Its no secret that I absolutely love fashion, mainly because dressing up makes me feel some type of way! Hair and makeup is a major form of expressing myself so clothing and accessories go hand in hand with that.
About a year ago I discovered the NZ brand Harman Grubiśa - I walked into their shop in ponsonby one day on a whim...Well maybe not a whim but the window display was very appealing to me and there was a free park right outside their shop which I took as a sign.
I wanted to try everything on! It all had such a luxurious quality about it.
Being a size 12 and quite a curvy figure I often struggle to find clothes that are flattering on me I know my body well and what suits me so I think this always helps with my dress sense.
I felt like all of their garments were made for me! Which is so hard to come by these days I often go into shops try on a million items and only leave empty handed feeling bad about myself! But HG does such flattering shapes and beautiful materials it makes you feel 100! Im huge on texture and I feel like everything HG uses is so luxe
I have to say for an upmarket shop in Ponsonby I did not feel at all intimidated or belittled like sometimes you feel as though your being stared at from beneath the tip of a nose.
Since then I have brought a few key pieces from their store and I have had so much wear out of all of them, I figure its more like an investment piece and a real treat yourself moment.
Another reason why I feel I am so drawn to the brand is the two Ladies behind it are such an inspiration and I totally admire them #fangirl
The beautiful silk Lania dress was my most recent purchase from them, I had actually been eyeing up the skirt version of the dress as they had it in the window display and it would always catch my eye when I drove past so I was naturally drawn to the dress when I went in store.
If you can't tell from my recent wedding pictures Ive been having a major moment with the colour blush so of course this dress just got me! I think its going to be a perfect special occasion dress for any season.
My amazing earrings are also by Harman Grubisa which will available next April 2017
I think its also great to support local designers and buy NZ made
Let me know what your favourite NZ designers are?
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Freelance hairstylist, Makeup Artist and beauty blogger based in Auckland. New zealand