get the look: the moochi spring/summer catwalk style

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29
Aug
 

for our recent spring preview show at ostro brasserie & bar, the team at dry & tea created an effortless look with beachy, tousled waves to complement our new season collections. here are their expert tips on how to achieve the look at home:

a step-by-step to tousled waves:
1. using a tail comb, create a middle part through dry hair.
2. spray a heat protector, like redken’s iron shape 11, through sections of hair.
3. using the cloud 9 curling wand in random sections, wrap hair around the wand starting two inches from the roots and leaving out the ends. the bigger the section, the softer the wave.
4. tip head upside down and spray redken wind blown 05 underneath.
5. scrunch the ends with redken ruffle up to enhance the dry texture and create a slept-in feel.

voila!
happy beach going!




#mymoochistyle featuring kara rickard

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21
Aug
 

kara rickard is one of our favourite people to listen to on the radio! she's a busy lady too - when she's not treating our ears to good music and chat on george fm she's hanging out with her two kids, three year old daugther, haea, and 18 month old son, kaihu. not to mention she also has a black belt in karate! kara features in our latest #mymoochistyle piece with the adorable three year old haea.

above: kara wears 2 tone step sweat, angle skirt and anchor necklace

"in winter i wear merino everyday, so the step sweat is my ideal item of clothing. the merino is super soft and the fitted sleeves make it less bulky than other knits. i love that it's reversible too. the angle skirt is just the right length and the neoprene is surprisingly warm. it also won't blow up in the wind! great outfit for work and easily just as good for an after work drink."


 

 

kara wears: game tee and rap pants

 

"the rap pants are perfectly draped and super flattering. a nice change from my regular jeans and tee combo. i'm such a big fan of white tee shirts but since having kids i rarely get a chance to wear them! kids are messy and somehow their mess always ends up on me. that said i couldn't resist this perfect monochrome pairing with the game tee. i would wear a variation of this outfit to george fm most days. i love a good tee and pants combo."

 

 

 

 

kara wears: strappy croppoint toptidal pants and town bag.

 

"the tidal pants are super comfy, but they have a really luxe feel about them. paired with the point top  it's perfect for running around with the kids at the park and then heading to george. my everyday wardrobe is all about being comfortable but I still need it to transition easily from mum life to work life. also a really easy outfit to feed my son if i need to." 

 

kara wears: twilight dressbase jacket and anchor necklace

"i don't wear dresses often but i like how this dress is so easy to wear. great during the day but can be dressed up with a belt and a change of shoes for night. every wardrobe needs a bomber jacket and this base jacket would look good with practically everything. this is something i would wear out for dinner or if i just wanted to feel a bit more feminine. great for the warmer spring weather."

my personal style is...  i'm a bit of a tomboy at heart but in general i guess my style is fairly casual with a little bit of a sports luxe influence. 
this winter I'm wearing... knit pants, boyfriend jeans, merino (lots of merino!), snuggly sweaters, my leather jacket and sneakers.
at the moment I'm loving... winter sales, banks (the singer, not the financial intermediary), adidas zx flux shoes and playing early morning games of basketball. 
i can't wait for spring to wear... less clothing! i hate being cold so i'm looking forward to getting rid of at least one layer of wool as the weather gets warmer. the game tee is definitely on my spring shopping list.
right now I'm working on... finding my daughter a good kohanga reo (maori language pre-school),a new bliss ball flavour combination and preparing for our fashion week broadcasts. 




moochi loves... tim webber design

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20
Aug
 

in our recent spring campaign we were lucky enough to feature some of the amazing work from local furniture designer tim webber - his stool designs looked right at home starring beside the beautiful natalie cantell in front of the camera! 

working from his onehunga workshop, tim creates a range of modern furniture that we love for it's simple and fresh aesthetic, but also with a focus on quality and longevity - a philosophy we share at moochi.

tim says, "as a furniture designer I look to create designs that are fresh and innovative, yet simple and clean. i have a real focus on the quality of my product and the integrity of materials. i make products that will be a testament to solid, functional design for many years to come."

some of the designs featured in our campaign are the y stool and wrap stool. you can check out these and tim's other design projects here: www.timwebberdesign.com.




a taste of spring

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14
Aug
 

"a taste of spring" – a unique pairing of fashion and food in celebration of the new season. moochi, together with the Ostro team, created an amazing spring menu with matching wine selections for guests to enjoy while being treated to a preview of the new season collections from moochi. each course designed to bring to life the essence of the range on the runway. 

with the share-style starter, a preview of new season designs from the moochi ‘6 & 7’ label – off-duty essentials that are relaxed in style and designed with days six and seven of the week in mind. these will be well-loved pieces in any wardrobe – they’re the ‘go-tos’ for your off-duty look.

