Wearing: Kate Sylvester top, C&M by Camilla and Marc jeans, ASOS platform wedges, Deadly Ponies ‘Mr Pirouette’ bag, Rusty ‘Evil’ sunglasses and Vanessa Mooney bracelets.

I took some time off from the tiresome schedule of assignment writing and weekly readings to shout out my love for the beautiful citrus shade that is tangerine over a freeway overpass. He’s the exuberant ‘Mr Pirouette’ and was a most kind gift from the sweet hearted Deadly Ponies team who reside across the Tasman Sea in the beautiful city of Auckland. I’ve always admired and adored the Deadly Ponies label after first seeing their eclectic yet so wearable bags on Incu. It seems that I have a thing for NZ labels – a few of my personal favourites which all have a big presence in Australia – Karen Walker, Lonely Hearts, Kate Sylvester – all hail from the land of Kiwis as well.

Liam Bowden and DP team craft each piece by hand in NZ. Waiting for a couple of months until your piece is completed always serves as a reminder of the effort and time it takes to make handmade happen. So you can only imagine how hard it was to contain my excitement when I finally got this in the mail. Its exceptional craftsmanship and great functionality means that it’s going to be one of those classic pieces I will be wearing over and over again, like my beloved LV Alma BB. I know it won’t be the last time you’ll be seeing Mr Pirouette.