Wednesday, November 28, 2007

new from lorelei

                                                       Picnic tie front dress $130
                      Paper bag skirt $90 and tee by Lekker $60, pendant by Selah $45

New from lorelei

 Peach singlet $80 and pendant by Adorn $35, blue floral skirt $90 and  Captain tee $50

Ships paper bag skirt $90 with yellow bow top by Kristin Sullivan and horse bag $45

                     Summer bubble dress $130

lovely new things

            Brooches and patch by "In my backyard" $8 - $9
  Wallets by Jo Sweeney $45 and the 2008 Kiwi diary $26

Monday, November 26, 2007

Vote for Dandylion! in this years Awas

Yay! Dandylion has been nominated as one of the best clothing stores in Wellington by the fine folk at the Wellingtonista website. Its all part of this years Awa awards. If you love Dandy please go to and vote for us by the 4 December.

Heres what they had to say about Dandylion....

Dandylion is tucked away in the Left Back near that anarchist hotbed Oblong. Lorene Harris's shop is big on the kind of individuality that will help you fit in on Cuba St. To get your indie on, or to dress appropriately for a big trip to Dunedin float on down to Dandylion. A lot of the clothes and accessories are made from recycled materials, there are second-hand shoes, hand-selected op-shop finery for hire and a goodly range of zines. Lorene's own zine is easy to spot; pink and adorned with cherries, filled with poetry and sketches, handmade on beautiful paper with the pages sewn together. Nice, very nice.

But we digress, this category is about being best dressed after all. Everything you need to be well put together is here - bags, belts, shoes, badges and the old craft fair favourite; hand-knitted fingerless gloves. If you want to keep in real in the down to earth NZ socially responsible style without tipping over into feral territory I recommend that you let Loren's sewing machine do the sewing, leaving you more time for activism and gardening, both of which are worthy pursuits.

To check out the other nominees and lots more great categories visit and vote now! Voting closes on the 4 Dec.

say what is this all about!??? Heres more info on the event itself......Its Awesome!!!

The Wellingtonista and Public Address, in association with Freeview and Ponoko proudly present


It's a quiz show! It's awards for the best bits of our fair city! It's BLAM BLAM BLAM!

Mighty Mighty, Thursday 6 December. Doors open at 6pm. $15 and donation to Downtown Community Ministry encouraged.

First up the clever people of Public Address Radio and the Down Low Concept will bring you It Doesn't Give My Opponents Much Time Either, a quiz show in which various celebrity contestants party like Muldoon is still Prime Minister and Russell Brown asks the tricky retro questions.

Then, for the second year in the row, the Wellingtonista will tell you who you've voted for as the best of Wellington. Voting is open at The Wellingtonista until December 4. What's the best drink in town, who's the hottest hospitality worker who'll serve you that drink, and where will you eat away the hangover the next morning? Who will win the sexyass trophies Dan Emery designed and Ponoko made?

You decide, and when you cast your vote and attend the awards, you'll go into the draw to win some choice prizes from Wanda Harland, Super Very and more. In exchange, the Wellingtonista hope that you will make a donation to the Downtown Community Mission, for the following reasons:

We love this city, right? And so therefore, it is important that we actually do good things for it, as well as talking about it all the time.
We eat and drink to excess, and it's awesome that we celebrate that, but it might be nice if we think about the people who have difficulty eating, or who have problems with drinking.
Blanket Man was voted Wellingtonian of the year last year at the Wellingtonista Awards. How about we give some attention to the not-so-visible homeless people?
But the good times don't stop there, because we also happen to have lined up one of the greatest New Zealand bands of all time to bring their special kind of magic to the event. Don't fight it, Marsha, because it's bigger than the both of us. That's right - we're pants-wettingly excited to announce that Blam Blam Blam will be playing after the awards.

And if all that gets to be a bit too much for you, your attendance gives you the chance to win one of two Freeview decoders (with satellite install if required , so in the future you'll be able to just stay at home with crystal-clear television reception. Hurray!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

dandylion at craft 2.0

Come see Dandylion at craft 2.0 and get 20 - 40 % off Lorelei clothing + see the lovely new range of cards, undies, brooches, purses , zines and other Handmade with love little items perfect for Christmas gifts!  Sunday December 16 at the Dowse.  + see heaps of other great craft stalls.  Its a really fun day and a great chance to do some socially responsible Christmas shopping that'll have everyone impressed with your savvy nic nac ferreting abilities.