The long waves of our ocean stretch far and wide. They crash on our shores, rushing in and out. Reaching out to connect us across the world. In winter they look rich and dark, sultry. Unknown is what lies beneath.
Winter here and winter there, we are connected to everywhere the waves reach. Winter abroad or winter at home, no matter where, it has a feeling. It’s cosy, it’s crisp, it’s beautiful and the light is soft. We bundle up, appreciating the warmth in layers and cosy insides. As we watch the last of the summer flowers fade, we welcome the winter delights. There is something comforting in the change of season, it’s all part of the larger turn of the earth and what connects us to nature and the world.
Thinking of winter there, I love the feeling of walking down a cobbled European street, snow piled up, soft light and different smells. Winter here in Aotearoa is just as satisfying, it shares the crispness in the air, the soft light, rich skies, and perhaps a little less snow! This is replaced by its own feeling, the comforting feeling of home.
Inspired by winters near and far, at home and across the seas.
Come and embrace the season with us and all the joys it has to offer!
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – firstname.lastname@example.org, she is here to help.