To anyone visiting this space, please note: I’m not dead. Just taking a break to re-evaluate things and focus on studies…PBJ will be getting renamed, revamped, redesigned sometime soon…stay posted!


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WATCH: Shoes by MisteR for Winter ’13

New Zealand’s favourite Christchurch-based label MisteR has a sweet surprise for us, just in time for winter: shoes! Here’s a catchy little peak from Mickey and Ra at how the shoes are made:

MisteR’s shoe range is part of a collaboration with fellow ChCh firm Commando-M, an iconic shoemaker that popularised Kiwi-made kicks back in the 1980’s. The best bits of the MisteR ethos make up the body pattern, with dark and lighter options available for just under $2-hundy!

Riddler Shoes

Riddler Shoes

Raven Shoes

Raven Shoes











In true MisteR form, these shoes are unisex and New Zealand-made. The best way to get your hands on a pair is by shopping on MisteR’s online store.


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Introducing: Clash Boutique

“Clash takes inspiration from underground political movements, punk music, and street art.”

I ♥ music, movies, and fashion, especially when they meet up and make creative babies. Video lookbooks are the new thing in fashion, and it actually makes me wonder why this hasn’t been a thing already. Clash Boutique recently put forth their own piece of this new multimedia pie, a hat-tip to the English punk scene produced by Kat Glass and James Atkins of Atkins Media.

And OH my god, this video is so slick.

Music Credits: Jesse Sheehan, Carlie Dyer, Chris Horry

Clash Video Still 2

Clash Video Still

Clash Video Still 3

Notice that there’s a few homages British punk classics:

Drop by their shop in Newmarket for your fix of BOY London, Storm Watches, and heaps of other choice labels x


[All images supplied by Atkins Media]

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‘Identity Thief’ Film Revvy User Rating: 5.7/10 21% positive

PBJ Rating: 4.5/10 ♥’s

What happens when you mash up Bridesmaids, Arrested Development, and Due Date? You get Identity Thief. Seth Rogan‘s latest comedy romp stars Jason Bateman as the well-meaning, hum drumming financier and Melissa McCarthy as the deplorable moocher who steals his identity. One massively chaotic road trip and some mistaken identity banter provide the building blocks for whatever this movie is trying to get across. See for yourself:

Rogan’s directorial follow up to the fantastic Horrible Bosses does not, however, live up to the associations listed above. For me personally, it just fizzles. You wouldn’t guess it from that gem of a trailer. Whoever puts these together is a genius. But, I digress…

I had high hopes for Identity Thief. The topic is original, current, and harbours some huge comedic potential. You would think that with such an original concept, Seth Rogan’s portfolio, and, as the trailer points out, production talent from Ted, that Identity Thief would turn out more genuine laughs than it does. Aside from a couple LOL-worthy moments and some hilariously awkward predicaments, I was underwhelmed. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy is delightful as the devious and diabolical Diana; yet her character is still beyond salvation in my eyes, and the performance left me wanting in comparison to Bridesmaids. As for the Golden Globe winning Bateman, his character’s persona from Arrested Development was no different from that of Sandy Patterson in Identity Thief. Having said that, I still love the guy’s work. Really I love both these actors, and their chemistry was actually great. Which maybe means an uninspired script. So if not the actors, nor the concept is to blame, then it must be the execution.

When you take a look at the portfolios of Identity Thief‘s writers, it’s not hard to see how that happened. I point to Craig Mezin, whose past work includes writing credits for the unoriginal Hangover Part II and the seriously-please-stop-making-these-movies narratives in Superhero Movie and Scary Movie 3 & 4.

And as this film isn’t exactly a nail-biter, I don’t feel bad giving away the fairly predictable ending. She goes to prison, he gets his life back. They even try to tie this story up in a nice little bow, with the imprisoned Diana becoming family friends with Sandy and the Patterson clan. I don’t buy it. I did however enjoy the fact that justice was served in the end.

Identity Thief has been a hit at the U.S. box office, and I admit makes for a decently lighthearted date movie. Catch this film in cinemas when it debuts across New Zealand on Thursday.


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And here are my thoughts on the matter of Easter. Have a pleasant holiday x PBJ♦

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Food for Thought: Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace

You decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.


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Trendspotting: Loud Trousers & Print Pants

In my early days of fashion interest, one rule was very clear: contrast is good. Contrast as in pairing bold with muted colours, lights with darks, loose fitting shirts with slimmer jeans, etc. Pants with prints on them never really occurred to me. But mostly because they haven’t been hugely present in menswear. This is shifting in recent times, thankfully.

In New Zealand & Abroad

I Love Ugly LSD Zespys

Stolen Girlfriends Club



Urban Outfitters

I will be on the hunt soon. Stay posted.



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