Besame Perfume Review – Decades of Fragrance

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The Besame ‘Decades of Fragrance’ set is based on familiar ingredients from each period ranging from the 1910’s right through to the 1960’s. This collection is a real treat; as well as six different fragrances; each petite roller ball perfume comes complete with trademark packaging to ensure you look every bit as elegant as you’ll feel. I wanted to write a review with a twist… so I decided …

Pearls Are Always Appropriate

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^^ That’s a famous quote by Jackie Kennedy and it speaks to me immensely, so I knew I had to use it in this post. Isn’t it perfect?  I wear pearls most days; they are pretty much my go-to when it comes to accessories. I like having necklaces and earrings that match.  Pearls make me feel really glamorous, and can instantly add class and sophistication to …

Addicted to Retro

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I can safely say (and I’m sure everyone who has been there will agree with me) that Retro Addiction have the best prices for their wares in Auckland City. Fran Robertson and I went along to put a few outfits together to showcase the variety that they stock and we had so much fun.  How amazing is this bright orange turban? Fran actually purchased it that …

Concert Review: Postmodern Jukebox

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox AOTEA CENTRE, Auckland 5th September 2016 After their sold out NZ tour last year, Postmodern Jukebox returned to our shores to present a 7 show tour across our great nation, culminating in a show in Auckland at the Aotea Centre. With their signature style of delivering a vintage spin on contemporary pop tracks, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox became a true global …

Mother of a Vintage Pin Up – Arnica Montana

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About a week ago I was rushing about in the office, and carrying some coffees I had made for some clients at work. I hurriedly walked past the kitchen bench and completely misjudged the very pointy, marble edge of this bench. I literally keeled over for a second and just knew from the pain I was experiencing in my hip that it was going to …

Postmodern Jukebox: 2016 New Zealand Tour

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An Interview with Postmodern Jukebox’s Adam Kubota By Carl Ewen (MoBro.co.nz) Following their sold-out 2015 Australia/NZ tour and following the demand of their passionate New Zealand fan base, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are back in New Zealand this week for a 7 date national tour kicking off in Christchurch tonight and finishing up in Auckland on the 5th September. Over the past few years, Postmodern …

True Love Stories

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I love a good soppy love story, cheesy romantic movies and I especially love learning about how couples came to be together.  I have this really adorable memory from when I was working for Lush on Queen Street. This elderly couple came through who were fresh off a cruise ship and had spent the morning shopping. I started asking about their cruise and if they …

When Life Hands You Oranges

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Orange is the new black… I mean, the Netflix original wouldn’t have been called that if there wasn’t an ounce of truth right?  This post is about shedding some much-needed light on the orange coloured clothing drought within pinup reproduction and vintage clothing. Who else agrees with me in that there seems to be basically nothing on offer 90% of the time for those of us who …