 LINE CAUGHT TAHITIAN TUNA, garden peas, wasabi mayonnaise, karengo and pea shoots

model wears lattice print tee, tidal pant

as the main is served, moochi presents a preview of new spring styles from the mainline label. these are fresh, contemporary pieces that have been designed to take you from day to night in effortless style and this season promises to be one of luxe simplicity – with a strong focus on simple yet highly resolved everyday staples. 

sports tailoring from moochi mainline. models wear (left to right): 1. made shorts, game tee, state coat, 2. game dress, match skirt, 3. game dress, deed belt 4. match dress, 5. top jack, game pant 

moochi mainline, models wear (left to right): besque jumpsuit, 2. gotta top, skate skirt, kiss necklace, 3. started tee, state vest, deed belt

for lunch by Ostro Bar & Brasserie, Brtitomart: steamed snapper, mussels, leeks, courgette and horseradish matched with clark estate pinot gris, marlborough or spring lamb rump, farro, cauliflower, capers, raisins and Pedro Ximénez matched with martinbourough vineyard te tera pinot noir

model wears game pants, navigate sweat, dapper jacket, lethal boot

model wears dock top. make-up by MAC cosmectics, hair Dry & Tea

the wild series from moochi mainline models wear (left to right): 1. wild sweat, pen skirt, 2. unite dress, 3. lift cami & totally pant, 4. grab dress & zipped belt

 

 

 

 


moochi girls (left to right) shannon from moochi refinery, newmarket, ayla - new moochi personal shopper and stylist with national sales manager kate.

moochi is proud to introduce you all to insider and styling expert – ayla – whether you’re looking for a miracle worker to guide you through a full wardrobe re-style, want to be the first to know about upcoming collections or you simply have an outfit emergency that requires immediate action, ayla may be just what you need to make your wardrobe work as hard as you do as the new dedicated personal shopper and styling expert.

and finally, as guests indulged in the bespoke moochi cocktail, created by Ostro’s mixologist, they were treated to the first look at the new moochi spring 2014 ‘COLLECTION’ – the moochi ‘COLLECTION’ label, telling a more indulgent story through a collection of coveted pieces finished in luxe fabrics and elevated detailing.  

 spring COLLECTION finale

model wears rider short with jux sweat and muse heel. makeup by MAC cosmetics. 

model wears spring COLLECTION sleek suit

models wear spring COLLECTION (left to right:): 1. fret top, column pants, 2. fret tabbard, slicker legs, 3. fret dress




introducing our spring 2014 campaign

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07
Aug
 

want to know what we've got planned for your spring wardrobe? photographed by stephen tilley and featuring the beautiful natalie cantell, our new campaign offers a taste of what's to come in what promises to be a season of luxe simplicity – from elegant suiting in lush pastels and modern whites, to relaxed sports-inspired 6xx7 separates for your off-duty moments.

against a backdrop of soft blush and pale blue, our moochi campaign showcases a range of fresh, contemporary pieces designed to take you from day to night in effortless style, with a strong focus on simple yet highly resolved everyday staples – this season we’ve really focused on building the ultimate wardrobe for the modern woman, with a mix of contemporary styling to keep her looking chic whether at work or play, and feminine detailing to keep her feeling amazing in every outfit.

moochi spring styles are now available in store and online at www.moochi.co.nz.

makeup by kiekie stanners for M.A.C and hair by kath gould for Redken




moochi xx reanult clio flap challenge

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01
Aug
 

a few weeks back we had a lot of fun with Renault New Zealand at the clio flap challenge, watch creative director, kellie taylor set the pace.  we definitely recommend test driving the new renault clio -  we're fans

 




a taste of spring

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31
Jul
 

join us for a bespoke 3-course lunch while you enjoy a spring catwalk preview showcasing 6&7, moochi mainline and spring COLLECTION

experience a unique fusion of fashion and food. while you enjoy a bespoke 3-course meal with matching wines at ostro brasserie & bar you will be treated to a preview of the upcoming spring collections from moochi, including off-duty essential updates from 6xx7; modern, everyday luxury pieces from moochi mainline and coveted designer pieces from the new spring COLLECTION. 

there are limited tickets available for public sale, so get in quick as these will sell fast! purchase your tickets here.




