Purple Pilgrims wear Dotty Maxi, Sparkley Top & Sparkley Skirt.
October 03 2019
Purple Pilgrims wear Dotty Maxi, Sparkley Top & Sparkley Skirt
What are you looking forward to in 2019?
We’re really looking forward to the release of our second album. We feel like we’ve grown in so many ways since our last body of work and we’re proud of the development, personally and creatively. We recorded and produced the majority of the album ourselves at home - there’s always a certain amount of trial and error that goes along with that - and it’s that experimentation that we love most about making music. We’ve always been very DIY, and quite insular in our process, but this time around we were lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing musicians and an actual sound wizard. This new approach was a great lesson for us in being slightly more malleable and open with our work.
Yeshe wears Splash midi dress
August 12 2019
Founder of The Midnight Baker
Auckland, New Zealand
Yeshe wears Splash midi dress
You’ve recently launched a new menu at Midnight Baker, tell us about collaborating with your new chef and the direction you want to push the cafe.
We’ve been wanting to move towards a more seasonal menu for some time now and with Freya de Beer Smith joining our team as the new chef, this seemed like the perfect time to transition. Freya immediately understood our ethos around sustainability. She is passionate about the connection we have with our food, knowing where and how our food is grown. She brought on board local urban organic growers at OMG to supply us with fresh produce which has been great; they’re literally just up the road from our cafe.
Grace wears Edwardian dress.
Yeshe wears Splash blouson dress.
Yeshe wears Admiral coat and Admiral flares.
Zeenat wears Admiral coat and Chambray trousers
Katie wears Sparkley dress
Ana wears T-Rex sweater and Sparkley skirt
Rosie wears Dimity top and Chambray trousers
Ana wears Dotty maxi
Purple Pilgrims wear Dimity dress
Katie wears Speedy top and Chambray trousers
Ana wears Stripey tee & Chambray trousers.
Rosie wears Cowboy shirt and Chambray trousers
Katie wears Broderie dress.
Purple Pilgrims wear Checkers dress & Checkers shirt dress.
Rosie wears Broderie dress.
Raukura wears Stripey Tee & Chevron Bathers.
Raukura wears Broderie Dress.
Dana wears Broderie Shirt and Chambray Trousers.
Raukura wears Tied Up Dress.
Dana wears Tied Up Shirt and Tied Up Skirt.
Jenny wearsFlorette Midi Dress.
Niamh wears Dancehall Trench
Niamh wearsChambray Dress.
Jenny wears Dancehall Trench and Dancehall Flares.
Dana wears Marley Polo and Dancehall Skirt.
Niamh wears Chevron Swimsuit and Chevron Skirt.
Ophelia wears Snow Lily Top and Snow Lily Trousers.
Chelsea wears Snow Lily Trousers.
Bonnie wears Confetti Jumper.
Eliza wears Snow Lily Dress & Snow Lily Trousers.
Ophelia wears Quilted Bomber.
Chelsea wears Stripey Knit Polo.
Bonnie wears Marley Stripe Dress & Confetti Jumper.
Eliza wears Wild Shirt Dress.
Ophelia wears the Pebbles top and Utility skirt.
Bonnie wears Trackie Jacket and Trackies.
February 26 2018
Illustrator, Welcome to Babeville
Wellington, New Zealand.
Bonnie wears Trackie Jacket and Trackies
Your illustrations are so detailed and delicate, tell us about your process.
To get such intricate detail I need to draw from a photo, so my process usually starts with roping my friends into recreating some weirdly specific image in my mind so I can photograph it. I start by laying down the entire outline of the drawing, then gradually fill it in with colour - generally starting with a face and spreading outwards from there. I have a tin of 135 different coloured pencils, and each time I start a different element of the drawing - say, skin - I pick up to 20 different colours to make up the tone I'm after. Skin is composed of so many different colours, and different tones of colours - lilac, cream, rose pink, red, navy blue etc. so to recreate realistic looking skin I need to blend all these colours together seamlessly. My drawings are made up of endless amounts of tiny marks, all layered and blended together to create a smooth surface. It's a slow process, but as it's quite an intuitive thing for me I can kind of zone out and achieve a real sense of peace while doing it - it becomes almost meditative.