Wow what a day. Today we photographed the biggest collection I have ever designed, in 9 years. We used 3 gorgeous models and although this collection isn't out until the second half of this year, I just wanted to share a few snaps with you. Every season I want to create garments that make women feel beautiful when they wear them. I want to give them an injection of confidence when they wear them because they know they look amazing. I want to bring colour, print and sparkle to your wardrobes, which in turn brings smiles to your faces. Every season when I put together new collections, I secretly hope they will turn out how I imagine them to in my mind. I hope they delight women and I hope I continue to push the boundaries of how kiwi woman dress. And the way kiwi women think about dressing. I designed Spring/Summer 2017 largely in a hotel room with my newborn baby Havana on my chest. I have called the collection 'Hotel Havana'. To me she is the perfect baby and I hope she has helped me create the perfect collection for the true Augustine ladies out there. The collection is massive, because I only ever want small amounts of each style out there, so to keep up with demand we are creating more and more styles every drop. 2017 starts with our pre autumn collection hitting stores this Friday. And it will end with High Summer which is part of what we shot today. I promise it's going to be a colourful, sparkly, spectacular journey. Welcome aboard 💖💖💖
Did you see Rikki on Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars last night? Unfortunately since the show finished, the situation changed with Rikki's owners and he came to live with us for a year before we found him another happy and loving home (he didn't cope that well at our place with all the other dogs and comings and goings). But his new owners have given him a wonderfully happy life - it warms my heart!
Here's an update from them on how Rikki is going. Rikki has fitted into our family really well, he is a very smoochy dog & loves his cuddles & belly rubs with Mum & Dad. He has come a long way & is now very comfortable with our family, friends & their dogs. Rikki follows his Dad around the property every day & enjoys chasing his Swiss ball around the paddocks.
Rikki has finally decided he doesn’t mind the beach & now enjoys chasing his mate Tui into the water for a play! He's also good with our young nieces & nephews & our daughter Jade loves him to pieces. He is an awesome part of our family & we could never be without him, this boy deserves the good life as he is such a sweetheart, we love seeing the smile on his face, he really is a happy boy now.
Saving a life is pretty cool, so why not book in for a summer donation? We’ll even keep you cool with a refreshing drink after you donate. Check out how you can book your appt with our NZ Blood App here: http://bit.ly/2idOQ8r
A bucket of beautiful flowers today from the garden - dahlias mignonette salvia oregano astrantia poppy heads and garlic flowers 🌺 just love being in my garden seeing the spring flowers die back and the segue into summer pickings.
Someone finally opened an amazing restaurant in Auckland that has a supervised playground to entertain the kids while you eat. Genius. Whoa Studios Henderson P.S my Adana top is coming in next week in 10 new colours including Fluro coral 💋💋
waking up to all the photos from richie mccaw and gemma flynn's beautiful wedding in today's woman's day. we were thrilled to be a part of this occasion, working with gemma on a custom design for her stunning bridesmaids in a luxe blush silk. congratulations to this inspiring couple!