the style getaway #4

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28
Jan
 

this week, jessie bush rounds off the ultimate stylish getaway amongst the vines on waiheke island, the final destination of the #moochiclioroadtrip. 

above: jessie wears the tilly cami.

jessie wears moochi leather kicks (available early february) and the twilight dress, a versatile layer for summer dressing revisited in a cool grey tone.

a quick visit to the moochi ward store, hamilton.

hamilton hosts: tayla, lucy and aimee from moochi ward.

jessie wears the twilight dress and leather kicks (available februrary) in moochi ward.

the winemakers loft: "after a long day of driving we were glad to relax with a tasting of te ara vineyard’s first vintage chardonnay, slip into ‘island time’ and enjoy the incredible views of te ara looking down the valley over vines onto church bay and beyond to the hauraki gulf."

jessie wears the fold dress - a summer statement in hot red.

the oyster inn: "we’ve been treated to some amazing dishes on this road trip, including the freshest, tastiest, local seafood. here we are sampling oysters at the oyster inn on waiheke island – delicious!"

above: the sight tank and leather kicks.

jessie wears the gift tee and dream pant. note: accessories are jessie's own.

above: the tilly dress.

 




the style getaway #3

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21
Jan
 

explore the central north island this week with fashion blogger jessie bush as she ascends mountains and transcends holiday style in the moochi xx renault clio, staying in luxury lodges of new zealand. this week, jessie discovers the hidden gems on the road from the kapit coast to mount maunganui.

follow the #moochiclioroadtrip on instagram by following @wethepeoplestyle and @moochi_nz.

above: jessie wears the lift maxi in new brilliant blue colourway. note: accessories are jessie's own.

 relaxing at river birches lodge in the grab dress and moochi leather kicks (coming soon).

river birches lodge is a home away from home set on the banks of the tongariro river and offers an exclusive, privately guided crossing in the world heritage tongariro national park, highlighting the very best features of the tongariro alpine crossing.

looking out at the slightly snowy peak of mt ruapehu from the tongariro crossing.

"the day long hike took us across some pretty rocky, volcanic terrain, but thanks to our knowledgeable guide – terry from walking places – and the incredible views, the journey itself was nothing but enjoyable. as a kiwi using a guide was not something i had really considered, without terry’s knowledge about the volcano and history of the land i couldn’t have fully appreciated the beautiful scenery around me."

"reaching the top of mount tongariro and looking down over the emerald pools really was breath-taking (literally) and easily one of the best experiences i’ve had in new zealand." 

above: jessie wears the chained hat (coming soon) and gift tee. note: shorts are jessie's own.

"great outdoor pursuit behind us, we were happy to get back to the lodge and relax in this beautiful shady spot."

above: jessie wears the revolve cardi. note: shoes, jeans and accessories are jessie's own.

above: parked up at lake taupo in the tilly dress. note: shoes and accessories are jessie's own.

set on an expansive 2,500 acres, luxury lodges of new zealand's treetops lodge is a walk through the wilderness that offers a real experience of the native new zealand environment that all travellers from near or far can appreciate.

above: outside the lush entrance to treetops lodge and estate in the chant playsuit and chev heel.

"the lush surroundings of treetops lodge and estate reminded me just how unique the new zealand countryside is and how vast and impenetrable the native bush can be. two nights here had us feeling back in tune with the serene and beautiful landscape."

taking cover from the sun in amongst the ferns at treetops lodge and estate in the lead shirt maxi dress. note: accessories are jessie's own.

the delicious breakfast selection at treetops lodge and estate.

leaving the leafy estate of treetops lodge and estate in the moochi xx renault clio, heading for the shores of mt maunganui for some fun in the sun.

a few summer essentials layed out on the white sand of mount maunganui beach - the wild beach scarf, long white vodka and fresh blooms. 

soaking up some sun on the waterfront in tauranga in the moochi tilly cami and leather kicks (coming soon). note: accessories and jeans are jessie's own.

fitting in some shopping at moochi light capsule, tauranga.

beach days at mount maunganui in the lead shirt maxi dress with the moochi wild beach towel and long white vodka.

join us in store today and enjoy a refreshing long white vodka as you shop at all moochi stores from midday, to celebrate the great #moochiclioroadtrip and toast to long hot summer days.




the style getaway #2

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14
Jan
 

this week, jessie bush’s sartorial voyage of new zealand continues. from the picturesque queen charlotte sound at the tip of the south island across the cook strait to wellington and on to the kapiti coast, over the past few days jessie has captured some of her favourite moochi high-summer pieces (some arriving in stores today) while enjoying the local hospitality of luxury lodges of new zealand and taking in the sights and sounds of a lush countryside in the height of summer in the moochi x renault clio.

follow @wethepeoplestyle and @moochi_nz on instagram to follow the #moochiclioroadtrip as jessie continues her journey up the north island and see where she gets to next.

above: jessie wears the amour cami and rider shorts. accessories are jessie's own.

