Friday, November 21, 2014

{ Behind the Scenes }

The team have been out all week shooting the winter 2015 collection. Here is a little peek at the set up of one of the shots. We can't wait to show you the full collection - it's going to be a goodie!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

{ This Week in the Office }

Hi my name is Hana and I have been lucky enough to complete an internship here at Citta for the past two weeks. It has been such a valuable experience and I have learnt so much.

I have just completed my third year of a bachelor of design majoring in textiles at Massey University in Wellington. The girls asked me to share some of my work with you. I’ve chosen two projects I completed this year. The first is a digital fashion collection based on crystals and minerals found within different landscapes and the second is a collection of interior fabrics that I screen-printed.

I hope you enjoy!

To see more of my work click here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{ Out & About }

I recently took a trip to Bali to visit a friend of mine, with my beau. We had such a relaxing time which is not hard to do in 34 degrees. We stayed north of Seminyak near Echo beach, which meant we were near the rice paddies and away from the chaos. After looking at my photos it became obvious what we really love to do most – eat and swim.

The grilled seafood we had right on the beach for dinner one night, was really memorable. Surrounded by candle lights under flowering trees, the night came to a sudden conclusion, as the tide came in and bought rushing waves under our feet.

We hired a scooter to zip around, which makes life so much easier and cooler thanks to the breeze. On one occasion when we were leaving Echo beach, a large Balinese dog hopped on to our scooter. As far as he was concerned he was coming and did not want to hop off. It is often a means of transport for an entire family of four, dog included.

Bali has so much to see and do, even though it is the third time I have visited, I still want to go back for more. Just need to plot my retirement there!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

{ Out & About }

Our buyers recently went to see our ceramic supplier in Bangladesh. It was a really interesting visit, and gave a good insight into the process of how a patterned cup, plate or bowl is made, decorated and packed for shipping.

The image below is of New Zealand clay, which our supplier uses to make porcelain and bone china items. It's nice to know that the items we buy contain a little bit of NZ :)

The beautifully dressed ladies of the production line. We wish our office was this colourful:

Applying decals to the ceramics requires a very steady hand: 

Monday, November 17, 2014

{ Inspired by }

I have a problem with seriously good looking food, I could never bring myself to eat it. In this instance could you blame me? These chocolate bars by Unelefante are absolutely gorgeous! 

Made in Mexico, these chocolate bars are hand painted with plant based colourings, and flavoured with surprising spices and ingredients - some of which are flower petals! I have absolutely no doubt they taste as good as they look.

Carina x