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Contents Articles & Interviews Letter from the Editor

A little note from the editor introducing the first edition of Rose along with the motivation behind creating this publication.

Rose Tinted Illustration

An interview with Maree Worrall-Bader, the creator of Rose magazine and founder of Rose Tinted Illustration.

The Humble Dress

An article celebrating the dress as a symbol of feminity as well as a style staple for your S/S wardrobe.

Fashion Tea Party

Inspiration for the loveliest Tea Party full of food, fashion and decorating with a focus on stylistic details.

The White Trend

A look at how to wear white this season in a cinematic black and white spread themed on lepidoptera.

Seeing Double

A spread on memories using double exposure style photographs to overlay sentimental items with associated memories.

Modcloth Looks

Where to find the lastest looks featured in Rose’s fashion spreads

Beauty Braided Hairstyles

A series of illustrations that explore popular braided styles that are stylish and easy to wear.

Flower Crowns

Beautiful floral wreaths that will inspire you to adorn your head with blooms of nature.

Pastel Hair Trend

Tempted to colour your hair a soft pastel? You will once you reach this spread.

Craft & Home 4 ways to Reinvent an Old Book Get crafty with these easy and creative ways of revamping those unloved dusty books sitting on your bookshelf.

Baked Goods

An selection of the yummiest homebaked treats to spoil your nearest and dearest. Impress them with these easy, yet innovative recipes at your next afternoon tea party.

Music Summer Symphony

A series of Rose reviews featuring some of the latest albums from talented musicians near and far.You’ll need to plan your next road trip just so you can play these sweet tunes.

Cover Illustration of Eva by Maree Worrall-Bader

Letter from

The Editor Hello Petals! Welcome to the first ever edition of Rose! You will discover pages of gorgeous spring & summer inspiration in the latest styles. We are currently in love with all things floral, crisp white garments, candied pastels, fairylike flower crowns and braided hair. Rose was founded out of a vision to create a publication that celebrates fashion and style. Yet it was also important to recognise individual expression of personality whilst identifying a sense of muliebrity. We see fashion as a fun form of expression that should make you feel lovely and confident whilst flattering your best features. The Rose style is romantic and feminine, influenced by nature, current fashions, art, flowers, vintage trends, interiors, craft and design. I hope you enjoy flicking through the pages as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Maree Worrall-Bader Editor and Creator of Rose

seeing the world through

Rose Tinted

Glasses We interview MareeWorrall-Bader, the creator of Rose and the founder of Rose Tinted Illustration; a showcase of delicate and feminine drawing works.

Where do you find inspiration? I’m always looking at everything around me. I’m a window gazer and daydreamer who takes joy in the tiniest of details. Things like the intricate skeletal pattern of a leaf, or the flecks of colour in a human eye. In terms of my creative practice, I collect imagery from a range of sources to form an inspiration bank. This helps generate ideas, mood boards, colour palettes, trend setting and technical influence. I document this through my blog, where I post everything and anything that I find intriguing. Whether it’s fashion, nature, photographers or other illustrators,

I’m always looking for visual inspiration. I’ve found a blog is a really good format for documenting my findings as it is easily updatable and shows an organised archive of my creative influences. What was the motivation behind creating Rose Magazine? My aim was to create a publication that utilised all the creative formats that I love. I wanted for there to be visual variety in the creative approach so I chose to include illustration, photography, collage, pattern, paint, typography, graphic design and writing.

There is cohesion in the style and aesthetic, but the means of presenting these are vast. I felt it was important for the zine to maintain a sense of innocence, with no mention of gossip, celebrities or other components that many young women’s magazines contain. There is too much pressure these days for young women to grow up (emphasised particularly in printed media). I wanted to produce a publication that relieves that notion and communicates with the viewer that you don’t need to bare all to be stylish. I’m trying to convey that modesty is an attractive quality. Using only 3 words, How would you describe your style? My style is romantic, feminine and floral

“My style is Romantic, Feminine & Floral” What is a main driver that pushes your practice? Foremost, I consider myself to be an illustrator as that is what I truly enjoy. Yet photography seems to play a massive part in my practice as my work stems from photographic reference. I like to keep my illustrations quite realistic in form so I reference photographic details regularly. At the same time I want them to look hand drawn so I often leave them incomplete or allow them to fade out.