"dining water-side and watching boats sail past  the private jetty at bay of many coves resort in queen charlotte sound."

"enjoying some sunshine by the pool with the moochi beach towel at the beautiful bay of many coves resort."

deep in the marlborough sounds, with a private jetty and world class cuisine, bay of many coves resort is a slice of paradise on the water’s edge with 5-star accomodation and facilities.

 

en route to wellington in the moochi x renault clio - the monochrome animal print pairs back perfectly with the black halt maxi for a relaxed yet chic holiday look. note: shoes pictured above are jessie's own. 

this car could be yours - find out how you could be driving around in your very own moochi x clio here.

wellington city on a beautiful, blue-sky day.

what’s a new zealand summer without fresh hydrangeas? pictured in moochi lane on a quick visit to say hello to the wellington moochi team.

on the west coast of the lower north island, greenmantle estate on the kapiti coast is a peace-seekers dream. in lush green surroundings, this is a magical spot with everything you need to rest and rebalance – a highlight of the kapiti region.

inspired by the criss cross neckline of the popular moochi lattice dress from winter 14, the trace dress (pictured above styled with jessie's own skirt) is a light summer cotton stripe knit dress that can be worn with neck detail at the front or back, making it a great off-duty summer dress option. 

the pool at greenmantle estate is the perfect spot to kick off your shoes and take a dip. pictured here are the moochi leather kicks (coming soon).

"lush greenery has been certainly been a running theme on this trip – the nikau forest (pictured) at greenmantle estate was a welcome spot of calm after a quick catch up with wellington city."

one of the many idyllic garden spots at greenmantle estate to enjoy a quick lunch and refreshing long white vodka.

with racer back sport styling, the sleeveless cher dress is a modern off-duty dress to update your relaxed summer wardrobe. with a straight fit through the body and an assymetrical hem, this dress looks great on its own with your favourite sneakers or chain sandals, or worn under a loose white shirt. styled above with the moochi chained hat (coming soon) and jessie's own shoes.

"back on the road, we couldn’t resist this blue building for a photo op stop in the moochi lead tee and leather kicks."

don't forget to follow @wethepeoplestyle and @moochi_nz on instagram to follow the #moochiclioroadtrip as jessie continues her journey up the north island and see where she gets to next.




the style getaway #1

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07
Jan
 

follow our favourite moochi style setter and fashion and travel blogger jessie bush of we the people style as she shares her personal journey travelling travelling the lower north and upper south island of new zealand in the new moochi xx renault clio, staying in luxury lodges of new new zealand

jessie will take you on a journey through the marlborough region, up to nelson then across the cook straight to wellington. from there she will weave her way up the lower north island to the bay of plenty staying in lodges that fulfill the promise of the outstanding new zealand landscape, be it a lake edge or a river bank, perched on a cliff top or a mountainside, glorious gardens or in the wilderness, set on a farm or a vineyard, on the beach or an idyllic island. from there she will head to auckland's favourite playground - waiheke island.

be taken on a stylish getaway with jessie and moochi this january

discover the first instalment of the style getaway here...


"parked up with the moochi xx renault clio at Cloudy Bay, Marlborough. on a beautiful summers day their courtyard and lawn is straight up heaven - and their new raw bar is great too"

jessie wears gift tee in grey marl with the high-top black cropped skinny jeans (shoes & accessories are Jessie's own)

"overlooking Wither Hills Winery, one of my favourite places for lunch in Marlborough (their shared platters are pretty incredible)"

"all black everything, all the time. relaxed and a little bit of luxe in silky moochi separates"

jessie wears: amour cami in black with sport shorts (arriving next week)

"taking in the scenery over Clifford Bay - and enjoying a completely empty stretch of sand at Marfell’s Beach"