#mymoochistyle featuring carolyn taylor

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31
Jul
 

above: carolyn wears the drop tee, naut tunic and rider shorts (coming soon).

above left: carolyn wears the strappy crop, long sleeve shell tee, jacksonville jacket, eve pants, luxe courts and id necklace. above right: carolyn wears the flute dress, tomboy tee and quilted leather jacket (coming soon).

above: carolyn wears the dock tee, tidal pants, dapper jacket and xx necklace.

above left: carolyn wears the drop tee, naut tunic and rider shorts (coming soon). above right: carolyn wears the dock tee, tidal pant, dapper jacket, luxe courts and xx necklace.

could you go a year without buying clothes? carolyn taylor’s personal mission to make her existing wardrobe go the distance has taught her a few things about styling. carolyn, a self-confessed shopaholic has committed to a year without buying clothes, choosing instead to re-vitalise the wardrobe she already has and using the money saved to travel while documenting the trials and tribulations of doing so on her blog fashionista fail. carolyn says she is in no way 'anti-clothing' - quite the opposite! and her blog is now where she gets to share her love of fashion and show her appreciation for the beautiful pieces she already owns, finding new ways to make them work for her everyday wardrobe.

now based in melbourne, carolyn recently visited home and while here, she had some fun styling some of our new moochi pieces for her own #mymoochistyle feature - and we promise she gave the garments back once the shoot was over!

my personal style is...
i have friends who compliment me on my 'style'… i always smile and say thank you, but to this day I wouldn’t be able to tell you what my 'style' is! iguess it’s what I feel like wearing at any given moment and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. if I had to describe it in a few words i would say “my style changes daily”… i tend to buy items that can be mixed and matched together. tops, bottoms, jackets, dresses etc. i can throw one over the other and it’s a safe bet I’ll be ‘passable’ in the fashion department! in a sense i guess you could call that lazy actually…

this winter I'm wearing...
a whole lot of coats. the funny thing about coats is, that I always feel like an ‘adult’ wearing them… i purchased a few coats years ago that I am only really wearing now! one of them is a gorgeous moochi military coat that’s about five years old…it rocks. also, because i’m in the middle of a freezing winter in melbourne, i am having to ‘accessorize’ so as to not get bored of my stuff from winter last year. cue scarves and hats. although I don’t know if i’m cool enough to pull of hats, it does mean I don’t have to worry so much about my hair…win win.

at the moment I'm loving... 
does it sound funny if i say i’m loving being afraid at the moment?! i made the commitment to challenge myself this year in every way. do things that up until now i have wanted to do, but always made up an excuse as to why I should do it later. this year, i am loving doing it NOW. getting a new job, making big life decisions no matter how hard, saving money, doing less of what I shouldn’t and more of what I should. living that way is petrifying as it kind of leaves you exposed, but at the same time, i enjoy the fear as i am learning to feel like that’s when magic happens! of course, i also love perving at fashion online, now that i have a self-imposed fashion ban going on.

i can't wait for spring to wear...
ok this is just a mean questions as the real answer is “what I wore last spring!” so I’m going to answer this question in a make-believe sense. i can’t wait for spring to wear:
a) everything in this #mymoochistyle shoot. if I was a fast enough runner, i would have gapped it with all the gorgeous clothes i was able to wear for this shoot, but I didn’t like the idea of spending my time back home in auckland in jail, so i gave them all back.
b) i can’t wait to wear less. some people love winter fashion. i don’t. i always feel like i’m a big marshmallow in too many layers and i hate that feeling. i also don’t like it as there is far more ‘fashion room for error’ – the more clothes required, the higher the chances are I’ll dress like an idiot.
c) if i was planning my spring wardrobe now i would buy these items… white gun jean (good for during the day to wear with a t-shirt and flats but also work with a heavier top/knit/blazer at night time, with heels); twilight dress (i love how moochi dresses complement the female form… i always feel pretty sexy in any moochi dress because I feel like it moves with me, while being so incredibly comfortable); rec tee (would look oh-so-gorgeous with the aforementioned gun jean… nothing beats a black and white clothing palate in my humble opinion).

