As I write this it's bucketing down with rain, and yesterday it was snowing. I can't say that is entirely normal for this time of year, but then New Zealand wouldn't be the only country experiencing the anomalies of climate change. Give it a few days, and spring will be back!! As we're on the … Continue reading Ready to splash – sustainable swimwear
What an amazing few weeks are behind me. I was able to share the sustainable fashion message at three different opportunities, the Great Glenorchy Getaway hosted by Camp Glenorchy (which I incidentally recently wrote an article about) and at the One Summit Festival of Sustainability held in Queenstown and Wanaka. The highlight was co-hosting the One Summit … Continue reading Small changes create ripples…
Ah autumn, you are a temperamental season. Hot, cold, warm breeze, rain and snow, sunny afternoons. I love spring for those very same reasons, but somehow autumn doesn't give me the same pleasure. Perhaps it's the falling leaves, the darkening evenings, the thought of winter? Having said that winter in Queenstown is superb!!!! What I … Continue reading A few goodies on my Autumn list…
I'm having a bit of a crisis. We've just had the shortest day of the year here in New Zealand. The weather this weekend has been particularly horrible, grey and overcast. Everything feels drab. My winter wardrobe just seems so grey and brown. It all feels dull and dreary. It doesn't help that a lot … Continue reading Mid-winter crisis with a cherry on top
Fashion Revolution week ends, but the cause doesn't. Never stop questioning who made your clothes. During Fash Rev Week, as they call it, I asked Ice breaker, a New Zealand outdoor active wear brand that specialises in Merino wool, and Everlane, a US-based online fashion retailer with strong transparency principles, about their ethics. I approached Everlane because … Continue reading What did they say?
Finished! It's been a challenge but I've loved the experience. I've also loved being reunited with my wardrobe. But I am a changed person. Here's my take on finishing the challenge. But before I kick off, I want to extend a very warm welcome to new followers to the blog. Hello! I look forward to us sharing … Continue reading Finished, Far & Wide
It's the final day of the challenge. How do I feel? Relieved. Proud. Contemplative. I'm unsure of what to wear tomorrow... I have documented the whole experience in a story for http://www.stuff.co.nz. It says it all. Have a look - there are a few lovely photos too. Celebrations tomorrow and commiserations as I say goodbye to at least three … Continue reading Last day! Tears, tears and STUFF
How am I feeling with just one week left of my Six Items Challenge? I'm getting excited to delve back into my wardrobe and rediscover my clothes. At the same time I think I'll be sad to let go of my items. And let's face it, I really will need to let go. Look at the … Continue reading One more week to go!
If, as the saying goes, a change is as good as a haircut, is a haircut as good as change? I think so. Or in my case it's as good as another item. Even though I lost a lot of locks, I gained a new look. A short bob that was so beautifully styled and … Continue reading Cuts and revelations
The Six Items Challenge allows you unlimited active wear. I was relieved when I read that disclaimer before starting the challenge, because I practice yoga and like to walk and run. Never did I think I would be in my active wear almost as much as my six items. To make my items last, or because … Continue reading Active wear, active wear. Doing stuff in my active wear