But most of all I love vintage clothing.
My love of vintage began at the age of 16 at a big old barn of a shop in Christchurch city, Tasman Traders.
It was there I bought my first velvet blazer and a brown and white paisley shirt.
Years later I discovered Tete A Tete and spent many hours looking and trying on. I still have a couple of the cutest 60's tops ever and a fabulous skirt that I like to pop on every now and then. And I still dream about the one that got away. A gorgeous orange long evening dress. That almost fitted me. Almost. Damn my bodacious bust. Sigh.
In Wellington I lived down the road from a very cool vintage shop, which eventually closed down, but I love the black ladies handbag I bought from there.
When I moved to Auckland I discovered Trade Me and it's been there that most of my recent vintage finds have come from. (I've only recently been brave enough to venture up to K Road, which isn't scary at all, don't know why I thought it was) Anyway, the purchase below is my absolute favourite. It makes me feel like a lady (especially when teamed with my vintage lady bag)