion Distraction |Fashion Fairground | Four Eyes | Foxes Blog G Gurl Interrupted H Holly Estelle I I Am Archive | Isaac Likes J Jaheb Barnett | Just so Pretty K Katherine Is Awesome L La Donna Moderna |… Continue reading Discover These New Zealand Fashion Bloggers

New Zealand Fashion Brands List A-Z

New Zealand has an array of well respected designers, where each brand has their own distinctive style. We may be situated at the corner of the world, but there are many talented and creative Kiwi fashion designers locally and internationally. The very first New Zealand designers I heard of that come to mind are Karen… Continue reading New Zealand Fashion Brands List A-Z