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Something special....

Hey there!

You may have heard that at MFP we do lovely wee custom stamped charm necklaces.

These are a perfect special treat for a lover, friend or your secret crush (aw!)  Choose between a teeny tiny star, startburst, lightening bolt and banner with your choice of different chains.  Prices range from $40-$85 depending on style and chain.

What will you have stamped on it?! a secret message, you and your loved ones initials or a  favorite lyric.  

Check out the custom necklaces here.  Be sure to have your order in by Wednesday morning if you need it sent out to you or by Thursday if you plan on picking it up in our Wellington store.

Fab!

I look forward to making up your Valentines necklaces!

xoxclaire

Figs & Ginger SALE!

Get in quick as we've got 20% off all our beautiful Figs & Ginger jewellery.  So purchase yourself a sweet little sterling silver bunny ring, a pair of bubba deer studs or perhaps a smiling whale necklace and get frolicking in the forest with your new critter friends!

Use the code FIG20 online or pop in and see us instore

xx

*TIll the end of Sunday 11/9/13

If It's Gatsby, It's Great

The whole world seems to be going 20s mad; with Baz Luhrmann’s sparkling film, The Great Gatsby, setting it all off with a bang. The other week the girls from MFP and some lovely friends wandered on down to the Embassy for cocktails, chat and an evening with Jay Gatsby.

Image Courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film

The film was all kinds of glitz and glam, opulent and indulgent, and so damn pretty! It was an easy film to watch; straightforward and simple in story, sublime in visual beauty. What it was lacking in depth it made up for in the most glorious costumes, digitally perfected fantastical sets and the most epic of onscreen parties; think flowing champagne, glitzy flappers, dapper gents, all hedonistically dancing around to some serious hip-hop of today.  

It’s easy to see how the world has suddenly become so obsessive with the Roaring Twenties. If you’ve been invited along to a Gatsby inspired event, want to throw one yourself, or simply want to embody a bit of Twenties glamour before heading to see the film, you’ve definitely stumbled across the right blog post.

Need some style inspiration? Take note of Daisy Buchanan’s look.

Daisy Buchanan (image courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film)

The image says it all; big glittering jewels and soft, neutral tones with a deco headdress to boot. Daisy consistently looks pretty, innocent and perfect; drop waists, glitter, pastel pinks, creams and lavenders. Make up is minimal and glowing. Think garden parties and lounging around in summer with your best friend, your favourite cake and a bottle of champagne. If an edgy look is more your thing, be sure to look to Daisy’s best friend Jordan Baker for some inspiration; harsh blacks, silky creams and yellows, masculine tailoring, slick bob, smoky eyes and red lips.

Once you’ve sorted your outfit, you’ll be sure to be looking for some deco inspired jewels that will make you every bit the flapper. So, have a proper look through Madame Fancy Pant’s ‘In Moonlight’ Collection.

Madame Fancy Pants

 

From crystals to skulls, delicate to bold, this collection really does have something for everyone. Plus, each piece fits perfectly within a Roaring Twenties world. That ‘This Little Light’ necklace definitely looks like it was nabbed straight out of Daisy’s jewellery box…

So, your look is (hopefully) sorted! If you want to grab a cocktail before you watch the film, we definitely recommend The Black Sparrow below The Embassy. It fully encapsulates 20s elegance. It even has a Gatsby inspired cocktail menu! If you head there on a Tuesday, like we did, you can save some cash and get two for one cocktails. So, drink up!

If your Gatsby event is all set up at home, you should try making your own cocktails. I sourced this ‘Golden Girl’ cocktail from the beautiful girls at A Beautiful Mess blog; with all that glitter it looks like something Jay Gatsby’s party guests would have a few of. The scrumptious recipe can be found HERE.

 

Once you've got your get up, your jewels and your drinks all prepped and ready to go, I think it’s time to get your party started!

Hope you enjoyed another stellar edition of our Wednesday blog, stay tuned for Friday’s gig inspired blog post!

Anneke xoxox

New! M.F.P. Custom Handstamped Necklaces

 

Want to give a super personal, loving gift? Or maybe you've got a favourite song lyric or quote you want to wear around the place? Even if it's just to say a small "hi" or a big "I love you", these sweet little custom necklaces are for you!

 

 

It's simple, you have a choice of a beautiful brass charm (banner, tiny star, lightning bolt or starburst) and the length and type of chain that it will go on. You also choose what you want your charm to say; each charm has a certain number of letters that it can fit, so make sure you check out all four to find the perfect one for your chosen words.The charm is then handstamped and oxidised by the lovely Madame, Claire, who will be handcrafting your new necklace.  

The chain is just as important as the charm and your message, so use this handy guide to pick the perfect one for you! You also get to choose the length of your chain; 45cm for those who like their necklaces short, 70cm for those who like their necklaces long. Just remember that the sterling silver chain will cost you a little extra ($20 for the 45cm, $30 for the 70cm).

 

After you've picked everything and bought your special gift, all you have to do is be really, really, really patient (I know, it's hard for me too) and wait for 5 working days (only 5 days- you can do it!) and then your necklace will be all created, ready and wrapped up for ya! Then you can gift it to that special someone who will be grinning for days and wearing your loving message on their necklace every, single day. Or, if you've gifted one to yourself, you can show it off to your friends who will all be so jealous of your lovely new Madame Fancy Pants custom made necklace.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Claire has got her jewellery making fingertips at the ready!  

