Saturday, 19 March 2011

no secrets with billboards

ok, like many others, I am a fan of america's next top model. About 4 years ago, myself and a heap of my close friends would celebrate top model friday! we'd have dinner while watching top model (all feeling like we probably shouldn't be eating because it wasn't going to make us feel good about ourselves) and then we would discuss the night's elimination decision while getting ridiculously drunk! My how those times have changed..........we have somehow managed to grow up a bit.
so! now i spend time contemplating over why people do certain things and maybe i have become more cynical as i have grown older mostly thinking "are people really that stupid sometimes???".
anyway......the whole point of this entry is more to do with the advertising of this season of america's next top model. the above billboard is positioned at the bottom of pitt st. in auckland and what i realized the other day while driving past it was that these billboards have ruined something!!! they may not be telling us who has won this cycle, but from watching all of the episodes that have screened so far on channel four, i can pretty much guess who is going to be eliminated because of the billboards that show the nz shoot! this week tatianna and alexandra were in the bottom two and because of the billboard that i have driven past over and over again, i knew it wasn't going to be alexandra who was going to be sent home! this makes me think that somebody at channel four and the company that they employ to do all of their advertising made a boo boo and obviously didn't think about this. sure the billboards are interesting and they do a great job of highlighting the fact that this is the cycle that we have all been waiting for (ANTM in nz) but it would've been better if channel four just used a shot of all the models so that the viewers could have had a bit more of a surprise!? To be honest, we all watch it to guess who's going home and most of us probably feel like we should be on the judging panel (literally) to make the executive calls on who should stay or go, and somehow it feels like these billboards have taken that imaginary status away from us.
on another note, don't you think channel four's new branding is a bit retro?? seems like they have decided to do a bit of time travel, but unfortunately in the wrong direction......backwards!

Friday, 3 December 2010

maurie & eve = beyoncé

maurie & eve shoes are always a hit at little black crown and they never fail to impress!


how can these      
        get you this?

ok, so the shoes won't make you look like this - but they can get you the new Beyoncé "I AM...World Tour" DVD & you can watch her look like this!

I AM......World Tour concert film is produced, directed & edited by Beyoncé herself, it is an immersive entertainment experience, weaving together peak concert & tour footage from different shows around-the-world. In addition to offering rare behind-the-scenes glimpses into the dynamic personal world of Beyoncé on tour, the film features dazzling performances of more than twenty # 1 hits transformed for the stage, guest appearances by superstars Kanye West & Jay-Z, spectacular staging & over indulgent costumes. between her work as a solo artist & as a founding member of Destiny's Child, the most popular female recording group of all time, Beyoncé has sold more than 130 million records worldwide!

pre-order any pair of the above shoes by maurie & eve from their winter 2011 collection "a picture is worth a thousand words" & little black crown will give you a FREE copy of the new Beyoncé DVD PLUS you will also get the shoes for a special pre-order only price!

arianne boot, helena biker boot, karolina spike heel
RRP: $420 pre-order price $389

arianne pump
RRP: $389 pre-order price $350

arianne boot, karolina spike heel, arianne pump are available in caramel, vanilla, midnight or black. helena biker boot available in vanilla or black. all shoes range from size 36-41. 50% deposit required for pre-orders. pre-orders must be placed by tuesday 7th december. shoes will be in-store april/may 2011.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

kanye west "my beautiful dark twisted fantasy"

"how can one man have all that POWER?!"
poor ol' kanye got quite a bit of flack for the taylor swift incident....................BUT, yeezy is back with two bang-ah videos, "POWER" - which in true kanye style, is ahead of the game & his first short film / second single off the album, "RUNAWAY"

the new album titled "my beautiful dark twisted fantasy" borrows appearances from some of the finest hip hop stars..........talib kweli, mos def, jay-z, raekwon, common, kid cudi, rza, swizz beatz, consequence and...............justin bieber?????? (I guess everyone is on that band wagon)

for those of you that have followed kanye west on his blog, you will know that he is really into architecture, fashion & art, art, art! so it seems fitting for him to have an art inspired album cover, or two!

"my beautiful dark twisted fantasy" drops tomorrow (Nov 22) & our friends at universal music have kindly given little black crown some copies to giveaway!

so......purchase anything over $100 & little black crown will happily throw in a copy of the new kanye west album "my beautiful dark twisted fantasy",we'll be doing it all week (while stock lasts) so get shopping!! xx

Friday, 5 November 2010

are you lonely?


oooohhhhhhh we are so excited to tell you lovely people that have constantly asked us to stock lonely (lingerie) by lonely hearts that lonely will be hanging on our wonderful racks at little black crown next season AW11!! here is a sneak peek of our favourites.............sssshhhh

Monday, 1 November 2010

my eyes

i can't stop thinking about these sunglasses by chronicles of never, if someone doesn't buy them soon they are going to end up in my wardrobe!!!

origin of light sunglasses

salasai "sacrificial grace" autumn/winter 2011

every season salasai produces one of the strongest lookbooks around


we love these beautiful shots from the salasai AW11 collection "sacrificial grace" styled by the amazing dan ahwa x x the awesome jewels featured in these campaign shots were created by nick von k, a label that is also stocked at little black crown

baby news

we have been so busy with our little twin girls (who were born on august 2nd) that we haven't really had a chance to update anything! now that we are finally getting our heads around managing our beautiful little ones we can start to communicate again with the outside world :)