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Picks of the Sale!


Hey you lovely lasses and lads! If you haven't yet heard, we're having a massive Summer sale with up to 50% off clothing and other lovely things. Brilliant, hey? With so many things to choose from, I thought I'd go ahead and give you my picks of the sale, just to help you along. 


It was a pretty tough decision, because I really love all the clothes in our sale, but this stunning Ivana Shirt Dress from Silence Was is my pick from our Summer clothing. Why? It's stylish, smart and classic, can be worn with or without a belt, transitions well into the cooler months and has that cute little back cut out. Bonus, it was $310 and now it's a sweet $200.  



I'm not actually a list person, but I do like to pretend that I am. I absolutely adore film (I would love to work as a set designer in the future) and this guy, the Film Listography, has gorgeous illustrations alongside little list idea starters to get the list ball rolling. It would make a great gift for the film buff in your life or just to have it around on your coffee table with a pen so you can use it on those chilled movie nights in at home. Plus save a cool $10, as it's now $25. 


I absolutely love this Kate of Arcadia bag, and have no idea why it hasn't yet found a home! Especially seeing as it is now only $200 (marked down from $405, oh the savings!). If someone doesn't claim it in the next week, I'm going to have to grab it! It's a stunning little over the shoulder number with soft suede and simple leather detailing. Would go with everything and is just gorgeous. Check it out HERE

Well, that's me with my picks for the sale done and dusted! Hope you all find something beautiful to brighten up the start of your year. 

Anneke xox

P.S. I know, it wouldn't be one of my posts without a recipe, so check this one out for Otsu and add sliced cherry tomatoes, green kale and some cooked mushrooms and zucchini for a delicious Summer salad. Winning!

Stripes for 2014!

Hey there you!

Welcome to 2014!  We are now a few weeks into January and I do hope you are having a most fabulous time thus far.  Be it getting productive and working on your goals or relaxing and enjoying a wee bit of summer sunshine.

We think that 2014 will be a great year for us all!  For Madame Fancy Pants' 2014 plans, we will be hunting high and low to bring you lovely new goodies for yourself, your home and your loved ones.  We also have an exciting treat for y'all planned which will be announced in the next few weeks! eeeeee!  

Let us start with new goodies... Introducing Belle + Beau clothing!  Gorgeous certified organic, made in New Zealand cotton garments.  Light and comfy, perfect for summer days.  I LOVE the Lucy maxi, stripes, long, stretch...its got what I am looking for in a summer dress!

Pop in store and have a try for yourself or check them out online here.


MFP's pics for summer dresses!

It is a real stunning day here in lil Wellington today and I have gotten all inspired to start working on my summer outfits.- and you should to because Arielle and High Noon Tea have whipped up some real pearlers for y'all!

Our dress pics from Arielle Mermin are her Hamptons dress with its gorgeous contrasting stripes in dove grey, nude and gold to subtly sparkle when the light hits it.  This dress looks great during the day with simple slip on shoes or perhaps dress it up for an beach wedding with the Mardle gold Lizzie belt.  Stunning!

Another wee number from Arielle is not quite a dress (though it does indeed look like like one!) its ..a playsuit! The Napa playsuit is due any day now, its made of the softest blue cotton fabric with sweet little fabric dot/bobbles all over making it the perfect weekend outfit.  Keep your eyes out for the Napa Playsuit in store soon.

High Noon Tea has gone dotty! Its a pretty on trend look, but then when were spots ever out? never - that's when!  The Hallelujah dress has the most adorable pleated bib detail (with a little leather centre for a bit of toughness!) Designer Sheryl knows us ladies LOVE pockets so she was sure to put some on this number, perhaps for storing the number of that spunky lad (or lass!) you met out at the park on a summery day like today!

Going floral is a perfect choice for a spring wedding, HNT's silk Platinum dress will be winging its way to our hangers in a matter of days. 

Do pop on by to try some of our lovely new summer goodies on - its amazing what a gorgeous new dress will do to lift those post winter blues!

If you are not in Wellington don't forget we have a great returns policy on clothes - just in case the fit is not quite right!

Have a beautiful weekend!


Dance, Dance, Dance The Night Away

It’s Friday! It’s sunny! To celebrate, grab a bunch of friends, a couple of drinks and your best dancing shoes and head out into town for a gig. There are some pretty wonderful gigs going on tonight, so take your pick from our suggestions, scroll on down for some inspiration as to what to wear and start getting ready.

First up in our super mini and very selective gig guide is Adam Page’s Fundraiser Gig for his big ol’ trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The lovely Adam Page is throwing a bit of a party to help him to survive the festival once he gets there. He’s a bucket load of talent and will be sure to please everyone with his wonderful range of music. According to Simon Sweetman, Adam’s the perfect mix of “straight and serious, comedic, demented; he can take your breath away… with some of the beautiful flute and sax sounds he coaxes. Then there's all the other instruments he layers in, vocal percussion, beatboxing, the works.” It’s set to be a good vibe with some awesome music and beer to match. Meow, from 9pm, $10 on the door. Claire's going, go dance with her! The Facebook event can be found HERE, Simon Sweetman’s write up can be found HERE.

If you’re into big, brash, bands with a bunch of attitude and a smash up of hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz then look no further than Brockaflowersaurus-Rex and The Blueberry Biscuits. The 9 piece Wellington band will knock your dancing socks off with their lush sounds and epic tunes. These guys are by far my favourite Wellington band and I always have the best dancing times at their gigs; it helps that all the band members are fantastic people who are heaps of fun to be around. They’re playing quite a small gig tonight at San Fran Bathhouse, with things kicking off at 9pm. It’s $15 on the door. Make sure you’re there early as there are only 150 door sales! The Facebook event can be found HERE and check out their tunes HERE.

