Wednesday, November 26, 2014

{ Behind the Scenes }

After four long days, the winter 2014 photoshoot wrapped up on Friday afternoon. I am sure we say this every season, but this one is going to be the best one yet!

Above are a few extra behind the scenes photos. We have a beautiful range of bedlinen on the way and lots of amazing new cushion designs. The leopard (top right) is Imogen's mother's, which we used as a prop - isn't he great?! However, the true star of the show was our four legged friend, Wilco. Check out his tongue! So cute! x


This month in my humble home there has been not a lot of renovating, and a whole lot of wedding planning! I'm totally baffled by how the last few months have flown by and suddenly it's only 10 more sleeps until the big day. Above I have shared a few pics from my Pinterest board – just a few of the 500 collected over the last little while!

If I'm brave enough, next month I might share with you some of the real wedding pics… ekkk I have butterflies just thinking about it!

See you next month.
Emma x

Pictures all sourced from Pinterest

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

{ Out & About }

So lately I've been out and about - in INDIA! I went for three weeks, and visited several places, starting near Mumbai, making my way up to Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas, then down to Rajasthan, where I stayed mainly in Jaipur. 

I hope my pics convey just a little of my experience: beautiful river views in Rishikesh; the ever present cow; gorgeous mehendi patterns on my hands; ancient temples; quintessential architecture; exquisite details; train travel; copious amounts of flowers and temple offerings; delicious breakfasts of chai, papaya, homemade yoghurt and parantha; instant friends; sunset arati on the banks of the Ganges with a nightly crowd of hundreds…

Wow. What a trip! I absolutely loved it! India, I will be back...

~ Amy

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!