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Alice McCall top | New Look stripe skirt | Miista Alayna boots (sandals version here, loafer version here) | Benah x Karen Walker bag (more Benah x Karen Walker here) | Daniel Wellington classic gold canterbury watch (more here) | Elk Accessories three row tonal bar necklace.

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So many NZFW posts to get through. I’ve been sifting through all my photos and am trying to figure out the best sequence to post them in. Shows, backstage, travel diaries, outfits.. it’s all a big mess of happy memories. Clara sent me these photos today so I thought I’d quickly get these up first  – what I wore on day #1 of NZFW, snapped in the span of about five minutes right after the beautiful international VIP delegates welcome breakfast and right before rushing off to the opening show – NOM*d.

I was so excited to get my hands on this beautiful Alice McCall top from the Cruise collection that showed in MBFWA earlier this year to bring to Auckland – it’s one of my favourite pieces (actually scrap that, it’s too unfair to pick favourites!) from the Cruise collection and if you haven’t had a peek at Alice Cruise, I highly suggest you check it out now,* I literally need every single piece in this collection and this super adorable model (my favourite from the runway show) is really not helping my cause. If you’re anything like me, you just spent 20 mins freaking out on the phone with your bff listing how you basically need it all in your life, right now, despite it still being 16 degrees. Anyway moving along.. it’s massively voluminous in real life, so I rolled up the sleeves so as not to seem like I’m wearing a big balloon taking up way too much personal space whilst squeezing through the crowds in between shows. The little Benah x Karen Walker (oh how I adore this union of two super talented designers), to compensate for the massive top I am wearing.

All in all, day #1 started off extremely optimistically. I’m not one for super high stilettos (shoes like that give me vertigo, despite the refreshing air up high) but I happened to find myself in the highest pair of heels I had packed in my suitcase for the week. But 13 hours, eight shows, one and a half meals (food, how i missed food!) and about eight times up and down the stairs in Viaducts Event Centre later and I was still more than fine. The gold bees must have had some pretty intense super powers because these things just don’t happen!

* Alice Cruise is now up for pre-order everyone! 

Photos: Clara Pafundi 

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33 Comments

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    Cassie J
    September 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    You’ve just made me even more excited to see the rest of your NZ posts! Those boots are probably one of the most amazing things I’ve seen yet..!! Also loving how you’ve paired the b/w parts of the look in a unique way. Xo

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      So. many. posts. to come!

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    ManeUntame
    September 2, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    I love the shape of your top. It’s so unique and very striking. The boots are definitely my favorite part though, and I can’t wait to see the rest of your photos!

    ManeUntame

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      So excited I think I might end up posting every second day :-) X

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    Vintage Chic
    September 2, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    You are the queen of the print clash!! Love this look and can’t get over the bee boots!! Need them in my life!
    x
    http://www.vintagechic.com.au

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Haha thanks! Bee boots are the best, honestly the most comfortable boots with such a heel I’ve owned.

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    Kelsey Wilburn
    September 3, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    these boots are AWESOME. love the bee print

    ladies in navy

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Word is they’re finally coming in stores this week… don’t miss out!

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    Eye Like Fashion
    September 3, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    Love these booties. And this look is adorable.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Thanks:-)

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    Ice Pandora
    September 3, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    You look lovely ^___^ cute booties! Xx
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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Thanks XX

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    Feyi A
    September 3, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Lovely!! xx

    Marveling-Mind☀

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Thanks X

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    lavieenliz
    September 3, 2014 at 4:58 AM

    such a cool look

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Thank you :)

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    ollyvia
    September 3, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    so pretty

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      kisforkani
      September 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Thanks XXX

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    Helena Chen
    September 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Love all these pieces on you! Especially the Alice McCall top; it looks so cozy ♥ And those bees on your boots remind me of an episode of Pushing Daisies (highly recommended series if you haven’t seen it!) Can’t wait to see the rest of your posts from Auckland :)

    -Helena
    helenashideaway.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      no i haven’t heard of pushing daisies, going to have to add that on my list ! xx

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    Ellen Faith
    September 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    I need that bag and those shoes in my own wardrobe now! :O Haha.

    Elleosophy

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      <3

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    Wonderland Clothing
    September 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    oooh that top!

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      you should see all the other ones alice has coming soon!

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    Kesly
    September 4, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    I can tell that you had an amazing time with fashion week! You look so adorable with that top and skirt combination – I’ve said this before but you are a PRO at mixing prints! I love how your boots are bee printed (?)

    http://shewearsshetravels.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      oh thank you :’-) had a blast, time to get the posts up now!

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    Michelle
    September 4, 2014 at 4:05 AM

    I love everything about this outfit! I can’t wait to see more photos from the NZFW!

    http://mrmichell.tumblr.com

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      thanks X new post up now :-)

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    Mildred Cheng
    September 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    the details on your boots are so cute

    i’ve also been wanting a DW watch for a while now!!! but not yet… maybe soon!

    http://theundercovergiraffe.blogspot.hk/

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    Jeanne
    September 7, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    The skirt and boots are my favorite part of this look!

    http://www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    Ahka Vintage
    September 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Love those boots!

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    Sharon
    September 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    What a clever way of mixing stripes through the skirt and the watch. Your style is always on the dot.

    http://www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com

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    Amber Holyoake
    September 10, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Love that bag, I didn’t really want it before but after seeing it your outfit I’ve decided I need it!

    http://www.amberinwonderland.co.nz

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