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Miss VV at the Wintergardens!

Just a little update today, so I can show off my favourite shoot from 2015! Late last year, the always gorgeous and oh-so-lovely Miss Victory Violet messaged me on Facebook to chat about shooting together sometime! Of course, I jumped at the chance! She had a custom-made dress from Auckland-based label Vintage Addiction to showcase for her blog, with the most amazing colour palette of pinks and purples, so we went to the Auckland Wintergardens one afternoon to…
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Pattern Clash!

So. This week’s theme for the NZ Style Curvettes’ ‘Outfit Challenge’ was Pattern Clash… Before I get carried away, please be aware that there is nothing I love more than a good print. 90% of my wardrobe is made up of bold – and sometimes downright garish – patterns. BUT (and this is a big but!) I cannot wear things that aren’t completely and immaculately colour coordinated at all times. Normally, not an issue –…
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New Year!

So this week, the NZ Style Curvettes outfit challenge theme was New Year. Now, I don’t know about y’all, but New Year for me is casual. Like, super casual. I spend a lot of time being dressed up, so a holiday for me is the week between Christmas and New Year, where I can just wear light cotton sundresses and not brush my hair. This year was no different in that respect, but it was…
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Pinup Christmas!

So, let me preface this by confessing something – I don’t like Christmas themed stuff. I love Christmas itself, because I get to spend time with my family and the people I love, but I just cannot stomach Santa-printed giftwrap, or tinsel drenched trees, or fake snow, or any of that shit. Blergh. This year though, I hosted my first family Christmas, with my parents driving up from Dunedin to spend a week or so…
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NZ Style Curvettes

So pretty recently I stumbled across the NZ Style Curvettes facebook page, which is run by Meagan of This is Meagan Kerr (who is a total inspiration for all the plus-sized ladies of NZ who care about fashion and body positivity!) Anyway, Meagan has set a weekly instagram outfit challenge, and I love a good challenge, so I’ve decided to get on board! Obviously I’m a little late to the party, but between now and the…
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The day we took over a bookshop…

A few weeks ago, I shot with the gorgeous Natalie of True Confessions of a Vintage Addict, for her submission to the Glory Girl Competition, for the upcoming Glory Days Magazine Literary Issue. There was some fierce competition from some gorgeous Kiwi pinups, and the top spot was taken out by Kelly from Whanganui, who is a total stunner, and a real-life librarian, which is so fitting! Can’t wait to have a peek at this issue when it…
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Food Fight!

One of our in-class exercises last semester was ‘lighting for groups’, and the class had to provide our own models and props, so in true Fran style, I took charge! After a call out on facebook, a group of gorgeous ladies agreed to get glammed up, and come in to be photographed! We set up an elaborate tea party in the studio at Unitec, with all the serve wear and table decor in shades of…
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Masquerade – The backstory!

Hey guys! Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, which I’ve been feeling utterly dreadful about, but I’ve been sooooooo busy with uni, as well as trying to run a business, and I just keep forgetting! For those of you that don’t know, I have a mobility problem, as a result of a spinal injury that I suffered in a car accident a few years ago. I don’t like to make a…
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Back from the brink…

Gosh, you guys, I’ve been so slack with this blog! I have spent the last few months running myself completely ragged, and then wound up with a crazy chest infection which left me bedridden for two weeks, so now that I’m better, I’m finally starting to realise the importance of rest…and learning to say no! All that aside, I’m so excited to show off a project that I worked on for The Rock, for a…
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All the People I am.

For the last few months, I’ve been working on a project called ‘All the People I am’. The series is based around people leading a ‘double life’ – fusing jobs, hobbies, or skills that traditionally clash – and aims to authentically represent the people that live these ‘mashups’. I hope to share a few more of the stories with you all in the coming weeks. As someone with a huge variety of ‘lifestyles’ combined into…
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