Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Who Makes Your Money?


I am loving Who Makes Your Money? by Spoon at the moment. Listen here.

Shelter from the Shit


The reason why I moved to Auckland was to pursue at job at bFM, only my most favourite radio station ever.

I'm a little (by which I mean a lot) smug.

Also, every Wednesday at about 11.20 I do a feature called Oh My Blog where I review a blog each week, which I will start linking to here on In Ghost Colours from this week. So basically I get to read blogs for work. Life's tough, huh? Do you have any blog suggestions for me?

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Service Depot


A new store called The Service Depot has opened in Wellington at No. 2 Lombard st, just behind the Manners Mall post office. Considering that I was notified of this by Ange at Artikel (my favourite Wellington shop and my former employer) and by looking at the list of labels the store is stocking, I know the Service Depot will be amazing. It will be a welcome addition to Wellington's fashion family. I am very much looking forward to going back to Wellington soon and checking out the store.

Sir Mick


jagger_stripes tumblr_kzgtzbqpSv1qzfe8yo4_500

Gosh Mick Jagger used to be gorgeous!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Style Snaps

streetstyle726 260497_mom-pants

. 65pflz

It has been years since I've worn a pair of pants. Someone told me today that it has been three years since she weaned herself off chocolate. Well it's been three years since I weaned myself off pants. Seeing these women wearing cuffed, high-waisted pants are inspiring me to make some changes to my wardrobe this winter.

At the top of my wish-list? Either these Lonely Hearts or Karen Walker ones:

68667640 18

Monday, March 15, 2010

Under Great White Northern Lights


This week (which also marks the 10th anniversary of The White Stripes' first NZ tour), the latest White Stripes DVD Under Great White Northern Lights will be released as a box set, with a live album and accompanying book to be released over the next couple of months.

Directed by Emmett Malloy, who has also directed music videos for the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, the film follows the band on their 2007 Icky Thump tour throughout Canada. The band made sure to visit each corner of Canada, and played a few surprise gigs in unusual venues, including a bowling alley and on a public bus.


With Canada's red and white colour scheme, it seems the whole country was art directed especially for The White Stripes.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Susan Miller


"Astrology is not destiny. It is the study of planetary cycles, some that repeat and some that are once-in-a-lifetime events. The planets create opportunities and challenges on a regular basis, and it is not what happens to us that matters most, but how we respond to those challenges.

Many people become consumed by the challenges, and in so doing fail to see the brilliant opportunities being laid at their feet. Astrology can help you see them and to understand the timing that you need to know to take advantage of them before they disappear.

I have always felt that astrology is best used to plan events and to sidestep the difficulties. Astrology can also help you understand your talents and give you great confidence in the worthiness of your work. It can tell you when a difficult time will end and what you must learn from the experience while you are going through it."

I love Susan Miller. She writes the best astrology - detailed and freakishly accurate. She predicted my new job, "in broadcasting or publishing" as it said in my yearly horoscope, down to the date.

I wholly agree with her views on astrology. I also believe that positive thinking gets you further than dwelling on the past mistakes or future challenges. Astrology is not about predicting the future, it's about taking advantage of the opportunities that are coming your way.

I only pay attention to favorable horoscopes. If I read a negative one, I dismiss it as being hogwash, written by some hack with a good thesaurus.

I'm not sure if it's true, but apparently the NZ Herald offices have a lot of fun coming up with the daily horoscopes.

Seriously though, you need to start reading Susan Miller.

Sunday Style Snaps

(... on Tuesday.)


4397789444_a3fc6bb7bf_b 4397794030_9b1bbdfa3e_b

PeteFlipped 62709Lanshorts_78Web

streetstyle910 hanneli-1
Photo Credit: Garance Dore, Vanessa Jackman and various sources

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ten Steps to Happiness.

1. Smile.

2. Enjoy the view.

3. Create.

4. Dance.

5. Eat cake.

6. Spend time with animals.

7. Worry less, and drink more tea.

8. Believe in love, sex and music.


10. Watch this video of Ricky Gervais on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.