Friday, 17 August 2012

Lucky Four

For those on the southern hemisphere - HUZZAH FRIDAY!  For those who are still stuck on Thursday - stick it out guys, only one day to go.  I was flicking through some blogs via links on posts and I came across one blog, although not my cup of tea had a really awesome idea, which was a list of things they were personally grateful for over a week and it's inspired me to adopt this idea for myself.  I'm a pretty determined and ambitious person which means that I'm always thinking about how I will make myself better all round so it's definitely a awesome feeling to take a break out of a day to reflect on how while getting somewhere better will be awesome, I am incredibly lucky to have all the things currently going in my life for me.  While I share a big part of me on this blog, I'm not quite ready to share all of me, so instead I will be grateful for all the things that have happened for me personally this week and share the ones that involve you wonderfully supportive people.  :) 

1)  The New Look comp.  Not only did this bring me out of a bit of a art rut, but I also like the pieces I have created enough to use them as a portfolio piece which is a double win!  I hate to whore out that post like crazy, but if you haven't checked it out already, take a look here and I would be infinitely grateful.  If you have checked out the post and are keen to take part (it is a international comp so go for it!) just click on that nice yellow advert for it below! 


2) Rivista Di Moda is a brand spanking new fashion/art community - similar to IFB but with a wider range of subjects that are covered.  They are compiling monthly issues to share their favorite picks of submitted content and I was lucky enough to be featured as a their "Talent To Watch" for August as well as well as two outfit post features (one in the dot trend, and one in their Haute Looks for the month).  Unfortunately we couldn't co-ordinate a time to have a proper interview for the mag in time for the release date so the information on the article is mostly cut/paste from my blog which is unfortunate because some parts don't flow very well as one article + slight resizing issues most apparent on the last page but I'm very grateful for being featured anyway.  It means a lot as a student artist and super n00b blogger to be featured in anything really, let alone a official monthly feature  :) I am sure that as with all things, RDM will get better and better over time :)Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 3) Time to sound exactly like the materialistic blogger I am - infinitely grateful for the Supre Sale that hit Auckland this week. I usually don't buy things from Supre because most of the pieces are overpriced for the quality (especially regarding statement pieces) and their collection of sexier clubbing pieces are often made of fabric that wrinkles or looks much cheaper than it's actual price.  But this week after getting paid I had a bit of a under $22.40 spree where I picked up a red plaid bodycon, a pair of electric blue glittery hot pants, gold skinny jeans and a gorgeous lilac knit all in one haul which I will be doing a haul post on over the weekend :)

4) You guys!  I appreciate every comment I receive and I love hearing your thoughts and stories.  A few posts back before just before I hit 100 (officially documented) readers as a big thank you for supporting me so far I promised 5 custom sketches for 5 sincerely awesome people who have been part of this incredibly miniscule (1.5 month) journey so far!  (Please do not stone me, I know I'm not the best at capturing the essence of a person but I am trying. XD)

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from top to bottom, left to right

No. 100! = Julie from Surreptitious-Lies:
15 years old with crazy, crazy style.  The sketch of her above is one of my all-time favorites of her style combining a kind of witchy gothic goes steampunk vibe via body harness and glasses of awesome.  Also, as proof she has truly rad taste she paired the outfit with leggings I also eyed up at Glassons :P

Aisling from Aishee and her mind:
Mad thanks for being one of the first ever people to officially put your name down as a reader on my blog!  Since that time, I think her blog is now defunct or atleast on hiatus (which is sad) but feel free to flick over it and marvel at her awesome inspired vintage looks.   

Cassandra of BacktoFive
Leaves great comments and runs a lifestyle blog that currently has a super hilarious + cute vid of her putting make up on her bf blindfolded (you know a guy loves you when he lets you do that, and that he has a awesome sense of humor and is a complete sweetheart)

Elly of FlyElephantFly:
Has spectacular style (this is of her fall outfit that I'm completely coveting) and the sole reason I completely need a pair of tartan pants for a/w 2012 because hers kind of stole my soul.  She is also has the best smile which looks awesome in photos. 

Katherine of Corgis&Cocktails:
Rocks sunnies + cute printed dressses like no other and has two insanely cute dogs and came up with the rad REMIX tag where she creates different looks with the same piece reminding us all that despite our bulging closets and that voice in our heads that say "I have nothing to wear!" we actually do.

Just a short note, as much as I appreciate comments, I don't do follows-for-follows.  I did maybe five or so when I first started blogging but it just felt so unfulfilling to build up readership that way that I sincerely regret doing so.  That said - leave your links, I love finding out how insanely hilarious, real and radically stylish all of you are and sometimes I fall in love with you guys and your blogs so much I end up following you anyway. :)



  1. Such amazing drawings! You are incredibly talented!


    Leopard and Lillies

  2. Fabulous drawings!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!

  3. You are a great illustrator! And congrats on being featured to! :)

  4. following you now!Follow me if you didn't and if you want!:)

  5. wow I´m definetly following you,your blog is so classy! maybe you could follow me also?

  6. Love this blog! Your illustrations are fab and thanks for bringing to my attention that new fashion community! I shall definitely be joining :)

  7. eek!! I'm so excited. and what in the world do you mean you can't capture the essence of a person - pshaw! these are amazing -and visiting the other bloggers sites, i can see how incredibly well you captured everyone. also, i hadn't really heard of rivisita di moda - i'm going to check it out now. that spotlight of you is really cool nonetheless - and it's always exciting to see your outfits get noticed. and i love sales - there is a store here i love but if i bought stuff at all the time i'd be bankrupt by now, so i hit their sales rack or search ebay a lot!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  8. amazing photos!

  9. AMAZING! You are very talented!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  10. cute sketches and yay for new and exciting things!

  11. wow such amazing sketches!

    great blog! now following on bloglovin, would be great if you checkout our blog and followed back :)

  12. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  13. CUTE cute cute. I love your drawings. You shouldn't ever "apologize" for not "capturing" something...I think you did a fine job!
    And I love your last note at the end...I don't believe in the follows-for-follows either. I rather strongly feel that if you want to follow a blog, it's because you want to keep up with what that blogger is doing or posting...not because you want to build a readership. It's too bad since I think blogging initially started as a way for people to have a platform...and readers followed at their own will. Since the world now realizes some people are lucky enough to have built a career or monetary value from owning a blog, it's about building something...for a reason i don't necessarily should be the sole reason. OK...enough about my ranting eh?


  14. great blog dear <3 It's so pretty <3<3<3 I've also a blog :) If do you like also we could follow each other :D

  15. hahaha i love how in New Zealand we are the first ones to see the light of the first day and therefore the first to celebrate fridays!
    awesome post! congrats on your feature! you booked your tickets for NZFW yet? im sooo excited!


    ♥ Ellen

    1. I wish! I'm not going to be here for most of NZFW :( I fly out on Friday for college in the US so unfortunately not :(

  16. thanx for ur sweet comment on ma blog , love ur blog too, do u wanna follow each other
    I am also hosting a giveaway sponsored by the sunglasses shop, you might wanna participate

  17. i love looking at your illustrations, so lovely

  18. Omg! I love my sketch! Thank youuuuuuuuuu sooooo much! You are such an amazing artist/illustrator! :D
    backtofive's twitter

    xoxo backtofive

  19. Your illustrations are amazing, I wish I have a talent like yours. Again, thanks for visiting my blog Anni. <3

    xx Diana

  20. Anni!!!!! I don't know how much to thank you, I am in love with the drawing!! Thanks so much and seriously keep up with this awesome stuff x