"a cheeky riesling and wine platter with my sister one sunny afternoon at Allen Scott in Marlborough. their lunch menu is hard to beat - definitely worth adding to the wine trail itinerary if you’re in the area"

"i’m a long time lover of the jumpsuit, and this relaxed number is made for super hot days - you can take it anywhere"

jessie wears the chant playsuit 

"snacking took on a whole new meaning with these delicious platter boards at St Clair in Marlborough. worth a visit for a tasting at the cellar door alone - although the recently renovated restaurant ain’t too shabby either"

"relaxing right on the beach in Port Underwood with a my new favourite summer drink - long white. on a calm summers day this place is pure magic - warm water perfect for swimming in, epic views from anywhere in the bay and reliable fishing nearby in the Cook Strait"

Long White is a triple distilled vodka mixed with nz naturally-flavoured sparkling water, sweetened only with apple juice (no added sugar). this naturally sweet taste of summer is made from only locally sourced ingredients. the lemons come from Keri Keri and crunchy sweet apples from Hawkes Bay.

"keeping it casual in some moochi threads before heading off to a few (more) wineries"

jessie wears gift tee in grey marl with the high-top black cropped skinny jeans (shoes & accessories are Jessie's own)

"driving through Yealands Estate after a little wine tasting. it’s a bit of a trek out to Yealands - and they don’t have a restaurant - so it’s definitely worth packing a picnic to enjoy on the estate if the sun is out"

"the view from the bach balcony in Waikawa Bay. I’ve never seen the water in the Sounds look so blue!"

follow jessie's roadtrip on instagram @wethepeoplestyle and @moochi_nz and #moochiclioroadtrip - next week we discover jessie's journey to the Bay of Many Coves in Nelson then across the Cook Straight and up through the lower North Island

this one-off moochi xx renault clio is now available to purchase for $26,990 on purchase you will also recieve a $1,000 moochi wardrobe. for more information or to book your test drive, email info@renault.co.nz


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your favourite roadtrip destination on instagram by tagging #moochiclioroadtrip and you'll enter the draw to win a $300 moochi voucher along with the moochi x renault clio for one week.




see inside our holiday wardrobe

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Dec
 

kellie's holiday wardrobe: fluent dress, lead shirt maxi dress, chain sandals and leafy beach scarf.

ayla's holiday wardrobe: sway top, static shorts

georgia's holiday wardrobe:  evolve dress, hail parka, muse slide




a scandi style christmas

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16
Dec
 

at christmas, there's nothing like stepping into a home full of beautiful christmas decorations. from the christmass tree lit up with lights, to the personalised presents under it and the vibrant and welcoming christmas table dressed and ready for christmas lunch, it's one of the best times of year to get creative with your surroundings and have a bit of fun with decorations and crafty creations.

our friend melanie holt at all the frills knows how to create a seriously stylish christmas theme and execute it beautifully. we asked her for a few tips on how to bring christmas to life at home in a chic, scandi-style way - here are her last minute steps to personalise your christmas style.

step 1: string it up
make your own garlands from almost anything and all you need is some twine a hole punch, cut the shape out of balsa wood, paper or fabric, punch two holes and tread the twine through and repeat. even easier thread beads onto nylons for a cute scandi inspired bead garland that can be used beyond christmas:

 

step 2: maximse your christmas tree
make the most of the pine needles from your christmas tree. more often than not you will have your tree against a wall, so why not trim a few pine needles from the back and use them for a centrepiece, wreath or whip together a few pine needle tassels?

 

step 3: reuse, recycle + personalise
recycle old christmas baubles with a can of spray paint and for extra embellishment, add little illustrations with an acrylic marker:


 

step 4: it's a wrap
when it come to personalising wrap, gather a selection of plain wraps and fabrics that work with your colour palette, then embellish, illustrate, tag it, stamp it, paint it and so on to create a stylish wrap store to compliment your style:

 

step 5: beautify your crackers
buy inexpensive crackers and make them look like you bought them at a boutique. just remove the tacky ribbon replace it with wrapped twine and cut and stick a balsa wood tree motif on the front.

photography by sheera gordon.




