12:47 pm

metal party

22/09/2009, fashion week, nyc

(Rumi for RVCA dress, Topshop boots)

Hanging with Gala, Pelayo, and Angela at the Metal magazine party in New York last last weekend. Really wasn’t that long ago but is quite literally half a world away now. I wore the dress I designed for RVCA…the Machinery dress, which was inspired by the iconic (well, for me) Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element. I love the idea of strips of fabric lashing across sections but also wanted to create an effect that the sleeve was almost detached from the body. The material is quite thick to the point of being cozy and it’ll be available in nude and black as well…these photos are making me miss NYC, it was quite the blogger-fest and it was so much fun attaching personalities to formerly nebulous internet people.

Categories: fashion week, nyc
3:56 am


22/09/2009, fashion week, new zealand, runway

Fresh off of the Twentysevennames runway this afternoon here in New Zealand, the perfect hard/soft and dark/light looks. The past couple days have been a blur of fun, from a photo shoot with No magazine to talk show interviews to parties to the official first shows all day today. The designers here are so damn good and I’m going to be blogging all week both here and from Front Row Diary so be sure to check out the coverage there too.

Categories: fashion week, new zealand, runway
7:10 pm

bumble and bumble

18/09/2009, fashion week, nyc

(Me & Ro chained ring, thrifted New Look striped tunic, Balenciaga leather cuff, Forever 21 black shorts, UO beanie, vintage coat, Acne wedges)

One of the best parts about New York – extreme weather changes in a concentrated period of time. I got to use almost everything I packed, though this could also be attributed to changing three times a day. Who am I kidding, I change at least that often when I’m at home too. The difference actually being that it’s harder to get sick of your clothes when different ones are always spontaneously becoming appropriate.

Bumble and Bumble was kind enough to invite me to their salon in the Meatpacking District to get my hair styled. Normally I’d be more wary but I’m into the beachy look they’re known for…I really love the smoother style they created and tried to pay attention to how it was done but somewhere around the tenth finger curl/flip/brush-through I got confused. Either way I left feeling liking a better version of myself so thank you to the Bumble and Bumble team.

I still have a bunch of NY pictures to post but Colin and I are leaving for New Zealand fashion week in a couple hours, can’t wait for the adventures that await, though I’m kind of nervous too. It’ll be my first time in the southern hemisphere, the furthest I’ve been is Hong Kong..

Categories: fashion week, nyc
11:13 pm

cookies and cabs

17/09/2009, fashion week

(BCBG dress, Balenciaga heels, Clover web bracelet, vintage earrings)

Sometimes it’s fun to glam it up. Met up with Krystal, Yvan, and the Roberts brothers in my newest slinkiest thing. This dress is fully worth the somewhat limited arm movement.

Categories: fashion week
6:47 pm


15/09/2009, fashion week

(Rumi for RVCA Triad tank, H&M bra, Balenciaga cuff, vintage lace jacket, UO jeans, Ashish for Topshop boots)

We were bummed about Friday’s and Saturday’s rain at first but then ended up having a ton of fun shooting in it. I’m so excited to finally post one of the pieces that I designed for RVCA, the Triad Tank. It’s set to be available through my blog starting spring ’10 and then through RVCA subsequently. I really wanted to do something comfortable with a kind of fluid drape to it, a basic that could be worn with everything but still had a distinct look. I’ve been wearing it a ton in the past couple months and will fully vouch for the fact that the hem solves awkward leggings issues, can be worn with shorts without looking pants-less due to the open sides, and makes for a much less bulky half-tuck. Part II coming soon..

Other: also wearing the piece I posted a couple weeks ago from La Dama (new shop, really good jewelry selection), the lace jacket I found at a thrift store, and the first run in the Ashish boots was good. They’re almost bouncy. Successfully talked Kristin into buying them in black at the store. Which I’ve visited’s like Candyland, really.

Categories: fashion week