right now I'm working on...
fashionistafail.com – it started as an idea for me and what i felt i wanted to do (or should I say needed to do) to have the life i say i want, and see the world, not only look good in it. i then realised that a whole lot of people have that ONE thing they do that holds themselves back too, so I thought I’d share mine, to a) hold myself accountable and b) perhaps encourage others to set themselves some goals and get to living the lives they want! my addiction is buying gorgeous clothes. my addiction cost me travel money. someone else might want to stop smoking, others might want to save for a house…who knows. all our goals in life are different, but I have always found that a problem shared is a problem halved, so i made fashionistafail.com a fun game for myself and those who love fashion, travel and everything in-between…! the feedback so far has been exciting, and i’m enjoying the challenge and the process (although I’m not enjoying missing out on buying gorgeous clothes…i am living vicariously through my friends in regards to that particular scenario…)

thanks to MAC Cosmetics and Dry & Tea Salon




21
Jul
 

the opening weekend of the new zealand international film festival in auckland has just passed, so if you're still not sure which films to secure your tickets to, now is the time to make some snappy decisions and schedule in those must-sees! as a mid-winter highlight for us each year, we had our picks chosen weeks ago, and wanted to share our top two with you:

yves saint laurent
at the top of the list is the biopic of the legendary fashion designer saint laurent. the film spans 20 years, from sain laurent's arrival at dior, a fashion house he would go on to direct when barely 21 years old, to the founding of his own enduring YSL label. the promises this intimate film is a story of love, passion, creativity, perfectionism, and an artist who, in transforming fashion – and the promotion of it – left his mark on the 20th century. a must-see for fashion lovers.

 

dior and i
it's only been two years since raf simons took up the post of artistic director at christian dior, when he was immediately tasked with turning around a new collection for the power fashion house in just eight weeks. this behind-the-scenes documentary follows the creation of that very collection from concept to catwalk, when all eyes were on simons to deliver something that would not only please dior loyalists but allow him to make his mark on the world of haute couture and demonstrate his eye for the future.

 




your 6xx7

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11
Jul
 

welcome to the weekend! time to enjoy some rest, relaxation or maybe a little bit of extra curricular fun. here's just a quick round up of what we have planned for day 6 and 7 of the week. see you on the other side!

drink
coffee lovers: exciting news for you. we're very close to the launch of atomic coffee roasters' first ever batch of micro-lot coffee... aptly named #001. micro-lot coffee is essentially one of the most pure and premium you can get. from a very small lot on a single farm that has been set aside from other coffee because it is far superior. each micro-lot coffee has its own story and #001 is no different... originating from costa rica, the fully washed caturra variety have been lovingly grown and nurtured by hector bonillo in the don mayo beneficio lot. just 100 bags are going to be available for sale from next friday 18 july. 
www.atomiccoffee.co.nz

shop
nothing helps the dull, dark mood winter brings like adding some colour to your space. when we need a little cheering up or just something new and pretty to look at we head to collected at bloc. owner and curator leeann yare is most definitely no stranger to a splash of colour and each visit to her store is a feast for the eyes. right now we're loving her selection of blacklist studio prints and wall planters. don't forget to check out our latest #mymoochistyle photoshoot for a sneak peek into leeann's home and daily wardrobe go-tos!
www.collected.co.nz

wear
in black, the state coat has been our everday staple of the season. it's flattering dropped shoulder silhouette and simple curved hem make it so wearable for work or play and its medium weight means you can throw it over your favourite sweater on colder days simply paired with a tee. it's been so loved by our moochi girls and customers alike that we've delivered a navy blue version this week. get yours here.
www.moochi.co.nz

eat
on thursday we braved the cold to celebrate the launch of late night dining at mexico ponsonby. the popular, contemporary mexican restaurant will now serve their full menu, which includes fresh and vibrant tacos, fried chicken and quesadillas, till late from thursday through saturday. and of course offer their full range of liquors and beverages... including the just-launched 1800 coconut tequila. although take it from us, you may want to take it easy on the coconut margaritas!
www.mexico.net.nz




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