 

xox Anneke xox

 

 

Ways To Wear: Arielle Mermin's Broken English Top

It's Friday! Yay! To celebrate the weekend we have some style inspiration for you in the form of our second edition of Ways To Wear, where you'll find two different outfits formed around a key piece, all from our lovely store.

Today's edition features this stunning, sheer, silk Broken English Top by Arielle Mermin. A classic style but with a standout pattern; a pretty orange, tan, navy and jewel green paisley.

Now you've seen the blouse in all her glory, here's look one:

(1. Zelda Skirt, 2. St Louis Cape, 3. Destructive Romance Bag, 4. Through The Splinters Necklace)

 

This first look is your girly Friday or weekend look; cute and smart but also comfortable enough to last the day and night! Tuck the top into the bottle green skirt, keep warm with the lovely cape and give the look a little edge with the necklace and bag. Wear it out for brunch in the morning, an afternoon stroll through town and then drinks with the girls in the evening, and ,if you're feeling up to it, maybe go dancing afterwards. Try wearing this look with some black ankle boots and sheer black tights in Winter or some chunky tan wedges on a warmer day. You'll be turning heads all day! 

(1. Ada Pant, 2. Walnut Heart Necklace, 3. House Coat in Naval, 4. Vane Bag)

 

Look two is a classic, workday look. Warm, comfortable and smart black pants, a singlet tucked in with the top thrown over, a sweet little necklace around your neck, a beautiful navy wool coat wrapped around your shoulders and this soft, leather bag slung over you. You'll be looking professional, feeling beautiful and up to facing a day at work! 

 

Hope this has provided some inspiration as to how to wear the lovely Broken English Top! If you've seen some pieces you like then remember we have 20% off storewide until next Wednesday 12th June (excluding Orania and laybys). Use the code may20 to receive this discount online!


Enjoy your weekend, may this crisp sunny weather ever continue!

 

Anneke xoxo

 

 

Ways To Wear

Hello lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend and are enjoying your week so far! I must admit I'm going through some serious chocolate withdrawals, but I’ll survive, you don’t need to worry about me (although, any unwanted chocolate will be gratefully received)!

This week, seeing as it is Wellington Fashion Week, let’s talk about fashion. Now, Winter IS coming. It might not seem like it, but it will eventually get cold, and we should look forward to that. Snuggly slimline jumpers, deep Autumnal oranges, navies and jade greens, woolen coats and little red rain capes; Winter fashion is sensible and very cool, in fact, very Wellington. Black, the most Wellington of shades, need not be boring. Black pants need not be unflattering. To prove it, check out these beauties, and some Ways To Wear them.




Highnoontea’s Ada Pant. Gorgeous. Woolen, black, classic, and very flattering. Highnoontea is stamping its mark on the New Zealand fashion industry with a strong identity of directional tailored comfort, and you can see why. Designer Sheryl White sources inspiration from a love of music, film, literature and vintage clothing. These Bauhaus inspired pants are the perfect foundation for a tailored yet comfort driven look, check out these two looks for some inspiration:




Look One is a smart yet comfortable look for a day spent in town, a bit of time at work, with a few errands to run and a coffee or two thrown in. A pop of colour with the lovely red Norma wallet, which fits in everything you need for the day. A simple necklace completes this understated look. (Highnoontea Ada Pant and Gerhard Top, Status Anxiety Norma Wallet, Figs & Ginger Necklace.)




Look Two is your “going out for drinks with the girls” look. Comfortable, a little bit cute and a little bit sexy. The deep orange sheer shirt with an adorable owl print is perfect for Autumn and works beautifully with a long statement necklace. The mint green nail polish clashes with the orange and pulls this look together. Sling the Calyx bag across your body to add a little more edge to your look and you’ll keep ‘em guessing. (Highnoontea Ada Pant, Arielle Mermin Sweet Virginia Top, Kate of Arcadia Calyx Bag, MFP Leave Your Love Tonight Necklace)

I hope these looks get you inspired and feeling a little more excited for Winter! Remember that tomorrow evening, April 4th from 5 until 7pm, we are having a little shindig here at Madame Fancy Pants to celebrate Highnoontea’s debut at Wellington Fashion Week. Come have a little drink, check out those Ada pants, and receive 30% off all purchases of Highnoontea.


Hope to see you tomorrow, otherwise have a fantastic week filled with fashion!


Anneke xoxo

Pinwheel Jewellery!

There is a package whisking its way through the air on a jet plane which I am super excited about.  

Pin.Wheel.Jewels.  Yup that's right. Teeny wee wind pinwheels that actually work to wear in your ear or around your neck!  Hand made in sterling silver and enamel by Tess of Nova Designs (Philadelphia, USA), these little beauties are sure to become a favourite jewellery piece.
We are getting them in pink, blue, silver,black and red..I'm yet to decide my fav colour..but I have an inkling I will be needing some wee pink ones! Cotton candy pinwheels!  
They will be popped up on line as soon as we get em in store.

xoxclaire






Stone and Honey Rings are here!

 All the way from Portland, Oregon, Stone and Honey rings crafted by the clever Teresa Robinson are here! Featuring naturally formed crystals, no two rings are quite the same. We have a selection of different quartz types, from the colour-rich 'Titanium' crystal to the smokier 'Phantom' quartz...ooh la la. The rings themselves are oxidised silver with the smaller, triangle rings also available in brass. There are only two of each of the quartz rings so get in quick and find the one that best suits your personality/look/DESTINY. 

Groovy.

 xxx MFP