Since heading across the pond to New Zealand my clothes buying sprees have most definitely come to a holt ( and the majority of my outfits now consist of charity shop items) but HEY – it doesn’t mean that I can’t window shop – on a regular basis. Back at home, I tend to stick to what I know. When looking for a new outfit, I frequent the same circuit – Topshop, Zara, H&M and Asos. But little did I now before hopping on a plane of all the amazing brands out there – especially over this side of the world.
As small as it is, NZ have some pretty amazing labels selling styles and designs that we don’t tend to see at home in the UK. Similarly, as you’ve probably street on street style posts from Australia, Aussie clothing labels are HOT. As I haven’t got around to doing an outfit post in forever (I’m not quite sure you want to see me rocking thermals and hiking boots)I’ve decided to do a post on some cool ass labels from over here that you may not have heard of. I’m pretty sure most of them do international shipping, so if you’ve got a special occasion coming up or you just want to treat yourself ; check out these babies!!
1) Cameo.(AU) Cameo combines laid back daywear with classy chic evening attire. I absolutely love their low v- necks and thin curving shoulder straps. Their outfits inspire a cocktail night a la Carrie Bradshaw – dreamy!
2) Stolen Girlfriends Club (NZ) – The complete opposite of the classy chic seen in Cameo, instead, SGC is full of grungey goodness. Tartan, sheer and fur OH MY. This brand definitely was represented in Wellington (where the cool kids hang) and is perfect if you’re looking for something a little bit different
3) Camilla and Marc (AU) Like Cameo, this brand has the most amazing shapes on the dresses – high necks and clinched in waists alongside fabulous colours and prints. Camilla and Marc is a luxury label, and certainly not one my backpacker funds can afford, but for a special occasions ( birthdays, weddings etc etc) this is the label you should be wearing!
4)Maurie and Eve (AU) Probably one of my favourites out of the all of the dreamy labels I’ve seen since being over here. A mixture of sports luxe and brilliantly desgned basics (like the Mackin’ jumper).
5) Lonely Hearts (NZ) This brand is something a little bit different in that it’s not very often you find a label which makes perfect lace lingerie, as well as gorgeous clothing. Their underwear is to die for and is literally lace perfection. Their clothing range includes simple dresses, cardigans and sweats for chic daywear.