You might have picked out your gig, but have you picked out your outfit? It’s always tough in Winter deciding what to wear to a gig. It’s brutally cold outside, but way too hot inside. My advice is to wear a dress, or skirt and blouse, with stockings and a couple of cardigans that aren’t overly precious. You can take the stockings off if you get too hot and the cardigans you can just stash somewhere off to the side or hook over your bag. I’d rather my cardigans go missing than a coat! (Also helps to have a friend in the band, because then you can beg for your stuff to be hidden backstage). Here’s a selection of outfits that would be perfect for a mid-Winter gig:

(1. Alice Nightingale Zelda Skirt and Clara Blouse, 2. Arielle Mermin Marianne Dress, 3. Chrissie Dress, 4. High Noon Tea Marcell Dress, 5. Celine Rita Bella Dress)

The other issue with gigs is a bag. Too big a bag and you’ll be annoying everyone around you on the dance floor and yourself. Go for small; bring your essential cards, cash, keys, phone and a lippy. Maybe even a roll on perfume if you’ve got the room! Here are our picks for small gig appropriate bags:

(1. SA I See You Baby Bag, 2. Norma Wallet, 3. KOA Calyx, 4. KOA Vane, 5. SA Destructive Romance Bag)

If you want to get the party started before you go, make these:

I didn’t really need to put those in this blog post, but I think someone needs to make them. They are so cute!

I hope this post has inspired you to dress up, go out, have some fun and dance the night away! Might see ya dancing!

Happy Friday!

xox Anneke xoxo

Summer already? MFP checks out Summer 2014 at Wellington Fashion Week

With the impending chill of Winter, last week was the perfect week to have Wellington Fashion Week.  Myself and a bunch of other folk were lucky enough to check out collections for Summer 2014 on the runway.  Lovely! New Zealand Fashion Week always shows Winter collections, so this was a fabulous time for designers to show off what wondrous summer goodies they have conjured up.

Many of you will know that MFP currently stocks fantastic designers High Noon Tea (New Plymouth) and Arielle Mermin (Mount Maunganui).  After viewing the group show we are super excited to announce that Madame Fancy Pants’ hangers will be graced with gorgeous garments by the talented Silence Was.. (Auckland) and Mardle (Wellington). 

Here are some sneak peeks at looks we loved at the Wellington Fashion Week group show from High Noon Tea, Mardle and Silence was.


All runway shots are by Jenn Hadley Photography.  Do make sure you check out her Wellington Fashion Week photography competition entry which features High Noon Tea, Kate of Arcadia and Madame Fancy Pants.  Gorgeous!


Lovely New Things!

We have lots of wonderful things to share with you, lovely reader!

First up are the super cool May28th Watches that have just arrived on our doorstep! They come in cool colours and lovely designs; at $60 they are pretty and practical! The 08:16AM watch with its classic black strap and regal stag design is perfect for the upcoming cooler months whilst our customer favourite 12:40PM, hot pink and full of flowers, is a great pick for brightening up your day. Check them out!

If you’re in the mood for an at home manicure, try out the lovely Kester Black Nail Polishes. These polishes are free of any nasty chemicals, so you’ll be caring for your nails whilst dazzling your admirers! We have a few new polishes to round out our collection and add to yours; Asteroid- a clear polish with shards of sparkle, Fairy Floss- a pretty pastel pink and a magical Matt Top Coat; which transforms shiny polish to an edgey matte look. The ladies at Madame Fancy Pants love Buttercream- a classic nude opaque polish; layered with the Matt Top Coat it creates an understated look to pair with brighter outfits. They are $21.50 each and we have testers in store so feel free to come and try them out!

For those crafty yet tech savvy lads and lasses we have a range of Cross Stitch iPhone Cases which you can stitch up yourself! Cool right? From $35, they come with floss, a needle and a pattern. Feel free to create your own designs to really show off your creative flair! Nifty, crafty and very cool.

We’ll leave you with our clothing pick of the week, the gorgeous Amanda Jones dress by Arielle Mermin, perfect for the eventual Autumnal day!

Thanks for reading xx

ps We have 35% off MOR Cosmetics in store! So come on in and stock up on some lovely goodies to pamper you, your friends and a Mother in your life; remember that Mother's Day is coming up in May! xx

Dress like a Nightingale...

I'm super excited to introduce a new designer to y'al!  

Coming to Madame Fancy Pants early March will be the a collection of gorgeous dresses (and 1 cape!) from Alice Nightingale.  Her winter collection is called 'The Librarian',  with a touch of bookish glamour this wee collection houses pinafores, peter pan collars, velvet (yee!!), wool and other lovelies to keep you cozy over winter.  I'm loving a wee velvet pinafore - so sweet with a blouse underneath!  

Now MFP usually only stocks dresses but I HAD to make an exception for this super delightful wool, peter pan 2 button cape...Oh lala! take that cold days! 


Welcome Miss Harriett Falvey!

2 great dresses have just arrived in store. Yay! Harriet Falvey is an Auckland lass making lovely limited edition clothes and MFP is lucky enough to have some in store. 

Both dresses are One size fits all so no worries about that curry you just ate...mnn curry.....ANYWAY.. the Jet dress ($220) comes in black lace can be done up with a sash or a belt, It would look great with a coloured slip underneath to jazz it up.  The back and white floral Sun dress ($195) has a sash attached (easy peasy!)

We only have a few of each so pop in and try em on.  Dresses should hopefully be up online super soon so all you out of towners will be able to get your dress fix to.