Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bootylicious boot camp

As part of my involvement in ANZFW I winged my way up to Auckland yesterday to attend the Verge boot camp. Great to meet the other designers in our group. The lads at Verge were very generous with their knowledge of the fashion industry and roped in some other inspiring speakers. 
Now we've had the rockets lite  and we're counting down! 

Saturday, July 26, 2008

CCC (craft, cupcakes & crochet)

Call it what you will- craft circle, stitch 'n' bitch, grannie time- but our time has come to get together and focus on some serious, or not so serious, stitch-craft. 
Tonight it's sess#2 and although  freezing outside the hardy will meet and so it will begin again.
Seeing that my tea cosy is finally finished and the twisted cord bow atop, this bow makes me happy every morning as I make my first brew for the day, I feel the need to grab a hook and go all heirloom.
Crocheted wool blankets for Bella and Ned to ward away the wintery chills when they can't afford to heat their student flats (will probably take me that long to make them!)
They will thank me one day I'm sure:)
I hope Eva will guide me on the crochet front as she's hooked into it lately, hee hee. 
Debs tells me her stitchy project is coming along if slower than hoped but hey when you make cupcakes like her you don't really need to worry about anything else!
Here's a couple of shots from last session, have temporarily lost my camera so sorry can't show you my completed cosy chum, maybe next time.
Thanks Debs and Eva for letting me go all photographic on you.

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's a breakthrough

Well the good word is out, emma will be showing her winter 09 collection at Air New Zealand Fashion Week this year as part of the Verge Breakthrough Group. Yah!
This is a trade event but also has some great public events. Check it out if you are in Auckland in mid September- more on www.nzfashionweek.com 
Lots of hard work before then so all hands on deck and thanks to those wonderful friends and family who support emma and have offered to help, you are my inspiration.
Before then though I'm really keen to give you a peek at emma's new summer 08/09 collection 'picturebook'.
Check out the new look fashion site www.runwayreporter.co.nz 
for pics and more. I know it's pouring outside but isn't it nice just day-dreaming about those sunnier days, go on take a moment:)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sale time!

Claire still has some great emma stock in her sale at Madame Fancy Pants, as well as lots of  other super cute stuff. 
Now's the time to bag a bargain-think of all those chilly weeks ahead- and you know your emma gear will still look hot next year. So think investment dressing for little investment:)
Have a look at my website www.emmacollections.com for a peek at the winter range if you haven't already.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Winter wonderland

Drove down through the central North Island yesterday.
This is what winter is all about and worth freezing your fingers off just to chuck a snowball or two at the ones you love the most!
Still plenty of chilly days ahead so don't forget to check out the last of emma's winter stock instore -yep it's sale time.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

emma takes to the stage

Being just the best store with the nicest people in town means I'm really lucky to stock emma at Madam Fancy Pants in Cuba Street. Recently MFP herself helped dress LA Mitchell  for her recent recording/concert at the Matterhorn, and they chose an emma  silk blouse for the big night. Each garment is like a wee baby to me and I was so proud!
If you didn't make it to the concert, no worries take a look at this:
and then check out MFP for your own slinky silk number for nights on the town.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keep chirpy

It may be grey and chilly outside but check out this sweet little postcard which makes me smile every time I look at it. Some days I feel like that valiant little bird facing the elements on the South Coast!
Designed by the lovely Anna Stewart to accompany my latest emma collection & if you'd like one of your very own there are limited numbers available at my stockists.
So rug up and  fly there today:)