Well, it has come to my attention that I like bras. Even when I spend a few hours trying on every bra that will even remotely fit and end up feeling deflated, abnormal and sore (oh so sore!), that desire to never see another bra in my whole life fades within a day or so, to be replaced by a desire to look at more bras, more reviews, more ingenious ways to find good quality bras on the cheap! (None of which have worked, unfortunately.)
However, I sometimes wonder what's the point. I have pretty much got a niche here, since I know of zero other New Zealand bra bloggers (and not many NZ clothing bloggers fullstop), yet there are so many wonderful UK, Europe and now US bra bloggers out there that my review of a Freya bra is hardly necessary - especially since it might take me months and months just to get my paws on a solitary bra that I can afford - like my Freya Frankie, one of only two Freya bras I own. That point is especially pertinent when sourcing UK brands in NZ is extremely erratic.
Pondering this tonight after a fairly unproductive visit to one of the three places in Christchurch that carry any Eveden or similar brands (might review it later, in fact), I realised that not only are reviews in NZ of UK brands that are expensive and hard to find not very helpful, I'm ignoring the brands we can easily get in NZ that do actually produce a fair range of more accurate sizes, even if they don't always get sold everywhere. Brands such as Fayreform, DimitySO and Pleasure State (all owned by Bendon, I believe, including Pleasure State as of 2010) are all New Zealand or Australia originated lingerie brands. Rather than focusing on wonderful but far away UK or US brands, I have decided it's time to start looking at the brands closer to home.
Bras N Things and Body are the two other places I can think of in Christchurch that sell bras that aren't from the brands I mentioned before. I don't know much about them at the moment, other than knowing Bras N Things is more Aussie than NZ, but I will research them shortly.
Hopefully this means that I'll be hunting more for cheap local bras so that I can review bras that girls here can actually access, and I'll be pushing the brands in New Zealand to expand their sizing, change their fitting advice and hopefully make better quality bras (as some of them are rubbish!).
That's the plan, anyway. I only realised all this tonight (how thick can you be, aye?) so it's all brand new still.
Now that's out of the way, to bed. I have to clear out the caravan by tomorrow afternoon so it can be sold!