Friday, April 22, 2016

Hanging in my neighbourhood.

On Sunday I got a bit Frida Kahlo sans monobrow, and headed out with my favourite photographer Ngahuia from Ataahua Photography, to get snapped in the Cuba St quarter of Wellington.

 This is in my building, on the exposed walkway. I cannot reach my foot, no surprises!
 At ground level, the very dark shape in the distance behind me is the rubbish skip. Such a glam life!
 One of the many muralled walls in the area. To my left and up a floor, some students were drinking tea in their flat and sending encouraging waves to us.
 I don't know who lives there, but I felt the need to get in!
 Perching on a working washing machine in the laundromat. Oh the shame of being caught!
 Taking a break in Martha's Pantry, a delightful tea shop en route. The staff were very enthused and lent me a fan and a tea service. Isn't the light in there just delicious!
 This is Doc. He turned up on his bike and asked to be in the photo with me. He used to live in this place and assumed I now did. Such a honey!
I love this shot. It is outside the Salvation Army's headquarters on Cuba, with these big pillars, so great to lean on. 
It was such a lovely afternoon. We got as far as the Comfort Hotel and stopped for coffee and noms before traipsing back the three blocks covered to my place.
I love my city! I mean this larger than life woman in a FULL ON sequin dress, on a super sunny day so totes dazzling, and crazy drag makeup just wandering around being photographed, and everyone is beaming and saying nice things! I felt like a star!
It's also nice to have some great photos of this dress. It has been a bit upstaged since I discovered the strapless dresses and the peacock thing, but really it is divine. Isn't it?
And my lovely friend Kate gave me these earrings, the last of several gifts of fantastic earrings by jewellery designer Colleen Toland, from the 90s. They are huge and showy and just perfect for Constance.

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous dress, wowza! I love all your photos, they're so real and not all posey like some 'fashun' bloggers that take it sooooooo seriously. Adore your photos! Thanks for your lovely comment, I left a reply to it, I thought I'd let you know in case you don't get alerted (not sure if it does or not!) Thanks again and that dress is amazing!
    Lots of love,
    XxxX

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    1. Thanks Rose! I do try to be serious but I just get bored and start messing about and Nga is as silly as me! I might have to post another post of all the really silly ones!

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  2. Great pics and what a fun afternoon!

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  3. wow - you look fabulous! very frida!

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  4. Hahaha!! Faaaabulous photo shoot! Looks like so much fun, so positive and energizing. You got some awesome beauty shots, no surprise there, but I really really love the laundromat shot. Genius all around. I hope you get to do it again soon. Great shots, Ngahuia.

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  5. Don't you look wonderfully glam!!! I'm really impressed with the first photo with your leg up on the fence!

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    1. There's a whole series of them, and that one was the silliest!

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  6. You look amazing. Brilliant photos, you looks so glam and fun. The washing machine photo really made me laugh. I think that it would be bloody hard to upstage that glorious dress, it is rocking. Your town sounds lovely. Life should be more positive and full of nice things. I like that colour in your hair too. Xx

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    1. thank you for all the nice praise. I put a pink colour over my greys and thank nature for the free highlights ;-)

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  7. You look gorgeous, and it looks like you had a fun day! Fab photos. X

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    1. It was a lovely afternoon, and really picked up my spirits :)

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  8. !!!! This made me grin from ear to ear!!!

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  9. STILL MY ALL TIME FAV DRESS EVER! You look fabulous and I love the little tour around your town! Everyone sounds absolutely lovely. <3

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    1. They sure are! There's a reason it is called the Coolest little Capital in the World. And I live and work in the coolest part of it :)

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