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Block Party: Colour Blocking for Spring/Summer 2011

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With spring on its way in, it’s time to look forward to the warmer months and say “so-long” to our winter wardrobe. Enter colour-blocking.   When shopping however, spring and summer’s bright colours often go overlooked, making colour-blocking difficult to achieve.   But in reality, you can wear more colours together than you think.   And it is my hope...


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Are you Match Ready?

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Ripples of excitement are rapidly turning into waves, as New Zealand prepares to host the upcoming big rugby tournament, which I don’t even need to mention by name, as you all know what I mean.     Rugby and fashion aren’t two things that usually go together in my mind, although our guys do look mighty fine in their rather tight uniforms of course!   But style...


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How to Shop Part 2

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Last time I introduced you to the concept of level-headed shopping, how to avoid bad impulse buys and enhancing your shopping experience. It can be a very daunting  task for some women, especially when they have a restricted budget or don’t have their own fashion police.   Part two looks at the importance of companionship,  understanding  sizing and how to move out...


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Style Savvy – Four Summer Looks for the Budget Conscious

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Let’s face it hitting the shops is no fun with an empty wallet.   Do not fear though help is at hand.   FashioNZ have been hard at work finding some great buys to get your wardrobe kicked off this season without breaking the bank...     


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How To Shop - Part 1

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Source: Refinery29   Learning how to shop may seem like an odd concept. But for many women, shopping is a chore rather than an exciting experience. Rather than looking at it as a necessary exercise in modesty, instead begin to view yourself as a blank canvas.  


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Spring/Summer Eyewear Trends

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  What will be the hottest eyewear trends for summer ‘11/’12?  We sat down with Sunglass Hut’s Stewart Walton, Director of Buying - Sunglasses, to hear his thoughts on key sunglass and eyewear trends for the coming season.  


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We Love the Maxi Skirt

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 We love the maxi skirt – A versatile and user friendly wardrobe essential for everyone this Spring/Summer.  


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White is the new Black

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I’m currently vacationing in the South of Russia, and during my travels, I’ve noticed a huge trend of white clothing emerging in both Turkey and Russia, and apparently in the rest of Europe too! While this summery colour isn’t generally known for its slimming properties, the Europeans seemingly favour white clothing over anything dark – especially this season.  


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Summer 11/12 Sneak Peek

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With winter weather truly setting in this week, in the FashioNZ office we’ve been consoling ourselves looking through gorgeous summer 11/12 lookbooks, dreaming of the warmer days ahead.  Here is a sneak peek at some trends to expect for summer 11/12.  


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Stylish Packing Tips

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Are you off on a mid-winter escape or weekend away from the madness?  It’s that time of year when people are setting off for all sorts of locations, either to escape winter for somewhere more tropical, or to embrace it and head to the snow.  Packing for any trip away can be a tricky exercise in suitcase logistics, but I’ve put together some tips to help you assemble the...


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DIY Bow Belt

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This ultra sweet belt is hot on trend and seen on the runways of Karen Walker and Juliette Hogan. It may look complicated but it’s actually reasonably easy to make your own version.   


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Leopard Print: A Truly Seasonless Design

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Animal prints seem to never go out of style. They are constantly updated and loved by many international and NZ designers. Leopard spots have been seen most often on the runways - from overcoats, dresses, and footwear to total leopard looks. Giraffe and tiger prints were also spotted on many a runway this season.   


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Winter and Fur: A Perfect Combination

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The arrival of the dreary winter months is finally upon us, and so we find ourselves delving into the very back of our closets to pull out the warmest, and often not-so-stylish jumpers and jackets that are absolutely necessary when braving this particular season.   


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Tips to Make your Bras Last Longer

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For over 76 years, the iconic lingerie brand Playtex has been supporting and fitting women all over the world. So, it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about bras. Here they share their top tips for making your bras last longer and fit better:  


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Know the Drill

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Drill is a versatile and durable cotton fabric that has been used for a variety of things including boat sails, tarpaulins, tents, awnings and – clothing. We tell you about some of the best drill pants and where to get them…  


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