Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A nos amours

When Maurice Pilat brought out his film,'Á nos amours' the world was never the same. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne; a sweet young girl who finds her family life taking an ugly turn. Her family is breaking up, but her social life is more alive then ever. Will she listen to her mother and her corrupt expectations? If you do anything worthwhile in life, it would be to watch this masterpiece.  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Valentino is my new love and designer of the month! These dresses are so pretty, words cannot do them justice. So I just want to share with you a few of my favourites :) These are mainly from the ss 12 collection as I seem to be drawn to the delicate florals that envoke the freshness of spring. 

Nina x

Sunday, December 1, 2013


She is an unforgettable actress and haunting beauty, mademoiselle Lauren Bacall is inspiring me! Her style is so sophisticated. A true beauty which doesn't need much of an explanation, everyone must see 'To have and have not' at least one time in their life. 

I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look.

I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look


Friday, October 18, 2013

The Most Courageous Act is to Think for Yourself 


I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing

There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!

Coco Chanel 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Miss Royale

Photos by Tamara Jones

Styled by Nina Lee-Allen


Brooke Tyson


Poney Mahoney

Avaliable at Rex Royale

108 Cuba Mall




 Rex Royal is a boutique that stocks unique fashion with a focus on local designers. While you are there, you can discover some new art that hangs upon the walls.

thanks to our model lily taner

Friday, May 31, 2013

Victoria Style

Stylish Vic uni students let me in on their best beauty tips and more....

Natasha Lubas

What are you studying at Vic?  


 Your favourite beauty tips are:

Your day is better if you have good hair! I only wash my hair about every 4 days, so it grows long. I use simple products on my skin-  I use rose water as a toner because I find others are too drying, you can find this at most Pharmacys.  At night I use staight vitamin E cream. With make up you have to figure it out by yourself- what works for you, I like Loreal Mascara and foundation. 

Do you have a fitness routine?

 Yes I try to go to gym most days. I love yoga and pilates


Your attitude towards Style:

I buy heaps of basics and like to have a statement piece, lipstick also fixes everything! I Look to others for inspiration but do your own thing. I have always been obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. 

What's inspiring you at the moment? 

I'm listening to heaps of jazz music- I love Billie Holiday. When I go to my Memory class for Pyschology our teacher plays heaps of blues, like Chet Baker. I just read Eat, Prey, Love- an amazing book. Also I'm obsessed with instagram!  



Natasha's pants are Lonely Hearts, from Area 51, bag from Wild Pair....

Jessica Lim

  What are you studying at Vic?

Development Studies and International Relations

 Tell me about your style:

  I really like having a mix of old and new pieces, I wear a lot of dark colours- forest green, navy, dark reds

I also like delicate patterns and little flowers on clothes. Love lonely hearts, and band tee shirts! 

Beauty Advice?  

Drink lots of water and wear a good lipstick! I like Bobby brown, Smashbox, and lancome.

 Your favourite recipe?

Lasanga with home made sauce.  

Jessica's skirt is from Zambesi winter 2013, Cardy and top from The Salvation Army

Catlin Daugherty-Kelly

What are you studying at Vic?

Politics and International Relations

Your style:

I mainly shop at second hand shops, I layer in winter, and I love florals. 

What's inspiring you at the moment?

  The impending holidays- I'm going to travel a bit around NZ. 

Catlin's pants- borrowed by her friend Laura are from Aeon- a vintage shop on Cuba St.



thank you for your time 

wellington style


Friday, April 12, 2013

Hanna Peach

Photographed by Tamara Jones

Fashion Styling by Nina Lee-Allen

Hair & Make by Sakura Reineke

Clothes from Ziggurat, 144 Cuba Street, Wellington



  black wool coat with floral embroidery      $345
  bronze sequined dress                                 $46
  cream lace top                                          $138
  black peep toe heels                                  $138                     

  black purse with floral embroidery             $134
  long cream faux pearl necklace                  $48
  pink fabric rose                                         $5
  gold and diamond flower earings                $38
  pink and gold clip on earings                     $23