GIVEAWAY: Mademoiselle M Jewellery

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I absolutely love Mademoiselle M jewellery! Made by the delightful Emma Politzer, she is originally from France but has called Auckland, New Zealand her home for a few years now. Her style is constantly evolving and I’m absolutely in love with these necklaces and bracelets she has begun making. She makes all kind of beautiful accessories, including these knot bracelets.

Of course, I think they go with absolutely everything so have styled four unique looks for different occasions as a little inspiration, and to show you how versatile they really are! Black and gold, it really does almost go with everything. You lucky ducks can win the set pictured for yourselves!

Would you like to win your very own Mademoiselle M necklace and bracelet set?

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Simply like the Mademoiselle M facebook page, then enter your details below and you will be in the draw! If you follow me on Instagram (@FoxesBlog) keep an eye out today for my giveaway post for another chance to win.

Entries close on Saturday 2nd of August at 5pm. Giveaway is open to New Zealand only.

Items pictured above: 1. White linen shirt from Old Navy 2. Casual denim look 3. Kitty Shades from Nasty Gal 4. Black felt hat from Everything Golden 5. Leather skirt by Pinko from Far Fetch 6. Great look from Always Judging 7. Metallic leather clutch by Marie Turnor from Bluefly.com 8. Gold jumpsuit 9. Lace Sequin dress by Dolce & Gabbana from Far Fetch 10. Long sleeve beige waterfall jacket 11. Love the neutrals of this put together and polished look 12. Shoes from Shoemint

I {heart} Pinterest

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 10.16.38 AM I really do! I just reached the 10k followers mark! Not quite sure how that happened, but it’s very flattering to know all those people are into what I like. I hope I’ve introduced people to some cool stuff. You can follow me here if you fancy.

Now, to go and spend some of my Sunday scrolling through some pins… it’s all for you guys, honest.

 

Weekend Tunes: Movement

I downloaded this track a few weeks ago after hearing it on my way out in the car one night, heading out to meet someone for dinner. It’s been on high rotation and reminds me of someone every time I hear it, which I can never decide is a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to music!

It’s so damn good. That percussion *nice*.

Local Exploring: Devonport

With all the rainy weather we have been having for the last few weeks, the first sign of a dry day I just had to wrap up the small person and get out of the house and into some fresh air. We live relatively close to Devonport, I guess you could call it a naval town? I grew up in Devonport on and off and have spent a lot of time there over the years. It’s a pretty place to visit, albeit a bit out of the way.

We visited the Devonport Craft Market, played at the playground, had fish and chips on Cheltenham Beach then went for a mission up and around North Head before an amble back down the mountain through the quiet, wide streets filled with Victorian villas. Needless to say, we were all very tired from masses of walking.

IMG_4647 IMG_4630 IMG_4646 IMG_4640 IMG_4651 IMG_4670  Top: Gun turret along the south side of North Head, walking along the waterfront with Lil G, looking across to the city from the bottom of North Head, Rangitoto Island from Cheltenham Beach, looking down along Cheltenham from the top of North Head, Lil G stopping for a swing on our walk home.

Auckland Art & Craft Fair

Another Auckland Art & Craft Fair is completed (the 9th one!) here are some of my favourite photo’s from the day. Until November…

Hydrangea Ranger
June 2014 Fair
Sewer Powers
Felt.co.nz
Light
Plastic Fairy
Native Creative
Crushes  Top: Hydrangea Ranger bracelets, Crowd shot of the market in full swing, Sewer Powers screen printed cushions, Felt.co.nz table, Workshop concrete mounted light, Plastic Fairy brooches, hanging plant holder from Native Creative, earrings from Crushes.

All photography by Jessica Whiting.

Annie

photo (1) (1) Annie (the musical) has hit New Zealand’s shores with much fanfare! I sent along my guest writer, Britta Sisam, to check it out on opening night this past Friday 13th and here is what she had to say…

When a musical fanatic like myself is given the opportunity to go and see a broadway classic set in stunning NYC and starring a real life dog, needless to say, expectations are high.

Seated in the Civic surrounded by 10 year olds, Annie exceeded my expectations. The glitz and glamour of New York in the 30′s was brought out through the ever-changing set, mixed with a fantastic ensemble who oozed American enthusiasm with both their songs and fab dance routines.

But, I have to say the highlight was the incredible young actresses playing the girls of Municipal Girls Orphanage. The cutest I swear was only two feet tall and managed to belt out a song and back it up with some slapstick comedy – hilarious. “It’s a hard-knock life” was a crowd favourite.

Zoe Fifield playing Annie was such a joy to watch, especially on stage with the dog, great chemistry (drip feeding treats probably helped there). I couldn’t look away from her rendition of ‘Tomorrow’.

All in all a great night, maybe a bit long for the little ones in the crowd (some of whom were fading at intermission) but definitely worth it for the Disney-esque feel-good factor.

- Britta Sisam

For more information you can visit the official website. Click here to purchase tickets.

Weekend Tunes: Deftones

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BAM! A blast from the past with this one. I was chatting to a lovely person the other week about the kind of music we listened to when we were younger, several bands came up and it reminded me of this acoustic version of the Deftones track, Be Quiet & Drive. It was released on an EP, I forget the name.

My friend from Art College, Sam James, loaned me the CD (before we had i-whatevers, we had portable compact disc players and walkmans with tapes) when I went on a trip home from the UK to Auckland for a few weeks, I listened to this track on the plane on repeat. It reminds me of being 17, hanging at the saktepark, going to Art College and generally having one of the best times of my life.

And for educational purposes, here is the original of the song. This is always on my running playlist.

Image kindly borrowed from MetalInsider.com

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