Frame it up !!

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It is confirmed that our darling Nova has amblyopia (lazy eye) & will have to wear glasses to help straighten her eye & prevent her brain from switching it off altogether. We’re also hoping to save her 3D vision! Here she is trying on her first pair of frames from Fairmaid Chance & Crawford. We think they look pretty cool! They are purple, just like our fave TMNT friend Donatello (the scientific & tech genius of the group). Continue Reading

The Sunshine Room Reveal

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This is the happiest room in our vibrant 1960s (but 70s makeover) home, not just because it’s covered in bright yellow floral wallpaper or cause the afternoon sun fills the room with glasshouse warmth, but cause it’s  the room that Nova has spent her first year growing up in. So many adorable memories starting off as a wee swaddled pea pod in her bassinet, then once outgrown was transferred to the cot. She looked so tiny in it compared to now where she is  Continue Reading

Kick the Cabin Fever

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About time we rugged up and snapped some shots outside! The look on Nova’s face says it all “Thanks for getting us out of the house mum”. We visited the Dunedin Botanical Gardens just when the Continue Reading

Nova Vogue Collection | 9-12 Months

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Wow, that wraps a whole year of shooting my daughter Nova in fun, colourful and sometime crazy, pre-loved, vintage, gifted and locally crafted treasures! Like any new skill or project you begin, the series definitely improved with practice! It’s been a constantly evolving challenge for a brand new mum. The photoshoot journey has sure been full of Continue Reading

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY NOVA

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Yay, our little babe is now a 1 year old! Watching her grow and her personality unfold the past year has been amazing! But more on that in my 12 Month Nova Vogue Post coming up next week…

The most common advice I was given during the first year was to Continue Reading

The Obliteration Room

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This is the 2nd time we’ve let Nova run rampant around the obliteration room but this time with a good camera in hand and in a tutu. The first time we visited she ran around in circles for about an hour squealing in excitement with her friend Nimi (2yrs) following chase. (It really is that awesome!) You get given a sheet of stickers when you arrive to stick around the room, but instead of Nova sticking them around the room, the room decided to Continue Reading

Nova Vogue Collection | 6-9 Months

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The past 3 months have been full of wonderful firsts! First crawling on all fours, first standing up alone, first words, first foods, first trip in a plane, first holiday, first time meeting lots of family, first swim, first spa, first babysitter, first mouthful of sand. And cause parenting is a roller coaster, we had some not so wonderful firsts: First time we had a chocking episode where Continue Reading

Nova Vogue Collection| 3-6 Months

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Wow, Nova is now 6 months old!  Just when I thought I had the hang of shooting Nova in fun outfits each week, she discovers how to roll over! At first this is super exciting as you watch your wee bub advance from imitating a beetle on their back to rolling over into what is known as ‘the superman’.  She is suddenly more mobile, yay! Or not so yay as you try to solve the rolling whilst mid-photoshoot, rolling whilst mid-nappy change and rolling from one side of the room to the other within seconds, out of sight, (panic) but usually found safely under the Continue Reading

Nova Vogue Collection | 0-3 Months

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Over the past 3 months I’ve been having a blast dressing up my daughter Nova and shooting her outfits for the blog. Well actually the first month was quite tricky as I had never dressed a baby before and didn’t realise how difficult it was! She was so tiny and delicate that I felt like I might break her wee arms trying to squish them into tiny arm holes. A few times I must’ve popped her into something too small and had to call the husband for help to get her back out. If he wasn’t home I would’ve resorted cutting her out with scissors like they do in the Continue Reading