What are the work processes and materials you use in your work? I have recently started to use prismacolour pencils which are incredible for creating detail and smooth blending. They work best when used on really smooth paper. I also enjoy working with watercolours, goauche, pastels, graphite, acrylic and oil paint but fine art coloured pencils are definitely my preferred medium. What do you enjoy the most about fashion/beauty illustration? I like trying to capture a sense of realism with the stroke of a pencil or paintbrush. It’s a challenge for me, a study of observation and accuracy. As for the subject matter, I have always been mesmerized by fashion and the fantasy world that surrounds it. I find feminine portraiture interesting as women have a way of communicating with their eyes and expression that is unique to females. Maybe as a women myself, I understand this subtle untold language. It is intriguing the way a single expression can communicate with the viewer without a word spoken. What’s your favourite thing about Spring and Summer? I have many favourite things. I love pretty summery clothing, the company of friends, longer days, more adventures, road trips with the husband, sweet tunes, and the fact that peonies (my second favourite flower) and strawberries are in season. Mostly I enjoy creating memories to cherish for a lifetime and spring and summer naturally are the best months for making the best memories.

The Humble Dress Words by Maree Worrall-Bader As the spring season begins, the first thing us girly girls do is rejoice in the fact that we can now pull out all our dainty dresses and hide away our coats into the back of our closets. The floral, lace, cotton, denim, and chiffon are all indicators that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. We are free to venture into the garden, barefoot and fairy-like with flowers adorning our hair and our beloved floaty frock with the crochet lace detail. Oh how we missed her terribly during those cold winter months. But now she is out in the sunshine again, making us feel like creatures of wonder as we twirl and dance on our tippy toes. Time to breathe in the springtime scent of freesias and magnolia flowers. It’s time for tea parties and the making of daisy chains. Isn’t it incredible how a particular garment can make you feel so lovely? The dress is the symbol of femininity (just look at the signs for a public loo) and although we celebrate that we have the choice to wear pants, come springtime it’s time to twirl. A dress is a really flattering garment for the female figure and it comes in range of styles, shapes, and fabrics to suit any woman. Whether it’s maxi, midi or mini, a-line, straight or pencil, empire waist, drop waist or mid-waist, v-neck, round-neck, strapless, sweetheart, cowel or scoop neck, there is a design for everyone of any height or size.

On trend for S/S 2012 is the continuous adoration of the maxi dress for making us feel like princesses. We are also loving the mullet style dress which has a short front and long trailing back, providing us the best of a maxi and mini. This one is usually made from a light flowing fabric like chiffon so it falls gracefully and doesn’t resemble a nasty ball gown from the 80’s. Floral prints take their rightful place in the season of blooms, even featuring on skinny jeans. But this is an article on dresses, so let’s get back on topic. Floral prints can often be seen on 50’s style A-line dresses with sweetheart or Audrey Hepburn style necklines. Vintage styles are definitely a favourite this season. Pastel tones dominate the colour spectrum of the fashion world, both on the catwalk, online boutiques and in chain stores. Soft fabrics are used for pastel dresses so they can mirror the dainty qualities of these subdued colours. The LWD (Little white dress) replaces the LBD with a range of dreamy, light fabrics such as lace, cotton, crochet, and chiffon. So embrace the seasons ahead with your chosen style of dress that allows you to feel beautiful, confident and feminine. Enjoy the barefoot walks on the grass, the twirling in your dress, the fragrant air and the sun’s warmth on your skin.


The warmer months are the perfect time to host a Tea Party with friends in your back garden. Don’t forget to put on your best floral frock and bring out the fine china, cupcakes, and sweet treats!

Photography By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Eloise’s Tea Party Models: Eloise, Maddi, Rachel, Lisa, Eva Fashion Style: Vintage & Floral Decorations by: Maree and Eloise Food by: Eva and Zia

Lepidoptera: plural noun; Lep`i`dop´te`ra an order of insects comprising the study of butterflies and moths.

Flutter like a butterfly in this season’s prettiest little white dresses

Modelled by: Erin Lawson Photography and Styling by: Maree Worrall-Bader


Treat this Spring and Summer like a keepsake of treasured moments. Keep all the glorious memories to hold in your heart for a lifetime Modelled By: Rebecca Frogley Photography By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Floral Fantasy

Chalk White


Braided Hairstyles Although the braid is a very traditional and historical hairstyle, there are many ways to reinvent this look. Braiding and weaving opens up many possibilities for various looks which are right on trend for Spring/Summer 2012

Modelled By: Eva Worrall-Bader Illustrations By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Queen of

Flowers Adorn yourself with a crown of flowers Simply craft a garland out of silk flowers in your chosen colours to capture this bohemian look Modelled By: Ruth Dasari Photography By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Pastel Hair Would you dare to colour your tresses in these fun candy tones? Catch on to the lastest pastel hair trend that proves that these soft tones are not just meant for clothing.

