Friday, October 06, 2006

Handicrafts go high fashion


Tasmin Cooper is the girl behind the self named fashion label from New Zealand . Specialising in hand embroidered silk items , this Queenstown based designer is a firm New Zealand fashion favourite .

The art of hand embroidery is something that is falling by the wayside with the introduction of mechanical embroidery so its great to see needlepoint not only being revived but positioned as a luxury product .

Tasmin produces a huge array of small items ranging from Wallets , makeup purses , scarves and bags all with high quality silk and an attention to detail . But its her silk velvet collection which has really turned heads . The range is made up by a collection of silk velvet coats which all feature the Tasmin Cooper signature hand embroidered and beaded detailing . Each timeless and stylish coat is available in a range of colours and lined with parachute silk .


Tasmin Cooper

Thursday, October 05, 2006

'Cup' sized cups


I love all the new initiatives to fund breast cancer research , after all the whole thing is kind of close to me . Not only am I the proud owner of a pair of boobies , but I also have some family history of breast cancer .

Im in particular love with the pictured coffe cups from Stevens . Inspired by bra sizes the cups come in size AA perfect for espresso through to D for larger beverages like lattes! Each set sold raises $5.00 for Breast Cancer Research .


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nz Fashion week

Julliette Hogan at ANFW

Ive been away for a bit covering New Zealand Fashion week for Nzgirl , and then getting organised when i got back !

This was my second time at the annual fashion extravaganza and it was a really interesting week with a few unexpected stand outs . Not only did i get to mosey along to the womens shows , but also headed along to menswear shows and a couple of streetwear labels . If you want to know what i got up to check out my show coverage here and my menswear rundown here .

Image care of Micheal Ng and Air New Zealand Fashion Week . Image taken from Juliette Hogan Winter 2007 collection .