Friday, 14 July 2017

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2017 Couture show Paris - Bomber jackets, Doc Martens, eco-conscious Action Dolls and the surreal side of reality

Did you guys see the Viktor & Rolf Fall 2017 Couture Show?

Michelle Van Bijnen

Samile Bermannelli

You can read about the collection here at and see the runway snaps here
I wanted to share these few with you here as I thought they were very inventive!

By now we all own at least one bomber jacket, there's been multiple choices at every store!

Balenciaga @ net-a-porter
Ellery @ Matches
Sequin @ topshop

Click on any of the images to see more and shop - They're not affiliate links ;-)

What do you think of Viktor & Rolf and their show pieces here?

Have you bought a bomber jacket yet? I have 3...

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend.

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Shoesday Tuesday - Shoedrobe, where I store my shoes. Painted antique cabinet with hand painted wallpaper lining

Hello shoe fiends!

I thought it was about time to introduce you to where I keep the family jewels, aka: my SHOES
*Winter edition - summer sandals are on the top shelf of my closet.

Bottom shelf - Left to right: beanies, purses, scarves.

This was an old walnut antique China cabinet that I painted white, added a green trim around the outside of the doors and made my own hand-painted inserts to go in behind. Still have to buy handles!

Spray painted this candelabra - it was nice, now its NICER.

"The right pair of shoes can change your life" Cinderella. 

I used to own A LOT more shoes, the cabinet was messy and I just didn't wear HALF of them.
Now all of these I wear regularly, they're all reasonably comfortable and they FIT. Less is more on this journey we call fashion.

How do you guys store your shoes?

Have I inspired you to shake up your own collection?

Happy Shoesday everyone!

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Sunday Instagram catch-up - Auckland, rugby, sunsets, macaron ice cream sandwich! Visiting Hamilton, Foodstagramming, Cute Animals, farm life.

A couple weekends ago we were up in Auckland for the Second Lions test - it's a rugby match between the British & Irish Lions and our New Zealand National team The Allblacks - I'm not that into rugby but my partner is Welsh so he's OBSESSED. In any case I was along for the ride...

1. Upside down standing lamps become lighting in the Northern Steamship pub on Quay.
2. Louis Vuitton - masters collection. I'm not a fan, but found the display compelling
3. Sunsets over Queens Wharf, it had been a rainy day.
4. Macaron ice cream sandwich from NZ Natural - WAS AMAZING, I could go one now.
5. Temporary Ice skating rink in Aotea Square - There was a spectacular pile up 3 seconds after this snap.

 Choc dipped marshmallow shortbread - easiest recipe, I'll post soon, watch this space.

My hat collection all organized tidy like - might remember to wear them now!

Norman fluff ball - our cat. We don't know where Norman comes from, he just showed up one day and never really left.

♥ ♥ ♥ 

And then I was off to Hamilton for a belated birthday dinner for dad.

1. Long black with my Zara purse in shot. Pork belly and Prawn entree :-9
2. Missy the Maremma Dog, this photo doesn't show you how MASSIVE she is - like St. Bernard territory. She has the sweetest nature though. Maremma's are guardian dogs.
3. "Holly" - she was born at Christmas time - the cow - she thinks she's a guard dog.

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♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.