Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rouge à Lèvres

Oh Darling Hearts

Truth be told?
Craig is jetting off to Auckland tonight to drive around Rotorua with his father, brother, another shanghai-ed semi-mechanic, and all the mud and rain in Christendom and that means that I have had a little grey cloud over my head all day today.

I did, however, love my outfit today:

I very rarely wear strong lipstick (because of my absurdly small mouth) but today I wore Shanghai Red by Chanel and loveloveloved every second of it.
Perhaps it was the compliments?
Perhaps it was the Rose scent?
Perhaps red lipstick has magical powers?

p.s. also? when I think about what I heart today? all I can think of is the research I've been doing for my next tattoo!
p.p.s. I booked the appointment today. 28th August. I'm so so so excited.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


From the Archives

San Fransisco
January 2008

American Entry form

Pyramid Building


Kat, the Uber Tourist
Portrait of the Kat as an über-tourist*.

J-j-juicy couture

Diner Sign

Craig & Pizza the size of his headKat, pizza, snapple

We celebrated our last night in San Francisco all together with pizza by the slice and one last stop at Walgreens.


* Don't worry - it was essentially a staged photo. Or rather, a series of unfortunate coincidences (being cold, my caffeine addiction, a long day) which lead to this sad sad predicament.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Glasses glasses everywhere ...

Sickness ...

Halfway through packing up our room, I looked over at the pile of sunglasses on my bookshelf and uh ... I thought I had two or three pairs. But no.
More like ten.
I don't really break sunglasses. Or maybe I do, but I have so many pairs to begin with that I don't notice.
No, that's unlikely. I would notice.

That being said ... my collection begins with a broken pair

Completely sane
I broke my sunglasses travelling through Thailand.
I coped for maybe two days? Until we reached the seaside town of Krabi and the sun and the sand and the glare? I lasted 2 minutes outside before I declared that we had to stop at the very first stall we came to in order to buy me a freaking pair of glasses.

Super faux Dior from Krabi
So yes. Very fake Christian Dior sunglasses from Thailand.
May 2007

Purple Dior
Travelling to New Zealand while earning ££? I bought my first pair of fancy sunglasses.

I don't really like them anymore. Sigh.
December 2007

Rip offs of rip offs
In a store in New Zealand I found Ray-Ban style sunglasses with swallows instead of the little diamonds. Just like the Kate Moss for Topshop pair.
Double faux.
January 2008

Chanel Inspired circle glasses
Chanel inspired sunglasses by the ever fabulous Primark.
(a better shot here.)
April 2008

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney sunglasses - found 75% off at TK Maxx in London.
September 2008

Circular Witchery - Christmas 2008
Beautiful Witchery sunglasses from my in-laws, Christmas 2008.

Silver Eyebrows
My Silver Monobrow pair just amuse me.
Martinborough Fair 2009

Faux Bans
I finally gave in and bought a pair of Faux-Bans.
March 2009

They reminded me of Karen Walker
This pair remind me of Super Duper by Karen Walker. Only $300 less.
May 2009

Pink fauxbans
My "vintage" pink Faux Bans, from Auckland.

They're "vintage".
May 2009

I have banned myself from buying any more sunglasses.
I need to break a couple of pairs first.

P.s. Not a single pair have my prescription in them. Which means they are useless unless I'm wearing my contacts. Oy. I might have to buy a pair of those.
P.p.s. I also seem to suit most styles of sunglasses. This frustrates my baby sister. I even had aviators at one stage.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Week Twenty-Three

365 in 2009!

Sunday: Surprise party hangover cure
I threw Craig a surprise party. Pineapple Frujus are my go-to hangover cure.

Monday: Packing up
A public holiday. Spent boxing up rooms so new carpet could be laid.

Tuesday: Leaving work late, Wellington Station
Leaving work late, near Wellington Train Station.

Wednesday: Amazing Sunrise
Sunrise from our offices. The days keep getting shorter.

Thursday: Gherkin Obsession Continues
My gherkin obsession continues.

Friday: No more view for me
My last day with this amazing view. But also my last day with extra stress.

Satuday: Denuded Plant
Re-packing our room, I notice my african violet has been denuded.
Poor little plant.


Self portrait week 23
I took photos of my sunglasses collection!