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Little Black Dress: NZ Art

Little Black Dress: NZ Art

Meet Chardonnay Minx, our glamorous Boozehag extraordinaire in another piece of fabulous NZ art by Collette Fergus. Pictured here in that iconic little black dress we all have stashed in our closets—the one that effortlessly transforms with a touch of flair.

Chardonnay Minx, our wine-sipping enchantress, is diving into the world of Mulled Wine, ready to add a sprinkle of festive magic to your soirées. Let's uncork the vivacious spirit of Chardonnay Minx and infuse some boozehag brilliance into your glass.

In the Chardonnay Minx world, a creation by the brilliant mind of New Zealand Contemporary artist Collette Fergus, we're transported to a place inspired by laughter-filled evenings and clinking glasses with friends.

Boozehag, also known as Chardonnay Minx, emerges as a charismatic, cartoon-like character—a delightful fusion of mischievous Lisa Simpson (pre-existence!) and the unabashed, boozy glamour from "Absolutely Fabulous."

Why settle for the ordinary when you can explore the extraordinary with Boozehag? Dive into this playful series where wine and fun dance hand in hand, allowing you to bask in the sheer delight of Collette's artistic expression.

It's a vibrant tapestry of joy and laughter, a visual celebration of the exuberance found in every sip.
Discover the Boozehag collection—a symphony of over one hundred unique pieces, many crafted as personal commissions. These artworks, each a bespoke creation, await your exploration. Take a step into the world of Chardonnay Minx, where wine glasses clink, laughter echoes, and every piece is a testament to the delightful fusion of art and spirits.

Why not go on an unforgettable journey of self-expression by adding a Chardonnay Minx piece to your collection?

Collette Fergus, the creative maestro, is ready to personalise it to your liking, ensuring that your artwork is as uniquely fabulous as you are. Get in touch now and let the vivacious spirit of Boozehag adorn your space with a touch of glamour and a dash of whimsy! Cheers to the art of revelry!

"Little Black Dress" already has a forever home, but by getting in touch now, you can commission your own artwork of yourself as Chardonnay Minx or Boozehag.

And to celebrate let's make some mulled wine, here's Boozehags recipe just for you!


Hey there, my festive pals! It's your favourite boozehag, Chardonnay Minx, dropping some mulled wine wisdom to jazz up your spirits. Get ready to turn that regular vino into a magical elixir that'll make your taste buds do a merry dance.


1 standard bottle (750 ml) of sassy dry red wine (Trust me you dont want sweet wine for this)

1/4 cup brandy (or give a cheeky wink with orange liqueur)

1 orange, sliced into rounds (peeled for a smoother sip if you're feeling posh)

6 whole cloves (like tiny flavour confetti)

2 cinnamon sticks (because life needs more cinnamon)

2 star anise (to sprinkle some starry vibes)

2 to 4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or even maple syrup – be the sweet commander!

Optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon, and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise (because we're all about that extra magic)


Let's do a deep dive into the enchanting world of mulled wine, boozehag style!

  1. Mix and Mingle: Gather your ingredients for this wine makeover. No need to break the bank on fancy wine – a decent bottle of Zinfandel, Merlot, or Grenache will do the trick. Give a nod to tradition with brandy, or dance on the wild side with Cointreau or tawny port.
  2. Orange Extravaganza: Fresh oranges are your partners in crime. One gets sliced and mingles in the wine; the other can be sliced for a grand entrance. Peel the orange for a smoother sip – we're all about class here.
  3. Spice It Up: Cinnamon sticks and whole cloves join the party. Think of them as the spice squad, adding flair to your mulled concoction. Feeling rebellious? Whisk in ground cinnamon if you're feeling sassy.
  4. Sweet Symphony: Mulling spices like star anise create a symphony in your cup. Add your sweetener of choice – sugar, honey, or maple syrup. Channel your inner sweet commander and make it your own.


  1. Party Mix: Combine all the goodies in a saucepan and give it a twirl.
  2. Heat Beats: Warm it up until it's almost singing. Don't let it bubble – we're here for the merry, not the evaporation of joy. Let it simmer low and slow for at least 15 minutes, or let the magic unfold for up to 3 hours.
  3. Strain & Strut: Strain out the orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and ginger. Taste the magic and add more sweetness if needed.
  4. Serve in Style: Pour this liquid enchantment into heatproof mugs. Top it off with your favourite garnishes – citrus slices, extra cinnamon sticks, or more star anise. Make it a masterpiece!


  • Boozehag Vibes: Channel your inner boozehag and make it a ritual. Stir your cauldron with a twinkle in your eye, and sprinkle that extra magic like confetti.
  • Colour Splash: Swap in a dry white wine for a new twist. Feeling daring? Drop a chai tea bag into the mix for an exotic journey.
  • Aromatic Adventures: Experiment with fresh ginger slices, cardamom pods, nutmeg, allspice, or lemon zest. It's your brew, after all!
  • Festive Flair: Toss in some fresh cranberries for a festive finale. And hey, if you're feeling lazy, let the slow cooker do its magic. Just keep an eye on it – we're brewing, not burning it!

And don/t forget, if you want an original pice of artowrk like "Little Black Dress" then get in touch now, here are the simple rules behind commissions form Collette

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