As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, today is the day of LOVE! While I can’t stand the raging commercialism of Valentines Day, I do like to acknowledge it in a cheap and simple way, and show my friends and family a bit of love! Yesterday I had a go at making these pretty bikkies for the fams, and today my ootd is a shout-out to V Day:


Excuse the awkward photo angle, but I really wanted to show you the cute lovebird print on my top! I also tried out my nail art skills with a simple love heart on my index finger… if it wasn’t quite so smudged, I would photograph that for you, too.

We have a delicious new book which falls in nicely with today’s theme, as it features Wellington fashion designers Love Hotel:

Syndetics book coverLady Luck : conversations with creative New Zealand women / by Mariana Collette & Lisette Prendergast ; photography by Susannah Tucker ; illustrations by Connie McDonald ; design by Ceire Hopley.




I have just reserved this book and I caaaaaan’t wait for it to come through. It features so much local talent! Highlights for me include blogger Gala Darling, musician Ladi6 and, of course, Wellington fashion designers Love Hotel. Last year we featured an interview with Love Hotel, and I still just adore their pieces – you can take a peek at some of their new goodies here. This lovely new book is full of gorgeous illustrations too; check out the cute drawing of Love Hotel designers Ella and Harriet below!

Photo: Love Hotel

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!