So I have a new job. I am managing a campus in the central city for our University. Without going into a long winded explanation of the minutiae of the job, the main responsibilities are outreach, promotion, event management, operational management, stakeholder engagement and generally trying to keep academic staff, general staff, upper management, students … More First day of work culottes.
I entered my Cherry Blossom dress into a competition run by Tools by Hollie. Part of the competition is properly judged, and part of it is ‘vote’ based. So if you are on FB and have the time and inclination to click on this link and hit the like or love buttons, I’d think that was … More My competition entry
I feel like just about every post that I have worked on this year is about my sister in some way, so I feel the need to introduce her to you properly. Her name is Miriam. She writes a number of blogs – this is her main creative one. She has two gorgeous sons whom … More Silky blousy pleaty drapey + sister love.
So here’s Skipper #2. This one is made with a lovely autumnal floral in a light weight wool. Another second hand fabric gift from my sister. I’ve made the neckband out of a navy from my stash, as the other colours aren’t the best for me. The navy is definitely a man-made fibre of some … More Ahoy there Autumn.
I made this dress to wear to Alex’s sister’s wedding. Some specs: It’s Autumn here in NZ, and the ceremony will be outside, late afternoon. After the ceremony, the reception is at a golf club with a sit down meal and dancing. I wanted to wear a long dress but my choices from my existing wardrobe were … More Cherry blossoms in Autumn.
Here I am again! Can you handle it?! Aaaaaanyway… After deciding to do SWAP last year, I knew it was unlikely I would finish within the timeframe and actually I could care or less. It was just a really useful way to identify and fill a wardrobe gap. Finally, here is the first in my … More Bias cut cami 1/3
Hello friends, how I’ve missed hanging out here! It’s been a crazy start to the year with the show, Alex’s dad and family stuff, Alex changing jobs, and a horrific bout of insomnia early on. But here I am. I survived being the #seniorcastmember in Priscilla, had a great time doing the season, and am … More Check me out, Skipper.
No outfit posts, but I can tell you I wore this outfit to the gala opening, minus the sneakers and with some heels and bling. We had a wonderful opening night and following three shows over opening weekend. We have a much needed and well deserved night off tonight! For those of you who are … More Opening Night.
Things have been rather quiet around here lately as I have been basically working or at rehearsal. I actually feel like Alex and I are in a long distance relationship at present as most of our communication is via technology and then I get some small windows of time occasionally with him in person! The show … More Radio Silence.
Just to update you all on the state of our beleaguered city, you can see what is happening here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89455976/live-homes-evacuated-as-christchurch-port-hills-fire-rage-out-of-control We are currently safe and don’t appear to be under threat. But friends have been evacuated and it’s utterly heartbreaking and quite terrifying. Your thoughts and prayers, for rain especially, are appreciated.