My family have headed off to Vietnam without me, to look at schools and houses in Ho Chi Minh city to decide if they're following my dad when he moves there next January. Pretty exciting. But, they've taken our digital camera and left me with only photobooth. My apologies!

I had a wonderful weekend, as my man is living with me til my family return. On Saturday he drove me around my favourite thrift stores and vintage shops, and in the evening we went to a very unusual gig. The first two acts sounded like the apocalypse coming, featuring lots of feedback and layering and scary earthquake-esque sounds. The last act was a little more literal in the sense of the traditional understanding of 'music'. The best part was the video he played. It was made by his 14 year-old cousin, and featured lots of things going backwards. A pair of feet summoning shoes from the other side of a room was my favourite.

On Sunday we went to a sale at a costume shop! Frequently I am asked, when clad in my normal clothes, if I'm going to a costume party. So I knew this was for me. Logan kindly traipsed after me as I threw things into a big cardboard box that he carried. I got SO MUCH amazing stuff! Lots of novelty prints and gorgeous dresses! They will be slowly revealed.

After the costume sale, we went out to his place in the country and shot tin cans and chopped wood. It was so nice to be out in the sun after six months of terrible winter.

Today I got up super early to send Logan to work on time, and went back to bed without setting my alarm. I ended up sleeping through my first lecture, so decided uni wasn't for me today. I've instead had a wonderful day of reading in the sun and hemming all the dresses I've let build up.

Dress - thrifted
Shoes - a supermarket
Hat - thrifted
Bag - from Two Squirrels Vintage! I saw it last week and couldn't get it off my mind, Logan kindly took me there on Saturday to snap it up before anyone else did.

This is a selection of my costume sale haul. The white lacey thing is a 1960s wedding dress! I will probably never wear it but it's nice to have it in reserve in case I ever need to get married at short notice.

Digitally healed!

This is basically the coolest/funniest place ever. I put in a request for my horrible jaw disorder to be digitally healed, and yesterday I managed to eat an apple in less than an hour so obviously it's worked!



Me (Christie) and many other classmates (as a crazy choir-type-thing) recorded two new pop covers today, Tik Tok and Bad Romance! They are terrible and awesome, check it out!

(also if you can't get enough of our sweet cheesy vocals you can DOWNLOAD and listen 24/7!)


La mer en printemps!

Just to balance out the clothing to photograph ratio, I got some prints back today from a roll of film I shot in a modified Brownie 127!
They ended up all crazy long and light leaked and double-exposed and wonderful.

Most of these were taken on a lovely spring day in Sumner for my friend Heather's birthday picnic.
(see above for Heather-y goodness)

Alas, back to school.

I usually work Saturday mornings, so if I'm lucky enough to get one off it will be unconditionally spent at garage sales. I love other people's old junk. This dress, for example, was once a 70s curtain, and a great one at that. A customs officer told me I looked like a 'little Von Trapp', the highest of compliments. I'm wearing this on my first day back at uni, after a very long post-earthquake holiday.

Dress - handmade, without a pattern 'cause I have no spatial reasoning capability
Tights - laddered, as usual
Shoes - ?

While I'm here, I thought I'd share some photos from a recent adventure with Ruby-Rose, a dear friend and talented photographer. Together we have a vast array of semi-functional cameras that always yield interesting results. I am physically scarred from our adventures, but I'm a sucker for punishment 'cause I just keep going back for more.

Two different redscales.

Plus one from an amazing sunstroke day trespassing at a bird sanctuary island.

P.S. Does this look alright on everyone's browsers? Christie and I both have Macbooks with Firefox so we're not a very broad spectrum of internet users.



In order to celebrate the beginnings of our humble blog, watery Spring sunshine, and my last day borrowing my boyfriend's sweet car, Christie and I cruised to our favourite thrift store yesterday.

Cut-off Levis - thrifted
Corset thing - Pagani
Amazing poncho - Supre, surprisingly enough!
Shoes - Chuck Taylors


Dress - vintage, from Missy's Room in Wellington
Belt - thrifted
Shoes - some shop in Chinatown

I also bought an amazing, ridiculous lime green dress from Two Squirrels. Sneak peek:

Christie also picked up a dress that made her look like a gypsy-mermaid from the 80s. More to come.

'Til then,


Stand by.

We had a sweet post prepared of yesterday's adventures but, being completely computer illiterate, I managed to delete it- then save the blank draft! Oh internet, how you hurt me. Stand by for a proper post when I nag Christie to help me out.

So instead, here is an outfit from a couple of days ago. But first- a story. Once I went to Santorini and drunk too much ouzo. I dropped my camera on a toilet floor in the dark, because in Europe toilets don't need lights or seats. That shit's for pussies. Anyway, now my nice new digital camera dances to the beat of its own drum. If it wants crazy overexposed photos, it'll damn well do it. If it wants to jam its lens and make scary noises, so be it.

I wore this to get iceblocks. No, I didn't wear shoes. Yes, I did stand on sharp things. An experiment I won't be hasty to repeat.

Dress, belt - vintage.



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