Illustrations By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Craft & Home

4 ways to re-invent An

Old Book

Hanging Lantern Cut out circles from book pages about 5cm in size and use a hot glue gun to attach them to a paper lantern.

Paper Flower 1. Take 10 pages from an old book and use a compass to draw however many circles you can fit on the top page (depending on how large you would like your flowers to be) 2. Use a needle and a thread to sew the centre of each circle in order to bond all the 10 pages together.You could also use a stapler with small staples for a faster, easier option. 3. Cut out the circles using a sharp pair of scissors. It is easier to do this after they have been sewn at the centre as the pages do not move around when you are cutting. 4. Again using the scissors, cut a curvy edge around the outside of the circle. It is easier to use wavy patterned craft scissors if you have a pair. 5. Take the top layer and bunch it with your fingers to begin the centre of the rose like formation. Do this with each individual layer until the flower takes shape. 6. Tweak the formation until it most resembles a rose. Insert a bamboo skewer into the centre of the bottom if you wish to have a stem. Voila!

Book Ornament Simply remove the cover from a paperback novel and fold each page into an isosceles triangle to create a diamond shaped decoration.You can create variations of this ornament by folding each page differently. eg. fold the tip of each triangle inwards for lantern like shape (as pictured), you can fold each page in half to create a pillar, or alternate the folds every second page to create a different kind of pattern.

Secret Keeper Use a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut a rectangular compartment out of a thick hardcover book.You can now store or hide precious items, jewellery or money and keep it safe and secret. Store on a bookshelf amongst other books for discretion.



Indulge in a table full of yummy baked goods for your next tea party! Baking by: Eva, Nikola, Zia and Maree Worrall-Bader Photography By: Maree Worrall-Bader

Spiced Chocolate Cake! Dairy and Egg Free! Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour 2 tbsp Cocoa 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Ginger 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 1 cup Sugar ½ cup Cooking Oil (I use Canola) ¾ cup Water 2 tbsp White Vinegar 1 tsp Vanilla Essence


1. Preheat oven to 190°C and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper. 2. Sift the first 6 dry ingredients into a large bowl. 3. Add sugar and stir well. Leave a well in the centre. 4. Pour in the oil, vinegar, water and vanilla and stir until smooth. Don’t be concerned if it is making bubbly noises because it is just the vinegar is reacting with the baking soda. 5. Pour into your prepared cake tin and bake for 30-40mins. Poke the centre with a skewer or knife and when it comes out clean, it is cooked. 6. Once cool, dust the cake with icing sugar or cover with chocolate icing.

Banana Berry Smoothie! Ingredients:

1 ripe banana A handful of frozen berries 1 cup low fat milk A spoonful of plain or fruit yogurt


Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until the smoothie has no lumps. If you leave the berries to soak for 1 minute in the milk than they become easier to blend.

A quick, easy and delicious fruit smoothie to have with breakfast or as an afternoon refreshment!

Cake Pops! Ingredients:

1 cake mix, baked according to directions on box 1 can of icing (500g) or homemade buttercream icing Chocolate buttons (250g) Chocolate m&ms or other candies to decorate Lollipop sticks or wooden skewers


1. After cake is cooked and completely cooled, crumble into a large bowl. 2. Mix 1 can of icing into the crumbled cake, adding gradually as you may not the entire can. Use enough to allow the consistency of the mixture to form into balls. 3. Roll the mixture into balls and place onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper (should make 45-50) 4. Melt chocolate in a saucepan on medium heat then reduce to low heat. 5. Dip the tips of of your lollipop sticks into the melted chocolate and then insert into the cake balls just less than halfway. 6. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up 7. Once firm, carefully dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate and rotate until covered. Gently tap and rotate to remove excess chocolate. 8. Add desired decorations and place the cake pops in a polystyrene block to dry.

Red Velvet Cupcakes! Ingredients:


The cupcakes: 1 Preheat the oven to 180째C. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer for 3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. 2 Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is fully incorporated. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing. 3 In a large bowl, sift together the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. 4 Add a fourth of the dry ingredients and mix, then add a third of Frosting ingredients the wet. Continue adding in a dry, wet, dry pattern, ending with 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature the dry ingredients. 8 oz of cream cheese room temperature 5 Scoop into cupcake papers, about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full. 2 - 3 cups of powdered sugar Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract The Frosting: *You can make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to milk 1 Cream the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes. 2 Add the vanilla extract and mix. and letting it stand for about 10 minutes. 3 Add the powdered sugar, continually taste to get to desired sweetness. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, room temperature 2 eggs, room temperature 2 1/3 cups of cake flour 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 cup of buttermilk* 1 1/2 tablespoons of red food coloring 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar

Choc-Chip Cookies! Ingredients:

1 cup of butter (225g) 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/4 cups plain white flour 1 teaspoon bWWaking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lay baking paper on an oven tray. 2. Cream the butter , white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs into the mix one at a time, and then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, then stir into creamed mixture. 3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Roll out the mixture on a lightly floured surface until it’s just less than 1cm thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut out your preferred shape (We used hearts). Place onto the prepared baking tray spacing them apart as they will expand slightly. 4. Bake until light brown.


