Japanese artisan shoemaker Keitaro Takano of Clematis visited New Zealand last week, being hosted at Crane Brothers‘ High Street store where an exhibition of Clematis shoes was held and a workroom set up for shoemaking and shoe shining demonstrations. Guests to the trunk show were treated to divine catering from Ebisu and other beautiful and refined Japanese touches.
We got married at a bed and breakfast in Silverdale, about 35 minutes north of Auckland. We wanted a big, beautiful house on stunning grounds, and somewhere that wasn’t a commonly used wedding venue.My dress wasn’t actually the style I originally had in mind when I started looking – I was adamant I wouldn’t be in a strapless dress and I thought it would be more contemporary. But as I started to try dresses on, it was obvious strapless worked for my shape, and when I tried on this one I knew it was the dress for me. The lace and embroidery detail is just incredible, I loved the semi-exposed bodice and dramatic train. It was the dress I could imagine my great-grandchildren looking at in photos and saying, ‘Look at granny’s amazing dress, wasn’t it beautiful.’
We’re nuts about each other. Our loves include music, joking around with our friends and biting off more than we can chew. We met at Rainbow’s End at a friend’s 30th birthday party, got engaged in Tokyo and currently live in Amsterdam.