So we’re at that time of year again – the sun is occasionally winning its battle to break through the lingering Wellington winteryness, the clocks have leapt forward by one cruel hour, and the extra bustling in town means that World of Wearable Arts is here again. WoW! It’s a noun and an exclamation. Have you been? Will you go? The show is on for another week and then a few days more, but if you’re not attending this year round (like me, alas), you can still be a part of it all by voting online at the Dominion Post People’s Choice Award, or by planning elaborate hypothetical costumes you will never quite figure out how to actually make.

If you are going, and looking for a WoW-worthy outfit – or perhaps you are just after a more general wow!-worthy outfit – we’ve picked a few pieces to help you out. Look! Here:



High Noon Tea’s impossibly elegant Grace Dress, top right, has all the glamour you need to steer you from the show to some post-event coffees or cocktails. This polyester/cotton mix dress comes in either black or white, and both variations have (quite rightly) been gathering their share of admirers in store.

For a bit of sparkle, Mardle’s Crazy, Crazy Nights Dress is a special wee number, with light touches of gold scattering across the light pink dress and scalloped sequin sleeves. It is a wonderful, shimmery nighttime dress – catching in the bright lights with a glimmer and a flicker.

As for jewelry, of course – to finish it all off – we present to you Madam Fancy Pants’ In Your Eyes I See The Sun Earrings for a bit of Gatsby-esque glamour: twin deco fans which hang from Swarovski crystals. Stunning.

Also in the Madam Fancy Pants range – and bottom left in the image above – are the delicate Maiden You Have My Heart Earrings. Hand hammered brass spikes dangle from Swarovski crystals, and the hooks are sterling silver or 14kt gold fill.




While we’re both here, I’ll use this infinitely formal means that is a blog post to introduce myself. Hello! I’m Jenah, and I’ll be looking after the store during weekdays while Claire is adventuring her way across the land of stars and stripes and curly fries. Come say hi. I’m here Tuesday to Friday (and a reminder that while Claire is away, the store will be closed on Mondays.)

A happy mid-week to you!

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