raw christmas cookie recipe by the raw kitchen

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RAW GINGERBREAD COOKIES

equipment:
dehydrator
food processor

ingredients:
2 cups medjool dates (pitted)
1 cup rice malt syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
3 tsp five spice
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp nutmeg

optional:
raw chocolate sauce
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup rice malt syrup
½ cup raw cacao powder

method:
blend dates, coconut oil, rice malt syrup and spices in a food processor until creamy. add almond flour and process further until a sticky mixture forms. press onto lined trays into a flat layer of about 5mm thick. if you have cookie cutters, use these before putting into the dehydrator. use nuts, berries, seeds etc to decorate. i love using goji berries and cacao nibs.

dehydrate at 46 degrees for 24 hours or until crunchy.

optional:
after your cookies have dehydrated, decorate them with chocolate sauce with a piping set, or a narrow lipped bottle. warm your coconut oil in a bowl over another bowl of hot water. when this has turned to liquid, add your rice malt syrup and stir with a fork. when this has mixed thoroughly add your raw cacao powder and stir further. you  may want to leave this in the fridge for a couple of minutes to get to the right consistency to pipe with. place in your piping kit and decorate as you like!

*if you do not have a dehydrator you can use your oven at a low temperature to create delicious healthy cookies.

check out the raw kitchen for more christmas food ideas.




#mymoochistyle featuring olivia scott

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above: olivia wears the chant cami, piper jacket, catch pants and divide ring"i love the colours of this outfit! the pants are super comfortable and it's great that i can wear them into the evening with heels," says olivia.

above: olivia wears lead shirt maxi dress, cate slip and muse heel"i love this outfit - it's so simple and relaxed, yet elegant," says olivia.

above: olivia wears the chant cami, piper jacket and catch pants.

above: olivia wears the navigate playsuit, serpentine necklace and divide ring"such a fun little outfit for pulling on in summer over my bikini," says olivia.

above: olivia wears the navigate playsuitserpentine necklace and divide ring.

above: olivia wears the sway dresscate slipsquared necklaceweave clutch and divide ring. "i love this for hot evenings out in the summer, the sleeves are a cute detail," says olivia.

you may have already tasted one of her delicious cakes in one of the many mojo coffee cafes around auckland. now olivia scott, the creative mind and culinary expert behind growing raw food business the raw kitchen shows us how she styles moochi into her everyday.

olivia grew up with an instinctive love for good food, holistic health and sustainable living. after changing her lifestyle completely to a more plant based, organic and natural way of living, her mentality shifted and a complete new world opened up, reaping the benefits of improved mental focus, increased energy and a new found love for life. this sparked a chord in her that she had to share this new way of living with the world so she created the raw kitchen as a way of sharing this passion with others.

we caught up with olivia recently in the soon-to-be opened mojo coffee cafe in durham lane, auckland city. 

my personal style is...
relaxed, good quality, feels good. i love natural fabrics like silks, linens, organic cottons with a touch of gold for jewellery.

this summer I'm wearing...
pale linen shirts, wide brim hats, fresh white tees, denim.

at the moment I'm loving... 
all the incredible eateries around auckland. i am a foodie so i love anywhere new and interesting. at the moment i'm especially loving odettes and siostra.

i can't wait for the holidays to...
escape to the beach with a good book! being near the water keeps me sane and inspired.

right now I'm working on...
my business keeps me busy and am usually working on 10 things at once! i have a few cool things lined up for 2015, and at the moment am working on launching our beautiful new website!

credits: hair by dry & tea and makeup by m.a.c cosmetics, shot at the new mojo coffee space on durham lane, auckland.

to go in the draw to win one of these beautiful deluxe chocolate xmas cakes from the raw kitchen, click here: http://woobox.com/52it7m




join the fringe movement

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Dec
 

the current tassel obsession has left us lusting after the fringe and all its savvy demeanour, after becoming a coveted trend among celebrities and bloggers. of course inspired by the gatsby era, fringing can still be appreciated by the modern woman – from the multi-tasking mum on the run to those dressing for a friday night cocktail.

seeing trends showcased on the untouchable likes of cara delevinge or left in the capable hands of that style icon you insta-stalk can make it sometimes difficult to wonder how you might interpret the trend to fit your everyday lifestyle. we think the trick here is to incorporate fringe into your wardrobe through relevant, wearable pieces. whether this means buying into the trend via accessories, a dress or and throw over your shoulder bag – make the pieces work for you!

so dig out the converse for day and heels at night to mix and make multi-functional and versatile of fringe admissible for your everyday wardrobe. and check out these fringed moochi pieces to start incorporating this look into your summer wardrobe (click image for more information):




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