Rose Soundtrack Rose presents to you some of the best new albums to be the soundtrack for your summer memories. We’ve looked at artists from NZ, Australia and the UK

Artisan Guns Coral Alternative/Rock/Indie |Auckland, New Zealand

For those lazy days when you need to listen to something that will slow your heartbeat and soothe your senses. The lastest album by this band of four is a great ensemble that seems to take influence from a range of genres. The guitar lines are cruisy like The Beach Boys, yet in some songs they sound more bluesy. There is a definite reference to old school rock and roll with a more contemporary indie twist and a softer sound.

Farah Loux Flaws Indie/Pop |Auckland, New Zealand

Any band that has a harp is awesome in my books, but to have a violin, cello, xylophone and bongo drum as well as the usual guitar, drum and bass guitar is just astounding. Formerly known as Alaska, this six member band has just released their debut album Flaws after two years of working on the record. The album is track after track of pure brilliance, and the band’s musical knowledge is quite apparent in the combination of instuments. The incredible album art was illustrated by their friend Bonnie Wroe.

Mumford & Sons Babel

Daughter The Wild Youth

Folk/Rock |UK

Acoustic, Mellow, Pianissimo |London, UK

Their Debut album Sigh no more was my summer soundtrack for 2010. So naturally I’m pretty excited for their latest installment Babel released September 2012. They use their trademark sound filled with banjo, acoustic, double bass and strong vocals to create an album that shows a good mix of energetic, passionate sounds with quiet, reflective melodies. The album bears heart-gripping honesty and grit but delivers it with hope and determination.

This London songbird has a hauntingly beautiful voice that is both soothing and peaceful. Accompanied by the piano, and echoes of her own voice, her heartbroken melodies are often distressed yet the sound is so lovely you wouldn’t know it. Her voice is gentle, like a bell but there is a ghostly quality that seems to creep in with the echoed translucence that is overlaid in many of the tracks.

The Paper Kites Young North

Tigertown Before The Morning

Indie/Folk/Acoustic |Melbourne, Australia

Indie/Pop Revival |Sydney, Australia

After gaining much recognition from their hit songs Bloom and Featherstone from their Woodland Ep (each having well over a million views on youtube), their new album Young North has been much anticipated by fans. They have a very laid back, gentle sound with a focus on the soft strumming or intricate finger picking of the acoustic guitar. This sound is filled in well with a band that emanate the nature of the acoustic so well.

This band from Sydney formed when the lead vocalists/guitarists (Chris & Charlie) met and fell in love. With a shared love for music, they began writing songs and performing together forming the basis for Tigertown. They then invited their siblings (each having a brother and a sister) to form a band which united two families. The sound is fun and energetic yet mellow and emotive at the same time. The singers harmonise beautifully to create an effortless sound.

Would like to thank: The staff team at Manukau School of Visual Arts Special mention to: Richard Orjis, Steve Lovett, Billy McQueen, Grant Thompson, Frances Hansen and Rebecca Hobbs. My fellow students in the Bachelor of Visual Arts program run by University of Auckland at the Manukau School of Visual Arts. My family and friends for their love, support and input. My darling husband. The Workman family for letting me borrow their DSLR camera on the odd occasion. Also for letting me use their backgarden as a photoshoot location. Mum for helping sew some of the clothes in the Lepidoptera spread. My gorgeous models: Erin Lawson, Eloise Worrall-Bader, Maddi Duthie, Rachael Cooper, Lisa Vsevolod, Eva Worrall-Bader, Rebecca Frogley, Ruth Dasari. Nikola, Eva and Zia Worrall-Bader for help with baking.

Rose Magazine  

Rose is a publication for creative and stylish young women. This is the Spring/Summer launch issue created by Maree Worrall-Bader as a final...

Rose Magazine  

Rose is a publication for creative and stylish young women. This is the Spring/Summer launch issue created by Maree Worrall-Bader as a final...