SWEET AS

Believe it or not, these historical mural reproductions are made up solely of sugar! Edible blue paint, white sugar tiles, frosting and icing are the only materials that Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses to create her pieces. Referencing the sugar industry’s long and significant history, her azulejo style murals are installed in several ports including Montreal and Salvador, Brazil. 

Of course, Shelley’s creations hardly last forever as the environment’s natural elements will slowly take it’s toll on these sweet works of art. 

We would just eat it.

A Few Minutes with Mo Kheir from I Love Ugly

Above: Mo Kheir photo by Moomin Kheir
We’ve receive some new stock from I Love Ugly in the last few days here at Superette
In addition to I Love Ugly‘s infamous Zespys, Jontys and 5 Panel Caps we were stoked to open our boxes and see new shirts, tees and of course the much anticipated I Love Ugly watches!
With the new stock on the shelves we were lucky enough to catch up with the man behind the brand, 
Mo Kheir.  Mo is currently the Head of Branding & Industrial Design for ILU and works closely with I Love Ugly’s head designer Valentin Ozich. With a Masters in Architecture and multiple National and International awards in design and branding Mo is constantly pushing design boundaries and he’s bloody good at it.
We asked Mo a few questions, here’s what he had to say…
Q // The best thing about my job is… 
A // Branding through design and working with the big influencers from the design, fashion and music industry
Q // When I was growing up I wanted to be 
A // Like my father
Q // My signature style is… 
A// Premium street (I Love Ugly)
Q // If I could up and go anywhere in the world it would be
A// Paris
Q // And when I’m in my hometown I love hanging out at… 
A// The movies….I’m not that cool
Q// What is your role at I Love Ugly 
A // I work on products, industrial design, and help with patterns for garments. The I Love Ugly collection is designed by Valentin Ozich. The line builds on our brand design philosophy of achieving a “sophisticated simplicity” trying to juxtapose old timeless aesthetics with simplistic modern approaches.
Q // I can’t live without 
A// My family
Q // My favourite magazine is… 
A// Urbis
Q // I love grabbing my lunch from… 
A// Cafe 23 next to our store, I have a usual there ha, they’re amazing
Q // On my iPod right now is… 
A// Childish Gambino, The Neighborhood, The Black Keys, Gill Scott Heron
Q // As a special treat, I love to… 
A // Chocolate chocolate chocolate
Q // In five years I’d like to be… 
A // The best at what I do

CHECK OUT THIS BRAND NEW STOCK 

Shop the new styles! I Love Ugly ‘Fox Pocket Tee’ comes in White and Black.
These amazing new shirts are the perfect addition to your Winter wardrobe. Shop ILU ‘Preston Shirt‘ and ‘Ink Pen Shirt’.
This timeless classic style watch is understated and simplistic 
– the perfect timepiece, and a shift the the digital age. Available in Superette stores and online. Shop ‘Black on Black‘ or ‘Chestnut‘.
Thanks Mo! We can’t wait to see what you guys get up to next. Shop the whole collection here.
Superette x

Quick Combos – Your Favourite Plus One

Having interchangeable items in your wardrobe is key.
When you buy a great staple addition you want to make sure you can wear it with heaps 
of other things in your closet. Check out these three interchangeable combinations of jackets and 
skirts from Superette. We love how all of these items can be swapped out for additional looks. 
Three jackets, three skirts – endless possibilities, have fun.

Stay tuned for more ‘quick combos’!

Paper Lights

Such an amazing DIY for those with a steady hand – paper lights are an amazing 
addition to any cafe, office, bedroom or even outdoor party. We love paper lights! x

All images via Pinterest

We LOVE Bassike!

WOHOO! Bassike has arrived and we couldn’t be happier.
Think classic stripes, azalea + dots!
x

Bassike L/S tees x

Bassike tee’s

Bassike Layering Singlets
Bassike stripe crew neck tees

Bassike Slouch Jersey Pants

Check out some of our fav looks on some of our fav people..

Miranda in her Bassike Double Jersey Stripe tee $129

x

Cappuccino Popsicles Y U M

As always here at Superette we are into good coffee in a big way! 
Even though Winter is on the horizon we still love the idea of getting our daily jolt via a cold treat.
Check out this amazing recipe we found for cappuccino popsicles. 
Image via cupcakesandcashmere, recipe via rachelraymag.

What you’ll need:


Popsicle moulds (this recipe makes 10)
Popsicle sticks or craft sticks work well too
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tbsp. brewed espresso, at room temperature

3/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
How to:

Step 1/
In a bowl, whisk together the espresso, 2 tsp. cocoa powder and the remaining 1/4 cup condensed milk; freeze for about 1 hour – or until solid. 
Step 2 / 
Meanwhile combine the cream and 1/4 cup condensed milk – Add the secondary mixture on top of the frozen coffee layer in the moulds. Freeze for another hour.


Step 3/
Add the craft sticks down to the coffee layer. Freeze until solid (about 4 hours). 
When you’re ready to indulge, run warm water over the molds to remove the pops!

E N J O Y xx

Staff Style / GINA

My job title is… 2IC at Ponsonby store. 
In a typical working dayOoh wee almost anything can happen in a day here thats why I love it, but in general chatting with and styling the fabulous people who come thorough. Merchandising all our fab new stock that comes in…just spend the day playing with pretty things really. 
The best thing about my job is… Meeting and building relationships/friendships with people who I may not usually encounter.
When I was growing up I wanted to be… I swung between singer/diva and boxer…and needless to say, now I just giggle.
My signature style isDon’t really have one. Try my best to mix it up as much as possible.
And my hero piece for this season is… The amaaaazing chronicles of never ’10th skin’ vest!!!
Shop the amazing Chronicles of Never ’10th Skin Vest’ here.

And when I’m in my hometown I love hanging out at… The beautiful muriwai beach for my nature/freshen-up fix, rakinos/psc/golden dawn for the odd brew or two and otherwise home in the titirangi bush.

I can’t live without… My comfort addictions – my music, my cosy bassike cottons and gherkins hehe.
Amazing Bassikes! (from left) Women’s Stripe French Seam – buy it here
Women’s Long Sleeve Tshirt Dress – buy it here.
My favourite magazine iswaxpoetics.
I love grabbing my lunch from… Rocket kitchen mmmmm
On my iPod right now is… Heaps of everything but really enjoying the nostalgia of ‘oneself&yarah bravo’.
As a special treat, I love to… Go back to the beloved Wellington to see my people.
In five years I’d like to be… Making use of my European passport and living in Italy.